Colour Accounting™

An innovative and interactive way to learn business finance where balance sheets and income statements (P&L) come to life.

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Who Needs This ?

Our Colour Accounting™ course is designed for anyone who needs to understand how accounting concepts work. Whether you belong to a micro business, a start-up, a SME or large organisation the principles are the same.

The team at Colour Accounting™ were frustrated. Frustrated because learning finance was such a chore. Business people (even at senior levels) were winging it when financial statements passed their desk. Managers didn’t know a balance sheet from a P&L.

The Colour Accounting™ team decided enough was enough and produced and created this awesome finance for non-finance managers course. They developed a simple 5-box model where every financial question/problem/opportunity can be explained. It is so simple we at Holst loved it and instantly added the Colour Accounting course to our portfolio.

Colour Accounting™ is a new way to learn finance. 3-D tools and colour-coded diagrams bring balance sheets and income statements (P&L) alive. This finance for non-finance managers course is different. It is fun!

Colour Accounting™ breaks the barriers to understanding, language and confidence. Learners leave this finance for non-finance managers course with a deep insight into how accounting and business work.

Visual. Interactive. Different. Learning is hands-on, engaging and fun.

For this finance for non-finance managers course you need little or no experience in finance to attend. Participants leave able to read and analyse a balance sheet and income statement. They are finance literate and can rapidly apply the concepts to business issues, financial analysis and powerful communication.

How Do I Book?

We deliver all our courses in-house at the time and place of your choice, throughout the world. An in-house training course is a great way for your people to learn together. Clients tell us that skills are more likely to be used post-course if a team has attended the same course. 
Call 0203 111 9292 or contact us using the button below to talk to the team about your requirements and pricing.

What You Will Learn

A Colour Accounting™ course teaches participants to read and analyse financial statements. They build an accounting-based 3D model of how business works. This model becomes the basis for their learning. The power of this course lies in the learner’s ability to see the big picture impact of the numbers, while also understanding the detail.

Learners hold, manipulate and engage with learning materials to gain new insights into their business’ finances. Previous participants tell us they enjoyed tackling real-life topics, so please bring along your thoughts on the day of your course. Finally a finance for non-finance managers course that truly works!

Participants can:

  • Manage profitability, cash flow and working capital better.
  • Gain essential business acumen.
  • Understand the language of finance.
  • Better communicate with strategic stakeholders.
  • Learn at their pace.
  • Bring their financial statements.
  • Select elective modules based on specific needs (in-house workshops)
The Three Modules

Module 1:

The first module prepares the learners for a different type of learning journey.

For some this ‘warm up’ module can be the most important. It reveals mental blocks and asks participants to give themselves permission to learn. Learners begin to see that what appear to be simple questions are examined very deeply.

Module 2:

The Colour Accounting™ is not a game or simulation. It draws on a realistic business scenario. Students learn to literally account for transactions.

Learners record a series of 14 carefully ordered transactions. Each is designed to teach a specific concept. Learners develop a big picture and start to use accounting as a business framework.

Module 3:

The Colour Accounting™ culminates in a case study that has the learners realise how far they have come and what they are capable of.

A carefully constructed business case study of a struggling but successful business brings the learning together. The students articulate the essential business narrative that the balance sheet and income statement tell. They then complete a detailed financial analysis of the company, addressing business issues.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

More Details

Our Unique Guarantee

  • If you are not satisfied with your training 3 months post-training, we will re-train your delegates for free
  • If after 6 months you are still not satisfied, we will refund the original training course fees
  • This has never happened, making us completely confident of your satisfaction


  • Training courses which deliver relevant learning outcomes
  • A safe learning environment
  • Interactive, engaging and memorable course content
  • Trainers who support you both during- and post-course as you put your new skills into action


  • A single point of contact to arrange all the fine details of your workshop
  • Copyrighted training materials
  • Carefully selected trainers whose commitment to your learning matches ours
  • Excellent training venues in prime locations
Duration 1 Day
Participants Maximum 15
Prerequisites None
Trainer Certification Available? Yes
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