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Understanding Financial Accounts

Thursday 3rd December, 9:30am – 1pm

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Let’s get our finances on track for for 2020

This course aims to provide delegates with an understanding of the structure and purpose of financial information. Through an interactive and engaging approach (where no-one is left behind) the main financial elements of the annual and interim accounts, in particular the Balance Sheet and Income Statement are explored. Delegates will be able to understand core financial principles in simple terms where often difficult terminology is used.

Summary of learning outcomes:

– Understand the main purpose of accounts and their elements.

– To be able to ask questions ‘triggered’ by significant year on year changes in the annual accounts.

– Understand the purposes of the Income Statement , the Balance Sheet and Cash Flow statement, the terminology used and the ‘narrative’ behind the figures.

About the speaker

Stephen Harris BSc (Hons) MCQI CQP LCGI.

Entrepreneur in Residence/Management Accountant Bio

Director of Quesst Ltd, a training and development company incorporated in 1992 and sold in 2012, Stephen is a results and performance-focused people development specialist who has achieved major impact and change in assignments and roles over a sustained period.

A Business Psychologist, see ( Chartered Quality Professional, Management Accountant, and qualified Business Coach, Stephen is in demand in the UK as a speaker on entrepreneurship with a proven track record with Boards, Senior Executives and New Business Start-ups both internationally and in the UK.

Originally trained with Rolls Royce, Stephen spent his formative years in business working as a Business Improvement specialist including the delivery of the Institute of Quality Membership Courses.

Stephen’s academic qualifications include a BSc in Organisational Management and Finance with Post Graduate Qualifications in Quality Management. He is a member of The British Psychological Society and a Chartered member of the Institute of Quality Assurance. Stephen is also a Licentiate of the City and Guilds Institute and holds a Cert Ed gained at Oxford.



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Entrepreneurs and business owners