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Advanced Financial Statement Analysis & Forecasting

Analysts must be able to understand, rigorously analyse and interpret financial and other qualitative information in financial statements. This skill provides the foundation for meaningful performance evaluation, comparative analysis, valuation, due diligence, financial forecast, etc.

This intensive financial statement analysis course provides participants with a thorough grounding in theoretical frameworks, spreadsheet mechanics and real-world perspectives through the use of extensive exercises and case studies.

Review of Published Financial Statements

  • Trend Analysis
    • Statement of Profit or Loss
    • Statement of Financial Position
    • Statement of Cash Flows

Common-Sized Financial Statements

  • Vertical and Horizontal Common sized financial statements

Ratio Analysis

  • Assess the financial health of an organization
  • Evaluate financial performance
    • Profitability;
    • Liquidity;
    • Efficiency;
    • Stability etc.
  • DuPont Analysis – Decomposition of Return on Equity (ROE)

Cash Flow Analysis

  • Review of the Statement of Cash Flows (Operating, Investing and Financing Activities)
  • Estimate Free Cash Flows (Free Cash Flow to the Firm, Free Cash Flow to Equity)
  • Working Capital Analysis
  • Cash Conversion Cycle

Forecasting Financial Statements

  • Detailed build-up of the Statement if Profit or Loss, Statement of Financial Position & Statement of Cash Flows
  • Assess historical trends, strategic plans and determine sustainable growth rates
  • Excel best-practices

Data Presentation

  • Professional charting techniques
  • Dashboard Design

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

  • Overview
  • Key drivers
  • Comparison with Nigerian GAAP
  • Implications for Nigerian organizations (listed entities, significant public entities, SMEs, etc.)
  • Challenges
  • Implementation timelines

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We offer discounts for group bookings (i.e group of delegates attending the same course at the same time) as follows:

    3-5 participants - 5% discount
    6-9 participants - 7.5% discount
    10 or more participants - 10% discount