SHP Financial Training has partnered with the Brazilian Federation of Accounting Service Companies and Advisory, Expertise, Information and Research Companies (FENACON) to offer the Certified Advanced English for Business and Accounting course on the FENACON International Desk Academy online platform.

Course Objective

The course equips finance professionals with the technical English language skills to:

  • Prepare for Certified Business Valuation & Financial Modelling course and/or ACCA and CFA Program.
  • Improve technical knowledge.
  • Improve performance in interviews.
  • Interact more effectively with clients or colleagues in English.
  • Read and understand reports in English.
  • Give better presentations in English.
  • Gain confidence.

After completing the course, students will know and understand the key terms in English necessary to talk about the business environment, budgeting, financial statements and business valuation.


Course Programme

The course includes the following modules:

  1. Effective Introductions (Elevator Pitch) and Tips for Mastering English
  2. The Purpose and Types of Business Organisation
  3. The Operation and Scope of the Tax System
  4. Types of Capital and the Financing of Companies
  5. The Budgeting Process
  6. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) – Revenue Recognition (IFRS 15)
  7. Interpretation of Financial Statements
  8. Value for Money (VFM) – Economy, Efficiency and Effectiveness
  9. International Standards on Auditing and Audit Opinions
  10. Investment Appraisal
  11. Business Valuation
  12. Effective Written Communication


Target Audience

Finance professionals with Upper Intermediate / Advanced English.


Course Methodology

The course is conducted in the form of distance learning, with an initial assessment, 12 modular video classes of approximately 30 minutes each, slides and supporting course material, a weekly interactive forum where students can get their questions answered by the course instructor, and a final assessment and certificate issued electronically for students scoring more than 50%.

Students can watch the video classes as many times as they want from any location with internet access.