Many of us flinch when when we hear the terms “depreciation”, “cash flow”, “balance sheets” and “budgets”. The Accounting Skills for Non-Finance course is designed to give people working in a non-finance role a greater understanding of how finances are managed within an organisation, and how budgets are allocated.

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The Accounting Skills for Non-Finance course is optimised for all devices and takes approximately one hour of study time to complete. For the best learning experience, we recommend taking the training in several sittings. With one months’ access to the material, you will have plenty of time to study and revisit the content. To ensure continued success, you will also have access to our lifetime support.

What will I learn?

This course will give you a greater understanding of key financial and accounting terminology; it will demonstrate, through scenarios, how to complete balance sheets and other accounting paperwork, and demonstrate how budgeting is managed and allocated.

The Accounting Skills for Non-Finance course covers the following topics:

  • Financial statements versus financial reports.
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Financial roles in an organisation.
  • The Accounting Cycle.
  • Financial reporting.
  • Single-entry and double-entry accounting.
  • Understanding debits and credits.
  • Financial analysis tools.
  • The basics of budgeting.
  • People and numbers.

    Learning outcomes

    This course will help you develop a range of accounting skills that can help you in your current role or a prospective role. It will give you a basic understanding of financial roles in an organisation, financial reporting, budgeting and analysis tools.

    The Accounting Skills for Non-Finance course will help you to:

    • Explain key financial terms.
    • Discuss various types of financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and statements of retained earnings.
    • Identify and analyse data and use it to make financial decisions and produce reports.
    • Deal with financial statements that impact the people you work with.


      There are no prerequisites for taking the Accounting Skills for Non-Finance course.

      Who should attend?

      This course is aimed at people who wish to develop a greater understanding of how finances are managed in an organisation, or for those who wish to move into a finance-based role.