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Financial Statement Analysis

Executive Bootcamps

Financial Statement Analysis

This course primarily consists of three parts—accounting analysis, financial forecasting and equity valuation. Part I examines the roles of accounting, in particular the limitations and implications of financial accounting information for valuation under capital market efficiency/inefficiency, the current shift to the use of current values, and the implications of the use of current values on the usefulness of financial reporting. Part II focuses on the integration of accounting framework and business analysis in the forecasts of financial statements, which means applying accounting framework in analyzing business activities and the predictions of full sets of financial statements and important numbers for firm valuation. Part III focuses on the use of accounting information forecasts in equity valuation. In particular, the course contents will include the following three components:


Part I Part II Part III
The Creation of Forecasting Financial
Equity Valuation
Accounting Numbers Statements


Target Audience

  • IS and IT Auditors
  • Financial and Operational Auditors
  • Accounting Professionals
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Systems Control Officers
  • Risk Management Officers
  • Analysts
  • Investigators
  • Compliance Officers
  • Anyone interested in learning to use PSC

Course Description

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the use of the financial
statements and to develop skills in the analysis of financial statements for economic
decision-making. Students will develop expertise in analyzing financial statements for
investments, credit, business and management decisions. We will also learn how
investment professionals and analysts identify potential opportunities and avoid pitfalls
for senior management decision-making.

Course Objective

This course will provide students with both concepts and tools to analyze and exploit information and therefore prepare forecasting information in corporate financial statements. The ultimate purpose is to teach students how to use financial statement information for firm valuation and other economic decisions. To enhance your ability to assess accounting quality, and detect and undo earnings management, the course contents will also include the issues that corporate managers face in designing and implementing financial reporting strategies and the issues that how the capital market evaluate managers’ financial reporting.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the analysis framework and financial statements
  • Analyze financial statements from the viewpoints of investors, creditors
    and management.
  • Interpret financial statements and related reports of companies.
  • Understand the process that generates accounting numbers and its
    implications for the quality of those numbers for decision purposes.
  • Understand the business environment a company operates in and the
    financing, investing and operating strategies of a company.
  • Apply different tools and techniques for assessing a company's
    performance, such as financial ratios, cash flow analysis and forecasting
  • Value a company by using valuation models.

Course Outline

    • Introduction
    • Overview of Financial Statements and Analysis Framework
    • Financial Reporting & Analysis
    • Analysis of the Income Statements
    • Analysis of the Balance Sheet
    • Analysis of the Cash Flow Statements
    • Analysis of the business environment a company operates in and analyses its
    • Operating Activities, Investing Activities and Financing Activities
    • Financial Analysis Techniques
    • Performance Evaluation and Determinants of Performance
    • Accounting and Strategy Analysis
    • Prospective Performance Evaluation and Valuation
    • Credit Analysis
    • Equity Analysis

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