This course will be of benefit to those who need to read, understand and analyse financial statements of corporate businesses on a regular basis. New or recent recruits to the financial services industry, particularly within banking, stock broking, equity sales and research, corporate finance, business valuation and fund management, will find the knowledge acquired invaluable.
Who Should Attend?
Middle to senior managers who have the responsibility for tackling financial problems and making financial decisions that affect their respective department or organisation. This course is also ideal for managers who want to refresh and further develop their knowledge of financial planning and practice. A basic knowledge of accounts formats and jargon is assumed.
Delegates will gain knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the different accounting fundamentals and how they affect financial statements
- Analyse and assess the effects of business activities on the financial statements
- Have a clear understanding of the terminology relating to company accounts
- Know when to use key ratios for measuring profitability, liquidity and stability of a business and understanding their interpretations
- Be able to, and have confidence in, reading, understanding, analysing and interpreting a set of financial accounts
- Be able to recognise the benefits and limitations of using ratio analysis when interpreting the data for financial accounts
- Summarise the primary financial statements and fundamental accounting concepts
- Identify trends and carry out comparisons
- Format published financial statements and contents of published annual reports
- Be confident in looking at accounts