Introduction to Company Accounts

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Finance and Legal, Accountancy

What Is Introduction to Company Accounts Training?

By the end of the course delegates will be able to understand the technical jargon of company accounts. Read and understand a set of company accounts. Assess the effects of business activity on the balance sheet.

Who Should Attend

Suitable for anyone who wants to gain a basic understanding of company accounts and who has had very little or no previous experience.

Course Agenda

- The Financial Model
- Understand the basic business model
- What do we mean by capital? How is it invested in the business?
- What every businessman wants to know: how am I doing? What am I worth? Have I got the cash to afford it?
- How the financial statements provide the answers
- Key fundamental concepts that accountants adhere to The Profit and Loss Account
- The structure of the Profit and Loss Account; the information it contains
- Understand what we can learn from the Profit and Loss Account
- Understanding the impact of depreciation
- Case study example and real world formats Balance Sheet
- The anatomy of the Balance Sheet
- Getting to grips with the terminology
- Historic cost and going concern principles
- Recognising categories of fixed and current assets
- How liabilities are categorised
- Understand the types of capital employed in the business and how they are used to finance assets
- Understanding what the Balance Sheet can tell us
- Case study example and real world formats Cashflow Statements and Forecasts
- A brief introduction to the Cash Flow Statement
- The importance of cash to a business
- The distinction between cash and profit
- Case study: preparing a cash flow forecast
- Understanding working capital
- Effective Budgeting.


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The Introduction to Company Accounts course will be accredited to the latest in recognised certificating award. All successful delegates will also receive an Xyz certificate of attendance. Enrolled subscribers of the National Training Card will also have any certificate, qualification and/or ID card (where applicable) automatically added to their member account.

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Introduction to Company Accounts
Part of our Accountancy range of training courses

Course Information

  • Course Duration 1 day
  • Max Class Size 12

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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