Understanding Financial Statements

  • Level: Beginner
  • Duration: 4.3 hours  
  • Access: 1 Year
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Learn the basic principles of accounting and the structure and analysis of the main financial statements. Describe the most popular equity derivative structures, including equity options, index futures and options, and equity swaps.

  • This course is only suitable for desktop use.

Course Features

#1 Shareable Certificate

Earn a certificate upon completion.

#2 100% Online Learning

Start straight away and learn at your own pace.

#3 Beginner Level

This course is suitable for anyone looking to learn the basic principles of accounting.

#4 Course Duration

Tutorial time of 4.3 hours.

#5 Accepted for CPE

Many of the tutorials in this course are accepted for CPE by some of the world's largest financial associations.

What You Will Learn

1. Accounting - An Introduction

  • Topic 1: Producing & Using Accounting Information
  • Topic 2: Financial Statements
  • Topic 3: Accounting Concepts, Conventions, & Standards

2. Accounting Mechanics - Scenario

  • Topic 1: This scenario looks at the dual effect principle of accounting. 

3. Balance Sheet - An Introduction

  • Topic 1: Balance Sheet Presentation
  • Topic 2: IFRS Balance Sheet Example
  • Topic 3: US GAAP Balance Sheet Example
  • Topic 4: Balance Sheet Accounting Policies

4. Income Statement - An Introduction

  • Topic 1: Income Statement Elements & Presentation
  • Topic 2: Income Statement & Accounting Policies

5. Statement of Cash Flows - An Introduction

  • Topic 1: Overview of the Statement of Cash Flows
  • Topic 2: Format of the Statement of Cash Flows
  • Topic 3: Determining Cash from Operating Activities
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Gain Industry Knowledge and a Certification

 Access your learning wherever you are. 
 Test your knowledge throughout each tutorial with
regular review questions
  End each tutorial with a short, graded test designed to enhance knowledge retention.
  Gain a shareable professional certification.

Meet Your CPE Requirements

Many examination bodies now mandate annual training, with some requiring alumni to complete up to 35 hours a year.

To support learners, Intuition Now works with key accrediting bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants to ensure our learning materials can be used to meet your CPE requirements.