This Understanding Financial Statements online course is designed to show the entrepreneur, managers, professionals, bookkeepers and other uses of financial statements, how to read and use key data from the financial statements. The Understanding Financial Statements material has been prepared with a global audience in mind, as the core of the material revolves around IFRS – the International Financial Reporting Standards, which as the name suggests, are the accounting rules used by accountants around the world. The US Dollar (USD) has been used to denote the amounts, but any currency can be used to explain the principles.
This comprehensive e-learning course is designed to show the entrepreneur, managers, professionals, bookkeepers and other uses of financial statements, how to read and use key data from the financial statements, to understand profitability and cash flow of a business.
The course teaches the three main statements, Income Statement, Statement of Financial Position and Cash Flow Statement, to manage the cash flow cycle from purchases to banking the cash.
By completion of this course, you will be able to efficiently read the main financial statements, and using a number of key figures, develop a story line of the effectiveness of the business in generating sales revenue through to cash flow.
Topics discussed during the online course:
· Introduction and definitions
· Statement of financial position
· Non-current assets
· Receivables & payables
· Equity & debt
· Income statement
· Cash flow statement
· How to read financial statements
· The Two Step Tango model