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Masterclass in Interpreting Financial Statements

The aim of this half-day course is to offer practical experience in reading financial statements enabling relevant interpretation and evaluation to enhance business decision-making. It is intended for those who are involved in making decisions which are influenced by or affect the financials.

CPD Value 3 Hours


Learning Objectives

  • An understanding of the purpose, content and use of financial statements and reports.
  • The application of ratios and other evaluation techniques.
  • An understanding of the processes of costing and pricing.
  • An appreciation of profit and cash flow and the implications.
  • An introduction to investment appraisal.

Course Content

13:20 - 13:30 Introduction & Course Objectives

13:30 - 14.15 Accounting issues and interpreting the Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet

14:15 - 14:45 Using the financial measurements – practical applications

14:45 -15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 15:30 Understanding cash flow and its relationship to profit

15:30 - 16:00 Costing, pricing, break-even

16:00 – 16:45 Investment appraisal – discounted cash flow

16:45  -Summary & Action Plans Agreed

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