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Financial Statements Analysis for Operational Efficiency and Control

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  • Purpose of analysis
    3 mins
  • Information which is not available in financial statements
    13 mins
  • Now, let's look at some vertical analysis tools!
    35 mins
  • Key profitability ratio
    47 mins
  • Don't take these ratios at face value?
    75 mins
  • Operational efficiency contd
    88 mins

Course Description

Financial statement analysis is the process of reviewing key financial documents to gain a better understanding of how the company is performing. While there are many different types of financial statements that can be analyzed as part of this process, some of the most important, especially to managers, includes Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Annual Report.

In this CPE course, we are going to learn different types of ratios that are used in financial analysis for businesses to understand their financial and operational efficiencies.

These ratios are necessary for understanding financial statements and to observe if there are no manipulations. Financial Ratio Analysis does help to understand if the company is operating to its maximum ability.

In this online CPE course we will be also looking at examples of different companies and compare their ratios to understand how different business models impact ratios and how we can draw reasonable logical conclusions about operational efficiencies.

Every company uses a different type of account and business model, hence financial ratios cannot be just compared from one company to another company Without understanding the business model and how it infected by different business practices and these financial ratios.

Major topics covered in this online Finance CPE course:

Learning Objectives

  • To describe financial ratio analysis.
  • To explain operation analysis of business.
  • To describe manipulative practices in business and how to detect.
  • To recognize resources utilization ratios for business.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Valuation Analysts
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA