Non-accounting executives have increasingly found the need to fully understand audited financial statements (AFS). Whether in the course of their advisory services or simply for the need to know what actually is relevant, the true knowledge of what the AFS presents has become indispensable in any meaningful conversation on relevant organisation. For example, more lawyers continue to act as company secretaries with the responsibility of co-signing the AFS; more litigation attorneys either have to prosecute or defend winding-up cases on the basis of the failing financial health of a business; more shareholders, directors, competitors, government officials and business affairs enthusiasts must importantly understand what is going on financially with an organisation of interest. The ability to read, understand, and interrogate the AFS is a skill that must be learnt, hence the need to teach it. Teaching it to non-accounting executives comes with its peculiar skill that the proposed Training on AFS Non-Accounting Executives (the Training) is prepared and designed to provide.

Concept + Objectives

The Training is designed as a set of 10 discourses – a short introductory discourse + 9 discourses on each of the components of the typical AFS. The discourses are designed to engage participants on each of the issues they need to highlight, understand, and interrogate on each component of the AFS. It is expected that each Participant, should, at the end of the Training be able to fully understand and interrogate the typical AFS.


The Training is a practical/interactive virtual course that is delivered through a model AFS and Course Modules (Annexure 1) that will be shared with participants ahead of the Training. Each of the components of the typical AFS will be deconstructed, understood, and interrogated through each of the Modules that make up the Training. The Modules will each be facilitated by seasoned Trainers – the professional biographies of our potential Trainers are set out in Annexure 2.

The 10 Modules that make up the Training will be delivered over a period of 13 hours in 2 days. A 1-hour assessment to test the knowledge of participants will be optionally available at the end of the Training.

Course Fee:

Training Fee is ₦200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) per Participant. Discount is available for organisations that register 3 or more Participants.