The Financial Statement Analysis for Investors module is designed as an introduction to financial reporting and to the complexities of financial statement analysis for students with little or no background in accounting.
The key topics covered are: How does business work? Where does a company’s money come from and where does it go? An overview of accounting and financial reporting to show how the items we have identified above appear in the company’s financial statements.
Financial ratio analysis. Analysing the financial statements to gain an understanding of the underlying business. How accountants measure and report. What values the financial statements contain. Business combinations and consolidated accounts. Creative accounting and fundamental analysis.