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Finance and accounting

In increasingly competitive markets organisations look to staff that have financial skills and can be relied upon to successfully combine technical abilities.

This course will provide you with a grounding in the principles of accounting, an understanding of the terminology and an appreciation of the practical application of accountancy to help you develop your financial management skills.

By attending this course you will learn how to:

  • understand the qualifications and roles that different accountants perform
  • simplify the complex and jargon-laden world of finance
  • consider sources and applications of funds in a business
  • understand and prepare a profit-and-loss account, balance sheet, cash-flow statement and how to build a budget and understand budgeting terms
  • interpret financial statements through ratio analysis
  • make decisions based on management accounting information.

Aligned with UK-SPEC competence:

C: Responsibility, management or leadership

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at engineers and technologists at all stages of their career who deal with the financial aspects of decision making or who need to understand finance to help them work alongside and communicate with accountants. 

It will also be of benefit to those studying for an engineering qualification where accountancy is one of the subject areas.

Delegate feedback

"John was excellent and presented the course in a 1st class manner."

"Great teaching from John. Very enjoyable."

This course has received 97.6 percent positive feedback from previous attendees.*

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If you would like to book five delegates or more on to this course you may benefit from having this course delivered in-company.