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One-day courses in finance, budgeting, cash management and profitability

Wednesday 7 September 2022 - Friday 16 September 2022

The School of Business is offering professionally accredited finance courses, starting in September 2022

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Date
Wednesday 7 September 2022, 09:00 - Friday 16 September 2022, 17:00
Location
Carnegie Building

University of Dundee
Geddes Quadrangle
Dundee
DD1 4HG

Carnegie Building
Price
£75.00
Booking required?
Yes

Who are these for?

These courses are designed for people who want a refresher or some training in business finance skills. You may already work in a finance role, you may be moving into one, or you may be starting / running your own business and want to develop some necessary skills.

There is no prior knowledge required and they are open to all.

What are they?

Finance for non-finance Managers 

7 September 2022

This course provides a basic grounding in key financial areas, as well as analysing financial performance to help managers meet these requirements more effectively.

It's suitable for anybody who has financial responsibilities and needs to understand the content of financial statements and reports used in business, and learn to interpret this information and use it to manage day-to-day business activity.

It covers:

  • Understanding the income statement account and statement of financial position
  • Using information from the income statement account and statement of financial position
  • Controlling cash
  • Using budgets to manage business activity

After completing the course, delegates will be able to:

  • understand basic financial documents used in business
  • interpret the information in these documents, and use it to manage day-to-day business activity
  • have more informed conversations with finance colleagues to remove the risk of miscommunication or misunderstanding
  • provide more insightful reports based on financials
  • make basic finance decisions without leaning too heavily on finance staff, allowing them to focus on other business priorities.

Book your place to Finance for non-finance Managers on BuyatDundee website

 

Managing cash: keeping your business healthy (AAT Essentials training)

9 September 2022

This course will improve business professionals' effectiveness at managing the inflow and outflow of cash through exercises using worked examples.

The availability of cash enables a business to survive and prosper and is the primary indicator of business health. Delegates will learn how to record receipts and payments, and correctly reconcile bank statements and the cash receipts book, helping protect the financial security of the business.

It covers:

  • How cash is used in a business
  • The cash budget
  • Granting credit to customers
  • Managing liquidity

After completing the course, delegates will have learned:

  • the difference between profit and cash
  • how cash flow varies from budget
  • how to assess creditworthiness of customers and mitigate risks of non-paying customers
  • how to develop credit control procedures
  • to manage different methods of liquidity
  • how to make better business decisions based on finances
  • how to provide more insightful reports based on financials.

Book your place on the Managing Cash course on the BuyAtDundee website

 

Budgeting

14 September 2022

This course will help you prepare budgets, learn how to make informed budgeting decisions and effectively communicate financial information to key stakeholders. It's ideal for anyone who has, or will have, budgetary responsibilities.

It covers:

  • Why budget?
  • Operational budgets
  • Cash flow budgets
  • Using budgets to manage and control the business

After completing the budgeting course, delegates will have learned:

  • to prepare budgets and make informed budgeting decisions
  • to effectively communicate financial information to business partners and the bank
  • to have more informed conversations with finance colleagues to remove the risk of miscommunication around budgeting
  • to provide more insightful reports based on financials
  • increased confidence and effectiveness when budgeting

Book your place on the Budgeting course on the BuyAtDundee website

 

Understanding profitability

16 September 2022

This course is aimed at business owners and managers who need to ensure that their goods and services are sold at the right price. It unpicks the selling price of a product or service ensuring that all costs are covered, and pricing strategies are appropriate.

It covers:

  • Understanding costs
  • Understanding and recovering overheads
  • Planning for profit
  • Pricing strategies

After completing the course, delegates will have learned:

  • to explain profit and how it differs from cash
  • to define overheads
  • pricing strategies
  • to plan and monitor
  • to assess a proposal for profitability
  • to make better business decisions based on finances
  • to provide more insightful reports based on financials
  • to plan, monitor and assess financial reports.

Certificates of Completion is available at the end of each course and there are no exams or assessments. Small group (15 max) tasks, and individual tasks completed during the day and all learning material will be provided.

Book your place on Understanding Profitability course on the BuyAtDundee website

Where are they taught?

University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee; main University campus in the Carnegie building

The University is central and a 10-15 min walk from the train station.

What is the cost?

Each course is priced at £75, with payment required up front. Lunch and refreshments throughout the day are included in this price.

This is our early-bird price and we have kept prices low in order to make these courses as accessible as possible, to individuals and local businesses. There may be various funding support available via the Scottish Government.  

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