Colour Accounting

Colour Accounting is our finance for non-finance managers course.
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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.

“This is a very powerful course that can be delivered to anyone. Everyone can take something new away from this.”
 – Rebecca Elmore, Head of Operations Finance, Greencore

Course objectives:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the Balance Sheet.
  • Understand how the P&L connects with the Balance Sheet.
  • Get clarity on Assets, Liabilities, Equity, Revenue & Expenses.
  • Understand the Value Cycle of business.
  • Learn how to ‘speak finance’ and how to avoid communication pitfalls.
  • How cash flow is reported.
  • Analyse financial statements of a business and identify risk areas, performance changes, and opportunities for improvement.

What to expect:

The Colour Accounting course is split up into three modules. The first module prepares learners for this different learning journey, the second module teaches students to literally account for transactions and the third module is case study based where learners put their new skills into action.

Details and Costs:

Duration 1-day course
Course size Maximum 15 participants
Price From £270 + VAT per person

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.

Who should attend a Colour Accounting course?

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.

What you will learn in a Colour Accounting course:

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. 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)
In House Courses

In House Courses

Our Colour Accounting course is available in-house. You choose the date, location and time of your courses to suit your schedule. We will send all materials and an accredited trainer saving you employee travel and accommodation expenses.

From £270 +VAT per person

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Public Courses

Public Courses

We use quality venues such as the Henley Business School in the South East, Ettington Chase in the Midlands and etc Venues in central London. Free wifi, lunch and refreshments are all included with the course.

From £450 +VAT per person

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Trainer Certification

Trainer Certification

You can become accredited as a trainer if you see this sign. Each Certification begins with the full version of your chosen course, followed by intensive training in the presentation, practice and facilitation.

From £3,450 +VAT per person

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