Accounting & Financial Management Demystified

This course will explain all that and more... without using jargon or accountant-speak.



Would you like to learn how to assess your organisation’s financial health?

Would you like to be able to interpret a balance sheet easily; profit or loss statement; or cash flow statement?

This course will explain all that and more... without using jargon or accountant-speak.

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What’s covered

  • Why financial literacy can give you a career boost!
  • A tour of your organisation’s annual accounts
  • The 3 major statements and what they tell us
    • The balance sheet
    • The profit or loss statement
    • The cash flow statement
  • The role of auditors
  • How to assess the financial health of your organisation
  • Why you should never 100% trust accounting software
  • The indicators of a financially robust organisation
  • How fraud happens and how to prevent it
  • Identifying and managing organisational risk
  • How to budget accurately and effectively
  • Financial reporting… who gets what?

Who's it for?

  • Board and committee members
  • CEOs and senior managers
  • Divisional or departmental managers
  • Any person who wants a great introduction to organisational financial literacy and management


  • A clear understanding of organisational accounting processes
  • An ability to assess the financial position and performance of your organisation… and others
  • The knowledge you will need to introduce or enhance a risk management program
  • An understanding of what budgets are required and how to build them


Peter Holdsworth

Peter Holdsworth has spent most of his professional career leading, managing, and advising community service organisations, so he has unique insights into what works and what doesn't... particularly in the art of management.

He has post-graduate qualifications in management, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a Churchill Fellow.

He also sits on the boards of four community service organisations. His presentations are practical, engaging, and memorable!


As this course topic is very specific, this course is only offered on an in-house basis.
This course generally runs as a one day course from 9.30am – 3.30pm.
We can conduct any of our courses specifically for your staff at your premises or a venue decided by you.
The program can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your organisation and participants.

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1300 212 212

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