Illustrative course outlines

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Understanding Financial Accounts


What is covered?

A review of the role and content of financial statements, how to perform a high-level financial analysis, and demystifying financial/accounting jargon.   The course is highly interactive, and participants are encouraged to ask questions and contribute to discussions.

Who will benefit?

Participants who are new to finance, and need to be able to make sense of financial statement and to converse more confidently with finance specialists.

Course content

  • The nature of profit and cash flow
  • Accrual-based accounting
  • The role and content of the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement
  • Understanding the structure of financial accounts
  • Some key accounting ratios
  • An introduction to financial analysis
  • Financial analysis in practice


Feedback from our participants

The tutor gave us a very good explanation of financial statements and made the class very interesting. Good time management.

The tutor explained everything fantastically and always checked that we all understood. Engaging and really well explained. Really interesting examples'

Excellent teacher. Logically explaining complex ideas and making relatable by discussion around the subject. Very useful having examples given on Bloomberg.

The tutor was fantastic, engaging and interesting. Brought enough examples in to keep things interesting and relevant.

The tutor was so nice; really good at explaining clearly, and understanding that we all found it difficult.

Great explanations, pace, very clear and you keep us interested in something uninteresting.

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