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Analysis of Financial Statements (short course)

Why study this course?

Participants will acquire fundamental tools for understanding and interpreting financial statements. The course is aimed at those recently joining the financial services industry and provides insight into the meaning and analysis of financial statements.

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This one-day course provides a thorough insight into the meaning and analysis of financial statements. It will be of particular benefit to those who need to read, understand and analyse financial statements on a regular basis. It is ideally suited to both graduates and non-graduates recently joining the financial services industry, particularly within banking, stockbroking, equity sales and research, corporate finance, business valuation and fund management.

The course covers the following topics:

  • accounting fundamentals
  • a brief recap on the key financial statements and concepts: accounting equations, format of financial statements, accounting principles, accounting regulation and contents of published accounts
  • tangible fixed assets: depreciation, disposals, revaluations, impairment and investment properties
  • intangible fixed assets: goodwill, amortisation, other intangibles, brands, patents and licences
  • research and development costs
  • working capital
  • provisions
  • financing: debt versus equity, types of share, share issues, share buy-backs, basic debt finance and analysis of financing structure
  • Performance measurement: acquisitions and disposals, key profitability measures and investors' ratios
  • cash flow statements
  • group accounting
  • the analysis framework: profitability, liquidity, efficiency and financial risk
  • financial performance and position

This course will benefit those who need to read, understand and analyse financial statements on a regular basis.

How to apply

To apply for this course, download and complete our Short Course Application Form ‌and send the completed form to Angele Cauthery at professionaldevelopment@londonmet.ac.uk. Once your application has been processed and you've been accepted, you'll receive an email with further instructions and information, including payment options.

When to apply

Please apply by Friday 19 May 2017. To avoid disappointment, delegates are advised to book early.

Fees and key information

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