Mastering Finance for Business Workshop

Overview – This programme covers the fundamentals of finance and will focus on equipping you with an understanding of key financial principles in order to communicate better with accountants, effectively understand the financial management of a business and/ or contribute more effectively to the management team.

Participants will gain a particular understanding of the skills of monitoring and conserving cash flow and be able to analyse your company’s performance, put controls in place and enhance your decision making, spot and manage financial risks and ultimately communicate more effectively in relation to the financial management issues.

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Fundamentals of Business Accounting Course

Overview –In order to function effectively in business, all owner/ managers need to have a good understanding of accounting and finance, how it affects the day-to-day operations of a small company and its importance in the planning and decision-making processes. This course is designed for individuals from non-financial backgrounds to gain a better understanding of the basic principles of business finance and become more confident in addressing matters of a financial nature.

Participants will gain an insight into the financial tools used for day-to-day management of any company’s finances and feel comfortable working with and understanding this information. These skills will enhance their ability to make decisions and to control operations more effectively. 

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Tax and VAT Essentials Workshop

Overview – This programme is designed to enable participants to develop their understanding of the legal taxation requirement for a small business. Participants will gain a working knowledge of Taxation issues and the ways in which to manage accounts and prepare tax accounts. They will be shown the correct assessment forms required by the Revenue and be guided through their completion.

Taxation is the financial lifeblood of any government, and understanding its implications is crucial for business sustainability. We will explore the various types of taxes that can affect your business, including income tax, corporate tax, and sales tax. Our workshop will equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to navigate these complex areas, ensuring compliance and optimizing your financial operations. 

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Why should I choose Optimum Limited training?

Optimum Limited provides a wide range of business development, consultancy and training, accredited and non-accredited to companies across all industry sectors, whilst also offering client-specific and scheduled training programmes. 

Since its establishment in 1990, Optimum has demonstrated a clear correlation between people development and the bottom line. This ethos has helped Optimum in establishing a portfolio of highly reputable clients in the private sector, state and local agencies, universities and professional bodies,nationally and internationally. As a preferred choice provider and partner to many of Ireland’s leading businesses, we have learned that the key to our success is putting their success first. Our focus is on building lasting partnerships that offer positive outcomes and an engaging and rewarding learning experience. 

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Who should apply for this course?

Our finance business course is ideal for individuals seeking to enhance their financial acumen, whether they are aspiring entrepreneurs, current business owners, or professionals looking to deepen their understanding of financial management. It caters to a diverse audience, providing valuable insights and skills to navigate the complex world of finance successfully.

What study options are available for this course?

Many of our courses are now available in a variety of classroom formats. All formats cover the same course content.

Live Virtual Online Classroom

Live lectures are delivered using Zoom ( or MS Teams if requested. During these sessions, your tutors will use interactive learning elements to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their video and microphones so that they can ask questions and enhance peer to peer learning

Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection.

In-Person and Onsite Classroom

Optimum Limited can provide in-company onsite training if requested. If there is not a classroom available, Optimum can provide a training room in the HQ Office in Dublin.

Optimum can also provide training in hotels conference rooms or room hires if requested.

On Demand

On Demand courses enable you to complete your course on your own time. Optimum have an e-learning platform called MyOptimum which includes a library of online on demand training programmes. This learning platform comprises of  pre-recorded videos and interactive powerpoints followed by activities designed to put the new information and concepts into practice through exercises, quizzes, forum participation and other activities.

How will this course benefit me?

Participating in our finance business courses will empower you with the knowledge and tools to make informed financial decisions, boost your business’s profitability, and confidently manage financial challenges. You’ll gain a competitive edge in the business world, increase your financial literacy, and position yourself for greater career opportunities and success.

What are my payment and funding options?

Payment Options:

Payments can be made by EFT, PayPal or Stripe. If you need to pay by other forms of payment, please enquire with us and we can let you know if this is possible.

Funding Options:

Due to our experience and reputation, Optimum are part of many panels that provide funding opportunities to businesses in different sectors. Funding can range from 10% – 35% subsidy. Contact the Optimum Team for further information.

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How do I apply?

If you have any queries and require further information, we would be happy to chat to you. Contact us directly at or talk to our team at (01) 672 8628

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