Accounting Skills for Managers-Supervisors

Accounting Skills for Managers – Supervisors

Many of us flinch when we hear terms like depreciation, cash flow, balance sheet, and (worst of all!) budgets.  However, these are all important concepts to understand if you’re going to succeed in today’s business world, particularly as a supervisor.  Even better, financial terms are not as scary as they seem!

Based on our finance for non financial managers course, this training session is primarily for supervisors or team managers that wish to understand the impact they have to the overall businesses finance’s and how their and their teams inputs help improve the companies bottom line.

The course, delivered over 2 days introduces you to business finance, it’s terminology, budgets and how to prepare them and general accounting practices to help see your way through those financially related meetings.

What you learn:

The current outline for the Accounting skills for Supervisors-Managers  course enables you to learn about:

  • The art of finance and financial management
  • Key financial terms
  • Their role in company finances
  • Where to find the rules and regulations for their area and industry
  • Various types of financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and statements of retained earnings
  • How a chart of accounts is created
  • Cash and accrual accounting
  • Single and double entry bookkeeping
  • Debits and credits
  • Identifying and analysing important financial data
  • Making financial decisions
  • Reading annual reports
  • Determining whether a company is financially high or low risk
  • Different types of organisational financial plans
  • What budgets are and how to prepare them
  • What computer skills they need to make you a financial whiz
  • Dealing with financial situations that impact the people that work for them

During the course you cover:

Getting the Facts Straight

The first session will go over basic financial terms.  Then, participants will explore their role in company finances as well as important players in an organisation’s finances. To wrap up the session, participants will receive some resources for learning about the governing organisations in their area.

The Accounting Cycle

Next, participants will learn about the four phases of the accounting cycle.  They will also learn about key underlying concepts, including cash vs. accrual methods of accounting.

The Key Reports

In this session, participants will take a close look at balance sheets and income statements.  They will also review cash flow statements and statements of retained earnings.  The session will conclude with a review activity.

Keeping Score

This session will explain the chart of accounts and single vs. double entry accounting.

A Review of Financial Terms

Day Two will start with a review exercise and an introduction to some additional financial terms.

Understanding Debits and Credits

This session will de-mystify two terrifying accounting terms: debits and credits.

Your Financial Analysis Toolbox

This session will give participants some sources for financial data as well as tips on weeding out useless information. We’ll also cover how to calculate common ratios, how to read an annual report, and some useful decision making tools.

Identifying High and Low Risk Companies

In this session, participants will learn about some guidelines for identifying high and low risk companies.  Then, they will practice these guidelines in a case study.

The Basics of Budgeting

Next, participants will learn what a budget is, how their budget should fit into the big picture, and what the budgeting process should look like.

Working Smarter

This session will give participants a basic checklist of computer skills required for success. We’ll also talk about how to choose an accounting package.

People and Numbers

Dealing with finances isn’t all numbers. What if an employee’s expense report doesn’t look correct? Or what if you have to make cuts to someone’s pay? Participants will examine each situation in small groups, and then provide some tips on what to do.

Delivery Formats:

All our in house training course are available tailored to yours and your companies/delegates needs with our CTP (customised training programme) solution. Designed to meet any challenge or level required. Ask for a full proposal for your training, tailored to suit you.

In house training at your premises – £949 for a group of up to 12 per day plus travel charged at 45 pence per mile


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