This course benefits those who need to read, understand, and analyze the 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?
This course is aimed at middle to senior managers who have the responsibility for tackling financial problems and making financial decisions that affect their respective departments or organization. This course is also ideal for managers who want to refresh and further develop their knowledge of financial planning and practice. This course aims to provide a thorough insight into the meaning and analysis of corporate financial statements.
A basic knowledge of account formats and jargon is assumed.
Delegates will gain knowledge and skills to:
- Understand accounting fundamentals
- Assess the effects of business activity on the balance sheet
- Understand the terminology relating to company accounts
- Understand the key ratios for measuring profitability, liquidity, and stability
- Read, analyze and interpret a set of accounts
- Recognize the benefits and limitations of ratio analysis
- Complete the bookkeeping phase up to trial balance, including adjustments
Key Course Highlights
- Identify trend and carry out comparisons
- Format of published financial statements and contents of published annual reports
- Recap on the primary financial statements and fundamental accounting concepts
- Overcome fear of looking at accounts
- Double entry accounting
- Liability and capital structure