Certificate In Budget and Financial Reports Online Course

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Back Your Business with Bulletproof Finance Everyday businesses deal with budgets and financial reports in some form or fashion. At minimum, business managers review budget numbers and run financial reports for decision-making and reporting to shareholders and Federal regulators once a month. Many companies devote the last few months of the calendar year to creating budgets for the next calendar year. In addition, organizations create and disseminate year-end financial reports to investors. The goal of this course is to give the participant a basic understanding of budgets and financial reports so they can hold relevant discussions and render decisions based on financial data. This course will define key terms like ROI, EBIT, GAAP, and extrapolation. Furthermore, this course will discuss commonly used financial terms, financial statements, budgets, forecasting, purchasing decisions, and laws that regulate the handling of financial information. By the end of this Certificate In Budget and Financial Reports Online Short Course, you will be able to: Identify financial terminology Understand financial statements Identify how to analyse financial statements Understand budgets How to make budgeting easy Understand advanced forecasting techniques Understand how to manage the budget Identify how to make smart purchasing decisions Identify the legal aspects of finances
Course Fast Facts: Easy to follow and understand Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required 12 months access to course Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time Download printer friendly course content Certificate (IAOTS Accredited) Course Delivery Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone. Recognition & Accreditation This course is internationally...

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Requirements: Entry requirements Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills. Minimum education Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course. Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet. Minimum specifications for the computer are: Windows: Microsoft Windows XP, or later ...


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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Glossary

  • What is Finance?
  • Commonly used Terms
  • Key Players
  • Important Financial Organisations
  • Understanding GAAP

Module Three - Understanding Financial Statements

  • Balance Sheets
  • Income Statements (AKA Profit and Loss Statements)
  • Statement of Retained Earnings
  • Statement of Cash Flow
  • Annual Reports

Module Four - Analysing Financial Statements (Part 1)

  • Income Ratios
  • Profitability Ratios
  • Liquidity Ratios
  • Working Capital Ratios
  • Bankruptcy Ratios

Module Five - Analysing Financial Statements (Part 2)

  • Long - Term Analysis Ratios
  • Coverage Ratios
  • Leverage Ratios
  • Calculating Return on Investment (ROI)

Module Six - Understanding Budgets

  • Common types of budgets
  • What information do I need?
  • Who should be involved?
  • What should a budget look like?

Module Seven - Budgeting Made Easy

  • Factoring in historical data
  • Gathering related information
  • Adjusting for special circumstances
  • Putting it all together
  • Computer based methods

Module Eight - Advanced Forecasting Technigues

  • Using the average
  • Regression Analysis
  • Extrapolation
  • Formal Financial Models

Module Nine - Managing the Budget

  • How to tell if you're on track
  • Should your budget be updated
  • Keeping a diary of lessons learned
  • When to panic

Module Ten - Making Smart Purchasing Decisions

  • 10 questions you must ask
  • Determining the Payback period
  • Deciding whether to lease or buy
  • Thinking outside the box

Module Eleven - A Glimpse into the Legal World

  • A brief history
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • CEO / CFO Certification
  • 8th Company Law Directive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

  • WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD - Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority
  • W. CLEMENT STONE - Try, try, try and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything
  • COLIN POWELL - There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.

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Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the course 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

There are 6 units plus resources that include the 60 point wedding plan, contract and invoice templates. The course is entirely Web-based with comprehensive units and a final assessement.