Illustrative course outlines

At OTC we believe in tailoring our courses to meet each client’s specific requirements.  The illustrative course outline below gives an indication of the type of course content that we’ve been asked to deliver. For more information call us on +44 20 7700 3330 or email

Strategy & Leadership Finance & Commerce Investment Banking

Advanced accounting issues

What is covered?

A review of some of the practical difficulties involved in analysing complicated accounts, and how to resolve them.  Participants analyse real-life examples where accounting treatments make analysis more challenging, and are thus able to more easily transfer the learning to the workplace.

Who will benefit?

Participants looking to enhance their understanding of how accounting issues affect the financial analysis of companies.  Prior knowledge of accounting such as income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements is required.

Course content

  • Off-balance sheet finance
  • Provisions and charges
  • Pensions and employee retirement benefits
  • Merger accounting and acquisition accounting
  • Creative accounting and acquisition accounting


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