One Day Essential Accounting Courses

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Birmingham City Business School offer short courses designed to improve the financial knowledge of you and your business, licensed by the AAT. Aimed at small to medium enterprises, these courses will teach you essential skills necessary to run your finances smoothly, delivered by qualified accountants and lecturers with commercial experience.

David Prosser-Davies, Food, Safety and Licensing Manager, Cannock Chase Council

AAT Essentials Licensee Logo The courses will running on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 25 September: Finance for non-financial managers
  • Wednesday 23 October: Budgeting

  • Tuesday 19 November: Finance for non-financial managers
  • Wednesday 20 November: Managing Cash Flow 
  • Tuesday 17 December: Finance for non-financial managers
  • Wednesday 18 December: Budgeting

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The courses will cost:

  • £185 (plus VAT) for one session
  • £350 (plus VAT) total for two sessions
  • £500 (plus VAT) total for all three sessions

Lunch will be provided, and a GMetrix Microsoft Accredited Online Course is included with the price. 

Also included is access to a Business Diagnostic Tool. This will support business improvement. 

For more details and to book, please contact Paul Caulfield - Paul.Caulfield@bcu.ac.uk


Finance for non-financial managers

This training programme will help you to understand basic financial documents used in business. You’ll learn how to interpret the information in these documents, and use this knowledge to manage day-to-day business activity. This will enable you to be more effective in your managerial role.

What it covers
  • Understanding the income statement account and statement of financial position
  • Using information from the income statement account and statement of financial position
  • Controlling cash
  • Using budgets to manage business activity
Skills you'll gain

After completing the finance for non-financial managers training programme, you'll be able to:

  • Understand basic financial documents used in business
  • Interpret the information in these documents, and use it to manage day-to-day business activity
  • Be more effective in your managerial role
Length and certification

The training programme runs for one day. You’ll receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the programme.


Budgeting

This training programme is ideal for business professionals without an accountancy or finance background. 

Budgeting plays a key role in business planning - it enables you to monitor performance and keep an eye out for danger signs. This training programme will help you prepare budgets, make informed budgeting decisions, and effectively communicate financial information to business partners and the bank.

What it covers
  • Why budget?
  • Operational budgets.
  • Cash flow budgets.
  • Using budgets to manage and control the business.
Skills gained

After completing the budgeting training programme, you'll be able to:

  • Prepare budgets and make informed budgeting decisions
  • Effectively communicate financial information to business partners and the bank.
Length and certification

The training programme runs for one day. You’ll receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the programme.


Managing cash flow

This training programme will improve your effectiveness at managing the inflow and outflow of cash in your business.

The availability of cash enables a business to survive and prosper and is the primary indicator of business health. You will learn how to record receipts and payments, and correctly reconcile your bank statements and cash receipts book. This will help you to protect the financial security of your business.

What it covers
  • Cash and the cash budget.
  • Monitoring and controlling cash flows.
  • Cash flow and credit customers.
Skills you'll gain

After completing the managing cash flow training programme, you'll be able to:

  • improve your effectiveness at managing the inflow and outflow of cash
  • record receipts and payments, and correctly reconcile your bank statements and cash receipts book
  • help you to protect the financial security of your business.