events | 01 February 2021

Accounting and Finance for non-Accountants

Accounting and Finance are essential elements of every business. Yet employees who do not have a financial background may struggle to understand certain concepts or meanings. This course is intended to equip participants who may not feel very confident in accounting and finance with a solid understanding of financial concepts and terminology.  

Course Description:

Without going into excessive technical detail, the course helps attendees to familiarise themselves with the most important terms and meanings, enables them to explain the financial reporting process, to identify the components of financial statements and to understand and apply accruals and prepayments. The course also delves into the distinction between tangible and Intangible assets, liabilities and equity while providing a good overview of the components of cash flows and what each component means to the business. Participants will also develop a good understanding of how to interpret financial statements through ratio analysis, how to use Budgeting as a planning and control tool and how to apply accounting and finance techniques for decision-making.

The full breakdown of all the modules is provided here.

Target Audience:

The course is aimed primarily for non-accountants and those who do not have a financial background. It may also appeal to others who have a basic understanding of accounting and finance but who wish to refresh their minds on the key terms and concepts and on the usefulness of financial information for a business.

Learning Outcomes:

The main learning outcomes of this course include:

  1. Developing an understanding of the key concepts and terminology in accounting and finance;
  2. Gaining an overview of the financial reporting process and the components of financial statements;
  3. Understanding and distinguishing between accruals, prepayments, tangible and intangible assets, liabilities and equity;
  4. Interpreting financial statements, including the importance and reporting of cash flows;
  5. Using financial information for planning, control and decision-making.


No prior knowledge of finance and accounting is required, but participants possessing this prior knowledge can use this course as a refresher to the most important concepts in accounting and finance.


Session 1: 10/01/2022, 13:30 – 17:15
Session 2: 17/01/2022, 13:30 – 17:15
Session 3: 24/01/2022, 13:30 – 17:15
Session 4: 31/01/2022, 13:30 – 17:15
Session 5: 07/02/2022, 13:30 – 17:15

VenueLive online session – details of how to join the meeting will be sent once registration is complete

Fee: €250

Funding: This course is also eligible for the ‘Investing in Skills’ Scheme, managed by Jobsplus. Learn more here.

CPE Hours:

This course qualifies for 17.5 hours of structured CPE which can be classified as Core Competency. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the session.

Kindly note that this session entitles the attendee to 17.5 KPMG Loyalty Rewards. After collecting 60 Loyalty Rewards, attendees will be entitled to a free CPE session of their choosing. Visit our Loyalty Rewards page to learn more.

Moreover, for every three courses booked from our KPMG Learning Suites, attendees receive a discount voucher of 40% to be redeemed on their next course purchased from any Learning Suite!

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  • Malta Employers' Associations
  • Malta Association of Credit Management