Interpretation of Company Accounts

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

What Is Interpretation of Company Accounts Training?

This Course provides you with practical knowledge of interpretive techniques such as ratio and trend analysis and risk assessment. By the end of the course delegates will be able to undertake more complex interpretation of company accounts by building on existing knowledge of ratio and trend analysis. Assess risk using this knowledge. Assess market risk and its potential impact on a business. Recognise techniques adopted in company accounts to disguise potential problems. Understand some of the non-financial sources of information available to assess company performance.

Who Should Attend

Suitable for delegates with a working knowledge of company accounts who want to develop their skill further.

Course Agenda

- Background
- Understand what we mean by business and financial risk
- Consider different business sectors and identify the key financial features in each
- Refresher on the key financial statements
-  Recognise the typical problems with using company accounts Using Accounts to Assess Risk
- Refresher on the key ratios
- Types of shares and capital structure
- Types of debts and debt funding
- Significance of funding structure
- Understand the general warning signs of corporate 'poor health'
- Consider the financial warning signs
- Factoring on and off the balance sheet Group Accounts
- Accounting for investment
- Associates and subsidiaries
- Goodwill and how to account for it
- Learn to identify the issues in group accounts
- Advanced Interpretation
- Drawing together the 'soft' and financial information
- Predicting business failure: how to spot the problems early
- Why businesses fail
- Examples of creative accounting
- Topical issues and accounting development.


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


The Interpretation of 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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Interpretation of 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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