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03 July 2017

Introduction to accounting

Category: MASTER COURSE

A four day course to provide you with a clear understanding of how to prepare accounts, with practical examples to illustrate the key requirements.

Who should attend?
This four-day course will provide attendees with a clear understanding of how to prepare accounts. It is a highly recommended course for anyone who requires a sound understanding of accounting - including non-financial managers and executives, budget holders, those interested in setting up their own business, accounts personnel and support staff using accounts in their workplace.

No background knowledge of finance or business is assumed. A practical approach is taken with numerous examples being used to illustrate the key concepts. Attendees are given ample opportunity to put what they have learned into practice throughout the course.

What you will gain

  • an understanding of how finance works and how it impacts on what you do
  • knowledge of basic financial tools.

Programme outline

  • The language of business and the terminology used by accountants
  • How finance works and how it impacts on what non-financial staff do
  • How financial statements are prepared, from double entry book keeping to the trial balance and period-end adjustments
  • How to prepare a balance sheet and profit and loss account and how to interpret these primary financial statements
  • The difference between profitability and cash flow

Prerequisites
No background knowledge of finance or business is assumed. A practical approach is taken, with numerous examples being used to illustrate the key concepts.

The course starts at 9.30am on each day. Lunch and refreshments are included, but not accommodation.
24 CPD hours (where applicable). 

If you are a CIPD member and would like to book your place on this course, please download and complete the booking form and email it back to us. Please ensure you include your CIPD membership number in order to receive the discount.  

Booking Information

Date Location Price
3 July 2017 - 09:30 London - 4 day course Price: GBP 1,145.00
CDS member price: £572. CIPD member price: £572. Plus VAT on all prices. CIPD members should complete and return the booking form above. Accommodation not included.
5 September 2017 - 09:30 London - 4 day course Price: GBP 1,145.00
CDS member price: £572. CIPD member price: £572. Plus VAT on all prices. CIPD members should complete and return the booking form above. Accommodation not included.
7 November 2017 - 09:30 London - 4 day course Price: GBP 1,145.00
CDS member price: £572. CIPD member price: £572. Plus VAT on all prices. CIPD members should complete and return the booking form above. Accommodation not included.


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If you have any queries please email or phone us on: +44 (0)3332 221608. Visit our booking page for information on how to book and pay.

The venue for this course will be confirmed 14 days before the scheduled date. 

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