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Here is the outline of the AI in accounting and finance course:

  1. The history of ChatGPT and Large Language Models (including about me)

  2. Why it is essential for forward-thinking accounting firms

  3. The shortcomings

  4. How you benefit from ChatGPT

  5. The best use cases (in overview)

  6. How to set up your account and use ChatGPT

  7. Prompt engineering and why it is so important

  8. Setting up your custom instructions – the most powerful feature

  9. Ways to improve your practice management, get help with client communications, and an introduction to your new marketing assistant for powerful practice growth

  10. More powerful use cases and advanced features

In more detail here are the sections:

1. The Genesis of ChatGPT and Large Language Models

  • Trace the evolution of ChatGPT and its significance to the accounting profession.

  • Differentiate between ChatGPT and other language models.

  • Illustrate the core features that make ChatGPT unique.

2. The Accounting Revolution: Why ChatGPT Is Your Firm's Future

  • Explain the competitive edge ChatGPT provides to accounting firms.

  • Illustrate the efficiency and accuracy benefits of integrating ChatGPT.

  • Adopt strategies to seamlessly integrate ChatGPT into daily operations.

3. The Other Side: Pitfalls of Relying Solely on ChatGPT

  • Identify potential challenges and shortcomings of using ChatGPT.

  • Strategize methods to mitigate these challenges in professional scenarios.

4. The ChatGPT Advantage: Unveiling Your Secret Weapon

  • Harness the transformative potential of ChatGPT for your firm.

  • Quantify the ROI of incorporating ChatGPT into business operations.

  • Position ChatGPT as a reliable assistant in your workflow.

5. ChatGPT in Action: Real-world Applications for Accountants

  • Evaluate practical scenarios where ChatGPT excels.

  • Integrate ChatGPT in specific accounting tasks for improved efficiency.

  • Deliver innovative solutions using ChatGPT to tackle accounting challenges.

6. Step by Step: Setting Up and Unleashing ChatGPT's Potential

  • Execute a smooth setup of your ChatGPT account.

  • Navigate and utilize core functionalities for optimal results.

  • Implement best practices for best results.

7. The Art of Prompt Engineering: Why It's the #1 skill you must master

  • Craft precise prompts to retrieve accurate and relevant responses.

  • Tailor prompts for specific accounting tasks and challenges.

  • Innovate in prompt creation to achieve best results for complex queries.

8. Mastering Custom Instructions: Turbocharging Your ChatGPT Experience

  • Design effective custom instructions for specialized tasks.

  • Enhance user experience and results with personalized settings.

  • Deliver solutions faster with well-crafted instructions.

9. Getting practical with use cases

  •  Elevate practice management through ChatGPT-assisted strategies.

  • Elevating Client Relations: ChatGPT as Your Communication Partner

  • Leverage ChatGPT for innovative and impactful marketing campaigns.

10. ChatGPT Power-Plays: Diving Deeper into Advanced Use Cases

  • Creating value for clients with strategic insights

  • How to use ChatGPT for data analysis

  • ChatGPT Plus and advanced functionality

Please Note: This ChatGPT for accountants course’s author is working on providing transcripts, PDFs, and slides where applicable. Unfortunately, until then we will not be able to offer them with this AI in accounting and finance course but felt the course was valuable enough as it is so have chosen to include it on our site. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience and please let us know any questions using the support bubble on the bottom right of all pages on our site.

ChatGPT for Accountants: Mastering the AI Revolution in Accounting and Finance (Video) (3 Hrs)

Budgeting consumes a massive amount of time and resources. It's a stressful and busy time.

Are there ways to improve the effectiveness of the investment we make in the budget process? Can we make better budgeting decisions that lead to higher performance?

There are options within and beyond traditional budgeting. Each company should consider these options and decide which could improve their budgeting process. Budgeting has many benefits that we can continue to capture and build upon.

This online budgeting course starts by outlining the benefits and challenges of budgeting. Throughout this course, I'll provide tips and alternative budget systems that can mitigate these challenges and capture more benefits.

Next, you'll learn or revisit some foundational concepts for budgeting. I'll build on these to show the pros and cons of later budgeting tips, ideas, and alternatives.

The master budget is a collection of many sub-budgets. I'll show how these fit together to form an aligned plan to achieve a company's strategic goals. There's a method to the madness of when different types of assumptions and calculations are layered into the budget. However, the process is not entirely sequential. It abounds with iterative loops.

The third section walks step-by-step through the budget formation process. The purpose and role of the budget can best be explained in the context of strategic planning. We'll explore which analyses can be done throughout the year to take pressure off the very busy budgeting season. Some lessons cover the nuts and bolts of budget reporting and budgeting tools.

I'll explore a series of budgeting alternatives in the final section of the course. We'll look at rolling forecasts, zero-based budgeting, activity-based budgeting, and many others. We'll also look at operating without a budget. Each alternative has pros and cons that I'll list.

Each lesson in this section gives an overview of the budget alternative to help you decide whether you want to pursue that alternative further. Even if you don't fully adopt these alternatives, you can find ideas to improve your budgeting process.

The online budgeting course concludes by revisiting budgeting process challenges and how the tips and alternatives presented in the course can address or mitigate those challenges.

The course author has been the CFO, SVP of Finance, or Director of Operations of companies with just a few employees to companies with $3 billion in assets and hundreds of employees. He's led, facilitated, or participated in the budgeting process many times.  

Better Budgeting: Budgeting for Better Decisions (10 Hrs)
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Here is the outline of the AI in accounting and finance course:

  1. The history of ChatGPT and Large Language Models (including about me)

  2. Why it is essential for forward-thinking accounting firms

  3. The shortcomings

  4. How you benefit from ChatGPT

  5. The best use cases (in overview)

  6. How to set up your account and use ChatGPT

  7. Prompt engineering and why it is so important

  8. Setting up your custom instructions – the most powerful feature

  9. Ways to improve your practice management, get help with client communications, and an introduction to your new marketing assistant for powerful practice growth

  10. More powerful use cases and advanced features

In more detail here are the sections:

1. The Genesis of ChatGPT and Large Language Models

  • Trace the evolution of ChatGPT and its significance to the accounting profession.

  • Differentiate between ChatGPT and other language models.

  • Illustrate the core features that make ChatGPT unique.

2. The Accounting Revolution: Why ChatGPT Is Your Firm's Future

  • Explain the competitive edge ChatGPT provides to accounting firms.

  • Illustrate the efficiency and accuracy benefits of integrating ChatGPT.

  • Adopt strategies to seamlessly integrate ChatGPT into daily operations.

3. The Other Side: Pitfalls of Relying Solely on ChatGPT

  • Identify potential challenges and shortcomings of using ChatGPT.

  • Strategize methods to mitigate these challenges in professional scenarios.

4. The ChatGPT Advantage: Unveiling Your Secret Weapon

  • Harness the transformative potential of ChatGPT for your firm.

  • Quantify the ROI of incorporating ChatGPT into business operations.

  • Position ChatGPT as a reliable assistant in your workflow.

5. ChatGPT in Action: Real-world Applications for Accountants

  • Evaluate practical scenarios where ChatGPT excels.

  • Integrate ChatGPT in specific accounting tasks for improved efficiency.

  • Deliver innovative solutions using ChatGPT to tackle accounting challenges.

6. Step by Step: Setting Up and Unleashing ChatGPT's Potential

  • Execute a smooth setup of your ChatGPT account.

  • Navigate and utilize core functionalities for optimal results.

  • Implement best practices for best results.

7. The Art of Prompt Engineering: Why It's the #1 skill you must master

  • Craft precise prompts to retrieve accurate and relevant responses.

  • Tailor prompts for specific accounting tasks and challenges.

  • Innovate in prompt creation to achieve best results for complex queries.

8. Mastering Custom Instructions: Turbocharging Your ChatGPT Experience

  • Design effective custom instructions for specialized tasks.

  • Enhance user experience and results with personalized settings.

  • Deliver solutions faster with well-crafted instructions.

9. Getting practical with use cases

  •  Elevate practice management through ChatGPT-assisted strategies.

  • Elevating Client Relations: ChatGPT as Your Communication Partner

  • Leverage ChatGPT for innovative and impactful marketing campaigns.

10. ChatGPT Power-Plays: Diving Deeper into Advanced Use Cases

  • Creating value for clients with strategic insights

  • How to use ChatGPT for data analysis

  • ChatGPT Plus and advanced functionality

Please Note: This ChatGPT for accountants course’s author is working on providing transcripts, PDFs, and slides where applicable. Unfortunately, until then we will not be able to offer them with this AI in accounting and finance course but felt the course was valuable enough as it is so have chosen to include it on our site. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience and please let us know any questions using the support bubble on the bottom right of all pages on our site.

ChatGPT for Accountants: Mastering the AI Revolution in Accounting and Finance (Video) (3 Hrs)

Budgeting consumes a massive amount of time and resources. It's a stressful and busy time.

Are there ways to improve the effectiveness of the investment we make in the budget process? Can we make better budgeting decisions that lead to higher performance?

There are options within and beyond traditional budgeting. Each company should consider these options and decide which could improve their budgeting process. Budgeting has many benefits that we can continue to capture and build upon.

This online budgeting course starts by outlining the benefits and challenges of budgeting. Throughout this course, I'll provide tips and alternative budget systems that can mitigate these challenges and capture more benefits.

Next, you'll learn or revisit some foundational concepts for budgeting. I'll build on these to show the pros and cons of later budgeting tips, ideas, and alternatives.

The master budget is a collection of many sub-budgets. I'll show how these fit together to form an aligned plan to achieve a company's strategic goals. There's a method to the madness of when different types of assumptions and calculations are layered into the budget. However, the process is not entirely sequential. It abounds with iterative loops.

The third section walks step-by-step through the budget formation process. The purpose and role of the budget can best be explained in the context of strategic planning. We'll explore which analyses can be done throughout the year to take pressure off the very busy budgeting season. Some lessons cover the nuts and bolts of budget reporting and budgeting tools.

I'll explore a series of budgeting alternatives in the final section of the course. We'll look at rolling forecasts, zero-based budgeting, activity-based budgeting, and many others. We'll also look at operating without a budget. Each alternative has pros and cons that I'll list.

Each lesson in this section gives an overview of the budget alternative to help you decide whether you want to pursue that alternative further. Even if you don't fully adopt these alternatives, you can find ideas to improve your budgeting process.

The online budgeting course concludes by revisiting budgeting process challenges and how the tips and alternatives presented in the course can address or mitigate those challenges.

The course author has been the CFO, SVP of Finance, or Director of Operations of companies with just a few employees to companies with $3 billion in assets and hundreds of employees. He's led, facilitated, or participated in the budgeting process many times.  

Better Budgeting: Budgeting for Better Decisions (10 Hrs)
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Here is the outline of the AI in accounting and finance course:

  1. The history of ChatGPT and Large Language Models (including about me)

  2. Why it is essential for forward-thinking accounting firms

  3. The shortcomings

  4. How you benefit from ChatGPT

  5. The best use cases (in overview)

  6. How to set up your account and use ChatGPT

  7. Prompt engineering and why it is so important

  8. Setting up your custom instructions – the most powerful feature

  9. Ways to improve your practice management, get help with client communications, and an introduction to your new marketing assistant for powerful practice growth

  10. More powerful use cases and advanced features

In more detail here are the sections:

1. The Genesis of ChatGPT and Large Language Models

  • Trace the evolution of ChatGPT and its significance to the accounting profession.

  • Differentiate between ChatGPT and other language models.

  • Illustrate the core features that make ChatGPT unique.

2. The Accounting Revolution: Why ChatGPT Is Your Firm's Future

  • Explain the competitive edge ChatGPT provides to accounting firms.

  • Illustrate the efficiency and accuracy benefits of integrating ChatGPT.

  • Adopt strategies to seamlessly integrate ChatGPT into daily operations.

3. The Other Side: Pitfalls of Relying Solely on ChatGPT

  • Identify potential challenges and shortcomings of using ChatGPT.

  • Strategize methods to mitigate these challenges in professional scenarios.

4. The ChatGPT Advantage: Unveiling Your Secret Weapon

  • Harness the transformative potential of ChatGPT for your firm.

  • Quantify the ROI of incorporating ChatGPT into business operations.

  • Position ChatGPT as a reliable assistant in your workflow.

5. ChatGPT in Action: Real-world Applications for Accountants

  • Evaluate practical scenarios where ChatGPT excels.

  • Integrate ChatGPT in specific accounting tasks for improved efficiency.

  • Deliver innovative solutions using ChatGPT to tackle accounting challenges.

6. Step by Step: Setting Up and Unleashing ChatGPT's Potential

  • Execute a smooth setup of your ChatGPT account.

  • Navigate and utilize core functionalities for optimal results.

  • Implement best practices for best results.

7. The Art of Prompt Engineering: Why It's the #1 skill you must master

  • Craft precise prompts to retrieve accurate and relevant responses.

  • Tailor prompts for specific accounting tasks and challenges.

  • Innovate in prompt creation to achieve best results for complex queries.

8. Mastering Custom Instructions: Turbocharging Your ChatGPT Experience

  • Design effective custom instructions for specialized tasks.

  • Enhance user experience and results with personalized settings.

  • Deliver solutions faster with well-crafted instructions.

9. Getting practical with use cases

  •  Elevate practice management through ChatGPT-assisted strategies.

  • Elevating Client Relations: ChatGPT as Your Communication Partner

  • Leverage ChatGPT for innovative and impactful marketing campaigns.

10. ChatGPT Power-Plays: Diving Deeper into Advanced Use Cases

  • Creating value for clients with strategic insights

  • How to use ChatGPT for data analysis

  • ChatGPT Plus and advanced functionality

Please Note: This ChatGPT for accountants course’s author is working on providing transcripts, PDFs, and slides where applicable. Unfortunately, until then we will not be able to offer them with this AI in accounting and finance course but felt the course was valuable enough as it is so have chosen to include it on our site. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience and please let us know any questions using the support bubble on the bottom right of all pages on our site.

ChatGPT for Accountants: Mastering the AI Revolution in Accounting and Finance (Video) (3 Hrs)

Budgeting consumes a massive amount of time and resources. It's a stressful and busy time.

Are there ways to improve the effectiveness of the investment we make in the budget process? Can we make better budgeting decisions that lead to higher performance?

There are options within and beyond traditional budgeting. Each company should consider these options and decide which could improve their budgeting process. Budgeting has many benefits that we can continue to capture and build upon.

This online budgeting course starts by outlining the benefits and challenges of budgeting. Throughout this course, I'll provide tips and alternative budget systems that can mitigate these challenges and capture more benefits.

Next, you'll learn or revisit some foundational concepts for budgeting. I'll build on these to show the pros and cons of later budgeting tips, ideas, and alternatives.

The master budget is a collection of many sub-budgets. I'll show how these fit together to form an aligned plan to achieve a company's strategic goals. There's a method to the madness of when different types of assumptions and calculations are layered into the budget. However, the process is not entirely sequential. It abounds with iterative loops.

The third section walks step-by-step through the budget formation process. The purpose and role of the budget can best be explained in the context of strategic planning. We'll explore which analyses can be done throughout the year to take pressure off the very busy budgeting season. Some lessons cover the nuts and bolts of budget reporting and budgeting tools.

I'll explore a series of budgeting alternatives in the final section of the course. We'll look at rolling forecasts, zero-based budgeting, activity-based budgeting, and many others. We'll also look at operating without a budget. Each alternative has pros and cons that I'll list.

Each lesson in this section gives an overview of the budget alternative to help you decide whether you want to pursue that alternative further. Even if you don't fully adopt these alternatives, you can find ideas to improve your budgeting process.

The online budgeting course concludes by revisiting budgeting process challenges and how the tips and alternatives presented in the course can address or mitigate those challenges.

The course author has been the CFO, SVP of Finance, or Director of Operations of companies with just a few employees to companies with $3 billion in assets and hundreds of employees. He's led, facilitated, or participated in the budgeting process many times.  

Better Budgeting: Budgeting for Better Decisions (10 Hrs)
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Here is the outline of the AI in accounting and finance course:

  1. The history of ChatGPT and Large Language Models (including about me)

  2. Why it is essential for forward-thinking accounting firms

  3. The shortcomings

  4. How you benefit from ChatGPT

  5. The best use cases (in overview)

  6. How to set up your account and use ChatGPT

  7. Prompt engineering and why it is so important

  8. Setting up your custom instructions – the most powerful feature

  9. Ways to improve your practice management, get help with client communications, and an introduction to your new marketing assistant for powerful practice growth

  10. More powerful use cases and advanced features

In more detail here are the sections:

1. The Genesis of ChatGPT and Large Language Models

  • Trace the evolution of ChatGPT and its significance to the accounting profession.

  • Differentiate between ChatGPT and other language models.

  • Illustrate the core features that make ChatGPT unique.

2. The Accounting Revolution: Why ChatGPT Is Your Firm's Future

  • Explain the competitive edge ChatGPT provides to accounting firms.

  • Illustrate the efficiency and accuracy benefits of integrating ChatGPT.

  • Adopt strategies to seamlessly integrate ChatGPT into daily operations.

3. The Other Side: Pitfalls of Relying Solely on ChatGPT

  • Identify potential challenges and shortcomings of using ChatGPT.

  • Strategize methods to mitigate these challenges in professional scenarios.

4. The ChatGPT Advantage: Unveiling Your Secret Weapon

  • Harness the transformative potential of ChatGPT for your firm.

  • Quantify the ROI of incorporating ChatGPT into business operations.

  • Position ChatGPT as a reliable assistant in your workflow.

5. ChatGPT in Action: Real-world Applications for Accountants

  • Evaluate practical scenarios where ChatGPT excels.

  • Integrate ChatGPT in specific accounting tasks for improved efficiency.

  • Deliver innovative solutions using ChatGPT to tackle accounting challenges.

6. Step by Step: Setting Up and Unleashing ChatGPT's Potential

  • Execute a smooth setup of your ChatGPT account.

  • Navigate and utilize core functionalities for optimal results.

  • Implement best practices for best results.

7. The Art of Prompt Engineering: Why It's the #1 skill you must master

  • Craft precise prompts to retrieve accurate and relevant responses.

  • Tailor prompts for specific accounting tasks and challenges.

  • Innovate in prompt creation to achieve best results for complex queries.

8. Mastering Custom Instructions: Turbocharging Your ChatGPT Experience

  • Design effective custom instructions for specialized tasks.

  • Enhance user experience and results with personalized settings.

  • Deliver solutions faster with well-crafted instructions.

9. Getting practical with use cases

  •  Elevate practice management through ChatGPT-assisted strategies.

  • Elevating Client Relations: ChatGPT as Your Communication Partner

  • Leverage ChatGPT for innovative and impactful marketing campaigns.

10. ChatGPT Power-Plays: Diving Deeper into Advanced Use Cases

  • Creating value for clients with strategic insights

  • How to use ChatGPT for data analysis

  • ChatGPT Plus and advanced functionality

Please Note: This ChatGPT for accountants course’s author is working on providing transcripts, PDFs, and slides where applicable. Unfortunately, until then we will not be able to offer them with this AI in accounting and finance course but felt the course was valuable enough as it is so have chosen to include it on our site. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience and please let us know any questions using the support bubble on the bottom right of all pages on our site.

ChatGPT for Accountants: Mastering the AI Revolution in Accounting and Finance (Video) (3 Hrs)

Budgeting consumes a massive amount of time and resources. It's a stressful and busy time.

Are there ways to improve the effectiveness of the investment we make in the budget process? Can we make better budgeting decisions that lead to higher performance?

There are options within and beyond traditional budgeting. Each company should consider these options and decide which could improve their budgeting process. Budgeting has many benefits that we can continue to capture and build upon.

This online budgeting course starts by outlining the benefits and challenges of budgeting. Throughout this course, I'll provide tips and alternative budget systems that can mitigate these challenges and capture more benefits.

Next, you'll learn or revisit some foundational concepts for budgeting. I'll build on these to show the pros and cons of later budgeting tips, ideas, and alternatives.

The master budget is a collection of many sub-budgets. I'll show how these fit together to form an aligned plan to achieve a company's strategic goals. There's a method to the madness of when different types of assumptions and calculations are layered into the budget. However, the process is not entirely sequential. It abounds with iterative loops.

The third section walks step-by-step through the budget formation process. The purpose and role of the budget can best be explained in the context of strategic planning. We'll explore which analyses can be done throughout the year to take pressure off the very busy budgeting season. Some lessons cover the nuts and bolts of budget reporting and budgeting tools.

I'll explore a series of budgeting alternatives in the final section of the course. We'll look at rolling forecasts, zero-based budgeting, activity-based budgeting, and many others. We'll also look at operating without a budget. Each alternative has pros and cons that I'll list.

Each lesson in this section gives an overview of the budget alternative to help you decide whether you want to pursue that alternative further. Even if you don't fully adopt these alternatives, you can find ideas to improve your budgeting process.

The online budgeting course concludes by revisiting budgeting process challenges and how the tips and alternatives presented in the course can address or mitigate those challenges.

The course author has been the CFO, SVP of Finance, or Director of Operations of companies with just a few employees to companies with $3 billion in assets and hundreds of employees. He's led, facilitated, or participated in the budgeting process many times.  

Better Budgeting: Budgeting for Better Decisions (10 Hrs)
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Analysis and Uses of Financial Statements - v11 (Course Id 1360)

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Author : Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA
Course Length : Pages: 101 ||| Review Questions: 90 ||| Final Exam Questions: 50
CPE Credits : 10.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $89.95
Passing Score : 70%
Course Type: NASBA QAS - Text - NASBA Registry
Technical Designation: Technical
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Accounting - Accounting for Course Id 1360

Description :

Analysis and Uses of Financial Statements is designed for interested parties who must understand how to read, interpret, and analyze financial statements. This course describes in clear, concise, and understandable language the intricacies of financial statements, and their use by investors, creditors, analysts, and other interested parties.

This course can enhance your chance for success in business and investing; by enabling you to profit from the knowledge, insights, and perceptions of professionals who use financial statement analysis tools and techniques on a day-to-day basis. Realistic examples and illustrations of financial statement analysis are widely used in this course to make the subject matter crystal clear. That is the major objective of this course.

This course explains the objectives of financial statements in a meaningful manner. The accounting principles used in compiling financial statements and the qualitative characteristics of data appearing on financial statements are relevantly and reliably described. After a thorough overview of financial statements, major tools and techniques as explained, including:

  • Horizontal and vertical analysis
  • Common-size statements
  • Ratio analysis
  • Liquidity and activity ratios
  • Profitability ratios
  • Capital structure and solvency ratios
  • Market test ratios
  • Cash flow ratios

The significance of interim financial statements and segment reporting is explored, as are analysis of annual reports and management discussion and analysis (MDA). The analytical techniques discussed in this course are well within the limits of today’s information technology. Once the concepts are understood, software can be used to eliminate much of the computational tedium involved.

Usage Rank : 39787
Release : 2021
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : Basic Math.
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
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Advance Preparation : None.
Delivery Method : QAS Self Study
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 28-Jan-2022
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
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Keywords : Accounting, Analysis, Uses, Financial, Statements, v11, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Chapter 1
Objectives of Financial Statement Analysis and Financial Reporting

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
  • State the objectives of financial reporting.
  • Recognize the qualitative characteristics of accounting information.

Chapter 2
Accounting Assumptions, Principles, Procedures and Policies

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
  • Recognize the basic assumptions of accounting.
  • Identify the basic principles of accounting.

Chapter 3
Understanding Financial Statements

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
  • Recognize the basic financial statements.
  • Identify the key balance sheet items portraying a company's financial position.
  • Recognize the most important items on the statement of cash flows.
  • Identify the annual report components (e.g. financial statements, footnotes, auditor's report)
  • Assess a company's cash inflows and cash outflows.

Chapter 4
An Overview of Financial Statement Analysis

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
  • Recognize the important aspects of financial statement analysis.
  • Compare horizontal analysis and vertical analysis.
  • Identify the basic components of ratio analysis.
  • Identify the limitations of ratio analysis.

Chapter 5
Analysis of Liquidity and Activity

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
  • Recognize different liquidity ratios and how they can be used to compare companies.
  • Compute and interpret liquidity ratios used to analyze a company’s ability to pay debt.
  • Compute and interpret activity ratios.
  • Recognize how inventory and receivable factors will affect business analysis and comparisons.

Chapter 6
Analysis of Solvency and Capital Structure

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
  • Identify different structure ratios used to analyze the capital structure of a company.
  • Recognize operating leverage and financial leverage.
  • Recognize how financing, debt and interest affect company analysis and performance.

Chapter 7
Profitability Analysis

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
  • Recognize and apply key ratios related to profitability.
  • Identify how to compute return on investment (ROI), and how to enhance ROI.
  • Recognize how return on assets can be used to assess management performance.

Chapter 8
Market Strength and Overall Evaluation

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
  • Recognize a wide range of market test ratios used to measure market strength of a company.
  • Recognize how market test ratios evaluate a company’s financial performance.

Chapter 9
Analysis of Cash Flows

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
  • Recognize the key items on the statement of cash flows to analyze company performance.
  • Identify and apply the major ratios used to evaluate the cash flow of a company.

Chapter 10
Interim Statements and Segment Analysis

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
  • Recognize the accounting associated with interim reporting.
  • Identify the disclosure requirements for major segments of a business.
Course Contents :

Chapter 1:    Objectives of Financial Statement Analysis and Financial Reporting

Learning Objectives

The Focus of Financial Statement Analysis

Investor’s Needs

Framework for Financial Reporting

Summary

Chapter 1 Review Questions

Chapter 2:    Accounting Assumptions, Principles, Procedures and Policies

Learning Objectives

Accounting Assumptions

Accounting Principles

Accounting Procedures and Policies

Other Accounting Considerations

Summary

Chapter 2 Review Questions

Chapter 3:    Understanding Financial Statements

Learning Objectives

What and Why of Financial Statements

Consolidated Financial Statements

The Balance Sheet

The Income Statement

Retained Earnings Statement

Statement of Cash Flows

Other Sections of the Annual Report

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Summary

Chapter 3 Review Questions

Chapter 4:    An Overview of Financial Statement Analysis

Learning Objectives

Basic Considerations

Major Tools of Analysis

Sources of Information

Comparative Financial Statements

Ratio Analysis

Cash Flow Analysis

Specialized Analytical Tools

Summary

Chapter 4 Review Questions

Chapter 5:    Analysis of Liquidity and Activity

Learning Objectives

Liquidity Ratios

Activity Ratios

Operating Cycle of a Business

Interrelationship of Liquidity and Activity to Earnings

Other Considerations

Summary

Chapter 5 Review Questions

Chapter 6:    Analysis of Solvency and Capital Structure

Learning Objectives

Solvency (Leverage and Debt Service)

Leverage

Cash Flow Ratios and Solvency

Summary

Chapter 6 Review Questions

Chapter 7:    Profitability Analysis

Learning Objectives

Quality of Earnings

Return on Investment

Summary

Chapter 7 Review Questions

Chapter 8:    Market Strength and Overall Evaluation

Learning Objectives

Earnings per Share

Market Test Ratios

Other Considerations

An Overall Evaluation

Summary

Chapter 8 Review Questions

Chapter 9:    Analysis of Cash Flows

Learning Objectives

Preparing and Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows

Trend Analysis and Industry Comparison

Cash Flow Coverage (Adequacy) Ratios

Cash Flow Performance Measures

Summary

Chapter 9 Review Questions

Chapter 10:    Interim Statements and Segment Analysis

Learning Objectives

Interim Financial Report

Segment Reporting

Summary

Chapter 10 Review Questions

Glossary

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