Analysis and Uses of Financial Statements (FSDP)

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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 re

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Self Study

Yellow Book Approved


CFP Approved


IRS Approved


CTEC Approved


Field of Study Credits

Accounting (10)

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CPE Approved



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Major Topics:

  • Objectives of Financial Statement Analysis and Financial Reporting
  • Accounting Assumptions, Principles, Procedures and Policies
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • An Overview of Financial Statement Analysis
  • Analysis of Liquidity and Activity
  • Analysis of Solvency and Capital Structure
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Market Strength and Overall Evaluation
  • Analysis of Cash Flows
  • Interim Statements and Segment Analysis

Learning Objectives:

  • State the objectives of financial reporting.
  • Recognize the qualitative characteristics of accounting information.
  • Recognize the basic assumptions of accounting.
  • Identify the basic principles of accounting.
  • Recognize the basic financial statements: the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows.
  • 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, including the financial statements, footnotes, review of operations, auditor’s report, and supplementary schedules
  • Assess a company’s cash inflows and cash outflows.
  • Recognize the important aspects of financial statement analysis.
  • Compare horizontal analysis and vertical analysis.
  • Identify the basic components of ratio analysis.
  • Identify the limita

Designed For:

Those interested in understanding how to read, interpret, and analyze financial statements