Accounting is designed to help those with an interest in a business, or other organisation, to assess its financial position and performance. It aims to communicate relevant economic information to interested parties and, as a result, improve the quality of decisions that are made.
Unless accounting achieves this purpose, it would really be a waste of effort to provide the information. In this course we consider the major financial statements that are produced by businesses on a regular basis to help in the decision making process. These financial statements are designed to provide an overview of the business's financial health and are widely used by managers, owners, suppliers, customers and others.
We consider the main principles underpinning these statements as well as their strengths and weaknesses. In addition. We consider how these statements can be analysed in order to come to some conclusions about the financial health of a business.
This course requires no previous knowledge of accounting or finance.
Introduction to accounting
The balance sheet
The profit and loss account
The measure of profit - further issues
An introduction to the accounts of limited companies
The regulatory framework
The accounts of groups and companies
The cash flow statement
The use of financial statements for planning and decision-making
The analysis of financial statements 1
The analysis of financial statements 2
The accounting framework and value measurement
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On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:
Qualification 1: Accounting Diploma
Accounting Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.
Qualification 2: Level 3 Accounting Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3).
This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.
This course is an online course. With online study you have access to your entire course from the start of your studies. You can access your course materials, and submit all of your question papers to your personal tutor, online from anywhere in the World using your unique student account.
If you do not have Internet access, or would prefer to study this course via the traditional paper/postal based study method, you can find more information on the course by clicking on the link below.
Guide Price: £265.00