This course is aimed at team leaders, professionals and financial officers. It reviews the fundamentals of financial management including documentation and reporting.
The module begins by reviewing the fundaments of financial management and its component activities: business planning, maintaining cash flow, financial procedures, awareness of day to day costs and maintaining accounting records, internal controls, tax records, prioritising debt etc.
Who are the key stakeholders in financial reporting: managers, lenders, investors and suppliers, regulatory authorities?
The relationship between financial management and reporting is described and how this affected by adequate financial controls. The module goes on to describe the structure of an accounting system and its various component parts.
Next governance and compliance is reviewed and how these relate to financial management ie tax returns, retention of tax records.
The module moves on to specific documentation and reviews the accounting policies and procedures manual, which if used correctly, assists employees to understand and process financial transactions correctly and ensuring a consistent approach to accounting across an organisation.
The module concludes with a review of management reporting: profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, cash flow statements, key performance indicators and how management accounts pull all these together to provide the organisation with an overview of the financial health of the company.
On completion of this course, learners will:
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Virtual College certificate which you will be able to download and print immediately on completion.
This course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, depending on learning speed.
This course is aimed at team leaders and professionals and financial officers.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.
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