Financial Performance Measurement

Techniques of Financial Analysis and Modeling - Part 1

Course Overview:

This comprehensive program (Parts 1 and 2) gives you every sales formula and modeling techniques you need to analyze your operation both as a whole and by segment. You'll be provided with proven techniques that help you identify and fix problem areas, analysis techniques that help you evaluate proposals for profit potential, analysis tools that help you better manage working capital, cash, and accounts receivable, plus much more. You also receive dozens of worked-out models and modeling techniques that simplify your most difficult business decisions, and are easy to adapt to any computer spreadsheet program. This program supplies company accountants, treasurers, CFOs with all the techniques needed to financially analyze a business as a whole or a segment. Includes analysis techniques, analysis tools for managing capital, and more.

Learning Objectives:

After taking this course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize a comprehensive set of financial ratios and interpret them.
2. Recognize the operating cycle of a business.
3. Recognize different characteristics relating to a firm’s quality of earnings.
4. Identify the relationships between auditing and internal controls.
5. Recognize aspects affecting cash management and working capital.
6. Recognize ways to improve profitability by changes to accounts receivable.
7. Identify how changes in inventory carrying costs affect the organization.
8. Recognize how costs and revenues affect Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) analysis.
9. Compute break-even levels for various scenarios.
10. Recognize the margin of safety and cash break-even point.
11. Recognize the time value of money and how it affects financial decisions.
12. Calculate the present value of future payments.
13. Recognize the purpose and use of the capital budget.
14. Calculate investment payback periods.
15. Recognize the use for the internal rate of return (IRR) calculations.
16. Identify the best methods for making long range investment decisions.

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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: $99.80


Course Code : 99DEL27

Release Date : 04/18/2016
Expire Date : 06/30/2021
Credits :
CPE 4.00
QAS 4.00

Length : 3hr 20min
Course Level : Intermediate
Course Type : Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Finance

Theme : Financial Performance Measurement

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