Understanding Investment Appraisal Training

Transforming finance training

Understanding Investment Appraisal Training

Often those working in operational roles get frustrated with finance when business decisions that appear obvious get blocked or turned down by finance.  This often leads to resentment and a view that the finance team are not commercial enough and just interested in cost cutting.

Often the root of this problem is actually communication rather than the investment decision itself.  Finance professionals are taught robust techniques to make investment decisions and unless you can speak “their language”, it is unlikely that your business case will get approval.

Thankfully we’re here to help – demystifying the jargon so you’re better placed to present your case in the best possible way.

We recommend that this is course is followed by our Investment Appraisal Workshop so that the learning can be applied to your specific organisation’s processes and templates. 


  • All levels
  • Non accountants
  • All industries

No prior knowledge is assumed

One day face to face

Investment Appraisal – Learning Outcomes

  • Why a formal approach is necessary when making investment decisions
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Relevant costs and cash flows
  • Understand the  time value of money
  • Profit/accounting driven vs cash driven measures
      • Accounting driven
        • Accounting rate of return (ARR)
        • Payback
      • Cash driven
        • Net present value (NPV)
Investment Appraisal

Note: This course is part of the catalogue of courses we can offer within our Finance For Non Finance Managers (FFNFM) Training.




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