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Business accounting, the essentials Training

Hands-on course
Duration : 3 days
Ref : IIG
Price  2021 : Contact us
  • Program
  • Participants / Prerequisite
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Initiation into corporate management, from logs to major accounting documents: Balance sheet, profit and loss account, cash statement. Notions of cost accounting: Costing, profitability analysis and solvency analysis Awareness of statistical risk analysis (scoring).

Learning objectives

  • Understand the environment and know the main legal rules relating to corporate management.
  • Awareness of the various components and operation of an accounting system
  • Make accounting entries and balance them
  • Perform costing using multiple methods: Full, partial, or specific costs.
  • Determine profitability thresholds and calculate a solvency ratio

General framework of corporate management

  • The company and its environment.
  • Different legal structures for a company.

Learning about corporate management documents

  • Balance sheet.
  • Profit and loss account.
  • Cash flow statement.

Hands-on work
Case study Create a balance sheet and a profit and loss account.

Accounts and managerial elements: How they operate

  • Principle and role of general accounting.
  • Overview of the accounting system: Logs, T-accounts, general ledger, balance.
  • Spotlight on balance sheet items.
  • Spotlight on profit and loss account items.

Hands-on work
Case study Accounting document analysis (General ledger, balance sheet, etc.). Design an accounting entry. Create a balance sheet.

From general accounting to cost accounting

  • Switching from the notion of expenses (by type) to the notion of costs (by purpose).
  • Method for calculating costs.
  • Fundamental analyses: Relevant costs and decision tools.


  • Different methods: Total, partial, and specific costs.
  • Calculating margins.
  • Analyzing and evaluating inventories: The "first in, first out" method, the weighted average unit cost method.

Hands-on work
Case study Calculate costs.

Profitability and solvency analysis

  • Determining the profitability threshold or "break-even" point.
  • Defining and calculating profitability and solvency ratios.
  • Building and explaining scorecards.

Hands-on work
Case study Calculate profitability ratios. Analyze various scorecards.

Method for scoring companies

  • Bank of France method.

Hands-on work
Case study Analyze a document showing a company's risk.

Participants / Prerequisite

» Participants

Anyone who wants to learn the basics of corporate management and accounting..

» Prerequisite

No particular knowledge.

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Time schedule

Generally, courses take place from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30.
However, on the first day attendees are welcomed from 8:45, and there is a presentation of the session between 9:15 and 9:30.
The course itself begins at 9:30. For the 4- or 5-day hands-on courses, the sessions finish at 15:30 on the last day
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