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What you will learn - Increase your Financial Literacy & Improve Business Sense
  • Know how to see the big picture
  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Find key financial levers
  • Identify hazards and risks
  • Update control measures
  • Utilize non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Utilize the balance sheet
Get BIG Savings with our Business Acumen Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses
  1. Business Acumen
  2. Risk Assessment and Management
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Basic Bookkeeping
  5. Developing and Maintaining a Succession Plan
1. Business Acumen: Increase your Financial Literacy & Improve Business Sense

Improve your judgment and decisiveness skills. Business Acumen is all about seeing the big picture and recognizing that all decisions no matter how small can have an effect on the bottom line. Increase your financial literacy and improve business sense. 

Business Acumen will give you an advantage everyone wishes they had. The Business Acumen Online Short Course will help you recognize learning events, manage risk better, and increase your critical thinking. Business Acumen has the ability to influence your whole organization, and provide that additional edge that will lead to success.

By the end of this Business Acumen Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Know how to see the big picture
  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Know how to practice financial literacy
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Practive management acumen
  • Find key financial levers
2. Risk Assessment and Management: Knowing How To Manage Risk and Hazards are Vital in an Organization

It is not possible to control or manage 100% of risk, but knowing what do before, during, and after an event will mitigate the damage and harm. Identifying potential hazards and risks and making it part of the day to day business is important. Safety should be the first priority as every business must face the reality of risks and hazards.

Through our Risk Assessment and Management Online Short Course you will be aware of hazards and risk that you didn’t realize were around your workplace. Identifying hazards through proper procedures will provide you with the ability to prevent that accident before it occurs. Limiting and removing potential dangers through Risk Assessment will be an incredible investment.

By the end of this Risk Assessment and Management Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Identify hazards and risks
  • Update control measures
  • Grasp the fundamentals of accident reports
  • Identify risk management techniques
  • Outline a disaster recovery plan
  • Communicate to the organisation
3. Critical Thinking: Analyze and Evaluate Information to Boost Your Performance

Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information. With these skills you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from a piece of data. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

Our Critical Thinking course will lead you to be a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce bias which will provide a greater understanding of the environment. This course will provide you with the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information which will provide an incredible boost in performance.

By the end of this Critical Thinking Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Utilize non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Recognize what it means to be a critical thinker
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend problem solving abilities
4. Basic Bookkeeping: Understand and Implement Basic Bookkeeping Principles

Whether working in someone else’s business or your own business it’s important to understand financial matters. Understanding bookkeeping basics may be the key to keeping your fiscal matters running smoothly and efficiently

The Basic Bookkeeping Online Short Course is the short and sweet answer to your problems. From accounts receivable to accounts payable, from loans to payments, this short course covers everything you’ll need to know.

More importantly, the course is essential and practical, providing an effective outline and practical tools to help you manage key financial matters.

By the end of this Basic Bookkeeping online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic accounting terminology
  • Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods
  • Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Use a journal and general ledger to document business financials
  • Utilize the balance sheet
  • Identify different types of financial statements
  • Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget
  • Be familiar with internal and external auditing
5. Developing and Maintaining a Succession Plan: Learn all about business succession planning today with this online course

Aimed at human resources professionals and executive leadership, Business Succession Planning will help prepare for the ongoing viability of their business operations. This course will assist you with determining key members of their organization, who is in a position to provide mentorship, strengths that the company currently possesses, and how to recover when employees choose to pursue new opportunities.

Change is a hallmark of today’s business world, especially in terms of the workforce. Succession planning can help you make the most of that change by ensuring that when someone leaves, there is someone ready to take their place.

What will you learn with our Developing and Maintaining a Succession Plan Online Course?

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of succession planning for successful businesses.
  • Demonstrate expertise with the key elements of a succession plan.
  • Create and discuss aspects of a succession plan.
  • Discuss the elements of a succession plan in terms of roles, responsibility, function, scope, and evaluation.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates 

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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Business Acumen Bundle, 5 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Business Acumen

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Seeing the Big Picture

  • Short and long term interactions
  • Recognize growth opportunities
  • Mindfulness of decisions
  • Everything is related

Module Three - KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong initiative
  • Being intuitive

Module Four - Risk Management Strategies

  • Continuous assessment
  • Internal and external factors
  • Making adjustments and corrections
  • Knowing when to pull the trigger or plug

Module Five - Recognizing Learning Events

  • Develop a sense of always learning
  • Evaluate past decisions
  • Problems are learning opportunities
  • Recognize your blind spots

Module Six - You Need to Know These Answers and More

  • What makes my company money?
  • What were sales last year?
  • What is our profit margin?
  • What were our costs?

Module Seven - Financial Literacy (Part 1)

  • Assets
  • Financial Ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Eight - Financial Literacy (Part 2)

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Read, read and read

Module Nine - Business Acumen in Management

  • Talent management
  • Change management
  • Asset management
  • Organisational management

Module Ten - Critical Thinking in Business

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise data
  • Evalute the information
  • Make the decision

Module Eleven - Key Financial Levers

  • Investing in people
  • Effective communication
  • Process improvement
  • Goal alignment

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Risk Assessment and Management

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Identifying Hazards and Risks

  • What is a hazard?
  • What is a risk?
  • Consult with employees
  • Likelihood scale

Module Three - Seeking Out Problems before They Happen (Part 1)

  • Unique to your business
  • Walk around
  • Long term and short term
  • Common issues

Module Four - Seeking Out Problems before They Happen (Part 2)

  • Ask "What would happen if....?"
  • External events
  • Worst case scenarios
  • Consequence scale

Module Five - Everyone's Responsibility

  • See it, report it
  • If it's not safe, don't do it
  • Take appropriate precautions
  • Communicating to the organisation

Module Six - Tracking and Updating Control Measures

  • What is a Control Measure?
  • Your business procedures
  • Are they adequate?
  • Updating and maintaining

Module Seven - Risk Management Techniques

  • Reduce the risk
  • Transfer the risk
  • Avoid the risk
  • Accept the risk

Module Eight - General Office Safety and Reporting

  • Accident reports
  • Accident response plans
  • Emergency action plan
  • Training and education

Module Nine - Business Impact Analysis

  • Gather information
  • Identify vulnerabilities
  • Analyse information
  • Implement recommendations

Module Ten - Disaster Recvoery Plan

  • Make it before you need it
  • Test, update and repeat
  • Hot, warm and cold sites
  • Keep documentation simple and clear

Module Eleven - Summary of Risk Assessment

  • What are the hazards?
  • Who might be harmed?
  • Are current control measures sufficient?
  • If not, change control measures

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Critical Thinking

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Components of Critical Thinking

  • Applying reason
  • Open Mindedness
  • Analysis
  • Logic

Module Three - Non-Linear Thinking

  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Expect and initiate change
  • Being ready to adapt

Module Four - Logical Thinking

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise the data
  • Evaluate the information
  • Draw conclusions

Module Five - Critical Thinker (Part 1)

  • Active listening
  • Be curious
  • Be disciplined
  • Be humble

Module Six - Critical Thinking (Part 2)

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Objectivity
  • Using your emotions
  • Being self-aware

Module Seven - Evaluate the Information

  • Making assumptions
  • Watch out for the bias
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • SWOT analysis

Module Eight - Benefits of Critical Thinking

  • Being more persuasive
  • Better communication
  • Better problem solving
  • Increased emotional intelligence

Module Nine - Changing your Perspective

  • Limitations of your point of view
  • Considering others viewpoint
  • Influences on bias
  • When new information arrives

Module Ten - Problem Solving

  • Identify inconsistencies
  • Trust your instincts
  • Asking why?
  • Evaluate the solution(s)

Module Eleven - Putting it all Together

  • Retaining your new skills
  • Reflect and learn from mistakes
  • Always ask questions
  • Practicing critical thinking

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Basic Bookkeeping

Module One - Introduction

Module Two - Basic Terminology (Part 1)

  • Balance Sheet
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Income Statement
  • Revenue
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Expenses
  • Accounting Period

Module Three - Basic Terminology (Part 2)

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Depreciation
  • General Ledger
  • Interest
  • Inventory
  • Journals
  • Payroll
  • Trail Balance

Module Four - Accounting Methods

  • Cash Method
  • Accrual Method
  • Differences between Cash and Accrual

Module Five - Keeping Track of you Business

  • Accounts Payable
  • Account Receivable
  • The Journal
  • The General Ledger
  • Cash Management

Module Six - Understanding the Balance Sheet

  • The Accounting Equation
  • Double-Entry Accounting
  • Types of Assets
  • Types of Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Seven - Other Financial Statements

  • Income Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Capital Statement
  • Budget vs Actual

Module Eight - Payroll Accounting / Terminology

  • Gross Wages
  • Net Wages
  • Employee Tax Withholding's
  • Employer Tax Expenses
  • Salary Deferrals
  • Employee Payroll
  • Employee Benefits
  • Tracking Accrued Leave
  • Government Payroll Returns / Reports

Module Nine - End of Period Procedures

  • Depreciating your Assets
  • Reconciling Cash
  • Reconciling Investments
  • Working with the Trial Balance
  • Bad Debt
  • Posting Adjustments and Corrections

Module Ten - Financial Planning, Budgeting and Control

  • Reasons for Budgeting
  • Creating a Budget
  • Comparing Budget to Actual Expenses

Module Eleven - Auditing

  • What is an Audit?
  • When and Why would you Audit?
  • Internal
  • External

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Developing and Maintaining a Succession Plan

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: A Need for Succession Planning

Session Three: Defining a Succession Plan

  • Strong Leaders and a Strong Organization
  • Components of the Plan
  • Setting the Scope

Session Four: Pre-Assignment Review

Session Five: Identifying Resources and Analyzing Risks

  • Identifying Resources
  • Risk Assessment

Session Six: Defining Roles, Responsibilities, and Functions

  • Individualized Engagement Plans
  • Working the Plan

Session Seven: Gathering Information

Session Eight: Forecasting Needs

  • Key Ingredients of a Successful Plan
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Session Nine: Putting the Plan Together

  • Using Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
  • How to Choose the Leader
  • Session Ten: Putting the Plan into Action
  • Phased Implementation
  • Technology

Session Eleven: Evaluating and Reviewing the Plan

  • Evaluation Challenges
  • Sample Evaluation
  • Check Out the Checklist

Session Twelve: Your Action Plan

  • Plan and Then Do
  • Next Steps
  • Recommended Reading List
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About This Course
What you will learn - Increase your Financial Literacy & Improve Business Sense
  • Know how to see the big picture
  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Find key financial levers
  • Identify hazards and risks
  • Update control measures
  • Utilize non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Utilize the balance sheet
Get BIG Savings with our Business Acumen Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses
  1. Business Acumen
  2. Risk Assessment and Management
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Basic Bookkeeping
  5. Developing and Maintaining a Succession Plan
1. Business Acumen: Increase your Financial Literacy & Improve Business Sense

Improve your judgment and decisiveness skills. Business Acumen is all about seeing the big picture and recognizing that all decisions no matter how small can have an effect on the bottom line. Increase your financial literacy and improve business sense. 

Business Acumen will give you an advantage everyone wishes they had. The Business Acumen Online Short Course will help you recognize learning events, manage risk better, and increase your critical thinking. Business Acumen has the ability to influence your whole organization, and provide that additional edge that will lead to success.

By the end of this Business Acumen Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Know how to see the big picture
  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Know how to practice financial literacy
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Practive management acumen
  • Find key financial levers
2. Risk Assessment and Management: Knowing How To Manage Risk and Hazards are Vital in an Organization

It is not possible to control or manage 100% of risk, but knowing what do before, during, and after an event will mitigate the damage and harm. Identifying potential hazards and risks and making it part of the day to day business is important. Safety should be the first priority as every business must face the reality of risks and hazards.

Through our Risk Assessment and Management Online Short Course you will be aware of hazards and risk that you didn’t realize were around your workplace. Identifying hazards through proper procedures will provide you with the ability to prevent that accident before it occurs. Limiting and removing potential dangers through Risk Assessment will be an incredible investment.

By the end of this Risk Assessment and Management Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Identify hazards and risks
  • Update control measures
  • Grasp the fundamentals of accident reports
  • Identify risk management techniques
  • Outline a disaster recovery plan
  • Communicate to the organisation
3. Critical Thinking: Analyze and Evaluate Information to Boost Your Performance

Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information. With these skills you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from a piece of data. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

Our Critical Thinking course will lead you to be a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce bias which will provide a greater understanding of the environment. This course will provide you with the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information which will provide an incredible boost in performance.

By the end of this Critical Thinking Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Utilize non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Recognize what it means to be a critical thinker
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend problem solving abilities
4. Basic Bookkeeping: Understand and Implement Basic Bookkeeping Principles

Whether working in someone else’s business or your own business it’s important to understand financial matters. Understanding bookkeeping basics may be the key to keeping your fiscal matters running smoothly and efficiently

The Basic Bookkeeping Online Short Course is the short and sweet answer to your problems. From accounts receivable to accounts payable, from loans to payments, this short course covers everything you’ll need to know.

More importantly, the course is essential and practical, providing an effective outline and practical tools to help you manage key financial matters.

By the end of this Basic Bookkeeping online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic accounting terminology
  • Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods
  • Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Use a journal and general ledger to document business financials
  • Utilize the balance sheet
  • Identify different types of financial statements
  • Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget
  • Be familiar with internal and external auditing
5. Developing and Maintaining a Succession Plan: Learn all about business succession planning today with this online course

Aimed at human resources professionals and executive leadership, Business Succession Planning will help prepare for the ongoing viability of their business operations. This course will assist you with determining key members of their organization, who is in a position to provide mentorship, strengths that the company currently possesses, and how to recover when employees choose to pursue new opportunities.

Change is a hallmark of today’s business world, especially in terms of the workforce. Succession planning can help you make the most of that change by ensuring that when someone leaves, there is someone ready to take their place.

What will you learn with our Developing and Maintaining a Succession Plan Online Course?

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of succession planning for successful businesses.
  • Demonstrate expertise with the key elements of a succession plan.
  • Create and discuss aspects of a succession plan.
  • Discuss the elements of a succession plan in terms of roles, responsibility, function, scope, and evaluation.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates 

Course Delivery

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Business Acumen Bundle, 5 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Business Acumen

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Seeing the Big Picture

  • Short and long term interactions
  • Recognize growth opportunities
  • Mindfulness of decisions
  • Everything is related

Module Three - KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong initiative
  • Being intuitive

Module Four - Risk Management Strategies

  • Continuous assessment
  • Internal and external factors
  • Making adjustments and corrections
  • Knowing when to pull the trigger or plug

Module Five - Recognizing Learning Events

  • Develop a sense of always learning
  • Evaluate past decisions
  • Problems are learning opportunities
  • Recognize your blind spots

Module Six - You Need to Know These Answers and More

  • What makes my company money?
  • What were sales last year?
  • What is our profit margin?
  • What were our costs?

Module Seven - Financial Literacy (Part 1)

  • Assets
  • Financial Ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Eight - Financial Literacy (Part 2)

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Read, read and read

Module Nine - Business Acumen in Management

  • Talent management
  • Change management
  • Asset management
  • Organisational management

Module Ten - Critical Thinking in Business

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise data
  • Evalute the information
  • Make the decision

Module Eleven - Key Financial Levers

  • Investing in people
  • Effective communication
  • Process improvement
  • Goal alignment

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Risk Assessment and Management

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Identifying Hazards and Risks

  • What is a hazard?
  • What is a risk?
  • Consult with employees
  • Likelihood scale

Module Three - Seeking Out Problems before They Happen (Part 1)

  • Unique to your business
  • Walk around
  • Long term and short term
  • Common issues

Module Four - Seeking Out Problems before They Happen (Part 2)

  • Ask "What would happen if....?"
  • External events
  • Worst case scenarios
  • Consequence scale

Module Five - Everyone's Responsibility

  • See it, report it
  • If it's not safe, don't do it
  • Take appropriate precautions
  • Communicating to the organisation

Module Six - Tracking and Updating Control Measures

  • What is a Control Measure?
  • Your business procedures
  • Are they adequate?
  • Updating and maintaining

Module Seven - Risk Management Techniques

  • Reduce the risk
  • Transfer the risk
  • Avoid the risk
  • Accept the risk

Module Eight - General Office Safety and Reporting

  • Accident reports
  • Accident response plans
  • Emergency action plan
  • Training and education

Module Nine - Business Impact Analysis

  • Gather information
  • Identify vulnerabilities
  • Analyse information
  • Implement recommendations

Module Ten - Disaster Recvoery Plan

  • Make it before you need it
  • Test, update and repeat
  • Hot, warm and cold sites
  • Keep documentation simple and clear

Module Eleven - Summary of Risk Assessment

  • What are the hazards?
  • Who might be harmed?
  • Are current control measures sufficient?
  • If not, change control measures

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Critical Thinking

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Components of Critical Thinking

  • Applying reason
  • Open Mindedness
  • Analysis
  • Logic

Module Three - Non-Linear Thinking

  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Expect and initiate change
  • Being ready to adapt

Module Four - Logical Thinking

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise the data
  • Evaluate the information
  • Draw conclusions

Module Five - Critical Thinker (Part 1)

  • Active listening
  • Be curious
  • Be disciplined
  • Be humble

Module Six - Critical Thinking (Part 2)

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Objectivity
  • Using your emotions
  • Being self-aware

Module Seven - Evaluate the Information

  • Making assumptions
  • Watch out for the bias
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • SWOT analysis

Module Eight - Benefits of Critical Thinking

  • Being more persuasive
  • Better communication
  • Better problem solving
  • Increased emotional intelligence

Module Nine - Changing your Perspective

  • Limitations of your point of view
  • Considering others viewpoint
  • Influences on bias
  • When new information arrives

Module Ten - Problem Solving

  • Identify inconsistencies
  • Trust your instincts
  • Asking why?
  • Evaluate the solution(s)

Module Eleven - Putting it all Together

  • Retaining your new skills
  • Reflect and learn from mistakes
  • Always ask questions
  • Practicing critical thinking

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Basic Bookkeeping

Module One - Introduction

Module Two - Basic Terminology (Part 1)

  • Balance Sheet
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Equity
  • Income Statement
  • Revenue
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Expenses
  • Accounting Period

Module Three - Basic Terminology (Part 2)

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Depreciation
  • General Ledger
  • Interest
  • Inventory
  • Journals
  • Payroll
  • Trail Balance

Module Four - Accounting Methods

  • Cash Method
  • Accrual Method
  • Differences between Cash and Accrual

Module Five - Keeping Track of you Business

  • Accounts Payable
  • Account Receivable
  • The Journal
  • The General Ledger
  • Cash Management

Module Six - Understanding the Balance Sheet

  • The Accounting Equation
  • Double-Entry Accounting
  • Types of Assets
  • Types of Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Seven - Other Financial Statements

  • Income Statement
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Capital Statement
  • Budget vs Actual

Module Eight - Payroll Accounting / Terminology

  • Gross Wages
  • Net Wages
  • Employee Tax Withholding's
  • Employer Tax Expenses
  • Salary Deferrals
  • Employee Payroll
  • Employee Benefits
  • Tracking Accrued Leave
  • Government Payroll Returns / Reports

Module Nine - End of Period Procedures

  • Depreciating your Assets
  • Reconciling Cash
  • Reconciling Investments
  • Working with the Trial Balance
  • Bad Debt
  • Posting Adjustments and Corrections

Module Ten - Financial Planning, Budgeting and Control

  • Reasons for Budgeting
  • Creating a Budget
  • Comparing Budget to Actual Expenses

Module Eleven - Auditing

  • What is an Audit?
  • When and Why would you Audit?
  • Internal
  • External

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Developing and Maintaining a Succession Plan

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: A Need for Succession Planning

Session Three: Defining a Succession Plan

  • Strong Leaders and a Strong Organization
  • Components of the Plan
  • Setting the Scope

Session Four: Pre-Assignment Review

Session Five: Identifying Resources and Analyzing Risks

  • Identifying Resources
  • Risk Assessment

Session Six: Defining Roles, Responsibilities, and Functions

  • Individualized Engagement Plans
  • Working the Plan

Session Seven: Gathering Information

Session Eight: Forecasting Needs

  • Key Ingredients of a Successful Plan
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Session Nine: Putting the Plan Together

  • Using Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
  • How to Choose the Leader
  • Session Ten: Putting the Plan into Action
  • Phased Implementation
  • Technology

Session Eleven: Evaluating and Reviewing the Plan

  • Evaluation Challenges
  • Sample Evaluation
  • Check Out the Checklist

Session Twelve: Your Action Plan

  • Plan and Then Do
  • Next Steps
  • Recommended Reading List
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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