Reading and Understanding the Balance Sheet

Lorman Education Services
Training overview
1.5 hours
Professional course

Course description

Reading and Understanding the Balance Sheet

Reading and Understanding the Balance Sheet

Learn how to break down and understand the balance sheet section by section. Many people may have financial statements in front of them but they do not know what they should be looking for. The financial statements can be seen as a maze as there is so much information and people do not know where to start looking first. Learn where you can find the balance sheet information they need and then depending on their needs (are they looking to invest in the firm, be employed by the firm, consider giving them a loan or extending them a line of credit) how to break down the balance sheet section by section, do comparisons, calculate ratios, and make a final decision. Gain the tools needed to do everything mentioned above and make sound decisions for your organization.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe how to analyze and interrupt balance sheet information.
  • You will be able to discuss how to make better credit decisions for your company.
  • You will be able to explain and understand the relationship of each account to the financial statements.
  • You will be able to review and to do comparisons between years and understand what happened at the company.

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    This live webinar is designed for accountants, presidents, vice presidents, business and office managers, finance directors, controllers, CFOs, lending professionals, credit managers and attorneys.

    Training Content

    • Where to Find Balance Sheet Information - SEC Website, Audited Financial StatementsWhat Is the Make-up of the Balance Sheet and What Should One Look for to AnalyzeUnderstand Current Asset and Current Liabilities, What They Are and How They Impact Working CapitalDiscuss How to Common Size the Balance Sheet so It Can Be Used for Comparative PurposesDiscuss and Explain the Important Ratios That Can Be Pulled off of the Balance Sheet; Liquidity Ratios, Leverage RatiosHow to Gather Information and Make Decisions for; Setting a Line of Credit, Deciding to Buy Stock in This Company, Make a Loan to ThemThe 5 C's of Credit -Most of Them Come From the Balance SheetHow to Finalize Your Decision and Present It to Management


    The cost of this Reading and Understanding the Balance Sheet live webinar is $199 per participant.

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