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Finance and Accounts

Introduction to Company Accounts


Demystify accounts and accounting procedures with this practical introduction to company accounts. The programme takes you from basic debits and credits to the preparation of simple financial statements, showing you the importance of accurate information and how to interpret a set of accounts.

What will you gain?

  • General understanding about accounting
  • Knowledge about how to interpret a set of
  • Confidence to find out more about credit risk

Who is it for?

The training is designed for trade credit staff with little or no prior knowledge of accounts but who are involved in cash allocation or account reconciliation. The programme is a useful introduction if you are working in a computer environment and need a better understanding about the underlying principles of the accounting process.

What will it cover?

  • Principles of book-keeping
  • Building a set of accounts
  • Reconciling sales ledger accounts
  • Sources of information
  • Interpretation of accounts
  • Warning signs, credit limits and
    minimising the risk

Training Options


Duration: One day

Delivery: At your offices

Timing: At your convenience

Tailored: Programme delivery can be tailored to meet your particular requirements

Recommended next courses:

Introduction to Credit Risk
Credit Risk Analysis
CICM qualification:
Accounting Principles unit

“Feel more confident now about
looking at accounts.”
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