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Accounting & Financial Management Demystified

Would you like to learn how to assess your organisation’s financial health? Would you like to be able to easily interpret a balance sheet, profit or loss statement or cash flow statement? This course will explain all that and more … without using jargon or accountant-speak.

Key Skills

Critical Thinking

Document Interpretation

High-level Financial Understanding

Course Summary

  • 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
  • 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

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

  • 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 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?

This course is conducted with an interactive and engaging style that incorporates a variety of teaching methods including:

  • Content presentation
  • Group discussion
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Learning activities

Peter Holdsworth - Pathways Australia

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Holdsworth – Facilitator

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!

 

 

Post-Course Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, this course is designed to be delivered through training sessions, either on-site or live online. It provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of organisational accounting processes, financial assessment techniques, risk management principles, and budgeting strategies relevant to their specific organisational context.
Absolutely. This course focuses on providing participants with a clear understanding of organisational accounting processes, including financial statements, budgeting, cost analysis, and financial reporting. You'll learn key concepts and practical skills necessary for effective financial management within your organisation.
Yes, one of the key outcomes of this course is to equip participants with the ability to assess the financial position and performance of their organisation, as well as other entities. You'll learn financial analysis techniques, ratio analysis, and benchmarking methods to make informed financial decisions and evaluate performance effectively.
Absolutely. The course provides the knowledge and tools needed to introduce or enhance a risk management program within your organisation. You'll also learn about budgeting requirements, how to build budgets effectively, and strategies for budget management to ensure financial stability and growth.
Financial literacy can give you a significant career boost by equipping you with essential skills and knowledge about financial concepts, statements, and analysis. Employers value employees who can understand and interpret financial information, make informed decisions, and contribute effectively to organisational success.
Yes, this course provides insights into the role of auditors in examining financial statements for accuracy and compliance. Additionally, you'll learn how to assess the financial health of your organisation by understanding the major statements (income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement) and interpreting key financial ratios and indicators.
Understanding financial reporting helps you comprehend who receives financial information and why it's essential for stakeholders. Moreover, accurate budgeting is crucial for financial planning, resource allocation, and achieving organisational goals. This course will cover budgeting techniques, financial reporting principles, and strategies to prevent fraud and manage organisational risk effectively.

eLearning Course Option

To register for this course as an individual, check out the online options available.

In-House Course Quote

We can conduct any of courses specifically for a group of staff at your premises. This may prove to be cost-effective and, of course, we can tailor our programs to meet the specific requirements of your organisation and participants. 

eLearning Courses

This eLearning course is offered in a course bundle

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