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Advanced Financial Analysis

Course Information:

Online £2,500.00 20 hrsFlexible
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 10 days 3-Jan£5,900.00
London 10 days 28-Mar£5,900.00
London 10 days 27-Jun£5900.00
London 10 days 26-Sep£5900.00


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    Who should attend?

      Managers and executives from all sectors who want to be able to assess investment opportunities and/or the performance of their own organisation or that of competitors, including:

    • Those who are non-specialists in finance
    • Budget holders who want to identify trends in expenditure
    • Operations managers who want to know more about how they compare with competitors
    • Senior managers who require greater financial literacy skills
    • Managers facing financial decisions or expect to make a contribution to a wider planning process
    • Increased probability of investing in successful organisation



    • Calculate and interpret key information
    • Interpret trends shown in each financial statement
    • Comment on their own and competitor’s liquidity, efficiency and funding
    • Explain the links between cash flow and other statements
    • Describe the framework and purpose of analysing financial statements – the importance and drawbacks


    Introduction to Financial Analysis and Financial Statements

    • Short quiz exploring participant’s knowledge
    • What is financial analysis and who uses it for what
    • Sources of information
    • Efficient markets theory
    • International Financial reporting standards – the key statements explained
    • Financial performance in the public sector use of ratios

    What Financial Analysis Can and Cannot tell you

    • Comparison of analysis techniques
    • Evaluation of performance – comparisons
    • Income statement ratios, common size, profit margin, return on equity etc
    • Balance sheet ratios, quick ratio, current ratio, debt to equity and more
    • Use of notes to the accounts

    Return on Investments and Making Sense of Trends

    • The building blocks of ROI
    • Payback method
    • Net present value method (NPV)
    • Internal rate of return (IRR)
    • Historical comparisons and industry benchmarks

    Technical Analysis

    • What is technical analysis and why it works
    • Crowd behaviour concepts
    • Behaviour economics
    • Types of technical indicators
    • Drawing and interpreting trend lines

    More Ratios and Practical Exercises

    • Price to earnings ratio, dividend yield, dividend pay-out ratio
    • The importance of cash flow – how to measure and improve it
    • Gross profit, operating profit, net profit margin
    • Key investor ratios
    • End of course quiz to reinforce learning

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