Financial Statement & Decision Analysis

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This course will teach you the fundamentals of financial statement and decision analysis, with a focus on the balance sheet. One of the most basic qualities in the corporate world is the ability to assess a company’s results. And, let’s be honest, it’s not easy. It necessitates an in-depth knowledge of shareholder preferences, performance, liquidity, risk control, and operational quality. This course is designed to teach this dynamic analysis in the most straightforward manner possible. To get started, you don’t need any accounting or finance experience.

The course explains the basic material of financial statements in a clear and important context by visiting a real enterprise and interviewing real business people. The course’s aim is to leave students with a lasting understanding of what a balance sheet is and what it shows. This training is aimed at non-financial mid-to senior-level executives from all sectors and functional areas. This course would benefit executives in communications, distribution, human resources, manufacturing, or engineering, as well as general managers who have been advanced along these paths, through their knowledge of financial analysis. After completing the program, you will be better able to communicate the financial goals and performances of your department within your organization as well as to outside sources. So, at the end of this course, you won’t just know how to read financial statements in general; you’ll also know how to relate them to your own company’s financial statements, giving you a much greater view of your own company’s financial success and what you can/need to do to either sustain or enhance it.

What you’ll learn

  • Vertical and horizontal analysis – In this section we will see vertical and horizontal analysis of an income statement results in every income statement amount being restated as a percent of net sales.
  • Cash flows and asset efficiency – In this section we will learn Cash flow on total assets is an efficiency ratio that rates actually cash flows to the company assets without being affected by income recognition or income measurements.
  • Understanding annual report – In this topic we will see how every company is required by law to prepare a report for shareholders, which provides the details of the performance of the company over the year.
  • Balance sheet horizontal – In this section we will learn that horizontal balance sheet uses extra columns to present more detail about the assets, liabilities, and equity of a business.
  • Income statement analysis – In this topic we will see how income statement analysis is used to determine how individual line items relate to each other.
  • Cash flow – In this topic we will see how cash flow is calculated by making certain adjustments to net income by adding or subtracting differences in revenue, expenses, and credit transactions.
  • DuPont analysis – In this section we will see the multi-step financial equation that provides insight into a business’s fundamental performance.


  • No prior accounting knowledge is necessary to learn this course.
  • Basic fundamentals of Mathematics will help.

Who this course is for:

  • Finance students, managers, accountants or anyone who wants to upgrade their skill in the area of accounting.
  • Learn this course if you want to understand the principles and concept of costing.

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