A carefully structured introduction to the world of finance that teaches the structure, terminology, and way of thinking of business finance and reporting.

A stand-alone course which is also recognised as a qualifying module for the CPPF (Certificate Programme in Practical Finance)

Course Details

2018 Course dates: 15 – 18 Jan 2018 | 19 – 22 Feb 2018 | 16 – 19 April 2018 | 02 – 05 July 2018 | 13 – 16 August 2018 | 10 – 13 September 2018 | 08 – 11 October 2018 |

2019 Course dates: 14 – 17 January 2019 | 18 – 21 February 2019 | 08 – 11 April 2019 | 01 – 04 July 2019 | 09 – 12 September 2019 | 07 – 10 October 2019 |

Course Venue: Quickbooks, Zulberg Close, Bruma, Johannesburg

Course Fees: R15 400 plus VAT (R17 710) per delegate. Fees include material, lunches, teas and secure parking. (NB: This course can also be run on an in-house basis, in which case the fees and dates are negotiable).

In-house customised programmes and 1-on-1 sessions are also possible. Contact Us

Course Description

This four-day financial management course is the pathway into finance, moving slowly in a carefully structured progression, with plenty of practical exercises each step along the way.

By leading you gradually into the world of finance, it not only teaches the structure and terminology of business finance, but opens your mind to the way of thinking that is specific to financial reporting. It covers sufficient ground for you to feel confident in discussing financial results, and moves slowly enough for you to retain what you have learnt.

  • Recognised as a qualifying module for the CPPF programme;
  • A pathway into finance, moving slowly in a carefully structured progression;
  • Learn the structure and terminology of business finance;
  • Opens the mind to the way of thinking that is specific to financial reporting.

Successful candidates will receive a certificate from Johannesburg School of Finance which will also confirm the completion of one module of the School’s Certificate Programme in Practical Finance (CPPF). The CPPF is a unique qualification comprising a series of four-day modules in practical financial management designed to develop excellent skills for effective business decisions.

Click here for an overview of the full CPPF programme

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The Course Presenter:

John Mitchell

John Mitchell worked for Gold Fields Mining and Development for 12 years. During this period he designed and instituted a job evaluation system, personally presenting skills training courses to the management and staff of the mines. As Group Personnel Officer, he developed his natural rapport with people as well as his presentation skills.
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Johannesburg School of Finance (Pty) Ltd is accredited through FASSET, the South African SETA for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and Other Financial Services (accreditation number 585/00187/05) and has a Level 4 (100%) BEE rating.