Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
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The current financial climate has put increased pressure on banks to make the right lending and investment decisions adding emphasis to the key role the analysts play in the process. Because of this heightened awareness, performance is scrutinised, more procedures are being implemented and in many cases more people are being employed to work in the financial analysis teams. As a result banks are starting to appreciate more and more the importance of the processes that lead to sound lending and investment decisions, therefore, realising the need for well trained people with the confidence to spot and communicate all the possible risks and exposures effectively.
The good news is that financial statement analysis skills can be learned, as a means of exploring future expectations. It is a discipline with a structured way of doing things and gaining an understanding of what the numbers tell you is crucial for success. This course has been designed to address all the key areas of financial analysis from both a theoretical and practical perspective. What makes a great analyst, however, is being able to see the figures and then see beyond and behind them. With this in mind, this course has been designed to give you a thorough grounding in financial statement analysis with a unique view on how to go beyond figures and see the bigger picture.
- Appreciate the strategic context behind modern financial statement analysis
- Gain intuitive insights through analysis of the accounts and how to interpret them
- Learn about the common areas, methods and dangers of distortion and how to spot this
- Understand how to analyse accounts through ratio, cash flow and liquidity analysis
- Get to grips with the key reasons for prospective analysis
- Develop an ability to look into the future through financial statement forecasting and an introduction to valuation
Gain an understanding of how all these pieces of the puzzle fit together via the use of case studies and practical exercises Case Studies include: Financial statement building blocks; Analysing and interpreting the annual report and financial statements
Practical Sessions include: Interpreting the financial health of the business using ratios; Analysing the financial cash and credit position; Constructing financial forecasts