Course ID: SBNFS

Seeing Beyond the Numbers – Financial Statement Analysis for CFOs & Controllers

Financial statements are a window into what is going on in the day-to-day operations of the company. They help us see what the company’s strengths and weaknesses are. However, financial statements can often have different messages depending on the user.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
•Determine how different stakeholders utilize financial statements
•Calculate how flexible budgeting may be used by CFOs and Controllers
•Compare how time series analysis and common size financial statements are used in trend analysis
•Calculate liquidity, leverage, and profitability ratios
•Identify the uses and limitations of ratio analysis

Major Topics
  • The purpose of financial statement analysis
  • Comparing Actuals vs. Expectations &
  • Benchmarking
  • Case Studies 1 & 2
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Case Study 3
  • Analysis of Statement of Cash Flows
  • Case Studies 4 & 5
  • Other Uses of Ratios

Who Should Attend

Controllers or accountants who are involved in the financial reporting functions of their companies and looking to improve their review skills

Fields of Study


Basic understanding of financial statements and financial statement preparation

Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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