Workshop: Finance for Managers

This workshop provides an introduction and brief overview of the accounting process.

Accounting is an important part of the management information system and it is important that managers are familiar with where accounting data comes from, and how it is processed into accounting reports, the interpretation of these reports and the reliability of these reports as a basis for decision making.

Learning outcomes

  • By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to comment on the main features of financial statements, interpret and use basic financial statements.

Key topics covered

  • Profit and loss
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash-flow statement
  • Analysis and interpretation of financial statements

Learning approaches

  • The day is structured as a combination of presentation, mini case studies and discussion that all participants are invited to contribute to.
  • The workshop leader can also suggest preparatory reading for participants so that they get the most out of the day.