Accounting, Business and Management

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Our Accounting, Business and Management courses are designed to train a good head for numbers, an understanding of marketing and develop natural leadership skills. 

Guest lectures delivered by industry-based speakers, enterprise challenges and visits to related organisations will enhance your knowledge of the world of business, tourism management, enterprise and finance.

Our Accounting courses offer you the opportunity to develop bookkeeping skills with local businesses, gaining experience of an accountancy environment. We also have fantastic links with the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, local accountancy firms and awarding bodies.

On our Business and Management course, you will cover business law, how to manage a team and understand contemporary business practices. Upon successful completion of this course, you could go into self-employment, join a business start-up, or enrol on to a graduate scheme.

Finally, our Tourism and Hospitality Management course offers work-based learning and employability skills, learning how to organise and manage your own event, with the option to study modules such as international food management or airport and airline operations. You will be entitled Associate Member status of Sheffield Hallam University, offering access to their resources.

“I worked as an Accountant and Company Auditor for 10 years prior to teaching – this was in the Medical Industry and Private Training Industry. I decided to teach to offer my knowledge to others, and have been teaching for seven years.”

Conal White
Conal White Curriculum Team Leader in Accounting

FUTURE CAREERS IN ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

The accounting, business and management sector is ideal for those who are organised and have an interest in budget management and marketing.

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Finance Officer

Average salary - £25,200

Finance Officers help to manage the finances of an organisation by overseeing book-keeping, general accounting and other financial and related clerical functions.

Day-to-day tasks**
  • Recording financial transactions on computer systems
  • Producing financial forecasts and carrying out financial audits
  • Dealing with payroll, invoices, expenses and VAT
  • Resolving payment queries for external contractors
  • Creating monthly, quarterly and annual budget reports
  • Presenting report findings to finance managers
Working environments

Primarily office based.

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Event Manager

Average salary - £26,700

Event Managers organise and coordinate events, business conferences and exhibitions and run promotional, business and social events.

Day-to-day tasks**
  • Plan events to cater for a clients brief, within a set budget and timescale
  • Research venues, contacts and suppliers, and negotiate prices
  • Book venues, entertainment, equipment and supplies
  • Oversee the design of publicity material and promote events
  • Sell exhibition stand space and arrange sponsorship deals
  • Follow health, safety and insurance regulations
Working environments

At an office, event venue or a client’s business. The role may require travel and nights away from home.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the accounting, business and management sector include*:

  • Communications
  • Sales
  • Management
  • Customer Services
  • Detail Oriented

What our students say

“I worked as an Accountant and Company Auditor for 10 years prior to teaching – this was in the Medical Industry and Private Training Industry. I decided to teach to offer my knowledge to others, and have been teaching for seven years.”

Conal White
Conal White Curriculum Team Leader in Accounting

“The tutors create a great support network, and everybody is really helpful. I get to learn new things and meet new people.”

Natalie Jarvis
Natalie Jarvis ACCA (FIA) Level 4 Diploma in Accounting and Business