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Financial literacy – Your business game-changer

Train your non-financial managers in just one day

Whichever industry you’re in, anyone running an SME, larger business or organisation knows that achieving and maintaining financial control is absolutely vital. It means you need to make sure your non-financial managers are financially literate and confident to make the right decisions.

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Introducing Colour AccountingTM

Colour Accounting financial training for non-financial managers is the world renowned one-day course that gives your people all the financial fundamentals in a way that’s enjoyable to learn and super easy to understand. By improving your people’s financial literacy, you’ll improve your business performance.

One Day Workshops do the business

In New Zealand, Colour Accounting one day workshops are brought to you exclusively by ServiceIQ, in partnership with BDO accountants – accredited Colour Accounting workshop leaders.

You can also arrange a one day workshop onsite, and tailored specially for your key people.

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Many benefits for you, your people and your business

After just one day, your people will leave the workshop being able to: 

  • read balance sheets and income statements and understand what they say about the business’s performance
  • manage cash flows by understanding all the levers in the business
  • manage a Profit & Loss statement
  • draw up a budget
  • improve financial controls
  • save costs
  • expand profit margins
  • gain new insights into your business’s finances
  • communicate more powerfully and avoid confusion
  • increase shareholder return
  • align your teams around well understood financial goals

What they say

ServiceIQ and BDO’s Colour Accounting workshops have received 100 per cent approval with Kiwis.

“I have clearer understanding of accounting concepts, increased ability to read financial data and the confidence to interpret that data in order to inform our decisions.

The use of colour to indicate and separate data is inspired and I use this same concept in my own reporting today!”

Hamish Drury – Lubricants Business Manager, Z Energy Limited, Auckland

“Four of my colleagues from our management team also attended and we all benefited from the course. We thought it was well presented and there was nothing scary about the concepts. I would definitely recommend it for people in management roles.”

John Etheridge, Operations Manager, The George Hotel, Christchurch

Who uses Colour Accounting?

Colour Accounting training is used internationally and in New Zealand to upskill non-financial managers working for businesses and organisations of all sizes, including legal firms, government agencies, universities, and not-for-profits.

 Book your places now for 2018


Numbers are strictly limited

This Colour AccountingTM workshop is run by trained experts from BDO, and the cost is $479 plus GST (paid prior to the workshop). Lunch and light morning and afternoon tea refreshments will be served. You may be entitled to a discount as this workshop is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund. Find out more by visiting



2018 Colour Accounting Workshop dates


20 February
12 June
21 August

BNZ Business Partners,
80 Queen Street


1 March

Chapman HR,
56 Waimea Road


21 February
13 June
22 August

BDO Christchurch,
287–293 Durham Street


21 March

ASB Tauranga Boardroom,
518 Cameron Road


22 February
14 June
23 August

BDO Wellington,
50 Customhouse Quay



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Need help?

For further information download the Colour Accounting flyer or contact Nikki Rogers.

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