Fundamentals of Finance
- Fundamentals of Finance
(1 - 2 May 2014 )
(9 -10 September 2014 )
(10 - 11 December 2014 )
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This two day course has been designed to provide a sound insight into the fundamental accounting concepts and skills needed to understand, construct, analyse and interpret the key financial statements (Profit & Loss Account, Balance sheet and cash-flow forecast), serving to aid informed financial decision making. This will be achieved through a combination of basic theory, clear explanations, examples and a range of practical exercises throughout the course.
Who is it for?
Those who wish to gain a greater understanding of financial statements and documents prepared by others. This course helps to develop and builds up understanding by starting at a fundamental level, assuming limited prior accounting/financial knowledge.
What will it cover?
- The Profit and Loss account and Balance sheet
- The forecast cash flow statement
- Ratio Analysis
- Basic company accounts
What will I learn?
- Key accounting terms and definitions
- Posting from the trial balance and constructing the Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet
- Ratio analysis – calculations to help understand businesses profitability, efficiency and liquidity
- An overview of Company accounts
- Constructing and analysing the forecast cash-flow statement
Benefits of attending:
- Be able to recognise the key components and structure of the financial statements.
- Appreciate the importance of cash flow forecasts and how they may aid planning and investment decisions.
- Gain a greater understanding of how ratio analysis can be used to assess profitability, efficiency and liquidity.
- Improved confidence when dealing with financial/accounting statements.