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Preparing and Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows

  • Accountant
  • CFE
  • CGFM
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • CFA
  • IAP
  • QIAL
  • CIPM
  • FPAC
  • CWS

Published: August, 2022

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Course Description


  • New Version of Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem - The Raven
    3 mins
  • How to account Families?
    12 mins
  • Explaining the changes in the accounts
    19 mins
  • The reduction in the Cash Account Balance explained
    36 mins
  • Change perspectives from Preparer to Analyst
    49 mins
  • Two Fundamental issues of Cash Flow Analysis
    63 mins
  • Cash flow profile - Using operations and assets to reduce debt and/or Equity
    72 mins
  • Cash flow profile - financing operating losses and growth by issuing debt and/or equity
    86 mins

Course Description

Everybody knows that "cash is king", but how should you incorporate this idea into your analysis of an organization? While most people are somewhat familiar with the Balance Sheet and Income Statement, the Cash Flow Statement can be a bit of a mystery.

The statement of cash flows is often viewed as the most important financial statement for assessing a company’s performance, liquidity, and financial health. However, it is also viewed as the most complex financial statement to prepare and analyze.  

In this CPE webinar, the speaker Jamie Pratt will walk through the regulatory framework around the statement of cash flows, show how to prepare the statement under both direct and indirect methods, and explain how to analyze the data on the statement using key financial ratios

Major topics covered in this CPE Accounting course:

  • Preparation of Cash flow statement
  • Presentation of both the direct and indirect forms of presentation
  • Reviewing the key elements of cash flow assessment and the identification and interpretation of the various cash flow profiles
  • Analyzing real-world statements of cash flows and using these cash flow profiles to assess the cash management strategies of seven different firms at different stages of development experiencing different levels of success: Pinterest, General Electric, Airbnb, Home Depot, Caravan, Lyft, and Blue Apron

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Learning Objectives

  • To discuss how to prepare a statement of cash flows under both the direct and indirect formats from two balance sheets and an income statement.
  • To identify the key elements of cash flow analysis and how they relate to each other.
  • To identify various cash flow profiles and describe what these profiles mean concerning the firm’s cash management strategy.
  • To analyze the statements of cash flow published by well-known companies from various industries.

Recommended For

  • This online CPE webinar is recommended for CPA, CMA, CIA, QIAL, IAP, CFE, CVA, ABV, CBA/MCBA, CGFM, FPAC, CFA, CIPM, CFF, CFIRS, CWS, Accountant, and Other Professionals who work want to understand everything about preparing and analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2.5 General Credit of Accounting for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals
  • 2.5 CPD Credit of Financial Reporting for Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • 2.5 CPD Credit of Financial Reporting for Certified Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • 2.5 CPE Credit of Accounting for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2.5 CPE Credit of Accounting for Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • 2.5 CPE Credit of Financial Accounting for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
  • 2.5 CPE Credit of Accounting & Auditing for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2.5 CPE Credit of Accounting for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2.5 CPE Credit of Financial accounting for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 2.5 PL Credit of Accounting for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • 2.5 CPE Credit of Accounting for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)
  • 2.5 CPE Credit of Accounting for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • 2.5 PL Credit of Accounting for Certificate In Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)
  • 2.5 CPE Credit of Financial accounting for Certified Business Appraiser/Master Certified Business Appraiser (CBA/MCBA)
  • 2.5 CRE Credit of Financial accounting concepts for Certified Corporate FP&A Professional (FPAC)
  • 2.5 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2.5 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)

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About Presenter

Jamie Pratt, Ph.D

Professor, PRATTedu

Jamie Pratt was the Alva L. Prickett Chair of Accounting at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and now holds the title of Distinguished Emeritus Professor.  He received his doctorate in business from Indiana University in 1977, and has held faculty positions at the University of Washington (Seattle), the University of Zurich (Switzerland), Northwestern University and INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), returning to Indiana in 1991.

Jamie’s research interests are in financial reporting and analysis, where he has published over 30 articles in the top academic research journals (including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, and Issues in Accounting Education), and he has taught courses in financial reporting and analysis at every level (introductory, intermediate, advanced) in every program (undergraduate, MBA, PhD).  He has received over 30 teaching awards and recognitions, and also taught executive education courses throughout the world.  Research and/or teaching recognitions have also come from the following organizations: American Accounting Association, American Taxation Association, Big 4 accounting firms (KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Indiana Society of CPAs, the Universities of Manchester (England), Kwansei Gakuin (Japan) and Kentucky, and Business Week magazine.  His resume also includes two textbooks (one in its 11th edition), two computer-based interactive case platforms, a financial analysis case book, and several instructor guides that support these products.  

He is now CEO of PRATTedu (, which produces and delivers online video-based courses, primarily in the area of financial reporting and analysis.

About Company

Are you a beginner in the world of financial analysis, a CPA, or somewhere in between? Are you looking for an edge in your education but don’t have much free time?  Prattedu is for you!  Prattedu’s video-based courses will provide a powerful perspective on what is required for success in business and, if you are CPA, you will earn CPE credits as well!


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