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    Gain the skills to navigate Your way around the application interface

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    Delegates will be able to success with your Business Finances

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    Understand the best practices within Finance Fundamentals

Finance Fundamentals course is the Speed Reading Course in the Business Skills Training. This training provides a comprehensive introduction to corporate financial management. The subject links the mathematics of finance, valuation and investment analysis. Portfolio theory provides the relationship between risk and discussion of capital structure. The focus is on creating shareholder value, financial and management within the organization to produce effective outcomes.

Who should take this course

  • Insurance professionals
  • Business managers and business owners
  • Finance and accounting personnel
  • Assistant-Treasurers, Treasury employees
  • Bank and financial institution employees
  • Law professionals
  • HR professionals
  • Government employees
  • Administrators
  • Not-For-Profit administrators and managers
  • Professionals in career transition


There are no prerequisites for this course


What Will You Learn

  • Apply the fundamentals of financial management in the workplace
  • Interpret the primary financial statements and make decisions that are in the financial interest of your organisation
  • Understand the principal accounting terms, including recognising the difference between cash and accrual accounting
  • Calculate the key financial ratios and understand the results so you can identify significant issues, prepare recommendations and apply strategies to improve cash flow
  • An understanding of the key drivers of business value and how to work with them
  • The fundamentals of personal finance (income, assets, liabilities, expenses) and how they relate to your life
  • How to get started on a long term investment plan
  • What key numbers you need to know about your student loans, as well as the key resources for finding loan servicers and negotiating payment plans
  • Describe the role and objective of financial management
  • Recognise and apply the time value of money formulae
  • Explain the risk/return tradeoff using examples from Portfolio Theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model
  • Value bonds and common stocks
  • Apply concepts of cash flow analysis, evaluation techniques and the cost of capital for capital budgeting
  • How to get out of debt if you are already in it (and how to stay out of debt forever)
  • How to check and protect your credit report and credit score
  • How to build credit even if you have no previous credit history
  • How to create a budget that will actually work
  • What to look for when renting an apartment
  • How to give back to your community
  • How retirement accounts work and what account is right for them
  • Two basic principles for business success
  • An understanding of the purpose and uses of business management information, including management accounts, cash flow, profit and loss statements and balance sheets
  • An insight into how your management decisions will affect your company's financial decisions 
  • Identify, understand and apply a model for financial decision-making
  • Identify and appreciate how human behaviour affects financial decisions
  • Identify and understand how financial needs change over the life course
  • Identify and understand the impact of inflation and tax on incomes
  • Apply and appreciate the social and economic factors that influence spending
  • Design and manage a household budget
  • Identify and understand insurance products and when to buy them
  • An understanding of how to use financial information to drive and measure business improvement
  • An understanding of the mechanics of cost structures and pricing decisions with options for development.

What's included

  Course Overview

Finance Fundamental course explains about basic financial concepts and theories. Which enable you to better understand financial decisions facing individuals and modern business organisations. This course highlight the practical application of financial concepts.  It includes personal finance issues, awareness of stock market, financial operations, and much more. 


  • Exam Type: Objective
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Pass %age: 45

  Course Content


Basics with the Customers (Sales & Debtors)

  • Invoicing, Credit Notes & Statements
  • Sales & Debtors Control
  • Credit Control & Debt Collection

Basics with the Suppliers (Purchases & Creditors)

  • Invoicing, Credit Notes & Statements
  • Purchases & Creditors Control
  • Credit Control & Debt Collection

Basics with the Banks (Cash Management)

  • Receipts & Lodgements
  • Payments
  • Recording & Reconciliation

Accounting & Financial Statements

  • Profit & Loss Account
  • Balance Sheet

Understanding Cash Flow

  • Cash versus profit
  • Cash generated from operations
  • Sources and Uses of Funds

Financial Ratio Analysis

  • Profitability
  • Financial status
  • Efficiency

Budgets and Planning

  • Breakeven analysis
  • Budgeting process
  • Contribution and profit
  • Matching assets and funding 


  • Elements of financial decision-making
  • How business works - business cash-flow, step-by-step
  • Cash flow management 
  • Working capital and overtrading
  • How financial decisions affect the P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Management information - choosing and using KPIs
  • Using a few key ratios to analyse your own and competitor accounts
  • Break-even and margin of safety
  • Marginal costing, the elasticity of demand and pricing decisions. 


Introduction to Accounting

  • What is Accounting
  • Accounting Assumptions
  • Assets, Liabilities, and Equity
  • Accounting Principles
  • The Accounting Equation

Balance Sheet

  • Accounting Equation and Balance Sheet
  • Business Transactions and the Balance Sheet
  • Classifying Assets and Liabilities
  • The Balance Sheet in Action

Working with Accounts

  • The General Ledger
  • The Chart of Accounts
  • Using Accounts for Transactions
  • Understanding Debits and Credits
  • Double Entry Accounting
  • Account Balances
  • Revenue and Expense Accounts

Financial Statements

  • Introduction to Financial Statements
  • Revisiting the Balance Sheet
  • The Income Statement
  • Statement of Owner's Equity
  • Generating Financial Statements
  • The Accounting Period
  • Business Entities and Financial Statements

Accounting Cycle

  • Introduction to the Accounting Cycle
  • Identifying Source Documents
  • Recording Journal Transactions
  • Posting to the General Ledger
  • Generating a Trial Balance
  • Recording Adjusting Entries
  • Generating the Adjusted Trial Balance
  • Preparing Financial Statements
  • Recording Closing Entries

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About Watford

Watford is a town located in Hertfordshire, England, located 17 miles  to the northwest of central London .

The town developed on the River Colne on land that belonged until the 16th century to St Albans Abbey . During the 12th century a charter was granted allowing a market and building St Mary's Church began. The town grew modestly. It was assisted by travellers passing through to Berkhamsted Castle and the royal palace at Kings Langley. A big house was built at Cassiobury in the 16th century. This was partly rebuilt in the 17th century and another substantial house was built nearby at The Grove. Connections with the Grand Junction Canal and the London and Birmingham Railway  allowed the town to grow more rapidly. The paper-making mills, such as John Dickinson and Co. at Croxley, influencing the development of printing in the town which continues today. Two brewers Benskins and Sedgwicks flourished in the suburb until their closure in the late 20th century.  Both the 2006 World Golf Championship and the 2013 Bilderberg Conference took place at The Grove.

Watford is first cited in an Anglo-Saxon charter of 1007 as one of the places marking the boundary of "Oxanhaege".

The Industrial revolution

For many centuries, Watford relied on  agriculture. The Industrial Revolution brought the Grand Junction in 1798 and the London and Birmingham Railway in 1837. The land-owning interests permitted the canal to follow closely by the river Gade. Although the road and canal follow the easier valley route, the railway company was forced to build an expensive tunnel.


There are 43 public parks, gardens, recreation grounds and allotments in Watford. Of these, eight have been awarded a Green Flag, in recognition of their quality.

·        Cassiobury Park

·        Cheslyn House and Gardens

·        Woodside Park


·        Watford Colosseum

·        Watford Palace Theatre

·        The Pump House


Watford is home to professional football team Watford F.C., who reached the 1984 FA Cup Final. They won the Nationwide Division Two championship in 1998. In  the following season (1998–99) they reached the Premier League. The club was relegated the next season. After five years of uncertainty, Watford won the Football League Championship Play-Off Final. This helped them  achieve promotion to the Premier League in 2006, this time beating Leeds United A.F.C. by three goals to nil. The club was relegated to the Football League Championship after a single season (2006–2007) in the Premier League. They were promoted to the Premier League in 2015, after finishing 2nd in the Championship. Singer-songwriter Sir Elton John is a keen, long-term supporter of Watford F.C. and a former club chairman. He still maintains his links with Watford as Honorary Life President. Between 1997 and 2013 the club shared its ground, Vicarage Road, with Saracens Rugby Football Club.

Watford has a Non-League football team Sun Sports F.C. who play at The Sun Postal Sports & Social Club. Watford were home to the Watford Cheetahs American Football team. The team  played their home games at Fullerians R.F.C. between 2008 and 2012. Glen Rovers, are another team who  play both Hurling and Gaelic Football in Watford. The town also has a cricket team, Watford Town, and several Sunday League football clubs.