Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis: Complete Training

Accounting & Financial Ratio Analysis made easy. Learn important skills that will get your foot in the door!
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  • Lectures 43
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Accounting is one of the most important skills for people pursuing a career in Finance.

It helps you understand whether a business is profitable.

It gives you an idea of a company’s size.

It helps you use the past in order to take action in the present and change the future.

However, it’s essential that you understand it well.

If you want to become…

  • a Financial Analyst
  • an Accountant
  • an Auditor
  • a Business Analyst
  • a Financial Controller
  • a Financial Manager
  • a CFO
  • a CEO
  • an Investment Banker
  • an Equity Research Analyst
  • an Investor
  • an Entrepreneur
  • Someone who is involved with a business and would like to be successful

Then you simply have to learn Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. There is no way around it.

But how can you do that if you have very limited time and no prior training? And how can you be sure that you are not missing an important piece of the puzzle?

Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis: Complete Training is here for you. One of the better Finance courses available on Udemy, it includes everything you’ll need. We will start from the very basics and then gradually build a solid foundation that will serve you well throughout your career.

What makes this course different from the rest of the Accounting courses that are out there?

  • High quality of production – HD video and animations (This isn’t a collection of boring lectures!)
  • Knowledgeable instructor (experience in Big 4 Accounting + Master in Finance)
  • Financial Statement Analysis: We will learn how to use information about the past in order to predict how a business will fare in the future
  • Extensive Case Studies that will help you reinforce everything that you’ve learned
  • Excellent support: If you don’t understand a concept or you simply want to drop us a line, you’ll receive an answer within 24 hours
  • Dynamic: We don’t want to waste your time! The instructor keeps up a very good pace throughout the whole course.
  • Bonus prizes: Upon completion of 50% and 100% of the course you will receive two bonus gifts

How come accounting is so important?

It’s about money, right? If you want to understand how money is coming in and going out of a business, you will have to learn accounting.

Here are 5 more reasons why you should take this course and learn accounting:

  • Jobs. A solid understanding of accounting usually lands you a sweet job as an accountant and opens doors for a number of career paths.
  • Promotions. Accountants are promoted very easily inside large corporations
  • Mick Jagger studied accounting
  • Secure Future. Accounting skills remain with you and provide extra security. You won’t ever have to fear unemployment
  • Girls dig accountants! Guys who can tell the difference between debits and credits are proven to be the most popular with women


Students of this course who complete 50% of the lessons get full, lifetime access to our five-star rated course “Finance 101: Financial Skills for the Real World”. It has a full price of $95.


Students of this course who complete 100% of the lessons get full, lifetime access to our five-star rated course “Financial Modeling: Build a Complete DCF Valuation Model”. It has a full price of $95.


Please don’t forget that the course comes with Udemy’s 30-day unconditional money-back-in-full guarantee. And why not give such a guarantee, when we are convinced that the course will provide a ton of value for you?

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge of accounting is assumed or needed
  • There is nothing to buy or pay for - everything is included for free
  • You'll need a notebook and a pen

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand bookkeeping records
  • Build an Income Statement
  • Build a Balance Sheet
  • Understand the accounting equation and the principle of double entry
  • Tell the diffrence between debits and credits
  • Account for the difference between income and cash
  • Navigate through Financial Reports with ease
  • Perform Vertical and Horizontal Analysis
  • Calculate Liquidity, Solvency, Profitability and Growth ratios
  • Analyze a company's performance based on the figures in its annual report

Who is the target audience?

  • Aspiring Accountants and Financial Analysts
  • Aspiring Investment Bankers
  • Aspiring Financial Controllers
  • Business Owners
  • Accounting Students
  • Anyone wishing to understand a company's financials
  • Anyone wishing to be successful in the world of Business & Finance

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Accounting - Why Accounting Is Important?
What Does The Course Cover?
What Is Accounting and Why Do We Need It?
Why do we need Accounting?
1 question
The Importance of Bookkeeping - Good Accounting Records Are Essential
The importance of Bookkeeping
1 question
Financial Accounting - Who Needs Financial Reports?
Financial Accounting
1 question
Course Notes - Download
1 page
Section 2: The Three Main Statements in Financial Accounting
The Three Main Financial Statements: P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
Building Blocks of an Income Statement
Building Blocks of a Balance Sheet
The Three Main Statements in FInancial Accounting
3 questions
Section 3: Understanding the Big Picture: Why, What, When, and How Much in Accounting
The Revenue Recognition Principle - Why Is it so Important?
The Expense Recognition Principle - When to Recognize Expenses
Historical Cost vs. Fair Value Accounting
Section 4: Let's Build a Solid Foundation: Core Accounting Principles That You Should Learn
The Accounting Equation and How It Stays in Balance
The Accounting Equation
1 question
General & Subsidiary Ledgers - This Is How a Firm Organizes Its Accounts
General and Subsidiary Ledgers
1 question
Making Sense of Debits and Credits! It Does Not Have To Be Hard
Income Statement T-Accounts
1 question
How to Calculate Depreciation Expense
The Cornerstone Principle of Accounting - Double Entry Bookkeeping
Double-Entry Bookkeeping
1 question
Quiz Number 3
4 questions
Section 5: A COMPLETE Case Study: Bookkeeping Records + Income Statement + Balance Sheet
Practical Exercise: Bookkeeping entries + Building a P&L & a Balance Sheet (1/4)
Case Study (Part 1)
2 questions
Practical Exercise: Bookkeeping entries + Building a P&L & a Balance Sheet (2/4)
Practical Exercise: Bookkeeping entries + Building a P&L & a Balance Sheet (3/4)
Case Study (Part 2)
2 questions
Practical Exercise: Bookkeeping entries + Building a P&L & a Balance Sheet (4/4)
Case Study (Part 3)
2 questions
Course Challenge - Build a P&L and Balance Sheet from scratch
Case Study (Part 4)
2 questions
Section 6: Preparing a Cash Flow Statement: Understanding Cash Flow Analysis
Calculating Cash Flows - Understand if a business makes or burns cash
The three parts of Cash Flow statements explained
Cash Flow computations - The Direct method
Cash Flow computations - The Indirect method
Calculating Cash Flow in practice: A complete example
Section 7: Accounting & Timing: Income and Cash Flow Are Two Different Things
The Importance of Timing: Revenue and Expense Recognition
The Difference Between Cash Flow and Profit - A Must Know For Every Entrepreneur
The Timing of Payments: Here Is How Many Business Owners Improve Their Cash Flow
The Four Type of Accruals Arising in Accounting Transactions
Quiz Number 4
3 questions
Section 8: Introduction to Financial Reporting
Introduction to Financial Statements
Let's Open P&G's 2015 Financial Report and Take a Look At It Together
Who Verifies That The Figures Presented in Financial Statements Are Correct?
Quiz Number 5
2 questions
Section 9: Financial Statement Analysis: Science and Practice
The Essence of Financial Statement Analysis: Four Key Dimensions
Calculating Subtotals, Totals and Year-on-Year Growth
Key Mechanics of Financial Statement Analysis: Performing a Meaningful Analysis
Using Different P&L and Balance Sheet Formats + Horizontal and Vertical Analysis
An Introduction to the "Days" Methodology: Understanding Working Capital Trends
Financial Ratios Every Investor Should Use: Understanding Financial Ratios
Quiz Number 6
2 questions
Practical Exercise: Analyzing P&G's Business Through Financial Ratios (1 of 2)
Practical Exercise: Analyzing P&G's Business Through Financial Ratios (2 of 2)

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Instructor Biography

365 Careers, Creating opportunities for Business & Finance students

365 Careers is a firm specializing in high-end financial training programs. Our growing list of courses includes Excel (Microsoft Excel for Beginner and Advanced users), PowerPoint, Financial Modeling, Company Valuation, Accounting, Investment Banking, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Job Hunting trainings. Our goal is to provide to our students the practical instruments they will need in order to perform successfully at their future workplace.

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