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Course Understanding and Interpreting Company Accounts


This full day course is aimed at practitioners who are involved in day to day Corporate Finance relating to disposals, acquisitions and mergers. It will also be of interest and benefit to Private Client lawyers with private family trading companies. It provides guidance in the use of accounting concepts and techniques, the components of a set of financial statements; and how to understand and interpret such statements and related information in decision making from both the lenders’ and investors’ perspective.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • The Accounting Equation
  • Financial Regulation
  • The Balance Sheet (Statement of Financial Position)
  • Fixed and Current Assets
  • Long and Short-term Liabilities
  • Statement of Shareholders’ Equity
  • The Profit and Loss Account (Income Statement)
  • Gross Profit and Operating Profit
  • Goodwill, Depreciation, Stock Valuation and Bad Debts
  • The Cash Flow Statement (profit vs cash)
  • Ratio Analysis – profitability, liquidity, asset turnover
  • Investor Ratios
  • Group Accounts and Associated Companies
  • Break-even Analysis
  • Illustrative case studies

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6 hours


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Making accounting clear to lawyers is not an easy task, but the course achieved the objective.

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