A non-experts guide to key financial terms (Online)

This half-day course is designed for those without a financial background and provides a grounding in the most common financial terms used in press releases, investor discussions and equity research notes.

This course aims to build a basic level of financial literacy by providing non-technical explanations, straightforward examples and the opportunity to practice simple calculations and analysis within a supportive environment. Delegates will build their knowledge of financial statements, learn how to analyse them and understand how they are used to create consensus forecasts.

It will be of particular benefit to IR and Communications team members who do not have a financial background. It will also be helpful for service providers who engage with IR teams and want to better understand some of the language used.


This course is offered in conjunction with ‘Consensus: a best practice guide’, for which it provides an ideal introduction. The two half-day courses can be booked together with a 25% discount. Both courses take place on the same day.

We are in the process of finalising the next date for this course

Please check back regularly as we will confirm the date as soon as possible. If you would like further information on the content of this course in the meantime please contact Kim.Anderson@irsociety.org.uk.

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