English for Finance & Accountancy

Level 2

20-30 x 90 Minute Module

The material used in this course is NOT meant to teach the skills of finance and accountancy, but to learn the vocabulary used when talking about finance and accountancy in English.

After this course the participant has the opportunity to take the "TOEIC" — Test of English for International Communication.

The course embraces the following — and more as required:

  • Tenses and Grammar:
A quick review of the main forms
  • Finance Themes:
The “financial climate“
Funding the business
Financial measurements
Financial analysis
Standards and compliances
Taxation and valuation
  • Communication Skills:
Polite requests and questioning techniques
Asking for and giving advice, recommendations and opinions
Agreeing and disagreeing tactfully, interrupting
Persuasion techniques
  • Writing Skills:
Writing reports and recommendations
Writing effective emails
  • Telephone Skills:
Principles of effective telephoning
Role plays: Typical finance scenarios on the phone
  • Presentation Skills:
Principles of effective presentations
Describing trends, forecasts and financial reviews
Describing visuals – graphs and charts
  • Meetings & Negotiations:
Principles of effective meetings and negotiations
Phrases used in chairing effective meetings
Phases of a meeting and negotiation
Different negotiating styles
Role plays: mini-meetings and negotiations
  • Intercultural Skills:
An insight into the intercultural differences when dealing with global business partners and colleagues
Case studies: Concept of time and contracts around the world