Powerful Financial Analysis

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Powerful Financial Analysis
Powerful Financial Analysis





    Does part of your role or the role of those you supervise involve financial analysis? In today's fast-paced corporate world, financial analysis can mean many things. This full-day course will cover the key facets of a financial analyst's role within an accounting department and help analysts further their career by providing meaningful information to those around them. Topics covered include month-end, quarter-end, and year-end analysis, budget analysis variance analysis, and overall financial statement analysis. Analysts will also learn about the type of information that their internal clients need and how to provide this information effectively to the people they support, which is ultimately what helps them advance their own careers. 



    Course Content:

    In this course, you will gain knowledge about the following topics: 

    • Month-end analysis
    • Budget, planning, and forecasting analysis
    • Cost analysis
    • Overall financial statement analysis
    • Quarter-end analysis and Year-end analysis
    • Altman’s Z-score
    • Ratio analysis
    • Role of financial analysis in the finance function
    • Best practices in analysis 


    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completing this course, you should be able to: 

    • To improve month-end analysis in an organization
    • To identify best practices in month-end and forecasting analysis techniques
    • To improve the effectiveness of month-end and planning analysis techniques
    • To identify a few time-saving measures
    • To develop an understanding of how others outside of your organization read finance reports and make decisions 


    Who Will Benefit: 

    Professionals working in financial analysis within an accounting department or a business unit who are responsible for reviewing cost centre reports, monthly reports, budget reports and other variance reports. This course is intended for accountants working within companies rather than public practitioners performing analysis for assurance purposes. 

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