Finance: The Basics - eLearning

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This course is ideal for finance professionals who are looking for an introduction for junior or non-finance colleagues. It will also be useful for those who want to check how to explain financial concepts to colleagues.

This course covers documents such as the profit statement, the balance sheet and cash flow analysis, and how they are linked. It also covers budgetary control, standard costing and discounted cash flow evaluations. These topics are set against the place of an organisation within the economy, different kinds of accountancy, and the way financial objectives are arrived at, implemented and monitored. Background information and knowledge is combined with interactive activities and scenarios so that learning can be applied in the workplace.

Upon satisfactory completion of this activity you will be able to:
  • Understand what the finance function does and how it can help you in your role.
  • Deduce relevant information, and recognise its limitations.
  • Understand how decisions impact on the business as a whole.
  • Undertake greater responsibility.

You will gain a practical understanding of accounting principles and terminology, know how to read and interpret financial statements and be better equipped to handle the financial responsibilities of your job.
No prerequisites.

No materials distributed.

No assessments required.


Topic: Corporate Finance

Sub-Topic: Building Knowledge, Finance Management

Format: eLearning

Proficiency Level: Foundation

CPD: Upto 4 hours