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Analysing Financial Statements with Tools and Techniques

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4 hours
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10 CPD hours / points
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In a world where numbers hold the key to unlocking business success, the art of Financial Analysis emerges as a powerful tool. With our captivating course, Financial Analysis, you'll become a master of decoding the financial story behind the numbers, unravelling the mysteries of balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. Enrol in the Financial Analysis course and become a trusted financial detective, decoding the language of numbers and making informed decisions in the corporate landscape. With your newfound Financial Analysis expertise, you'll be equipped to navigate the complex financial realm with confidence and pave the way for business success.

Learning Outcome:

At the end of this Financial Analysis course, learners will -

  • Develop proficiency in financial analysis techniques and methodologies.
  • Understand and interpret financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • Gain knowledge of financial reporting standards and principles.
  • Apply ratio analysis to assess the financial performance and stability of organisations.
  • Acquire skills in credit analysis and equity analysis for informed decision-making in Financial Analysis.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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The Financial Analysis course takes you on a comprehensive journey through the modules, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to excel in the field of financial analysis. In Module 01, you'll be introduced to the foundations of financial analysis, laying the groundwork for your understanding of this vital discipline of Financial Analysis. Modules 02, 03, and 04 delve into the intricate details of balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, respectively. You'll gain a deep understanding of these financial statements and learn how to extract valuable insights from them.

Module 05 focuses on financial reporting, ensuring you grasp the principles and standards that underpin accurate and transparent financial statements. As you progress to Module 06, you'll explore profitability analysis, examining key metrics and techniques for assessing an organisation's financial performance. Module 07 of this Financial Analysis course delves into the applications and limitations of EBITDA, offering insights into this widely used financial metric.

Module 08 equips you with credit analysis skills, enabling you to evaluate the creditworthiness of organisations. In Module 09, you'll dive into equity analysis, learning how to assess the value and potential of equity investments. Finally, Module 10 introduces ratio analysis, providing you with a toolkit to evaluate various financial ratios and make informed decisions based on financial data.


Upon completion of the course, learners can obtain a certificate as proof of their achievement. You can receive a £4.99 PDF Certificate sent via email, a £9.99 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for delivery in the UK, or a £19.99 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for international delivery. Each option depends on individual preferences and locations.

Who is this course for?

This Financial Analysis course is suitable for -

  • Aspiring financial analysts seeking a comprehensive understanding of the field.
  • Finance professionals looking to enhance their financial analysis skills.
  • Business professionals and managers who want to make data-driven financial decisions.

Career path

  • Financial Analyst: £30,000 - £60,000 per year
  • Senior Financial Analyst: £50,000 - £80,000 per year
  • Finance Manager: £40,000 - £90,000 per year
  • Investment Analyst: £35,000 - £70,000 per year
  • Risk Analyst: £30,000 - £60,000 per year

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.