Course #PPG3198

Finance Fundamentals for Distributors – Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Understanding financial information is pivotal to make wise decisions and evaluate your business. Finance Fundamentals for Distributors is a practical course created just for non-financial staff. It provides a sound foundation to understand the practical financial aspects of a refinish distributor.

It is a great course for operations, sales, and managerial personnel who want to expand their understanding of basic financial terms and concepts. Participants will explore financial examples through case study applications presented in plain language. All content will be applied to real-world examples. This course is targeted for participants who have minimal financial experience.



Who Should Attend

  • Business Owners
  • Operations Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Store Managers
  • other Managerial Staff

Course Length

2 days (16 Hours)

Class Size

12 Students Minimum, 24 Students Maximum

Class Cost

See class cost document

Course Objectives

To provide distributors with the practical and financial skills required to understand and manage a refinish distributor.

Topics Covered

  • The How and Why of Numbers in a Refinish Distributor
  • Keeping Score: The Importance of Numbers and Sales
  • What is a Balance Sheet and Income Statement
  • Understanding Assets, Liabilities and their Impact
  • Analyzing Distributor Performance and Decision-Making
  • Budgeting, Planning, Reports, Cash Flow and Financial Ratios
  • The Impact of the Five Critical Profit Variables
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