ABOUT FINANCE MAP

Finance Map is a three-hour class created by Matthew Craston for companies, to give their employees a much more detailed understanding of Finance. Relevant companies will be all those which interact with financial firms, or financial institutions themselves wanting an introduction for new graduates.

Alternatively, Finance Map is a two-and-a-half-hour tutorial on finance for individuals seeking jobs with financial firms, or just wishing to understand finance better.

Navigating Financial Statements is a second class created for those working with financial statements, who need a clearer understanding of how they work and how to interpret them.

AUGUST NEWS – STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS FIRM

AUGUST NEWS – STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS FIRM

I have an exciting new opportunity to work in the public relations sector. Finance Map gives these professionals a unique opportunity to learn from a teacher with over 30 years in financial roles.

 

AUGUST NEWS – TWO CLASSES IN A DAY AT A LAW FIRM

AUGUST NEWS – TWO CLASSES IN A DAY AT A LAW FIRM

This top law firm likes me to teach all their new trainees on the same day – half in the morning and half in the afternoon. I have now taught 20 classes for them in the three years we have worked together.

AUGUST NEWS – BUSY MONTH FOR STUDENT ONE-ON-ONES 

AUGUST NEWS – BUSY MONTH FOR STUDENT ONE-ON-ONES

I taught my one-on-one tutorials to six undergraduates and graduates. As usual, they enjoyed learning the technical content as well as having all the job options described in one session.

July news – My wealth management client

JULY NEWS – MY WEALTH MANAGEMENT CLIENT

Having used Finance Map several times to assist with graduate recruitment, this firm now uses it to train summer interns –  “Finance map was my favourite”.

July news – Longstanding law firm clients 

JULY NEWS – LONGSTANDING LAW FIRM CLIENTS

I taught more lawyers from two of my longest standing client firms, where Finance Map is a key part of their regular commercial/financial awareness training programme.

July news – Risk management consultancy firm

JULY NEWS – RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY FIRM

I taught two classes to the business intelligence department of this firm, with joiners by video conference from the US for one session, and from Asia for the other.

JUNE NEWS – FINANCE MAP IN SCHOOLS

JUNE NEWS – FINANCE MAP IN SCHOOLS

I delivered a 90 minute version of Finance Map in a top school, helping 6th form pupils with their choice of degree course.

JUNE NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH CLIENT

JUNE NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH CLIENT

Forty people in one class, from one of the world’s largest search firms, learned about financial statements .

JUNE NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE NEWS – NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

My second class gets more and more popular. Maybe if it’s all in one session, a non-accountant teaches the subject best.

MAY NEWS – MORE SENIOR SAVILLS MANAGERS

MAY NEWS – MORE SENIOR SAVILLS MANAGERS

I returned to my big property firm client to teach more senior managers from the residential and rural divisions of the business.

MAY NEWS – POTENTIAL NEW CLASS DESIGN

MAY NEWS – POTENTIAL NEW CLASS DESIGN

A law firm which has had me to teach five times this year is asking me to develop a brand new class for a specific need – this is now becoming common.

MAY NEWS – THE UK’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS LAW FIRM

MAY NEWS – THE UK’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS LAW FIRM

I taught their 60 trainees in four sessions over a two week period. “This session was incredibly helpful and Matthew was a fantastic presenter.”

APRIL NEWS – A THIRD INSIGHT DAY

APRIL NEWS – A THIRD INSIGHT DAY

My third session for potential recruits to a top financial institution. “A very useful insight into finance. Very inspiring man.”

APRIL NEWS – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR PROPERTY FIRMS

APRIL NEWS – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR PROPERTY FIRMS

I taught the class to a commercial team in a top property firm.  “I am looking at how we can roll this out further across the business.”

APRIL NEWS – FINANCE MAP IN THE US

APRIL NEWS – FINANCE MAP IN THE US

For the first time, one of my law firm clients is considering a Finance Map class – probably by live video link – for an entirely US audience.

APRIL NEWS – MY LARGEST EVER LIVE VIDEO LINK CLASS

APRIL NEWS – MY LARGEST EVER LIVE VIDEO LINK CLASS

A single three-hour class, all by live video link, to 29 lawyers across 9 different European locations. One of them said “I would not have minded if it had been longer.”

MARCH NEWS – ANOTHER INSIGHT DAY

MARCH NEWS – ANOTHER INSIGHT DAY

After the October success I was invited back by my wealth management client to speak to more undergraduate applicants on another Insight Day at their offices.

MARCH NEWS – UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL COVENANTS

MARCH NEWS – UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL COVENANTS

A law firm invited me to teach my financial statements class on two separate days to its whole Bank Finance team, to assist their understanding of financial covenants.

MARCH NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH AGAIN

MARCH NEWS – EXECUTIVE SEARCH AGAIN

My big executive search firm client liked Finance Map so much that they have now booked my Navigating Financial Statements class as a follow-on.

FEBRUARY NEWS – TWO CLASSES IN ONE DAY

FEBRUARY NEWS – TWO CLASSES IN ONE DAY

One large law firm, recently part of a transatlantic merger, again ran separate sessions for two groups on the same day – 40 trainees in total over six hours.