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How to Prepare Financial Statements

  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • IAP
  • QIAL
Financial Statements CPE Webinar

2.5 Credits


Subject Area


Webinar Qualifies For

2.5 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

2.5 CPE credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)

2.5 CPE credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)

2.5 CPE credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)

2.5 CPD credit (Verifiable) for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

2.5 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

Course Description

Financial statements are written records that convey the business activities and the financial performance of a company.

Financial statements include:

  • Balance sheet
  • Income statement
  • Statement of Cash Flows
  • Statement of Shareholders' Equity

The financial statements are used by investors, market analysts, and creditors to evaluate a company's financial health and earnings potential. This CPE course covers the basics of financial reporting and analysis. This continuing education course demonstrates the process of preparing a complete set of financial statements, including discussions of the basic accounting equation, journal entries, ledgers, and contra accounts (e.g., accumulated depreciation and treasury stock). The last two videos address the differences between accruals and cash flows, and the items that reconcile net income on the income statement with net cash from operating activities in the operating section of the statement of cash flow.             

Designed for Accountants in public practice and industry who need to gain an understanding of the basic financial statements, the Accounting CPE course features the following:

  • Form and style considerations (standardization and presentation considerations)
  • A detailed review of classification, measurement and presentation issues specific to accounts in each of the basic financial statements
  • Issues associated with the presentation of supplementary information

Join us for this CPE webinar and you will learn to effectively prepare financial statements.

Learning Objectives

  • To state the basic accounting equation and explain how it relates to the financial statements
  • To apply the basic accounting equation to transactions that lead to a simple balance sheet.
  • To apply the basic accounting equation to transactions that lead to a complete set of financial statements.
  • To describe the structure and role of journal entries and ledgers.
  • To determine the use journal entries and ledger accounts to prepare a simple balance sheet.
  • To describe the use of journal entries and ledgers accounts to prepare a complete set of financial statements.
  • To determine how closing entries transition the financial statements from one period to the next.
  • To define contra accounts and the role it plays in the financial statements.
  • To define treasury stock and describe where it can be found on the financial statements.
  • To demonstrate how the sale of non-inventory assets affects the financial statements.
  • To discuss and illustrate the difference between the accrual basis and cash basis of accounting.
  • To demonstrate using several examples how net income on the income statement can be reconciled with net cash from operating activities on the statement of cash flows.

Who Should Attend?

  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Valuation Analysts
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Young CPA