Accounting has an undeserved reputation of being a dull subject. The aim here is to get the information across in a stimulating and entertaining manner but without losing any of the required rigour. The consistent popularity of the course over the years shows how effective this approach has been. The lecturers involved have a wealth of business experience to draw on and a particularly attractive feature is the way in which they use this experience to illustrate and emphasise the subject matter.
The course explores the Accounting Function and its relationship with other business activities. It examines the nature and scope of financial accounting, accounting conventions and standards and the interpretation and analysis of company accounts. It is highly interactive and participation by course delegates is actively encouraged. Delivery involves the use of a comprehensive specially written manual, lectures, practical exercises, case study material and videos.
Who should take the course?
This course is an essential starting point for those wanting to understand the language used by accountants and how financial statements fit together. No prior knowledge or experience is required.
The course is designed to enable managers to demonstrate a better understanding of financial management and accounting process, this will allow them to play a more active role in helping their organisation to achieve its objectives.
All staff within a business, company, partnership or charitable organisation should have an understanding of business finance and language in order to contribute to their organisation’s success.
Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance expressing that they have successfully completed an overview of the financing processes.
- Introduction to financial accounting
- The recording and reporting of financial information
- The Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet
- The analysis and interpretation of company accounts
- Business ratios/Indicators of performance and financial position