0408 Financial Analysis

Part of the Accounting Section of the CEA Curriculum


Financial Analysis is a tool to understand the viability, stability and profitability of a business. Analysis helps a decision maker with objective evidence to assess operations, diagnose inefficiencies and understand business model dynamics. 


Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the major quantitative and qualitative financial analysis tools
  • Define horizontal, vertical, ratio and component analysis
  • Use ratio analysis in an analytical review of financials
  • List the five kinds of ratios
  • Apply the DuPont system of analysis and Altman Z score to assess financial health

Course Curriculum

Part 1
What is Financial Analysis? FREE 00:14:00
Reviewing the Income Statement for Accuracy 00:06:00
Qualitative Analysis 00:09:00
Quantitative Financial Analysis 00:06:00
Horizontal and Vertical Analysis 00:02:00
Vertical Analysis in Depth 00:02:00
Part 2
Ratio Analysis Revisited 00:04:00
Ratio Analysis for Analytical Thinkers 00:03:00
Turnover Ratios and Other Ratio Analysis 00:04:00
Rational Behind Ratio Analysis with Examples 00:09:00
Ratio Analysis for Accounts Payable 00:02:00
Ratio Analysis Case Study 00:04:00
Special Financial Analysis Tools – Cash Cycle Days 00:02:00
The DuPont System 00:03:00
Altman Z Score 00:03:00
Component Analysis 00:05:00
Common Sizing of Financial Statements 00:04:00
Looking at Industry Statistics 00:03:00
Dealing with Businesses in Crises and Wrap Up of Course 00:04:00

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  • 1 year
  • Program Level: Fundamentals/Beginner

    127 minutes | CPE = 2.5 units

    Field of Study: Accounting

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