Seminar "Financial Statement Analysis for Non-Financial Managers"

Business decision makers are surrounded with concepts and terminology from financial statements such as gross profit margin, operating cycle, net operating assets, financial leverage, liquidity, solvency. This course provides an applied introduction to key issues in financial reporting, financial statement analysis, and firms’ capital structures. As a result, program participants will better understand the main outputs of the financial accounting process, be able to evaluate a firm’s financial position and performance, and make informed business decisions to enhance corporate value creation.

The program will start with an introduction to financial accounting terminology and the four major financial statements: Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet), Statement of Profit or Loss (Income Statements), Statement of Changes in Equity, and Statement of Cash Flows. Then, the program will introduce key tools sophisticated users of financial reports employ to analyze a firm’s profitability, productivity, and risk.

The program will implement various tools on international as well as local companies (e.g., Air Astana, Halyk Bank, Kaspi Bank, Kazakhtelecom) and discuss common mistakes made by companies in their capital structure choices.

October 9-10
Venue: offline in Astana
250 000 KZT*
(discounts are available - check with the manager for details)

What will you learn:
  • Describe and interpret the four major financial statements and the linkages among them
  • Analyze a firm’s profitability, productivity, and risk
  • Identify key areas for improvement to enhance value creation
  • Communicate with finance professionals and engage in meaningful discussions
  • Describe the common finance and accounting mistakes made by companies
Seminar "Financial Statement Analysis for Non-Financial Managers"
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For whom:
  • Professionals in management positions other than finance (general managers, engineers, marketers etc.)
  • Career changers who have recently moved to financial positions but lack a strong finance/accounting background
  • Executives with a need to refresh their prior knowledge of financial accounting
  • Investors who would like to base their investment decisions on sophisticated financial statement analysis

Program Schedule

October 9-10

Day 1

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-10:30 Introduction to Financial Accounting

10:30-10:50 Break

10:50-12:30 The Four Major Financial Statements

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 The Linkages Among the Four Major Financial Statements

15:00-15:20 Break

15:20-17:00 Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis

Day 2

09:00-10:30 Analysis of Financial Statements with an Operating Focus (Part 1)

10:30-10:50 Break

10:50-12:30 Analysis of Financial Statements with an Operating Focus (Part 2)

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Analysis of a Firm’s Risk

15:00-15:20 Break

15:20-17:00 Final group assignment

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