Financial Performance Measurement

Techniques of Financial Analysis and Modeling - Part 2

Course Description:
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. Identify reasons for corporate modeling.
2. Recognize components of an integrated planning model.
3. Define a financial model.
4. Recognize application and uses of financial models.
5. Recognize techniques for optimization including linear programming.
6. Differentiate between methods of optimization.
7. Recognize the disadvantages of optimization models.
8. Recognize uses and variables for the bankruptcy prediction model.
9. Identify the purpose for executive management games.
10. Compute return on investment (ROI) by means of the Du Pont formula and show how changes in sales, expenses, and assets affect the investment center's performance.
11. Calculate the residual income (RI) and profit margin based on ROI.
12. Identify how ROI and RI measures affect the division's investment decision.
13. Recognize accounting aspects and terms for an investment portfolio.
14. Identify ways to compare risk versus return.
15. Recognize tools for fundamental and technical analysis.
16. Recognize the benefits of portfolio theory with regards to investment decisions.
17. Compute cost of capital.
18. Distinguish between short-term, intermediate-term and long-term financing sources.
19. Identify different types of mergers.
20. Recognize ways to acquire another business.

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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: $124.75


Course Code : 99DEL28

Release Date : 05/10/2016
Expire Date : 06/30/2021
Credits :
CPE 5.00
QAS 5.00

Length : 4hr 10min
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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