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Financial Ratio Analysis - Practical Uses for the CPA (Course Id 540)

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Author : Patricia McCarthy, MBA
Course Length : Pages: 26 ||| Review Questions: 18 ||| Final Exam Questions: 20
CPE Credits : 4.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $35.95
Passing Score : 70%
Course Type: NASBA QAS - Text - Technical - NASBA Registry
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Accounting - Accounting for Course Id 540

Description :

Financial ratio analysis is an effective tool for CPAs to evaluate and analyze financial trends to highlight operational efficiencies and inefficiencies. For the CPA in the attest function, financial ratios can be an important tool for audit planning to identify operational issues as well as any potential going concern questions that should be addressed. Through the use of example financial statements, this course demonstrates the practical uses of:

  • Common sized financial statements
  • Commonly used financial ratios
  • The DuPont Model for evaluating return on equity
  • Ratios to forecast working capital
  • Cash flow ratios to identify potential liquidity issues

Usage Rank : 0
Release : 2018
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : None.
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 : 01-Jun-2021
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.
Approved Audience :

NASBA QAS - Text - Technical - NASBA Registry - 540

Keywords : Accounting, Financial, Ratio, Analysis, Practical, Uses, CPA, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Recognize the elements of common sized financial statements
  • Compute commonly used financial ratios
  • Differentiate the implications of each ratio to the company being measured
  • Recognize the elements of the DuPont model
  • Recognize the use of ratios to forecast certain working capital account balances
  • Compute commonly used cash flow ratios
Course Contents :

Chapter 1 - Financial Ratio Analysis - Practical Uses for the CPA

Course Overview

Common Sized Financial Statements

Commonly Used Financial Ratios

Computation of Ratios and Analysis

DuPont Model

Data for Review Questions

Review Questions


Return on Invested Capital Overview

Using Ratios to Forecast Working Capital

Cash Flow Ratios

Overview of Gross Margin Analysis Concepts

Review Questions



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