Financial analysis skills & measuring performance

Understanding and Interpreting Accounts – Day 2

In City of London

£ 545 + VAT


  • Typology


  • Location

    City of london

  • Class hours


  • Duration

    1 Day


This two-day course provides delegates with the core accounting principles they need to be aware of to read and analyse a set of accounts effectively. Day one of the course aims to demystify company accounts and covers basic accounting principles and explains the real meaning of accounting jargon. Day two applies this foundation knowledge to financial analysis skills and how to measure financial performance. The course is intended for those with no previous accounting experience who need to be able to understand and interpret a set of accounts.




City of London (London)
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138-142 Holborn, EC1N 2NQ


On request

To take into account

Non-financial managers and anyone who needs a foundation in financial literacy, understanding and analysing a set of financial statements.

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  • Interpreting
  • Accounts
  • Financial
  • Business model
  • Financial Training
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Statement
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Business Case
  • Ratios
  • Liquidity
  • Accounts
  • Financial Performance
  • profitability
  • Gearing
  • Profitability ratios
  • Profitability ratios

Teachers and trainers (1)

Deborah Morton-Dare

Deborah Morton-Dare


Deborah Morton-Dare is a Chartered Accountant who specialises in financial and strategic management training for all levels of financial background, from beginners to advanced, and to audiences ranging from SME’s to FTSE 100 board level. Deborah started her professional career in Corporate Finance gaining wide ranging experience in a variety of corporates and financial institutions.

Course programme

Measuring financial performance – using the accounts – how ratios can be used effectively to help you understand

  • Profitability/ liquidity and gearing

An approach to financial analysis

What non-financial factors should be considered first?

How to look at the numbers in the context of the business sector and maturity

The framework of ratio analysis

  • Liquidity and gearing ratios
  • Profitability ratios
  • Investment ratios

How to use cash flow statements in assessing a company

Using credit rating agencies – what do their ratings tell you?

Understanding and Interpreting Accounts – Day 2

£ 545 + VAT