This intensive, 5-day course covers the fundamentals of financial analysis and forecasting.
The main areas covered are:
- Contents of accounts
- The profit and loss account and balance sheet
- Ratio analysis
- Cash flow analysis
- IFRS, IAS and the IASB
- Time value of money
- Discounting cash flows
- Overview of financial management
- Introduction to spreadsheets
- Developing forecasts
- Presenting financial information
The course is ideal for managers, analysts, consultants, entrepreneurs and others who seek a proper grounding in the fundamentals of financial analysis and forecasting.
The course is in the style of a series of presentations interspersed with case study material.
Delegates are required to carry out a significant amount of financial manipulation and will involve the use of spreadsheet software in a number of cases. The case studies are designed to enable the delegate to take ownership of the knowledge offered by applying it to a case immediately after the relevant presentation. This is further reinforced by the completion of group cases towards the end of the course.
Delegates are encouraged to ask questions and develop their knowledge by enquiry. The presentation style is intensive, inclusive and informal. In the pre-course period delegates are expected to read from cover to cover a complete set of published statutory accounts.
Who should attend?
The course is ideal for those persons seeking a proper grounding in the fundamentals of financial analysis and forecasting, including:
- Business Analysts
- Equity Analysts
- Commercial Bankers
- Financial Trainees
- Others interested in finance