Co-operative Assistance Network Limited

Finance, Introduction to workshop

This workshop is designed for people taking on positions of financial responsibility in co-operatives and social enterprises. It takes them from basic concepts through to financial control and management, ensuring that they understand the difference between cash flow and profit and loss. It equips them with the terminology they will need to deal confidently with professionals and enables them to specify the investment needs of their enterprise. This is one of our most popular workshops and has been developed interactively with the needs of the client group.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, the students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of finance
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of financial measurement
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what the limitations are
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of accounting
  • Use some important tools of financial analysis
  • Specify investment and funding needs

Workshop Duration

This workshop is designed to be delivered in a full day.

Please note that it may not be possible to achieve all the learning objectives in shorter versions of workshops.


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Co-operative Assistance Network Limited

is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014

 No. 30714R 

Registered address: 1-3 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AA
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