Advanced Accounting and Finance for Managers

General

Program Description

Overview

This Accounting for Managers course is for anyone needing a basic understanding of business finance and insights into operational decision-making.

By attending this course, non-finance staff who need to extend their understanding of finance will learn how this could make a difference to their organization’s financial management.

The course also includes site visits to organizations relevant to the course so delegates can develop an understanding of how their contemporaries function in the real world.

The course will wrap with a summary of the key learning points, followed by an action planning exercise with a view to applying the acquired knowledge and skills immediately upon your return to work. Post-course support is also available in relation to the implementation of your action plan, up to six (6) months following course completion.

Agenda

Importance of Financial Management

  • The elements of financial management
  • Key accounting terms and terminology
  • How cash and profit differ
  • The two main financial reporting statements: the income statement and the balance sheet

Measuring Financial Success

  • Measuring management success
  • Measuring risk and return
  • The importance of cash flow and working capital
  • Budgeting and budgetary control

Managing Financial Resources

  • The importance of cost behaviour
  • Cost management
  • Opex and Capex
  • Break-even analysis

Site Visit

  • Industrial visit to a relevant organization.
  • An insight into the internal working of companies.
  • An opportunity to learn through interaction with practising professionals.

Investment and Financial Management of Long-term Projects

  • Project Appraisal
  • Project Estimation
  • Budgeting
  • Financial management

Financial Management – Stakeholder Expectations

  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Accountability to stakeholders
  • Triple bottom line
  • Levels of investor control

Pricing Decisions

  • Strategic pricing
  • Price structure
  • Pricing policy
  • Analysing costs and profits

Site Visit

  • Industrial visit to a relevant organization.
  • An insight into the internal working of companies.
  • An opportunity to learn through interaction with practising professionals.

Course Review

  • Summary and recap of key learning objectives
  • Action Planning

Target Audience

This Accounting for Managers course is suitable for:

  • staff who wish to improve their understanding of how accounting and finance can help in their decision-making and how this impacts on the organization’s financial position.
  • staff who need to extend their understanding of finance to more specific operational activities.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this Accounting for Managers course, you will understand:

  • The relevance of finance to operational decision-making.
  • The relationship between operational and financial measures.
  • Why a deeper understanding of cost and cost behaviour can help operational staff.
  • The role of finance in project delivery.
  • The role of stakeholders and their impact on an organization’s financial performance.
  • The processes involved in deciding prices.
  • A practical perspective of contemporary work practices in your field.
  • How to implement an Action Plan at your workplace using the knowledge and skills acquired through the course.
Last updated Jan 2021

About the School

London Business Training & Consulting (LBTC) is the UK’s premier business and management training and consulting service provider. We cater to both individual and organisational clients from all o ... Read More

London Business Training & Consulting (LBTC) is the UK’s premier business and management training and consulting service provider. We cater to both individual and organisational clients from all over the world. Read less