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AAU 107 - Analyzing Balance Sheets

Code Start Date Duration Venue
AAU 107 21 November 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AAU 107 12 December 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The Balance Sheet Analysis introduces the various elements that make up a balance sheet and shows where these are positioned on the balance sheet itself. This course seeks to ensure that all participants leave with a far greater understanding of what might be behind the numbers. The balance sheet provides a 'snapshot' of an organisation at a particular point in time. It indicates the organization's financial strength, providing information about what the it owns (assets), what it owes (liabilities), and the 'book value' of the business. Ratio analysis can also be performed on the balance sheet in order to gain valuable insight into the organization's performance

Course Objectives

  • Understanding fundamental financial terminology and concepts
  • Learning how to read and interpret financial statements
  • Analyzing balance sheet performance including calculating and interpreting key ratios
  • Learning how to ask the right questions to probe the facts behind the figures

Who Should Attend?

  • Financial officers
  • Anyone involved in creating the Balance Sheet
  • Anyone involved in reading, interpreting and/or analysing Balance Sheets

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Importance of financial measures
  • Financial accounting 
  • Management accounting
  • Participants’ needs and wants from the course

Day 2

  • Introduction of the basics of accountancy
  • The key components of the Balance Sheet
  • About Fixed Assets

Day 3

  • About current assets  
  • Current assets what they are, and how to improve
  • Current liabilities – what they are
  • The vital importance of working capital management

Day 4

  • About gearing
  • Balance sheet performance including calculating 
  • Interpreting key ratios

Day 5

  • Limitations of the Balance Sheet
  • See models of the Balance Sheet analysis  
  • Solving questions and exercises