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Finance, Accounting & Tax

How to Read a Set of Accounts

Course details

Start Date

6 November 2024

CPD Points





Full day (09:30-16:00)


GTA University Centre

Course Overview

For those not used to dealing with accounts, trying to read and interpret a set of accounts can seem a challenge. This course will help you to understand the terminology so that you can understand what you are reading.

Course Content

This course will cover the following topics:

  • The format and content of accounts
  • The directors report
  • The profit and loss account
  • The balance sheet
  • The notes to the accounts
  • Ratio analysis
  • Interpretation of the figures
  • Accounting standards.

Course Benefits

In attending this course you will get to grips with how to read and understand a set of accounts, and understand the terminology involved.

Next Steps

mailto:[email protected]If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 224570.

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Course Tutor

  • Angus Kemp

    Angus Kemp is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been involved in tutoring students in the islands for over 25 years. He came to Guernsey in 1985 after having qualified in Glasgow, and has spent time with Coopers & Lybrand and BDO as well as a spell with ICI. In 1995 he established Offshore Training Consortium in Guernsey, which was subsequently acquired by BPP, and in 2002 he founded his accountancy practice, Kemp & Company Limited. He continues to service his own clients and specialises in audit and assurance services, liquidations and general business advice. Angus’s extensive academic credentials include MA in economics and Politics, Postgraduate Certificate in Accountancy, and a Masters degree in Education.

Upcoming Courses

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