Accounting  |  Format: Flash

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 selected 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.
    Catalog Number: 99DEL04
    CPE Credits: 1 Registry / 1 QAS
    Author: Steve Spafford, CPA
    Advanced Preparation:
    Course Level: Overview
    Field of Study: Accounting
    Content Partner: SmartPros Ltd.
    QAS: QAS Certified based on 50 minute hours.
    Course Type: Self-study
    Minimum Passing Grade: 70%
    Soft/Hardware Reqs.:  Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
     Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
     56k or Greater Internet Connection
     Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
     Ram: 256 MB minimum
     Windows or Mac OS
    Release/Expiration Dates: Nov 07, 2014 / Jun 30, 2020