The Australian Share market is dynamic. Every trading day thousands of shares are bought and sold on the Australian Stock Exchange. This programme takes you back to the basics of the share market and answers questions such as why investors buy and sell shares and how share prices are determined. Strategies for investors are provided as well as information on how to read share tables in newspapers and evaluate the success of a share portfolio. This programme includes case studies and interviews with specialists within the stock broking world. Show Less
This short yet comprehensive video introduces the balance sheet as a snapshot measure of what a business owns and owes. With visual examples of a working balance sheet and discussion of its importance and applications courtesy of industry experts, senior secondary and TAFE students of Accounting and Business will find it to be a valuable resource. Show Less
Presenting clear and consise definitions of a balance sheet's key components by industry experts, this short video will aid students in senior secondary and TAFE Accounting and Business courses to understand the difference between current and non-current assets and liabilities, and what significance the monetary values placed on these items have on a business's financial position. Show Less
The owner of a small manufacturing business finds himself in a typical predicament: sales are up 50 per cent on the previous year but profits are down. His more knowledgeable friend is able to explain that the increase, and the extra expenditure it incurred, were not previewed in the original budget - indeed, the budget appears to have been ignored altogether. He explains where the owner went wrong and why his working goals cannot be separated from financial realities. This humorous program uses clear examples aided by graphics to teach all managers, including those with no prior knowledge, to appreciate the importance of budgets to business activity, and guides them on how to construct and control a budget. Featuring John Cleese and John Bird. Show Less
Cash flow is integral to any business and ensuring that more cash flows in than flows out is the fundamental rule of successful operations. An ideal resource for senior secondary and TAFE students of Accounting and Business, this video explores the difference between cash and profit and looks at what should be included in the different areas of a cash flow statement. Show Less
Without positive cash flow, businesses can find themselves in a dire financial situation: a cash flow crisis. This video looks at the cash flow forecast as a way for a business to predict its expenses and revenue and put effective measures in place to manage them for an improved financial position. Accounting and Business students in senior secondary and TAFE courses will find this to be a practical and informative resource. Show Less
Three factors determine profit - cost, price and volume. What isn't so simple is balancing the relationship between the three. If the mere mention of fixed and variable costs, break-even points, contribution, depreciation, or marginal and total absorption costing, brings a glazed look to your eyes it is likely that you need to see this witty and brilliantly simple explanation! Using plain English and humour, this programme will teach those with no prior knowledge of finance how to calculate costs and to understand the importance of controlling expenditure and revenue. Starring John Cleese, this training video will teach managers how to control the relationship between cost, price and volume. Show Less
Using clothing and music store Euphemism as a case study, this programme looks at the fundamental issues of financial budgets including why businesses have budgets, the importance of budgets, the budgeting process, the length of a budget period and planning and evaluation of budgets. Show Less
This programme provides students with the basic knowledge about making transactions, using the banking system and budgeting.
The first part of this programme looks at mobile phones, their features and potential traps for young buyers. The second part looks at consumers’ rights and the role of the ACCC in protecting consumers.
KPMG is one of the world's largest professional services firms, providing audit, tax, and advisory services to businesses across the globe. Join KPMG's Ben Skarrasbrek and Alexi Terrovex as they take us on a virtual tour of financial planning and management in large organisations. We start with common financial roles and duties, and establish the vital importance of developing good cash flow, liquidity and return on capital investment. Then we engage in an in-depth audit of the planning cycle, from addressing the current financial position and developing a business plan, through monitoring cash flows and financial reporting, to maintaining financial controls and minimising risk. Show Less
Accounting reports convey information about cash, profit and financial position to the owner and key stakeholders of a business. This programme explores the content and format of the three key accounting reports: The cash flow statement, Profit and Loss Statement and Balance Sheet. Insights are provided from real business owners / managers about how these reports are used within the business for analysis and decision making. If you are just starting to learn about accounting reports or need a refresher, this programme will clearly illustrate the placement of items in each report. Show Less
This programme outlines the fundamental issue of financial stability including concepts such as stability, cash budgets, working capital ratio, quick asset ratio, efficiency measures and solvency.
This programme offers a basic understanding of how businesses obtain finance. It contains excellent graphics and features interviews with executives from the stock exchange (AXS), the Bendigo Bank and Were Stockbrokers.
This fully animated programme will surprise viewers with the latest scientific research about happiness, that one of the best ways to achieve it is through caring for others and wanting to help them. This is a superb session starter or training aid for customer service, teamwork or leadership development. The story of Dooley, the kangaroo… Dooley has lost his hop. It is not that he is depressed…he is just not ‘hoppy’ at work. Not much good for a kangaroo! He goes to see Valmay, the koala bear Motivational Specialist. Dooley thinks that more pay and a promotion will increase his hoppiness. But Valmay tells him about the latest scientific research. The surprise is that caring for others and helping them will increase your happiness! Through a series of exercises, Valmay helps Dooley see how he can apply this simple principle to his work. By caring for customers and supporting fellow team members, Dooley discovers that he feels better…both psychologically and physically. He goes back to his team to share this powerful message, and together they all come up with a range of practical ideas for implementing this powerful insight. AWARDS * Certificate of Honorable Mention - Colombus International Film & Video Festival, 2003 Show Less
Leaders in the workplace are often managers and supervisors, but they can be found at all levels within an organisation. This programme investigates leadership traits and explores strategies for enhancing leadership potential. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their own behaviour and to consider personal development pathways. This programme will benefit decision-makers, managers and team leaders and those aspiring to leadership roles. Show Less
In this programme, Investment Advisor Freda Miriklis, shares her top three tips to help manage personal finances. We can all take more control of our finances - even if we don’t earn a lot of money. It comes down to understanding our expenses and making informed decisions. Freda Miriklis defines good debt, bad debt and outlines a practical approach to savings and expenditure. This programme will help us to evaluate our essential needs and determine the right time to spend money on non-essentials. Show Less
This programme addresses two increasingly common occurrences in the business world - the merger of two or more companies/firms or the acquisition process. Using real life case studies, we examine the merge between SPC/Ardmona and the acquisition of PSB by OAMPS. The programme covers the pressures that led to the changes, the way in which the change process was managed and criteria by which the success of the changes could be evaluated. Show Less
This short video introduces the profit and loss statement as one measure of a business's performance. Though visual examples and succinct explanations by industry experts, students taking Accounting and Business courses at the senior secondary and TAFE level will learn how revenue and expenses are reported and the importance of the resulting statement for business owners, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders. Show Less
In this video, senior secondary and TAFE students of Accounting and Business will find accessible and contextual definitions by industry experts of three key accounting terms - revenue, expenses and profit - and how these factors interrelate in profit and loss statement calculations. Show Less
In this programme, see how business resources including sales revenue, gross profit ratio, net profit ratio and expense and sales ratio are used to evaluate profit. The programme also looks at the return on owner’s investment, the return on owner’s assets, ratio analysis and the limitations of its use. Show Less
Starting and operating any business is not simply a case of putting up a sign or registering a website and declaring yourself open for business. In the establishment of any enterprise, capital is needed before any doors open, phones ring or hits start appearing on the website. Likewise for established businesses, growth, expansion or diversification requires finance – and it’s got to come from somewhere. This film examines the various sources of finance available to businesses. Barry Morse from the Cardiff Business School, in conjunction with a presenter, takes us through a range of sources of finance including shareholder funds, venture capital, silent partnerships, banks, trade credit and factoring. There is also a bonus section on hiring and leasing. This informative programme is an essential resource for all students of business and business management at senior secondary and FE levels. Show Less
This programme explores the reasons a business needs cash and common sources of finance available for businesses to access cash.
Financial information is at the very core of business operations. But many business owners, managers and executives are in the dark when it comes to the terms and phrases of financial information and how they relate to business management and performance. Glenyce Johnson, Managing Director of Peregrine Adventures, offers plain English explanations of some critical elements of financial information. Financial information explained: * Budget * P&L * Profit * The bottom line * Forecasts * Cash flow * Assets and liabilities * Balance sheet * Debtors and creditors * Financial management KPIs Show Less