About the subject

Accountant in Business will teach you how businesses operate effectively, efficiently and ethically and will show the critical role finance professionals play in achieving this. You’ll understand business in the context of its environment, including economic, legal and regulatory influences on aspects like governance, employment, health and safety, data protection and security.


Section A

The Business Organisation, it's Stakeholders and the External Environment

Understand the purpose and types of businesses and how they interact with key stakeholders and the external environment.
Section B

Business organisational structure, functions and governance

Understand business organisation structure, functions and the role of corporate governance
Section C

Accounting and Reporting Systems, Controls and Compliance

Recognise the function of accountancy and audit in communicating, reporting and assuring financial information and in effective financial control and compliance
Section D

Leading and Managing Individuals and Teams

Recognise the principles of authority and leadership and how teams and individuals are recruited, managed, motivated and developed.
Section E

Personal Effectiveness and Communication

Understand the importance of personal effectiveness as the basis for effective team and organisational behaviour.
Section F

Professional Ethics in Accounting and Business

Recognise that all aspects of business and finance should be conducted in a manner which complies with and is in the spirit of accepted professional ethics and professional values

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Kevin McNamee

Kevin has a Masters in Information Technology and a 1st class honours ‘business management‘ degree. His background is in Cost & Management and Financials accounting, Business Systems management and leading systems implementation projects. He has worked across large multinationals in the FMCG sector to various small high Growth business start-ups. He also specialises in aligning software systems (e.g. accounting) to the actual operations and procedures.

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