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Understanding the Financial Statements- For Non Specialists

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AA36 23 Sep - 27 Sep Cairo 1750 USD Register Now


  • Specifying the exact nature and scope of accounting process
  • Identifying major accounting and financial terms and concepts
  • Sophisticated reading of the "balance sheet" and "income statement" of a firm will enable you to understand its financial position and results of operations
  • Awareness of the importance and / or the implications of decisions or corrective actions to be taken
  • Being familiar with Evaluating the performance of the firm 

Who Should Attend?

  • Shareholder /Partner / Businessman
  • Investor (Prospective shareholder)
  • Major Creditor or lender
  • Financial analyst
  • Non financial manager (H/R, sales and marketing, warehouse, etc…)
  • Anyone interested and wants to develop his knowledge of financial statements and its analysis

Course Contents:

  • Translation of most important Terms
  • Introduction and Basic Accounting Equation  
    • Types of Companies
    • Distinguish between
    • Accountant
    • Internal Auditor
    • External Auditor
    • Accounting and Auditing Standards
    • Importance of Accounting
    • Management Accounting Vs. Financial Accounting
    • Introduction to Financial Statements
    • Accrual- vs. Cash-Basis Accounting
    • Basic Accounting Equation
    • Workshop (1)                                     
  • Components of financial Statements:
    • Income Statement.
    • Workshop (2)                                
    • Balance Sheet.
    • Cash Flow Statement. (Brief)
      • Difference between Income statement and Cash Flow Statement
  • Changes in Equity Statement.
  • Notes to Financial Statements.
  • Workshop (3) 
  • Financial Statements Analysis
    • Common Size Financial Statements
      • Horizontal / Trend analysis
      • Vertical Analysis
  • Financial Management Tools:
    • Financial Ratios:
  • Financial Performance Metrics
    • Liquidity Ratio:
      • Working Capital Analysis
      • Current Ratio
      • Quick (Acid-Test) Ratio
  • Capital Structure Analysis:
    • Debt to Total Assets Ratio 
    • Debt to Equity Ratio
  • Operating Activity Analysis::
    • Accounts Receivable Turnover Ratio
    •  Inventory Turnover Ratio
  • Profitability Analysis
    • Gross Profit Margin Percentage
    • Net Profit Margin Percentage
    • Workshop (4) 
    • Case Study
  • Financial Management Tools:
    • Budgets, Forecasts, and Projections



5 Days