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Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis: Complete Training

Accounting & Financial Ratio Analysis made easy. Learn important accounting skills that will get your foot in the door!
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Understand bookkeeping records
Build an Income Statement
Build a Balance Sheet
Understand the accounting equation and the principle of double entry
Tell the difference 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

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 best 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 two business days

  • Dynamic: We don’t want to waste your time! The instructor keeps up a very good pace throughout the whole course.

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

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?

Enroll today and let’s start this journey together!

Introduction to Accounting - Why Accounting Is Important?

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What Does The Course Cover?
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What Is Accounting and Why Do We Need It?
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Why do we need Accounting?
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The Importance of Bookkeeping - Good Accounting Records Are Essential
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The importance of Bookkeeping
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Financial Accounting - Who Needs Financial Reports?
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Financial Accounting
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Course Notes - Download

The Three Main Statements in Financial Accounting

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The Three Main Financial Statements: P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
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Income Statement Items
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Revenue types - practical exercise
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Depreciation and amortization
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Balance sheet items
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The types of assets - practical example
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The types of liabilities - practical example
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The Three Main Statements in FInancial Accounting

Understanding the Big Picture: Why, What, When, and How Much in Accounting

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The Revenue Recognition Principle - Why Is it so Important?
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Completing 33% of the course
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The Expense Recognition Principle - When to Recognize Expenses
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Historical Cost vs. Fair Value Accounting

Let's Build a Solid Foundation: Core Accounting Principles That You Should Learn

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The Accounting Equation and How It Stays in Balance
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The Accounting Equation
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General & Subsidiary Ledgers - This Is How a Firm Organizes Its Accounts
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General and Subsidiary Ledgers
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Making Sense of Debits and Credits! It Does Not Have To Be Hard
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Income Statement T-Accounts
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T-Accounts
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The Cornerstone Principle of Accounting - Double Entry Bookkeeping
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Double-Entry Bookkeeping
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Quiz Number 3

A COMPLETE Case Study: Bookkeeping Records + Income Statement + Balance Sheet

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Practical Exercise: Bookkeeping entries + Building a P&L & a Balance Sheet (1/4)
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Case Study (Part 1)
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Completing 50% of the course
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Practical Exercise: Bookkeeping entries + Building a P&L & a Balance Sheet (2/4)
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Practical Exercise: Bookkeeping entries + Building a P&L & a Balance Sheet (3/4)
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Case Study (Part 2)
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Practical Exercise: Bookkeeping entries + Building a P&L & a Balance Sheet (4/4)
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Case Study (Part 3)
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Course Challenge - Build a P&L and Balance Sheet from scratch
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Case Study (Part 4)

Accounting & Timing: Income and Cash Flow Are Two Different Things

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The Importance of Timing: Revenue and Expense Recognition
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The Difference Between Cash Flow and Profit - A Must Know For Every Entrepreneur
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The Timing of Payments: Here Is How Many Business Owners Improve Their Cash Flow
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The Four Types of Accruals Arising in Accounting Transactions

Preparing a Cash Flow Statement: Understanding Cash Flow Analysis

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Calculating Cash Flows - Understand if a business makes or burns cash
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The three parts of Cash Flow statements explained
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Cash Flow computations - The Direct method
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Cash Flow computations - The Indirect method
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Calculating Cash Flow in practice: A complete example
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Quiz Number 4

Introduction to Financial Reporting

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Introduction to Financial Statements
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Let's Open P&G's 2015 Financial Report and Take a Look At It Together
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Who Verifies That The Figures Presented in Financial Statements Are Correct?
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Quiz Number 5

Financial Statement Analysis: Science and Practice

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The Essence of Financial Statement Analysis: Four Key Dimensions
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Calculating Subtotals, Totals and Year-on-Year Growth
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Key Mechanics of Financial Statement Analysis: Performing a Meaningful Analysis
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Using Different P&L and Balance Sheet Formats + Horizontal and Vertical Analysis
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An Introduction to the "Days" Methodology: Understanding Working Capital Trends
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Financial Ratios Every Investor Should Use: Understanding Financial Ratios
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Quiz Number 6
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Practical Exercise: Analyzing P&G's Business Through Financial Ratios (1 of 2)
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Practical Exercise: Analyzing P&G's Business Through Financial Ratios (2 of 2)
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Financial statement analysis

Financial Statement Analysis - Tesla exercise

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What you will see next in this section
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How to download Tesla's historical financials
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Calculating and analyzing growth and profitability ratios
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Calculating and analyzing liquidity ratios
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Calculating and analyzing solvency ratios
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Congratulations!
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Completing 100% of the course
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