Who should attend
Entrepreneurs, owners or managers of small businesses who are looking to improve their understanding of the accounting and finance aspects of their business. The programme is designed for people with limited knowledge of accounting and finance, no previous knowledge is required.
About the course
An intensive one-day masterclass to help entrepreneurs and small business managers better understand and handle the financial aspects of their business.
The programme will improve your understanding of the accounting and finance elements of your business to help you make better managerial decisions.
We will demystify accounting and provide you with simple, but powerful, practical tools to help you understand, analyse and discuss the financial aspects of your business.
Understand how your business looks on paper, gain insight into how potential investors may examine your business and improve your confidence when it comes to engaging with your accounting and tax advisers.
- Understanding key accounting terms and concepts
- Learning how your business decisions are reflected in the accounts
- Understanding how accounting information can help you manage the business
- Improving your confidence when talking to your accounting and tax advisors
- Joining stimulating discussions with other entrepreneurs and business managers
- Accessing practical reference resources to use on completion of the programme.
Focus and structure
These high-impact, focused sessions have been designed to equip you with tools that can be applied for maximum impact. You’ll learn through face-to-face teaching, case studies and experiential exercises, and upon completion of the programme you will understand the fundamentals of accounting and finance, but also be able to apply them to your business context.
In the morning session, you will explore the basic principles of accounting and finance before going on to examine how key business transactions look on your financial statements. You’ll review statutory reporting requirements for small businesses, before finishing the day by reviewing your company through the lens of an investor.
I am a Senior Lecturer in the accounting group of the finance faculty at Cass Business School. My areas of expertise are financial statement analysis, corporate valuation, M&A and LBO analysis and corporate financial forecasting. Prior to joining Cass, I worked at Goldman Sachs in London, fir...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.