Corporate Accounts: Financial Awareness For Solicitors

Intended audience:

3 hours

Trainer led group workshop focusing on practical and interactive learning and using a leading plc company as a working model

On completion of this course, delegates will be better able to:

  • Understand the relationship between the financial statements – the income statement, the balance sheet and the cash flow statement
  • Understand the form and content of the annual report and accounts
  • Understand the key financial drivers of a leading plc company
  • Understand the need to increase their knowledge and understanding of financial information to be able to better support the aims and objectives of their commercial clients


  • The Board
  • The key responsibilities of the Board of Directors
  • The financial statements and their context
  • The annual report and accounts
  • The purpose and uses of financial statements
  • The income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements
  • Financial performance – 10 pertinent questions and rations
  • Introduction and context
  • Profitability – is the business sufficiently profitable?
  • Financial strength – how is the business funded?
  • Liquidity and solvency

The success measure for this course are that trainees:

  • Improve their understanding of the form and content of corporate accounts and particularly the form and content of the annual report and accounts
  • Improve their understanding of the context and applicability of financial information to the work that they undertake for commercial clients

Training Team

Module Leader
Andrew Dines

Fresh Professional Development  Ltd, The Forum, 277 London Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9QU
t. 01454 550066, e., w. © Fresh Professional Development Ltd. 2017

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