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This course gives you the tools you need to understand commonly used accounting jargon, financial statements and reports. You'll discover the benefits of the budgeting process and learn how to look beyond standard financial figures to determine the key performance drivers that give you control over profitability and enhance your strategic planning and decision making. Courses run in Sydney and Melbourne.

Course Price (inc GST where applicable): 
Sydney, Melbourne
2 days
You'll Learn how to: 
  • Communicate the key principles underlying financial information and accounting systems
  • Analyse and interpret financial statements
  • Develop, interpret and monitor budgets to improve financial management
  • Realise the impact of business decisions upon the financial results of your organisation
Course Content: 


Setting the context
Personal objectives
Learning outcomes

Introduction to Accounting Principles

What is accounting?
The importance of counting beans
Your relationship with the Finance team
Financial and management accounting
The chart of accounts
The accounting equation
The double-entry bookkeeping system
Accrual and cash-based accounting
Review activity: debits and credits

Financial Statements

The life cycle of a company
Tracking an organisation’s performance
The balance sheet
The income statement
The cash flow statement
Working capital management

Critical Performance Factors

Critical performance factors
Key performance drivers

Planning and the Financial Planning Process

The financial management process
Why take time to plan?
Strategic and operational planning
Financial tools for telling the future

Implementing Financial Management Plans

Implementing the budget
Using available resources and systems
Cost behaviours
The impact of cost control on profitability

Monitoring and Controlling Finances

Reporting financial performance
Monitoring expenditure and costs
Financial control
Contingency planning

Review and Evaluate Financial Practices

Steps to review and evaluate
Enhancing company value
Continuous improvement


Glossary of financial terms

In Action

Planning to apply the skills and knowledge back at work
References and further reading

The Learning Process: 
Preparing to learn

Get the most out of your course by preparing before you attend the workshop. Access and read your online Starter Kit, complete the activities and document your desired outcomes for the workshop. To get started, click here.

During the course

Our Professional Development courses are practical, interactive and fun. Well-known, proven theories are translated into easy-to-understand concepts and techniques by experienced training consultants. You’ll return to work understanding what you can do to enhance your performance.

After the course

Your Embedding Kit will assist you to apply the techniques at work, ensuring you get the most from your learning experience. For more details, click here.

Customising this course: 

TP3 can provide a range of consulting services to better meet your business needs. These include: closed courses for your organisation; customised course material relevant to your industry and requirements; individual or group coaching; and digital and blended learning solutions.

Booking Information: 
Call 1300 658 388 to book this course, or book and pay online below.
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29 Jun 17
30 Jun 17


08:45 to 16:45
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31 Aug 17
1 Sep 17


08:45 to 16:45
08:45 to 16:45


27 Jul 17
28 Jul 17


08:45 to 16:45
08:45 to 16:45


25 Sep 17
26 Sep 17


08:45 to 16:45
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23 Nov 17
24 Nov 17


08:45 to 16:45
08:45 to 16:45

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