Preparing a Financial Statement


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Financial statements contain a wealth of information on the performance and health of an organisation. This information will be the foundation of the various types of business decisions to be committed. Gain a comprehensive overview and understand the basis upon which financial statements are prepared. Discover how to interpret financial statements correctly for different types of business decisions. This workshop will explore the symptoms of potential problems from the financial statements and other relevant parts of the Annual Report of an organisation, giving you the ability to apply key management ratios to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the business operations.


  • features of the financial statement
  • meaning of the financial statement
  • structure of the financial statement
  • the inter-relationship of items on the financial statement
  • key management ratios
  • strengths of business operations
  • weakness of business operations
  • evaluation tool kit


Below is an example of the course content. The content can be ‘tailored’ to meet the exact requirements of the client.

Introduction to Financial Statements
  • Types of Financial Statements
  • Corporate Accounts
  • Consolidated Accounts
  • Management Accounts
Preparation of the Financial Statement
  • Balance Sheet
  • Statement of Financial Position
  • Profit and Loss Statement
  • Income Statement
  • Income and Expenditure Statement
  • Comprehensive Income Statement
  • Equity Changes Statement
  • Accounting Profit and Cash Flow – the differences
Analysing Financial Performance
  • Trend Analysis
  • Profitability – profit margins / return on assets
  • Asset Turn, Fixed Asset Turn, Inventory Turn, Collection Period – Efficiency
  • Financial Gearing, Current Ratio, Interest Cover, Debt Service Cover – Solvency
Common Investment related Ratios
  • Return on Equity
  • Impact on Financial Gearing on Return on Equity
  • Dividend Yield
  • Dividend Pay out
  • Price Earnings Ratio
  • Net Asset Value
Cash Flow
  • Operating Cash Flow
  • Analysing the Cash Flow Statement
  • Free Cash Flow
Detecting Risk
  • Quick Finders for detecting risk
  • Key points to look out for in the financial statement
  • Relevant parts of the Annual Report

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