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Making Sense of Finance - Essential Knowledge

Suitable for those with little or no prior understanding of business finance, and who are looking for an introductory overview that demystifies business finance and accountancy.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the users of financial information and their requirements.
  • Remove the myths and fears about finance.
  • Understand the jargon that surrounds many financial transactions.
  • Read, understand and interpret balance sheets, and income statements.
  • Work more productively with colleagues from the finance department.
  • Use a structured process to prepare a budget, monitor actual costs and take action to ensure the budget is met.
  • Appreciate the importance of reducing unnecessary costs and working towards increased profitability.

Course Content

Many people have a mental block when it comes to financial information and are therefore nervous about dealing with it. This overview takes the fear out of finance by removing the myths and explaining basic financial concepts in a manner that is straightforward and easy to grasp.


By attending this course delegates will learn how financial information and budgets are compiled, interpreted and impact on their role. Furthermore, delegates will acquire the skills to run budgets, monitor department costs and assist in the preparation of financial information.

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