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TO BOOK: Call Lizzy Mafalo on (011) 880-9749 or email Lizzy with your contact details.

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Great business leaders aren’t all accountants. They’ve just learned to read between the lines of a financial statement. Where others see figures, they see opportunities for maximizing the potential that exists, while limiting the risks. No matter what your role, a better understanding of financial concepts and language will have long-term benefits in your career.

When you’ve survived audits and reports, how do you harness the power of financial information? Is it possible to interpret the deeper message without being an accounting whiz kid?

In just two days, you’ll discover how you can keep up with financial matters by coming to grips with:

  • The long term and short term goals of a Business
  • Basic accounting concepts and principles
  • Understanding financial statements- What they’re really saying
  • Sources of Finance – Debt vs Equity and the cost of capital
  • Analysis of financial statements – Risk management & Liquidity

There’s no mystery, if you understand a few key principles:

  • The purpose of financial statements
  • The accounting equation, Equity = Assets – Liabilities
  • The definitions of equity, assets and liabilities
  • Understanding the Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement
  • Additional issues:
    • Starting a company
    • Depreciation of assets
    • Inventory and cost of sales
    • The accrual system and that profits are different to cash

You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss the essentials of:

Financial Analysis and Management Accounting

  • Different uses of financial statements.
  • The various tools to analyse the financial performance and position of a company.
  • The weakness of using financial statements as a source of information for decision-making and to take this into account when analysing financial statements
  • Articulate the role and purpose of Management Accounting and understand the types of information that are useful for management.
  • Identify the costs associated with debt and equity financing.
  • Appreciate the nature and uses of budgets.

There are endless opportunities for making informed choices when you understand the language of finance, and use it effectively. Learn the language and how to use it in this short course packed with tips on how to make the most of this vital business function.

Note: This workshop can be facilitated in-house.

Workshop Details
DATE: Tuesday 25 – Wednesday 26 January 2011
VENUE: Houghton Boardroom, 17-5th Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg
TIME: 8:00am for 8:30am until 4:30pm
COST: R6300 excl vat

TO BOOK: Call Lizzy Mafalo on (011) 880-9749 or email Lizzy with your contact details.


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