Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

Course Overview

The main purpose of the course is to get insight into the important elements of financial statement analysis and assist the participants to develop the required skills and capabilities which will enable them to ask the right questions in order to see the risk that businesses and investors face.

This course will also provide the participants with the analytical framework and tools for analyzing and exploiting the information about profit and risk in the corporate financial statements.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Categorize the core functions of accounting information which will help them in the decision making process
  • Explain the financial statement elements
  • Conduct financial performance analysis

Course Contents

  • Introduction of the Workshop

  • Accounting Role in Decision Making Process
    • Accounting role in decision making
    • Classify accounting information

  • Financial Statement Elements
    • Balance sheet
    • Statement of income
    • Statement of cash flow
    • Financial statement notes

  • Analysis of Financial Statements
    • Analysis techniques introduction
    • Practice analysis: profitability, liquidity, business cycle and financial risk
    • Concluding remarks and wrap-up

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

Advanced Financial Statement Analysis course is for the owners, senior managers, board of directors, heads of departments, individuals who lack professional knowledge in accounting and finance, and also those who want to use the financial reports information for making decisions.

Duration

05 Days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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