Analysing Company Accounts

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Finance and Legal, Accountancy

What Is Analysing Company Accounts Training?

This course enables you to analyse and work with corporate accounts and make informed judgements about the status of companies, this is an intensive and practical course which introduces delegates to the principles of analysing company accounts using ratios and trends. By the end of the course delegates will be able to, analyse a set of accounts. Understand and apply over twenty key ratios. Utilise a bank of important questions. Identify trends and comparisons over time and against industry norms. Analyse a set of simple company accounts using a case study.

Who Should Attend

Suitable for anyone with little or no experience of analysing company accounts. Delegates are expected to have attended 'Introduction to Company Accounts or to have attained that level of knowledge.

Course Agenda

- Preparing for Analysis
- Refresher on the content and format of the Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet
- Issues arising from the industry and sector that the company operates in
- Considering company size
- Anything to be learnt from the Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Understand the differences between public and private companies
- An introduction to group accounting Analysing the Accounts
- Analysing various ratios that tell us about: capital structure - efficiency of working capital - the cash position - profitability - return on investment
- The importance of cash in a business
- Capital employed: understand the issues surrounding it
- What do the profit margins tell us?
- Calculating asset turnover
- Understanding when the working capital ratios are useful
- Assess whether a business can meet its short-term liabilities
- Understanding gearing and how it affects earnings
- What to look for in the Annual Report
- The Chairman's Statement
- The Director's Report
- The Auditor's Report
- The Notes to the Accounts Putting it into Practice
- Learn to make comparisons between companies and industries
- Assess current business and financial issues
- Analyse a set of accounts yourself
- Further courses to consider
- Interpreting Company Accounts.


Available onsite or nationwide at any of over 50 centres, see below our open course availability. Alternatively, call 0844 335 8882.


The Analysing Company Accounts course will be accredited to the latest in recognised certificating award. All successful delegates will also receive an Xyz certificate of attendance. Enrolled subscribers of the National Training Card will also have any certificate, qualification and/or ID card (where applicable) automatically added to their member account.

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Analysing Company Accounts
Part of our Accountancy range of training courses

Course Information

  • Course Duration 1 day
  • Max Class Size 12

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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