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Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Analyzing Financial Statements, Including Techniques for Cash Flow Analysis (AFS)

8-Hour Program (Great industry course)

WHY ATTEND THIS COURSE?

Take analysis to a new level by building upon traditional financial statement analytical techniques through incorporating cash flow measurements. Recognizing strengths and limitations of accrual accounting-based analytical approaches when performing financial statement analysis. This program utilizes cases ranging from public companies to small private companies to assess profitability, liquidity, and resource management efficiency.

DESIGNED FOR...

Industry CPAs, accountants, and financial professionals who analyze financial results to evaluate operational performance, perform acquisition due diligence, and develop business strategies. Practice CPAs that perform a risk assessment as a part of audit planning.

OBJECTIVE

Participants will be able to:

  • Apply traditional financial statement analysis techniques for specific entities and project objectives
  • Use cash flow statements and cash-based ratios to find the real meaning behind accrual-based data
  • Assess reported earnings quality
  • Incorporate industry metric comparisons for benchmarking and best-practices analysis

MAJOR SUBJECTS

  • Reading between the lines—what the numbers really mean
  • Which financial ratios tell the true story
  • Performing horizontal and vertical analysis
  • Impact of including information outside the financial statements on U.S. GAAP performance analysis
  • Finding and using relevant industry data for large and small companies
  • The importance of cash flows
  • Cash flow analysis techniques
  • Case studies

COURSE ACRONYM: AFS

PRESENTATION METHOD: Group-live

LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE: Basic

PREREQUISITES:

  •  None

ADVANCE PREPARATION: None

FIELD OF STUDY: Accounting

RECOMMENDED CPE CREDIT: 8 hours


NOTE: This course is available as an 8-hour, 4-hour, and 2-hour program:

  • Analyzing Financial Statements, Including Techniques for Cash Flow Analysis (AFS)
  • Analyzing Financial Statements, Including Techniques for Cash Flow Analysis (AFS4)
  • Analyzing Financial Statements – A Guide (AFS2)

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SmartPros®, A Kaplan Company and Loscalzo Institute, A Kaplan Company are registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.