One Day Basic Accounting Training Courses - AAT Essentials

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

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

  • Wednesday 4 September, 9:30am – 3:30pm: Finance for non-financial managers
  • Thursday 5 September, 9:30am – 3:30pm: Budgeting for the small business – planning and control

The courses will cost £185 (plus VAT) each, or £350 (plus VAT) total if booked together. 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.