Monday, 29 February 2016


Finance for Non Finance Managers – 2 days

Program Objective:  This program is designed to impart basic knowledge to line managers about some common management financial reports to enable them to carry out simple analyses so that they can identify the health of operations and trigger their concerns for making improvement in their own areas of responsibilities.

Deliverables: By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
1.      Understand the various financial implications that are pertinent to management control and be able to measure effectiveness of operations
2.      Differentiate between the usefulness of financial accounting and management accounting reports
3.      Analyze the financial ratios to identify the company’s financial strength and weakness so that they can create appropriate strategic plans to achieve Company’s vision;
4.      Carry out simple analyses measuring returns using R.O.I, opportunity cost, stock management and inventories control ratios through both financial & non financial Key Performance Indicators
5.      Make use of the 9 pointers to have quick overall brief of the company

Key Topics:

1.      Essential financial management terminology and tools

2.      The importance and limitations of using numbers to predict, plan and control

3.      Essential Financial Statements ( Balance sheet, P&L account, Management accounts, Cash flow Plan, Operating Budget Plan etc) and integrated with company strategy and vision;

4.      The relationships, usefulness and limitations of each component of Financial Statements with real-world class cases

5.      Understanding the Big Picture of doing Business and enhancing business acumen in management

6.      Looking beyond numbers for completeness and holistic management approach.

7.      9 Pointers of Financial Analysis ;  Qualitative, Qualitative and External Aspects

8.      How to achieve Progress, Profitability and Prosperity in today’s rapidly changing world.

9.      Main Types of Non-financial Ratios ( understanding rejection rate, waste ratio, complaint ratio, warranty ratios and delivery on schedule ratio ) to use to analyze the underlying causes and benchmark 

10.  Understanding the difference between core competencies and capability

11.  Understanding, analyzing and using Financial Ratios in management

12.  Cash Conversion Cycle, Free Cash Flow

13.  How to response to the rapid changes to External Factors (Market Driven) to stay ahead

Wednesday, 24 February 2016



James Oh is a financial, wealth and mindset specialist, thinker, leader and intensive researcher with nearly 30 years of professional working experiences in various industries such as trading, construction, aviation, movies investment and distribution. He is richly exposed in both local and international levels particularly in negotiating with the world leading aviation financiers, insurance and reinsurance brokers. 

In the course of his practice, James had held senior specialist, supervisory, managerial and leadership positions by providing success oriented strategic and operational plans to nurture the company he had worked with. His track record includes growing together with the founder of the company he worked with and get it listed and turned the company around when it was badly hit by the Asian Financial Crisis in 1996-7.

James has been featured in media multiple times such as the top investment magazine i.e. Smart Investor Magazine, Financial First, Money Compass, Corporate Voice Journal (MAICSA), FlyMe360, Property Insight, Journal of Wealth Planning and Management. He has self-published eight books, specializes in value creation.  4 out of 8 books have been upgraded to second edition and beyond. Moving beyond the Horizon is the mind skill course he has conducted for in-house program with the Non-Profit Organization.

His recognition goes beyond the organization as he was invited to be one of the speakers at the Secretarial Conference in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 2 & 3 2015, a conference event organized by Camfori Training Provider that featured comprehensive secretarial and financial strategies and solutions featuring 10+ thought leaders and speakers.

He is actively involved in financial training programs for various local professional institutions, and economic updates with an international business club. He is also serve as an Associate Trainer with Kaplan Institute, Singapore.

James graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the National University of Malaysia, and Laws degree from the London of University (UK). He is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountant, Certified Professional Trainer with IPMA (UK) & PSMB Certified Trainer and Competent Communicator with Toastmaster International.

James Oh can be reached at

Value Creation Specialist