Who should attend
This OXFORD online training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
- Project managers and other professionals
- Finance directors
- Chief financial officers (CFOs)
- Controllers and treasurers responsible for the financial management of the organisation
- Any other financial and non-financial managers who wish to improve, refresh and update their understanding of analysis of financial information, and their application to effective decision-making
About the course
Financial statements, income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows are published annually by all organisations. But what do they mean? Are they telling us the truth? How do they enable us to manage our organisations more effectively and more profitably?
This OXFORD online training course will update and develop your analytical skills by guiding you through the key steps of analysing financial statements, and measuring the performance of your organisation. It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee – financial awareness really is crucial for all non-financial managers as well as accountants and financial managers
By the end of this OXFORD online training course you will be able to:
- Assess the value of annual reporting and other sources of key financial information through analysis and interpretation of the annual report and accounts
- Identify the agency problem and appreciate the importance of corporate governance, social responsibility and sustainability reporting
- Be familiar with their formats and structures in order to interpret the three key financial statements
- Use the range of tools and techniques to analyse and evaluate the financial position and financial performance
- Critically evaluate the impact on financial position and performance of the subjective nature of accounting policies
This online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted Online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.
- The reasons for analysis of financial data and sources of financial information
- The annual reports and accounts and their structure and purpose
- Creative accounting, the agency problem and corporate governance
- The relevance and importance of the three key financial statements: income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows
- Subjectivity and opinion with regard to the income statement and balance sheet
- The objectivity of the statement of cash flows
- Ratios and financial analysis to assess financial position and financial performance
- Trend analysis of financial information for comparability
- Pyramids of ratios and the Dupont system of ratio analysis
- Segmental analysis and value added analysis of the annual report and accounts.
OXFORD e-Certificate will be provided to delegates who have successfully attended and completed the online course
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.