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Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

If you can speak the language of money,  you'll be more successful

If you are not a numbers person, finance is daunting. But having a good grasp of terms like EBITDA and net present value are important no matter where you sit in the organisation. Even if you don't need to know a lot about finance to do your day-to-day job, the more conversant you are on the subject, the better off you'll be.

We have selected the following short online courses to enhance your business skills. Courses range from 1-14hrs. You can select one or more short courses or buy a pre-packaged bundle. Our top seller is Understanding financial information for the non-finance manager (14hrs).

Introduction To Accounts


Have you ever looked at a set of accounts and not known where to start? Accounts can seem daunting and almost appear in a foreign language! This module looks at accounts in their simplest form and aims to demystify the language of accounts. You will learn about the basics of the accounts and the elements that make up the accounts, along with the basic principles that underpin every set of accounts.

CPD Points: 1

CPD Duration (hours): 1

Access: 12 months from purchase date
Price: R425


Learning Outcomes:

By completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define and classify elements of the accounts as assets, liabilities, equity, income and expenses and understand how this affects how they are accounted for
  • Explain terminology including profit, revenue, fixed, current and non-current
  • Understand the differences in UK and International terminology
  • Understand the difference between management accounts and financial accounts
  • Identify the various users of a set of financial statements
  • Describe the basic accounting concepts of accruals and going concern and understand how they affect the content of financial statements


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Lecturers for this Course

Muzi Sithebe
 F3 Financial Strategy, Sandton
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Namiel Paradza
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