Objectives of the programme:

To equip delegates with a practical appreciation of the fundamentals of finance. At the end of the course delegates will have:

  • An awareness of the presentation and key content elements of an Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Increased understanding of common jargon and accounting terminology
  • An awareness of fundamental accounting principles
  • Increased confidence in contributing to discussions that involve financial matters
  • Understanding of how operational decisions impact on financial performance
  • Appreciation of the difference between profit and cash

Real life examples will be used throughout the training to bring the concepts to life.

This event was recorded 19 April 2024. 


Helen Kerrigan

Helen is a director of Future Finance Training Ltd. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 2001. During her time at KPMG, she audited clients in the retail sector, worked as a forensic accountant on an international project and enjoyed a secondment to Walmart’s commercial finance team, where she focused on budgeting and analysis. On secondment to KPMG’s learning and development team Helen discovered a love of training and had the opportunity to develop her expertise in this area.

Helen designs and delivers training materials for AICPA, ACCA, AAT, CIMA and ICAEW focussing on financial reporting and audit and assurance. She also delivers ‘finance for non-financial managers’ training to major commercial banks and other clients in industry. Recently Helen has been delivering Strategic Business Reporting, Advanced Audit and Assurance train the trainer programmes globally for ACCA.

Helen designs and delivers technical update for accountants working in practice. Recently she has worked with Gateley plc, ACCA, NHS, Centrica, Adidas and Jaguar Land Rover. Most recently for IFRS CPD sessions Helen has been focussing on the exciting topics of revenue recognition, lease accounting and financial instruments.