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Analyse Financial Reports and Budgets


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

You don’t need to be an expert in finance to appreciate the importance of understanding key financial and accounting terms. This online professional development course is ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of financial reports and understand budgets better.

Analyse Financial Reports and Budgets is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to analyse reports and budgets as a member of a board of governance of an organisation. This online business analysis course will teach you how to manage a range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate financial information in order to monitor and improve organisational performance.

On completion of this course, you will gain a solid foundation knowledge in financial reports and budgets.

Course Structure

Unit - Analyse financial reports and budgets

  • Review financial reports and budgets
  • Obtain revenue / expenditure
  • Requests and predications
  • Obtaining information from auditor
  • Future organisational operations
  • Business planning
  • Event / activity program budget
  • Financial management plan
  • HR management plan
  • Using financial statements
  • Review budgets and cash flows
  • Balance sheet
  • Profit and loss statement
  • Asset register
  • Budgets and actuals
  • Monitor revenue and expenditure
  • Monitoring and reporting systems
  • Establish procedures
  • Registered clubs
  • Core property
  • Compare income and expenditure
  • Examine discrepancies
  • Examine variances to the budget
  • Action on variances
  • Regular reports to indicate fluctuations
  • Financial statements for discussion
  • Profitability ratios
  • Capital requirements
  • Consultants
  • Contract for goods and services
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Salaries
  • Vehicle costs
  • Approve final budgets
  • Present final budget
  • Reporting requirements
  • Director’s declaration and report
  • Auditors report
  • Clubs- registered clubs and insolvency
  • Incorporated associations


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




Professional Development for:-

  • Accounts administrator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial Accountant
  • Accounts Officer
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only