A short introduction to financial reporting analysis
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: CFRA01
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course teaches the basics on how to read financial reports of a given company. It also provides an introductory insight into how analysts use these reports. The focus will be on the three financial statements:starting from the income statement, balance sheet and its components, to building the cash flow statement using the indirect method.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis
• Analysing the Income Statement
• Balance Sheet
• Current and Non-Current Assets
• Shareholders’ Equity
• Analysing the Cash Flow Statement.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Recognise the main items in the three statements
• Visualise how these statements are linked together
• Build a base to start performing valuation or credit analysis.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge is required, but this is a fast paced course. Some numerical understanding is needed. Basic accounting or financial knowledge would be helpful but not a must.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught by presentations, demonstrations, discussions and exercises. One-to-one guidance and support will be given throughout. Notes will be provided. Presentations using lecture slides. Q&A handout for homework (students can bring to class any challenging points). Case studies homework.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Pen and paper will be helpful to take notes, and you may wish to bring a calculator to the class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Excel for financial modelling, An introduction to project management.