ACC02 – Accounting: Problem solving techniques

Course Presenter: H. Engelbrecht/P. Knoetze

Duration: 5 hours

Maximum Attendees: 30

Course Level: Intermediate

Costs: (FCS Clients, NIPA, ICAN) not presented in 2019

Costs: (all others) not presented in 2019

Who should attend:  Accounting Trainees; Bookkeeping staff; Client processing staff.


This presentation is a practical workshop on how to:

  1. Get any reconciliation to balance, then applying appropriate action to resolve reconciling items where required.
  2. What is a reconciliation and why is it done;
  3. Reconciling any two sets of numbers;
  4. Step-by-step: Avoid distractions, keep focused;
  5. Verifying your reconciling items, take action;
  6. Common problem areas when doing:
  7. Opening Balance reconciliations;
  8. Bank reconciliations;
  9. Creditors reconciliations;
  10. Intercompany account reconciliations;
  11. Balancing any financial report being prepared from underlying information, finding mistakes on out-of-balance reports swiftly;
  12. Analytical review – how to perform and which criteria to set and which ratios to use; quick check on finance charges;
  13. Preparing financial information from incomplete records – detailed guide;
  14. The last 5 minutes of every job are the most important ones.