Certificate in Accounting and Financial Control

Why Attend

This course covers several activities that are practiced by financial controllers, from preparing and reviewing financial statements, analyzing an organization’s financial health and performance, and administering the budget process and control function, to managing staff performance and enhancing their productivity. This course provides professionals the chance to practice these responsibilities and sharpen the necessary skills.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the main responsibilities handled by financial controllers
  • Describe the different financial statements used in their organizations
  • Analyze company performance highlighting impact of current operations on future financial results
  • Evaluate and present company budgets and assist management in selecting proper plans
  • Practice some of the key skills required using Excel to boost the efficiency of accounting and finance work
  • Assess internal controls within the finance department and the organization in general
  • Target Competencies

    • Financial accounting and reporting
    • Financial statements analysis
    • Budgeting and process improvement
    • Excel functions and tools

Target Competencies

  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Financial statements analysis
  • Budgeting and process improvement
  • Excel functions and tools

The main responsibilities of financial controllers

1
Accounting and reporting responsibilities
2
Budget reporting and analysis
3
Managing finance and accounting staff
4
Evolving role of financial controller

Accounting and reporting

1
Overview of the main International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
2
An inside look at the key financial statements
3
Statement of financial position
4
Statement of comprehensive income
5
Statement of cash flows
6
Statement of changes in owner equity
7
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
8
Supporting bottom-line focus
9
Month and year end close: Controller as a project manager

Financial statements interpretation and analysis

1
Key tools in analysis
2
Building block of ratios
3
Liquidity ratios
4
Solvency ratios
5
Activity and investment ratios
6
Profitability ratios
7
Going beyond numbers reporting
8
Excel techniques used in presenting analysis to management

Budget reporting and analysis

1
The budget as an added value activity
2
Evaluating the budget and highlighting objectives
3
Presenting budget to top management
4
Preparing meaningful actual versus budget reports

Control function

1
Structure of internal controls
2
Setting and updating policies and procedures
3
Assessing internal control policies
4
Internal controls on financial reporting
5
System controls
6
Backup and disaster recovery planning
7
Ethical considerations

Boosting efficiency in your department

1
It’s all about Excel
2
The 10 must have Excel tips
3
Working with text files
4
Looking up records from a database
5
Validating data and controlling data input
6
Reconciliations and accounts analysis using pivot tables
7
Creating management reports and dashboards
8
Personal organization and time management
9
Monitoring staff efficiency to support the accounting close
10
Tools to increase staff productivity
11
Managing staff skills and attitudes
Kampala, Uganda
24 - 28 May 2021
USD 1575 Fees + VAT Applicable

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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed