Preparing Financial Statements and Analysis

Financial Statements and Analysis

Course Overview:
Finance involves obtaining, using, and managing funds to achieve the company's financial objectives (e.g., maximization of shareholder value). This course emphasizes and develops an understanding of financial concepts, tools, strategies, and major decision areas related to the financial management of a business, as well addressing issues associated with financial information analysis. The program is directed toward the businessperson who must have financial knowledge but has not recently had training in finance. Many subjects are discussed with the intention of providing the course participant with a quick introduction to commonly used business terms and requirements.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize the basic elements in the financial statements, including the balance sheet, the income statement and the statement of cash flows.
  • Differentiate between different financial analyses ratios.
  • Calculate return on investment.
  • Recognize different methods for measuring the cost of capital.
  • Identify the relative costs associated with using different types of capital.

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    SmartPros Ltd.

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    Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


    Speaker / Author:

    Steve Spafford is a CPA with DeltaCPE LLC, a national CPE provider.

    Software & Hardware Requirements:

    • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
    • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
    • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
    • Ram: 256 MB minimum
    • Windows or Mac OS


    Price (USD)

    Standard Rate: $24.95


    Course Code : 99DEL04

    Release Date : 11/07/2014
    Expire Date : 06/30/2020
    Credits :
    CPE 1.00
    QAS 1.00

    Length : 50min
    Course Level : Overview
    Course Type : New Standards
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible
    Field Of Study : Accounting

    Theme : Preparing Financial Statements and Analysis

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