Retail Industry

Finance For Non-Financial Manager

Apples & Oranges ™ Retail is a hands-on experiential program to teach finance for the non financial person at all levels of the company.

In Apples & Oranges ™ Retail Focus Is On: 

  • Understanding inventory capital management
  • Seeing how the use of assets affects profitability
  • Understanding impact on customer satisfaction as well as  profitability when using personnel in the most effective way
  • Making decisions and observing how improvements contribute to financial success in areas such as distribution optimization, stockroom efficiency, scheduling of staff, store traffic strategy, checkout efficiency, customer service and signage and point-of-purchase display
  • Grasping how daily decisions impact the company strategically and financially
  • Learning basic business finance language and the logic of business – “how it works”, continuously identifying improvements in the business processesKnowing how business generates profits today and how it will need to generate profits in the future, gaining a better appreciation of the issues that arise when implementing major change
  • Learning how small changes in operations significantly can alter outcomes and improve bottom line results
  • Understanding value and business drivers
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As you make the transition from individual contributor to functional manager and to business leader you will need to gain the practical skills, knowledge and confidence to make the change quickly and effectively. Finance for the non-financial manager is an essential training event for you.

This program takes you on an  experiential journey of learning in a fun and challenging way.

We teach finance for the non-financial manager using the world renowned Apples and Oranges™ from Celemi International.

“Our top priority for our sales associates is to understand our customers’ businesses. Celemi Apples & Oranges has given our associates a learning tool to visualize the impact our products and services have on our customers’ life blood – cash flow.”

-Vice President, Dun & Bradstreet

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What Your People Will Learn

Your employees will strengthen their business skills and acumen. People learn to deploy company resources more efficiently. Participants will learn to:

  • Read and interpret financial statements
  • Identify critical elements affecting profitability
  • Analyze financial ratios and key performance indicators
  • They will also explore the cause-and-effect relationships governing a company’s financial statements

How You Can Benefit

You can manage to create:

  • A common vision throughout the organization
  • A shared entry level understanding of financial- and management concepts
  • An understanding of how your employees’ daily decisions impact the company strategically and financially
  • An understanding of how your people continuously can identify improvements in their own business operations
  • An understanding of how the business generates profits today, and how it needs to generate profits in the future
  • Better communication on key messages during times of organizational change

Who Uses Celemi Apples & Oranges™

People at all levels and all experience levels.

Business Issues Celemi Apples & Oranges™ Helps Solve:

  • Business Finance Value Drivers
    • Key performance indicators
    • Balance sheet
    • Profit and loss statement
    • Cash flow
    • Working capital
  • Economy of Scale
  • Value-Added Services
  • Operations Efficiency
  • Continuous Improvements

Test Yourself!

Celemi Profit Simulator™ – Pulling the right levers
Can one person’s actions really make a difference on profits? In Celemi seminars, participants discover several opportunities for cost savings and improving cash flow. Using the Celemi Profit Simulator™, facilitators illustrate how small changes can have a great impact on the bottom line.

Celemi Apples & Oranges is available in four different versions based on different business logics; Manufacturing, Manufacturing-Sales, Retail, and Service.

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