The finance challenge

Understanding the accounting framework is crucial in order to interpret financial information correctly and make informed management decisions. Anyone who wants to contribute to their organisation’s success needs to understand how financial performance is measured and how their actions and decisions are likely to affect the business’s financial outcomes.

However, traditional financial training is often ineffective, because it is too complex, too technical, and frankly too dull. The result is a lack of engagement in finance training, with learning never understood properly in the first instance and quickly forgotten.

 

Charles Tilley
Charles Tilley
Chairman of the CGMA Research Foundation, AICPA

"Accounting Intuition's training is a great way for non-finance people to gain a better understanding of the finance function in their own organisations."

Our approach

We offer a unique approach to learning. Our business simulation software embeds the underlying principles of finance in trainees’ minds, and helps them develop an intuitive understanding by enabling them to visualise accounting transactions. And by simulating real business scenarios, trainees can experience how to manage them and apply their learning.

Our training is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and counts towards continuous professional development (CPD) requirements. We offer both e-learning courses and instructor-led training which you can find out more about below and then get in touch with your requirements to discuss if we can help.

Students taking training

 

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CIMA-Accredited

Our training is CIMA-accredited and counts towards continuous professional development (CPD) requirements.

 

Visualisation

Trainees learn through visual, dynamic financial models that remain in the mind’s eye & memory long afterwards.

 

Simulation

Learners use simulation software to understand how companies fit together and manage real business scenarios.

Our online courses are a great option for cost-effective finance training. The courses get people up to speed on crucial finance and business concepts in a matter of hours. They are relevant for:

  • Non-financial managers needing to learn how accounting works and how business performance is measured
  • Professional services providers wanting to understand their clients' businesses better
  • Anyone whose job requires them to understand financial statements

There are 2 courses which form the syllabus for an optional online assessment. Students that take and pass it will obtain the CIMA Certificate in Business and Accounting Dynamics.

 

Learn Anywhere

The courses are entirely online and are relevant for people in all accounting jurisdictions.

 

Engagement

Videos, exercises and quizzes on each bite-size topic are integrated in a seamless learning path

 

Reporting

Get completion reports and test scores from your account manager to track trainees' progress.

 

Support

Trainees have email support from instructors at all times to address technical or conceptual difficulties.

 


Basic Accounting

This course introduces all the building blocks of accounting. It features interactive business simulation models that allow people to develop an intuitive understanding of how profit and loss, balances and cashflow are connected. Trainees develop a strong conceptual understanding of accounting theory and explore the practical importance of managing cashflow.

CIMA logoAccredited learning from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Interactive models of the whole working capital cycle

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£37.50 (+ VAT)

4 - 8 hours

  • The Accrual Principle
  • Revenue & Costs
  • Financial Statements
  • Profit vs Cashflow
  • Assets, Liabilities & Equity
  • Debits and Credits
  • Current Assets and Working Capital
  • The Cash Conversion Cycle
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Case Studies

At the end of the course, trainees:

  • Are confident with financial principles, statements and terminology
  • Understand the relationship between cashflow, profit and the balance sheet, why cashflow is so important and how to manage it effectively
  • Understand how a business fits together, and how operational decisions affect financial outcomes

Business and Accounting Dynamics

This course continues from Basic Accounting and introduces trainees to the ideas of business funding, capital projects and market dynamics. It explores how fixed assets are accounted for, how managers decide on capital expenditure and how factors such as pricing, quality and marketing affect revenue and profit generation.

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Interactive models of fixed assets, business funding and demand curves

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£37.50 (+ VAT)

3 - 6 hours

  • Fixed Assets and Depreciation
  • Intangible Assets and Amortisation
  • Project Appraisal (Payback Period & Net Present Value)
  • Equity and Debt Funding
  • Pricing Sweetspots
  • Product and Service Quality
  • Price Sensitivity and Elasticity
  • Revenue / Profit Optimisation

At the end of the course, trainees understand how:

  • Businesses are funded
  • Capital projects are appraised
  • Business performance is measured
  • A market's price sensitivity affects revenue and profit generation
  • The quality of a product or service can affect its demand curve
  • Marketing expenditure affects brand identity and operating profit

CIMA Certificate in Business & Accounting Dynamics

The CIMA Certificate is a qualification designed to combine core topics in accounting, business and economics. The aim is to equip students with a strong conceptual understanding of these crucial topics and to understand some of the practical challenges of operating businesses successfully. It is separate and complimentary to CIMA's core accounting qualifications. The syllabus covers the courses Basic Accounting and Business and Accounting Dynamics courses.

The assessment is 45 minutes and consists of questions covering the full range of course topics. On successful completion of the assessment, students will be sent their CIMA Certificate to demonstrate their learning.

CIMA logoTrainees gain a recognised qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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£75 (+ VAT)


Volume Discounts

Clients can take advantage of volume discounts as follows:

Trainee Volume % Discount Basic Accounting Business & Accounting Dynamics CIMA Certificate Total
0 - 19 Base Price £37.50 £37.50 £75.00 £150.00
20 - 49 5% £35.50 £35.50 £71.00 £142.00
50 - 99 10% £33.75 £33.75 £67.50 £135.00
100 - 299 20% £30.00 £30.00 £60.00 £120.00
300+ 30% £26.25 £26.25 £52.50 £105.00

 

Get in touch

If you'd rather have an instructor lead your staff through a course then this is the option for you. Our training course lasts 6 hours and gives people an overall introduction to finance. It can be delivered on-site in morning and afternoon sessions, or flexibly online. No prior knowledge is required.

Up to 12 people per training session

Trainees use our interactive models to learn accounting concepts

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£2,000 (+ VAT)

6 hours

 

An instructor and student

Morning (Core topics)
  • Accounting Theory - Transactions & Balances, Assets, Liabilities & Equity, Debits & Credits
  • Profit vs Cashflow - how the financial statements are all linked
  • Working Capital Management and Cash Conversion Cycles
Afternoon (Flexible - Choose 2)
  • Investment Appraisal - Fixed Assets & Depreciation, Payback Periods, Rate of Return
  • Business Structure & Funding - Equity & Debt Funding, Business Life-cycles
  • Profit Optimisation - Pricing Sweetspots, Demand Curves
  • Management Information - Budgeting & Forecasting, Excel Training
  • Financial Analysis - Ratio & Trend Analysis, Return on Capital Employed

At the end of the training, your staff:

  • Are confident with financial principles, statements and terminology
  • Understand the relationship between cashflow, profit and the balance sheet, why cashflow is so important and how to manage it effectively
  • Understand how a business fits together, and how operational decisions affect financial outcomes