This 2-day course focuses on the interpretation of financial statements from an external user perspective. We consider the usage and interpretation of financial statements from multiple stakeholders such as management, shareholders, investors, borrowers, lenders, employees and regulators. It is intended for non-finance professionals without prior exposure to accounting and finance training. It presents the basic concepts underlying financial statements and the terminology and methods that allow participants to interpret, analyze and evaluate actual corporate financial statements. Practical application of these concepts will be emphasized through various case studies.
- Obtain a good understanding on how to interpret financial statements such as income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow.
- Understanding and interpreting key financial statement ratios.
- Interpreting financial information from different stakeholders’ perspectives such as management, shareholders, investors, borrowers, lenders, employees and regulators.
- Detecting earnings manipulation using financial statements and notes to the accounts.
- Recognizing potential warning signals from financial statements.
- Interpreting financial statements (such as income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow) and notes to accounts.
- Understanding the effect of typical business transactions and strategies on financial statements and key performance indicators.
- Interpreting financial information from different stakeholders’ perspectives such as such as management, shareholders, investors, borrowers, lenders, employees and regulators.
- Using financial ratios and trends analysis to assess business performance and risk.
- Detecting earnings manipulation using accounting information and notes to the accounts.
- Warning signals and red-flags from financial statements.
- Case studies on the practical application of financial statement analysis for business decision making such as performance evaluation, investment analysis and predicting corporate bankruptcy.
Who should attend
This program is designed for non-accounting trained executives working in all functional areas such as engineering, sales and marketing, administration, corporate planning, legal, human resources, information technology and corporate planning. The program is suitable for anyone who wishes to acquire the appropriate tools and techniques for interpreting and using financial accounting information in their organisation. In essence, the program equips with the participants with a good understanding of how to interpret and use financial accounting information for business decision making such as performance evaluation, investment analysis and assessing corporate bankruptcy risk. Upon completion of this program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from our Partner University, in recognition of your accomplishment, skills and knowledge learned from this program.
Fee: SGD$1,712.00 (inclusive of GST) per participant. The fee is inclusive of tuition, course materials, lunch and tea breaks, and the Certificate of Participation.