Training Course Syllabus:
Accounting Skills for New Supervisors -
Accounting / Finance / Supervisor Training Seminar
After you complete this course, you will be able to:
Describe the art of finance and financial
Explain key financial terms
Determine your role in company finances
Find the rules and regulations for your area and industry
Discuss various types of financial reports, including income statements, balance
sheets, cash flow statements, and statements of retained earnings
Explain how a chart of accounts is created
Tell the difference between cash and accrual accounting
Explain single-entry and double-entry bookkeeping
Differentiate between debits and credits
Identify and analyze important financial data
Make financial decisions
Read annual reports
Determine whether a company is financially high or low risk
Recognize different types of organizational financial plans
Explain what budgets are and how to prepare them
Recognize what computer skills you need to make you a financial whiz
Deal with financial situations that impact the people that work for you
Accounting Skills for New Supervisors Course Outline
Getting the Facts Straight
The first session will go over basic financial terms. Then, participants will explore their role in company finances as well as important players in an organization’s finances. To wrap up the session, participants will receive some resources for learning about the governing organizations in their area.
The Accounting Cycle
Next, participants will learn about the four phases of the accounting cycle. They will also learn about key underlying concepts, including cash vs. accrual methods of accounting.
The Key Reports
In this session, participants will take a close look at balance sheets and income statements. They will also review cash flow statements and statements of retained earnings. The session will conclude with a review activity.
This session will explain the chart of accounts and single vs. double entry accounting.
A Review of Financial Terms
Day Two will start with a review exercise and an introduction to some additional financial terms.
Understanding Debits and Credits
This session will de-mystify two terrifying accounting terms: debits and credits.
Your Financial Analysis Toolbox
This session will give participants some sources for financial data as well as tips on weeding out useless information. We’ll also cover how to calculate common ratios, how to read an annual report, and some useful decision making tools.
Identifying High and Low Risk Companies
In this session, participants will learn about some guidelines for identifying high and low risk companies. Then, they will practice these guidelines in a case study.
The Basics of Budgeting
Next, participants will learn what a budget is, how their budget should fit into the big picture, and what the budgeting process should look like.
This session will give participants a basic checklist of computer skills required for success. We’ll also talk about how to choose an accounting package.
People and Numbers
Dealing with finances isn’t all numbers. What if an employee’s expense report doesn’t look correct? Or what if you have to make cuts to someone’s pay? Participants will examine each situation in small groups, and then provide some tips on what to do.