This course is designed for the professional with little or no prior knowledge of accountancy who needs to be able to understand and use financial documentation. It introduces you to the underlying principles of accounting, budgeting and forecasting, cost management and cash flows so that you can feel more confident in discussions with colleagues, better able to make decisions based on the information provided and also create simple documentation yourself.

Key topics:

  • Getting started with accounting
  • Getting started with cost management
  • Getting started with budgeting and forecasting
  • Getting started with cash flows

This course consists of one online course and one online assessment.

Learning objectives

  • Create your own basic accounting statements
  • Explain your budget and your forecasting processes to others
  • Select an appropriate strategy to manage and control your costs
  • Manage and analyse your own cash flow, including some calculations


This course is designed for people working in corporate entities, small to medium enterprises and not-for-profits, who are not accountants.

365 Days