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Financial Accounting (2024/2025)


The set of financial accounts is usually the primary channel for reporting the financial affairs of any organisation. A thorough understanding of such information is absolutely vital for any senior level manager involved in the discussion of a company’s financial state of affairs. Financial accounting based information is also the starting point of the financial aspects of most decisions aimed at improving shareholder value.

Course content

Topic 1

  • The main principles of financial accounting
  • Posting financial accounting transactions
  • Completing year-end accounts

Topic 2

  • Regrouping and adjusting the financial accounts in preparation for analysis

Topic 3

  • Using financial accounting information for corporate control purposes
  • Earnings related issues
  • Capital structure issues
  • Liquidity issues
  • Other performance measures

Topic 4

  • Using financial accounting information for corporate decision making
  • Strategic decision making
  • Investment decisions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Valuation
  • Operational decision making
  • Budgeting
  • Pricing decisions


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