In order to be successful we need to understand our business finances. Without this understanding we are unable to plan or make effective decisions. This course will provide an overview of the most common financial terms and provide techniques to help you to understand and control your finances.


To explain financial and accountancy jargon in plain English and to highlight they key areas of interest to enable effective planning and decision making.

“I have always been terrified of accounts and finance, but the course has really helped me to understand and I will now be able to ask questions confidently when speaking to my accountant.”

Trudy Smith Health and wellbeing consultant


By the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Have undertaken a “jargon buster” and understand key financial terminology.
  • Be able to interpret a profit and loss account and balance sheet, identifying key areas of interest.
  • Recognise the importance of cashflow and be able to create a cashflow forecast
  • Know what “breakeven” means and recognise it’s importance to business operations
  • Know what questions to ask when creating and working to budgets including an awareness of cost behaviours.

A workshop style of delivery will ensure opportunities to discuss ideas and share experiences to aid understanding.

Course Cost

£285.00 plus VAT. Duration 1 day.
Held at Challenge Training and Conference Centre

Upcoming Course Dates

  • Friday 15th November, 2024
  • Monday 27th January, 2025
  • Monday 19th May, 2025
  • Monday 24th November, 2025

Please contact us for availability.


Understanding Finance – Brochure