Accounting & Financial Analysis - Introduction

BPP Professional Education
Course summary
18 hours
1,910 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
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Course description

Accounting & Financial Analysis - Introduction

This three-day course aims to provide a thorough insight into the meaning and analysis of the financial statements of corporates. The starting point is an overview of basic accounting concepts and techniques, and the mechanics of the integration of the financial statements. The analysis builds on these accounting basics. Microsoft Excel is used to analyse the financial statements of real companies, although an in depth knowledge of Excel is not a prerequisite.s.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will be of benefit to those who need to read, understand and analyse financial statements of corporates on a regular basis. New or recent recruits to the financial services industry, particularly within banking, stock broking, equity sales and research, corporate finance, business valuation and fund management, will find the knowledge acquired invaluable.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Accounting fundamentals
    • Brief recap on the primary financial statements and fundamental accounting concepts
    • Accounting equation
    • Regulation
    • Format of published financial statements and contents of published annual reports
    • Basic financial statement mechanics
  • Revenue recognition
    • Top of the income statement
    • Cash flow vs earnings
  • Accounting for current assets and liabilities
    • Current assets and liabilities
    • Inventory/stock
    • Receivables/debtors
    • Payables/creditors
  • Non-current assets
    • Property, plant and equipment
    • Depreciation
    • Disposals
    • Revaluations
    • Impairment
  • Intangible assets
    • Patents and licences
    • Goodwill (introduction to group accounts)
    • Amortisation and impairment
  • Research and development costs
    • Reporting as an asset vs deductible expense
    • Capitalisation criteria
  • Provisions
    • Profit smoothing
    • Restrictions on use
    • Contingent liabilities
  • Financing
    • Debt vs equity
    • Types of share and share issues
    • Share buy-backs
    • Basic debt finance
    • Analysis of financing structure
  • The analysis framework
    • Profitability
    • Efficiency
    • Liquidity
    • Solvency
    • Investor ratios
  • Profitability
    • Growth
    • Margins
    • EPS
    • Working capital days
    • Cash cycle
    • Short term financing
    • Return ratios
  • Liquidity
    • Current ratio
    • Quick ratio
    • Interest cover
    • Other ratios
  • Solvency
    • Gearing
    • Leverage
    • Other ratios
  • Investor ratios
    • Dividend yield
    • Total shareholder return
    • Valuation metrics

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