Accounts & Finance for Managers


Many executives and staff working inside Financial and Securities Institutions need but lack a knowledge of Accounts and Finance. A minimum level of knowledge is needed in these areas, for example:-

- to understand Profit and Cost Centre performances
- to formulate and apply a Budget and Budgetary Control
- to cost and monitor a Project
- to make a proposal for Capital Investment

Executives and staff lacking a minimum working knowledge of Accounts and finance are often involved in IT, Systems, Marketing, Compliance and other areas.

This 3 day course assumes no prior knowledge and covers all the ground necessary in an enjoyable inter-active format. Delegates are encouraged to add their own cases for exercises in the course given timely notice to Investment Education plc and the deletion of confidential identification information.


  • IT, Systems Analysts, Programmers
  • Marketing Executives
  • Custodian Staff
  • Lawyers
  • Settlement Managers and Staff
  • Corporate Planners
  • Compliance Personnel

  • Content

    Introduction to Accounts and Financial Statements

    -Accounting principles. Terminology. Debit and Credit classification

    -Structure of Accounts. Use of journals. Prime entry sources

    -Accounting conventions: meaning and uses

    Basic Accounts

    -The Trial Balance

    -Fixed Assets, Current Assets and the Balance Sheet

    -Profit and Loss Accounts

    -Cash v Profit - understanding the difference

    -Cash Flow, Statements and sources and uses of finance

    -Flow of Funds statements

    Specialist Area Outline

    -Control accounts

    -Depreciation and write-offs

    -Foreign currency treatment

    -Group accounts. Associates and subsidiaries

    Management Accounts

    -Cost and Profit centre accounting

    -Using accounts to determine useful information

    -Costing systems

    Financial Accounts

    -What they are and how they are compiled and used

    -Accounts analysis


    -Methods of costings and their uses

    -Formulating a budget. Budget monitoring and control

    -Time and resource costs. Inefficiency allowances

    -Standard and work estimation

    Project Costing

    -Costing a project. Capital v income items

    -Break even analysis

    Investment Appraisal

    -Return on Capital Employed

    -Payback method

    -Discounted cash flow method

    -Internal Rate of Return method

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    Duration 3 days
    Available as an in-house course

    Investment Education PLC
    45 Old Hall Road, Manchester M7 4JF, United Kingdom
    Tel:+44 (0)161 832 3800
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