CE/CPE Course Information

Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis

CPE Credits: 4
Subject Area: Accounting and Auditing
Field of Study: Accounting
Program Level: Overview
Lesson Version: 16-1
Publication/Revision Date: October 10, 2017
Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation: None
Written By: Dale L. Flesher, Ph.D., CPA, CIA, CMA, CFM

    After completing this course, you will be able to
  • Identify the reasons financial statement analysis is used
  • Classify the users of financial statement analysis based on the reasons used for analysis
  • Classify how financial statement analysis is used
  • Calculate and apply the ratios commonly used to evaluate liquidity, leverage, asset management, cost management, profitability, and firm valuation
  • Identify the limitations of ratio analysis
  • Classify the effects of changing price levels
Course Topics
  1. Reasons for Financial Statement Analysis
  2. Interested Parties
  3. Financial Statement Analysis
  4. Ratio Analysis: Liquidity
  5. Ratio Analysis: Activity Measures
  6. Ratio Analysis: Leverage and Solvency
  7. Ratio Analysis: Profitability
  8. Ratio Analysis: Valuation
  9. Limitations of Ratio Analysis
  10. Effects of Changing Price Levels

This self-study course consists of an Audiovisual presentation, a 20-question True/False Introductory quiz, a Knowledge Transfer Outline with multiple-choice questions for study and review, and a Qualified Assessment of 20 questions.

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