The objective of the Financial Statement Analysis course is to provide you with a framework for analyzing a firm’s past performance, estimating its future performance, and valuing its equity.

US$73 per 365 days

 

What is Financial Statement Analysis:

The objective of this course is to provide you with a framework for analyzing a firm’s past performance, estimating its future performance, and valuing its equity. The course integrates key concepts from accounting, finance, economics, and business strategy and applies them to financial decision-making. The course focuses on teaching you to interpret numbers in financial statements. You should leave the course with the ability to generate reasonably accurate (or at least logically consistent) forecasts of a firm's future financial performance, including revenues, earnings, asset balances, and free cash flows.

Why it is important:

The course illustrates contemporary forecasting and valuation techniques used by practitioners as well as evidence from academic research on the effectiveness of these techniques. The objective of this course is to understand how to read, interpret, and analyze financial statements. It offers you the advanced knowledge necessary to understand the financial statements in a very detailed manner. It will help you understand how to utilize the published data for analysis purposes.

What will you learn:

  1. Study the interrelationships between financial statement line items
  2. Use ratio analysis to understand and compare firms
  3. Understand accounting disclosures
  4. Use accounting disclosures to adjust financial statements
  5. Forecast future earnings using accounting disclosures
  6. Value a firm using forecasts

Target audience:

Students planning a career in accounting, the financial industry, consulting, or general management, will find the knowledge acquired in this course relevant.

Curriculum:

  1. Accounting Principles and Conventions
  2. Financial Statements Basics (Part 2)
  3. Double-Entry Bookkeeping and The Accounting Equation
  4. Balance Sheet Current Assets
  5. Balance Sheet Long-Term Assets
  6. Balance Sheet Current Liabilities
  7. Balance Sheet Equity
  8. Income Statement
  9. Statement of Shareholders' Equity
  10. Statement of Cash Flows (Part 1)
  11. The Accounting Matrix Basics
  12. Inventory Accounting
  13. Balance Sheet Ratio Analysis
  14. Income Statement Profitability Ratios
  15. Statement of Cash Flows Ratio Analysis
  16. Working Capital & Cash Flow
  17. Assessing Growth Through Cash Flow
  18. Financial Statements Interpretation
  19. Analyst Reports
  20. Accounting Ethics
  21. Balance Sheet Non-Current Liabilities
  22. Financial Statements Basics (Part 1)
  23. Income Statement Activity Ratios
  24. Income Statement Investor Ratios
  25. Statement of Cash Flows (Part 2)

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