Certificate in Financial Management

$325

The Certificate in Financial Management is designed for Middle Managers seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the core principles of accounting and finance management used in organizations today. You will learn about budget development and management, the core principles of accounting and how to use and interpret the profit and loss and cash flow statements, and the balance sheet, to inform management decision making.

Description

The Certificate in Financial Management comprises 4 courses, and is designed for Middle Managers seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the core principles of accounting and finance management used in organizations today. You will learn about budget development and management, the core principles of accounting and how to use and interpret the profit and loss and cash flow statements, and the balance sheet, to inform management decision making.

  • Level: Middle and Senior Managers
  • Courses: 4 (see course details below)
  • Learning: On Demand 24/7
  • CPD Hours: 80 Hours (each course takes approx. 20 hours to complete)
  • Duration: 4 Months
  • Certification: GMA Professional Credentials

Key Benefits

On completing the Professional Certificate in Financial Management,  you will be ready to  contribute to financial decision making and apply your knowledge of finance to advance your career into a senior management role. You will learn how to develop a full range of business budgets and how to manage and control the budgeting and budget reporting processes. You will also learn the core principles of financial management and how to interpret and use the main financial statements to inform business decision making. In addition, you will develop skills in the analysis of business performance using key financial ratios, and be able to apply your learning to inform strategic decision  making, including capital investments. Finally, you will learn how to develop business cases for projects and capital expenditures.

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Program Content

This program comprises the following courses:

COURSE 1: ACCOUNTING FOUNDATIONS

This comprehensive course is designed for managers and staff who require a detailed understanding of accounting – including non-financial managers and executives, budget holders, accounts personnel and support staff working with accounts.

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COURSE 2: FOUNDATIONS IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Designed for managers in non-financial roles, this course will equip you with the knowledge to interpret financial statements easily, and to participate with confidence in management meetings and dialogue on the financial planning and performance of the organization.

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COURSE 3: BUDGETARY PLANNING AND CONTROL

In this course, you will learn how to take more control over the budgeting process, and identify ways in which you can ensure your budgeting process and reporting processes work for your business unit, and enhance business performance.

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COURSE 4: FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING

Designed for managers in non-financial roles, this course will equip you with the knowledge to interpret financial statements easily, and to participate with confidence in management meetings and dialogue on the financial planning and performance of the organization.

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Skills / Knowledge

On completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply basic accounting principles
  • Understand bookkeeping principles
  • Understand and develop business budgets
  • Understand the core principles of financial management
  • Understand the balance sheet
  • Understand the income statement
  • Understand the cash flow statement
  • Understand the main sources of business finance
  • Monitor and report on budget spend
  • Understand accounting standards and their use
  • Align budgets with business plans
  • Analzye and interpret financial statements using key financial ratios
  • Implement the business budget
  • Develop and manage a budgeting process
  • Monitor and report on budget programs
  • Align budgeting with business planning
  • Develop a range of business budgets
  • Understand the principles of accounting
  • Understand debits and credits
  • Understand accounting standards
  • Know how to use a range of financial ratios to analyze business performance
  • Apply a range of capital budgeting methods
  • Understand how to use WACC
  • Calculate NPV and IRR for investment proposals
  • Advise on capital budgets and investments

Certification

Professional Credential Awards

CPD Certificates – On completion of each course in the program, you will be able to download and print a Course Completion Certificate, detailing your Continuing Professional Development Credits.

Digital Credentials – On successful completion of all your courses, you will receive an email with a link to your Digital Credentials. These will include your Digital Badge and Digital Certificate.

Social Share – You will be able to share your digital credentials on LinkedIn and other social media platforms.

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