The purpose of this course is for participants to establish a basic understanding of the financial reporting requirements, financial statements and how to assess small and medium enterprise financial performance.
Does your profession/job require you to understand the capital structures of a small or medium business?
Do you want to know how to analyse and understand financial statements and assess business performance?
This course designed to enhance a participant’s understanding of the three main financial statements and linkages between these financial statements (namely the Statement of Financial Position, the Statement of Profit or Loss and the Statement of Cash Flows).
This information is then used in analysing financial performance by way of ratio analysis; the techniques used in analysing the financial position of a company and, having gained that knowledge then to assist in interpreting current and potential future performance.
Integral to these course objectives is that participants will gain an understanding of the concept of accrual accounting, profit, cashflow and other accounting issues relevant to small and medium enterprises.
The course would be particularly beneficial for non-finance professionals and also those who may wish to deepen their understanding of reading and interpreting financial statements (e.g. when providing finance to small companies and businesses).
Note: If you need to understand how to analyse publically listed companies, please refer to Understanding and Analysing Financial Statements.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion.
For more information, please refer to the subject outline.
Upon successful completion, candidates should be able to:
You will have 12 weeks to complete this course.
While there are no formal entry requirements, it is preferable that students have a basic understanding of the financial industry.
You may enrol into the online version of this course at any time and begin studying immediately upon enrolment. Workshops are dependent on sufficient interest.
This course is available either online or as a workshop. Students who attend a workshop will need to complete the online quizzes. Workshops are dependent on sufficient interest.
Kaplan’s online learning portal KapLearn enables us to provide you with innovative, interactive learning resources and support. You can access KapLearn from anywhere at any time using a computer or mobile device that has internet access.
Corporate clients should contact our Corporate Solutions Representative on 1300 728 505 to discuss face-to-face delivery options and how we can tailor our training to your business needs.
No exemptions are available for this course.
Completion of this course is particularly useful for those who want to expand on their business knowledge with specialist insight into Profit and Loss sheets and Assets and Liabilities.
This course is ideal for those who want to gain an in-depth analysis skills in relation to financial statements by using common performance ratios, as well as finance industry participants such as junior investment analysts, credit analysts and relationship banking staff. Financial Planners, finance managers, lending staff and non-finance professionals will also find the course useful.
Kaplan estimates that completion of this course it is equivalent of 7 CPD hours.
For each of the topics there is an open-book, online, unsupervised multiple choice quiz consisting of five questions. You must complete each quiz before you can progress onto the next topic.
You have multiple attempts at passing each quiz.
Students who attend a workshop will need to complete the online quizzes.
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