Accounting & Finance for Non-specialists

8 weeks, starting 9th July 
Tues, Thurs and Sat (3PM - 5PM) | PKR 8,000

What you'll learn

  • Interpret financial statements of SMEs and companies.
  • Conduct a small scale financial analysis of accounting data.
  • Understand the benefits of real-time double entry accounting system in businesses especially SMEs.
  • Use management accounting techniques for routine business operations.

About this Course

Course Overview

The course is designed for non-specialists who do not have formal education of business accounting and finance.The non-specialists may be from any wake of life; an entrepreneur running small and medium size business, a government official managing state-owned enterprises, a retired bureaucrat managing a company, an expert sitting on the board of directors of a company, an engineer who is about to kick off a startup, a doctor running a clinic, and a student of other disciplines etc.

The course of six weeks (18 hours) is bifurcated into two parts. The first section focus on the activities of accounting/finance in small and medium businesses; whereas, the second part gives a flavor of accounting and finance at corporation (or company) level. 

Course fee

PKR 8,000 for 6 weeks (1.5 months)



Dr. Naimat Ullah Khan is an Assistant Professor at University of Peshawar, Pakistan. For the past sixteen years, he has been a scholar, researcher, and teacher at the university level in the field of finance and accounting. He was awarded his doctorate degree from the University of Dundee, UK. In addition, he has gained twelve months Fulbright Post-Doctorate fellowship at the University of Kentucky and the University of Alabama (both in the U.S.A.). Along with Fulbright Fellowship, he remained an ‘Associate Visiting Scholar’ at the South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is an Associate Editor of Qualitative Research in Financial Markets (Emerald Publishing UK) and member of the editorial board of Journal of Asia Business Studies. His principal research interests lie in the field of financial accounting, corporate finance, Islamic finance and political economy. He is a recipient of three awards in the categories of Highly Commend Paper of 2013, Outstanding Reviewer of 2014 and 2020 in Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. He regularly visits Pakistan Provincial Service Academy Peshawar for delivering training sessions at Pre-Service Course for Provincial Management Service (PMS), KP. 

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Course Outline

Week 1
(03 Hours) Financial Accounting
Introduction of Accounting and Finance
The difference between Accounting and Finance
Types of Accounting and Accounts International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) vs. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Overview of software such as QuickBooks, Peachtree etc.
Week 1
Weeks 2
(03 Hours) Financial Statement
Accounting Cycle (include Journal, Ledger, Trial Balance, Measuring Business Income, Financial Accounts)
Financial Statements
Statement of Financial Performance (Income Statement/Profit & Loss Account)
Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet)
The Accounting Equation
Weeks 2
Weeks 3
(03 Hours) Management Accounting
Introduction to Management/Managerial Accounting
Difference among Management, Cost and Financial Accountings
Why management accounting is important for entrepreneurs?
Management accounting for Costing, Planning, Controlling and Evaluation
Preparation of Income Statement
Cost of Goods Sold Statement
Weeks 3
Week 4
(03 Hours) Managerial Accounting Techniques
Activity Based Costing (ABC) and Activity Based Management (ABM)
Break-Even and Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
Economic Order Quantity
Just-In-Time System
Balanced Scorecard
Week 4
Week 5
(03 Hours) Finance for Entrepreneurs/Start-ups
Financial aspect of business plan
Financing sources – venture capitalist; business angels; grants; entrepreneurs own finance; Asset–Based Lenders; Venture Leasing; Franchising; Corporate Venturing; Trade Credit; Government Programs; Factoring; Mezzanine Capital; Nonpublic Debt; Public Debt; Private Placements of Equity and Debt; Initial Public Offering; and Direct Public Offering and Islamic mode of financing etc.
Different methods of startup valuation
Week 5
Week 6
(03 Hours): Corporate Finance
What makes entrepreneurial finance different from corporate finance?
Formation of company (Article of Association and memorandum of Association)
What is meant by shares or share capital?
Making calculated investments
Week 6

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you enroll, you can get a 100% refund if you withdraw after the first lesson. We do not offer refunds after that.
No. This is a progressive learning course so enrollments for one week are not allowed.
Yes, this is a 100% online course.

The course is designed for non-specialists who do not have formal education of business accounting and finance. This course covers a broad range of topics in accounting and finance in a way that non-specialists can understand and apply these concepts in real life. If you find accounting and finance daunting, this is a chance for you to understand the basics without getting overwhelmed.

No background knowledge of accounting and finance is necessary for this course. Minimum education should be F.Sc, A-levels or equivalent.

Yes, but there are a few conditions. You must complete all the assignments, have at least 75% attendance, and have scored reasonably well on your quizzes. This is just for us to ensure that you can grasp the fundamentals of accounting and finance before we certify you.