Financial Statement and Decision Analysis

Last Update July 23, 2021
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About This Course

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 statement 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 it 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.

Skills You Will Master:

  • 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.

Learning Objectives

You will understand the fundamentals of Financial Statement of a company.
Financial techniques from scratch.
You will learn the method of calculating the cost and profit of a product or enterprise.
You will learn the historical cost theory and the historical cost definition and the other terms.

Material Includes

  • 57 on demand videos
  • Downloadable exercise files
  • Lifetime Access
  • Certificate of Completion


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

Target Audience

  • 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.


57 Lessons7h 30m



Expenses and Income

Concept of Going Concern

Double Entry Bookkeeping

Accounts & Financial Statements

Vertical and Horizontal Analysis

Profitability of a Company

Liquidity & Solvency

Cash Flow Analysis

Understanding Annual Report

Annual Performance

Consolidated Balance Sheet

Total Non Current Assets

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Non Current Assets

Non Current Liabilities

Percentage of Equity

Horizontal Analysis of Balance Sheet

Long Term Liabilities

Income Statement Analysis

Profit and Loss

Compounded Annual Growth Rate

Profitability Ratio Analysis

Net Profit Margin

Calculating Total Assets

Calculating Profitability Ratios

Solvency Ratio

Debt Ratio

Debt Service Coverage Ratio

Interest Coverage Ratio

Current Operating Income

Capital Structure Ratio

Liquidity Ratios

Asset Test Ratio

Cash Flow Ratio

Operating Cash Flows

Cash Flow Coverage Ratio

Asset Efficiency Ratio

Asset Turnover

Calculating Asset Efficiency

Accounts Payable Turnover

Days Payable Outstanding

Accounts Payable Turnover Ratio

Cash Conversion Cycle

Defensive Interval Ratio

DuPont Analysis

Calculating Terms

Enterprise Value

Market Capital

Preferred Share Capital


Price to Earning Ratio


Dividend Per Share

PEG Ratio

Purpose of Using Ratios


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Duration 7.5 hours
57 lectures

Material Includes

  • 57 on demand videos
  • Downloadable exercise files
  • Lifetime Access
  • Certificate of Completion

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