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Analysing Company Accounts

Course Details

Name Analysing Company Accounts
DescriptionThis course will enable you to analyse and work with corporate accounts and make informed judgements about the status of companies.This intensive and practical course introduces delegates to the principles of analysing company accounts using ratios and trends. Knowledge of the content of financial statements is a pre-requisite. This course is jam-packed full of everything you need to know when setting out to analyse the accounts of customers, competitors, suppliers, subsidiaries, acquisition targets or companies you may wish to invest in!  We’ll look at business performance from the view of an internal manager, a potential customer or supplier, and the investor, so you can get a full rounded view of how the company is doing and there’ll also be top tips on looking out for the warning signs of corporate ill-health!  We’ll look at real companies and by the end of the day you’ll be able to go back to work and review accounts with much more confidence – quickly identifying the questions you need to ask to feel confident doing business with other companiesIs it right for me?Suitable for anyone with little or no experience of analysing company accounts. Delegates are expected to have attended Introduction to Company Accounts or to have attained that level of knowledge.What will I learn?By the end of this course you will be able to: Analyse a set of accounts. Understand and apply over twenty key ratios. Utilise a bank of important questions. Identify trends and comparisons over time and against industry norms. Analyse a set of simple company accounts using a case study.
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London - West
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464869

Overview

The second of our series of company accounts courses that enables you to analyse and work with corporate accounts and make informed judgements about the status of companies.

This intensive and practical course introduces delegates to the principles of analysing company accounts using ratios and trends. It is the second in the series of three company accounts courses, and knowledge of the content of financial statements is a pre-requisite.

Audience

Suitable for anyone with little or no experience of analysing company accounts. Delegates are expected to have attended 'Introduction to Company Accounts'  or to have attained that level of knowledge.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the form and structure of companies and groups.
  • Understand and apply key ratios.
  • See the bigger picture; know what results you expect to see from any company or any industry.
  • Identify trends and comparisons over time and against industry norms.
  • Utilise a bank of important questions.
  • Analyse real company accounts.

Pre-Requisites

Knowledge of the content of financial statements is a pre-requisite.

Course Content

Preparing for Analysis

  • Refresher on the content and format of the profit and loss account and balance sheet
  • Issues arising from the industry and sector that the company operates in
  • Considering company size
  • Anything to be learnt from the memorandum and articles of association?
  • Understand the differences between public and private companies
  • An introduction to group accounting

Analysing the Accounts

Analysing various ratios that tell us about:  

  • Capital structure 
  • Efficiency of working capital 
  • The cash position 
  • Profitability 
  • Return on investment
  • The importance of cash in a business
  • Capital employed: understand the issues surrounding it
  • What do the profit margins tell us?
  • Calculating asset turnover
  • Understanding when the working capital ratios are useful
  • Assess whether a business can meet its short-term liabilities
  • Understanding gearing and how it affects earnings

What to Look for in the Annual Report

  • The Chairman's statement 
  • The Director's report
  • The Auditor's report
  • The notes to the accounts

Putting it into Practice

  • Learn to make comparisons between companies and industries
  • Assess current business and financial issues
  • Analyse a set of accounts yourself

London - Grosvenor Place SW1

Description:

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Situated on Grosvenor Place, in the heart of London, our training spaces are fully equipped and spacious. 

We have spent considerable time researching what makes for the most rewarding learning experience and it shows in our facility: 

  • high definition AV with multiple points of display
  • ‘personalised desks’ that are moveable & height-adjustable
  • ‘fun zones’ with kinaesthetic learning toys
  • tablet-led or BYOD (bring your own device) supported course designs
  • continual refreshments & catering services
  • complimentary high-speed WiFi access
  • easily configurable room layouts, suitable for any learning or networking event

Plus, our state-of-the-art venue is easily accessible from mainline rail stations, with Victoria and Hyde Park Corner underground stations only a few minutes' walk away

Location:

13 Grosvenor Place
Hyde Park
London
SW1X 7HH

 

Directions:


The building is situated on the west side of Grosvenor Place, close to the junction of Chapel Street. Victoria BR mainline station is a short walk away, providing good access to the south east and Gatwick Airport. Opposite Victoria BR mainline station
is the Tube that serves the Circle, District and Victoria lines. Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line) is the closest Tube station.
TFL buses go in both directions and the following services have stops close to 13 Grosvenor Place: 2, 8, 16, 36, 38, 52, 73, 82, 148 and 436. The closest car park to Grosvenor Place is situated at Hyde Park Corner or alternatively there is another
car park situated at Wilton Place.

For security and safety reasons, please ensure you check in immediately on arrival

Heathrow Airport: 16 miles
Gatwick Airport: 28 miles
Stansted Airport: 40 miles
London City Airport: 10 miles
Waterloo Mainline Station:2.5miles
Paddington Station: 2 miles
Victoria Bus/Train Station: 1 mile
Charing Cross Mainline Station:1.5 miles
Euston Mainline Station: 3 miles
Kings Cross Mainline Station:3.5 miles

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