Accounting and Finance

The purpose of accounting is to provide a means of recording, reporting, summarizing, and interpreting economic data. In order to do this, an accounting system must be designed. A system design serves the needs of users of accounting information. Once a system has been designed, reports can be issued and decisions based upon these reports are made for various departments. Since accounting is used by everyone in one form or another, a good understanding of accounting principles is beneficial to all.

Many of us flinch when we hear terms like depreciation, cash flow, balance sheet, and (worst of all!) budgets.

However, these are all important concepts to understand if you’re going to succeed in today’s business world, particularly as a supervisor. Even better, financial terms are not as scary as they seem!

What Will Students Learn?

  • The art of finance and financial management
  • Key financial terms
  • Their role in company finances
  • Where to find the rules and regulations for their area and industry
  • Various types of financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and statements of retained earnings
  • How a chart of accounts is created
  • Cash and accrual accounting
  • Single and double entry bookkeeping
  • Debits and credits
  • Identifying and analyzing important financial data
  • Making financial decisions
  • Reading annual reports
  • Determining whether a company is financially high or low risk
  • Different types of organizational financial plans
  • What budgets are and how to prepare them
  • What computer skills they need to make you a financial whiz
  • Dealing with financial situations that impact the people that work for them

For managers in today’s business world, it’s essential to have a working knowledge of finance. We all play a role in our organization’s financial health, whether we realize it or not. If you don’t have training or a background in finance, you may be at a disadvantage as you sit around the management table.

Understanding the cycle of finance will help you figure out where you fit into your company’s financial structure, and how to keep your department out of the red. This two-day workshop will help you prepare budgets and make decisions with confidence.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Define basic financial terminology
  • Prepare a budget of any type or size
  • Get your budget approved
  • Perform basic ratio analysis
  • Make better financial decisions

Emphasizing the importance of financial data on the decision-making process, Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager allows non-financial business executives to become better users of financial information so they can be more strategic contributors to their organization.

o matter what your functional background — strategy, marketing, engineering, or operations — you’ll learn concepts around accounting in a straightforward, easy-to-grasp manner, enabling you to use finance instruments to add value when your company makes growth and strategic allocation decisions. The program concludes with a Capstone Case Discussion where you apply what you’ve learned to assess your company’s performance following a financial crisis.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Learn financial terminology and general financial principles
  • Interpret financial statements
  • Make the distinction between income and cash flow
  • Gain exposure to diverse financial approaches, including methods of valuation
  • Become adept in financial decision making

Business decisions are driven increasingly by the financials — and having a good grasp of finance and accounting tools can help every corporate manager be more strategic stewards of the bottom line and even forecast the future.

Emphasizing the importance of gaining a big-picture perspective by analyzing qualitative questions about the business, the program offers instructional case studies featuring real business scenarios and daily financial practice applications to enhance the learning experience. Throughout the finance and accounting program, participant interaction and discussion leads to a rich classroom experience. In sum, this program provides managers with a better grounding in finance-driven decision making. The finance and accounting instruments allow them to better evaluate their firm’s growth, profitability, investment for the future, and debt exposure.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Financial Statements
  • Present Value Techniques and Applications
  • Evaluating Projects
  • Assessing Earnings Quality
  • Cost Accounting and Managerial Accounting
  • Financing, Leverage, and Options
  • Strategy and Oversight

the principles used in basic accounting and the systems put in place to ensure financial control is maintained. The accounting course explores the main financial statements including the profit and loss account, the balance sheet and the everyday adjustments that have to be made.

After completing the accounting course, you are expected to be aware of the importance of prudential financial management and the factor it plays in the success or failure of businesses and organizations.

What Will Students Learn?

  • How to create a profit and loss statement and a balance sheet.
  • How to deal with accounting terminology and important principles such as matching, disclosure, consistency, diversity, dependability, verifiability, conservatism and many other common accounting terms.
  • To gain knowledge of prepaid and accrued expenses, recording, capital account, closing and posting entries. You will also learn how to create a general journal and ledger.

This course explains accounting principles and concepts, and how to prepare and analyse financial accounts. It also examines ratio analysis, working capital, cash and finance, business analysis, and business risk.

It is a useful tool for those studying accounting, people working within financial operations of companies, and anyone who wishes to learn more about finance and accounting in general.

What Will Students Learn?

  • prepare and analyse your accounts, as well as budget your income and expenditure.
  • You will be able to prepare a profit and loss statement. You will gain knowledge of cash flow statements.
  • This course will help you to understand the risks involved in a small business.
  • You will know how to record stock and identify stock problems that occur within a business.

This course offers a comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to economics. Topics include the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services as well as economic growth and activity, employment, the market economy, inflation, wealth, and income distribution.

This course is suitable for people studying business and economics or anybody with an interest in economics and current affairs.

What Will Students Learn?

  • you will know the principles involved in economics.
  • You will understand the inter-related studies of economics such as microeconomics and macroeconomics.
  • You will be aware of the the characteristics of wants, resources, the scarcity of these resources, our choices, costs and economic systems.
  • You will gain a good knowledge of economic activity through investment, government, exports, income, consumers, budgetery action, exchange rates and many other activities.
  • You will know all about economic growth, employment, competitive markets, inflation, wealth and income distribution.

Financial funds are a very important topic to understand in the area of financial economics. The terms hedge funds, open ended funds and mutual funds are often mentioned in the business and financial media and during interviews with traders, investors and fund managers. But what are hedge funds, open ended funds and mutual funds all about?

This course will explain in clear and precise terms what is involved in the main financial funds. You will learn that hedge funds are typically open ended funds invested in a diverse range of assets. Open and close ended funds are straight forward in that one is open to shareholders buying and selling their shares whereas the other is closed and once you buy in you cannot leave unless you personally trade your share.

What Will Students Learn?

  • Understanding what the various funds mean and their differences
  • Examine how fund managers make money on performance and commission
  • Learn how Funds are structured

What you do not know about money can really affect your entire life! Financial Literacy is a course about personal financial management.

A series of seven dynamic modules covering everything from how to set up your first bank account to planning for your retirement will put you on the path to financial fitness!

What Will Students Learn?

  • This course will help you to manage your money, budget and savings.
  • You will be able to manage debt successfully.
  • It will help you to understand the choice of insurance products available to you today and why they are so important.
  • You will have a good knowledge of wages, tax, and government benefits.
  • You will learn about renting and buying accommodation, as well as consumer rights.
  • This course will help you to plan for the future.

Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance and Control

CMA Curriculum & Format

  • External Financial Reporting Decisions
  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Performance Management
  • Cost Management
  • Internal Controls

What you do not know about money can really affect your entire life! Financial Literacy is a course about personal financial management.

A series of seven dynamic modules covering everything from how to set up your first bank account to planning for your retirement will put you on the path to financial fitness!

CMA Curriculum & Format

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Decision Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Investment Decisions
  • Professional Ethics