Learn how to analyze financial statements and reports. Master financial accounting fundamentals such as accrual accounting, the three main financial statements, and the metrics and ratios analysts use. This course is taught using hands-on exercises from financial statements of well-known companies.
This course is available for private and corporate training.
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We provide computers to use during class. This course is available on PC only.
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What You'll Learn
- Financial accounting fundamentals, including cash versus accrual accounting and GAAP
- Income statement line items and financial metrics
- Balance sheet: Assets = Liabilities + Shareholder's Equity
- Cash Flow Statement: Cash flows from operations, investing, and financing
- How the financial statements tie together
Full Course SyllabusDownload PDF Outline
Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Who uses financial reports?
- Where to find financial reports
- Types of financial reports
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Cash vs. accrual accounting
- Essential line items
- Profit ratios and margins
- Accrual accounting in the income statement
- Depreciation and amortization
- Trailing Twelve Months (TTM)
- Year-over-year (Y/Y) Comparisons
- Assets = Liabilities + Shareholder's Equity
- Essential components of each section
- Changes in PP&E
- Working capital
Cash Flow Statements
- Why we need the cash flow statement
- Cash flows from operations
- Cash flows from investing
- Cash flows from financing
- Deferred taxes