Accounting Skills for the New Supervisor


Knowledge of financial skills is absolutely necessary in order to become a successful and effective manager. If you find yourself scratching your head when you try to read a budget, have trouble keeping your books organised, or aren’t sure what to make of an annual report, then this course will be perfect for you. Beginning with the basics, students learn the science of finance and financial management. Bookkeeping, data analysis, annual reports, budgeting, and the different types of organizational financial plans are all covered, along with the computer skills necessary to help you understand accounting.

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Course Outline:

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Getting the Facts Straight

Session Three: The Accounting Cycle

Session Four: The Key Reports

Session Five: Keeping Score

Session Six: A Review of Financial Terms

Session Seven: Understanding Debits and Credits

Session Eight: Your Financial Analysis Toolbox

Session Nine: Identifying High and Low Risk Companies

Session Ten: The Basics of Budgeting

Session Eleven: Working Smarter

Session Twelve: People and Numbers

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Personal Action Plan