Finance & Accounting for Office Administrators & Secretaries Course

No Date Location Register
1 01 - 03 Jul 2020 Malang Register
2 14 - 16 Oct 2020 Jakarta Register


This seminar provides an introduction to finance and accounting for those who have no prior knowledge of this business area. The trainee will gain a clear understanding of the essential terminology of finance and accounting. They will also learn the principles and techniques of accounting systems through practical examples and exercises.The trainee be encouraged to make the link between the training room and your office and organisation. The programme will utilise a range of learning methodologies, including short presentations with opportunity for question and answer, exercises and mini cases to develop knowledge and skills, and group discussions where you can share your opinions and experiences with your fellow delegates.



By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Analysing business performances and position
  • Use the budget knowledge to achieve overall business targets and objectives
  • Know the basic principles of accounting clearly
  • Understand the principles of accounting for routine business transactions
  • Be able to analyse and compare company performance using basic ratios
  • Understand how costing and budgeting techniques can help the company to maintain efficiency and profitability


  • Secretaries
  • Office administrators
  • Personal assistants, and executive assistants
  • Administrative professionals and support staff
  • Anyone wishing to increase or update their awareness and understanding of finance and accounting methods and terminology



  • The key financial statements
    • Understanding the accounting cycle
    • The five main accounts in financial statements
    • Income statement: tool for performance measurement
      • Accrual basis versus cash basis
    • Balance sheet: tool for financial position
      • The balanced status
    • Statement of owners’ equity
    • Statement of cash flows: cash is king
    • Wrapping-up: the cycle of financial statements
    • External and internal auditors’ responsibilities
  • Analysis of financial statements
    • Why are ratios useful
    • Horizontal and trend analysis
    • Vertical analysis: common size statements
      • Common size financial statements
    • Building blocks analysis and reading through the numbers:
      • Liquidity ratios: ability to settle short-term dues
      • Solvency ratios: ability to settle long-term dues
      • Activity ratios: ability to manage assets efficiently
      • Profitability ratios
      • Limitations of financial ratio analysis
  • Operating budget process and techniques
    • What is an operating budget
    • Steps to budget development
    • Master budget components
      • Sales forecasting
    • Approaches to budgeting
      • Incremental budgeting
      • Zero-based budgeting
    • Budgetary control and correctio