Preparing Financial Statements and Analysis

Interpreting the Balance Sheet (Updated)

Course Overview:

This course provides tools and techniques for interpreting the balance sheet. A variety of ratios and other analytical tools are presented to explore the wealth of information available in this significant component of an entity's audited financial statements. The material covered in this course is applicable to independent auditors, internal auditors, entity management, investors, analysts, and lenders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the balance sheet and identify its components.

  • Recognize ratio analysis techniques for evaluating the balance sheet.

  • Identify additional analytical tools for interpreting the information available in the balance sheet.

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    Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


    Speakers / Authors:

    Nicholas G. Apostolou is Professor Emeritus in the Accounting Department at Louisiana State University. He has received numerous awards for teaching financial accounting to MBA students and has published over 100 articles and ten books on various accounting and investing topics.

    Susan Knight, CPA, CGMA, FHFMA, holds an MS degree in Accounting. She is the Chief Operating Officer at a hospital-based healthcare organization in Louisiana. Her experience includes Big Four public accounting and financial management positions in securities, healthcare, and real estate development. She has served as adjunct accounting faculty at Florida Atlantic University.”

    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: $49.90


    Course Code : 99KNI02

    Release Date : 04/29/2015
    Expire Date : 07/01/2020
    Credits :
    CPE 2.00
    QAS 2.00

    Length : 1hr 40min
    Course Level : Basic
    Course Type : New Standards
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Field Of Study : Accounting

    Theme : Preparing Financial Statements and Analysis

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