Financial Statement Analysis Best Practices

Michel Morley

Mike Morley

  • CPA Canada
  • CMA
  • CPA

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Overview

  • Making better decisions
    2 mins
  • Getting the Financial Statement
    27 mins
  • The basic building blocks
    36 mins
  • Profit vs. Cash flow
    51 mins
  • Cash flow sources
    65 mins
  • Cash from financing
    88 mins

Course Description

Is financial statement analysis part of your job? Is it a component of your corporate or personal investment strategy? Don’t you wish you had an easier, faster way of doing it? In this scenario, you need to understand and apply financial statement analysis in an efficient manner.

But even if you ignore all these questions, you know that financial statement analysis is a crucial part of any decision making process. Therefore it is absolutely important to know if you are following best practices in the financial statement analysis. Financial statement analysis is a tool that allows you to quickly “read between the lines.” This webinar provides you an opportunity to learn the secrets to analyzing financial statements quickly and easily so you can make the right decisions every time. 

Major Topics Covered:

  • GAAP: The basic building blocks
  • Understanding the Statement of Changes in Financial Position
  • Profit vs. Cash Flow
  • Follow the money - understanding cash flow
  • The hidden risks of mergers and acquisitions
  • Benchmarking
  • Developing a consistent methodology
  • Understanding credit ratings
  • Analysis ratios

This entertaining webinar will teach you the instructor’s unique approach to assessing a company’s ability to pay its bills and pay good returns to its investors. You’ll be amazed at just how much fun taking a class in financial statement analysis can actually be!

Learning Objectives

  • To review the relevant GAAP
  • To dissect a Statement of Changes in Financial Position
  • To recall how to “follow the money”
  • To identify the hidden pitfalls of mergers and acquisitions
  • To explore which ratios are important

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Finance Director
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • VP Finance
  • Young CPA