Accounting and Finance Program for Non Finance Professionals (PCF)


Executive Education - Open Programs

Patrícia Rodrigues


Phone: (+351) 217 214 220



More Information

17th edition: starts on March 10th, 2017
Schedule: download here (available in portuguese only)

18th edition: starts on March 2018
Schedule: available soon

Classes: Fridays, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Duration: 84 hours


Program Description

The Accounting and Finance Program for Non Finance Professionals is aimed at corporate managers and personnel who do not have financial functions and/or do not have a specific training in finance, for whom a high calibre training in this area could prove to be an essential factor to improve their performances and, consequently, the evolution of their professional careers.

Main Benefits

For participants

  • Develop a capacity to analyse accounting documents and the information contained in them;
  • Understand the kind of information necessary for making decisions and for management control;
  • Dominate the language used by the "finance guys", enabling an additional capacity for dialogue with important sectors of the company and the market;
  • Improved capacity to perceive the fiscal impact of diverse choices;
  • Enhanced capacity for a critical analysis of questions associated with evaluating investment projects;
  • Identifying opportunities and constraints related to the company's different forms of financing.

For companies

Provide managers/ directors of business units and staff in general with a capacity to:

  • Understand the reality of the units they manage, through elements constructed by financial accounting;
  • Learn the logic behind how the financial charts they are presented are built and learn how to interpret them so as to be able to make suitable decisions;
  • Analyse projects, which entails understanding fundamental concepts such as provisional cash-flows and costs of capital, without which decisions might be unsuitable or inadequate.


The course has been carefully defined to facilitate the greatest possible assimilation by participants. The contents are broad-based and are taught at a pace that is suitable for the characteristics of the participants. The teaching faculty has a great deal of experience with this kind of training. The program emphasises practical aspects and the use of exercises and solving small case studies with an immediate application of the knowledge imparted. The option between the module on "Management Control" and the module on "Taxation" makes it possible to adjust the program to suit the different interests of each participant.


Manuel de Macedo Santos

Project Finance Assistant
Novo Banco
Programa de Contabilidade e Finanças para não Financeiros
"(...) equips participants with the fundamental bases of Management Accounting and approaches the concepts necessary for evaluating investment and finance projects in a very structured and focused manner. It is the ideal tool for non finance professionals to learn corporate dynamics."