Accounting and Financial Analysis
Deconstruct return on capital to reveal the economics of the business, and the drivers of return and value.
Benefits for you
- Improve your skills, confidence and knowledge and analyse rigorous financial techniques with practical relevance.
- Become an expert user of financial statements. Put what you learn into practice looking at real and up-to-date company data and case studies.
- Explore the current business landscape. Gain an in-depth understanding of accounting tools and advanced-level economic analysis.
- Understand variations in accounting practice, and learn to control for this when comparing firms.
- Examine major governance and regulatory issues.
Benefits for your organisation
- Develop managers with confidence and skill in employing financial analysis techniques.
- Develop capability in your organisation to understand the economic drivers for performance, and assess competitors.
What you learn
- Analyse the income statement and balance sheet. Examine key financial concepts such as economic profit, EBIT, capital, equity, leverage and GAAP standards.
- Develop your understanding of assets and liabilities, and how M&A impacts your financial statements.
- Understand the nature of income, including measurement strategies, analysis of cashflow and prediction of financial distress.
- Gain skills in financial modelling. Forecast and strategise for the future of your business by projecting its financial statements.
- Learn how companies are evolving their balance sheet models in pursuit of economic value.
How you learn
- Focus on performance analysis. Explore and present on real-world case studies, applying key concepts to real businesses.
- Interact with expert finance tutors and benefit from their guidance on group work and projects.
- Share different perspectives and tap into a diverse network of peers.
Your learning experience
- Build your knowledge base and leverage global networks in London, a commercially-driven and vibrant business and finance capital.
- Learn from dynamic subject expert Dr Chris Higson, advisor to some of the world’s leading companies.
Who should attend
- Professionals with exposure to financial reports, statements and balance sheets, or people in finance roles from any industry, with a need to develop expertise in interpreting financial statements.
- Participants include analysts, lawyers, financial planners and advisors, risk managers and board members.