Basic Principles of Financial Statement Analysis and Interpretation

The course commences in January 2019
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DESCRIPTION

This course will equip you with the skills to analyse and interpret financial statements for your clients. Financial analysis determines a company’s health and stability. The data gives you an intuitive understanding of how the company conducts its business and whether management employs its resources properly. Furthermore, the analysis will determine the legality of a company’s fiscal decisions and whether the firm is following correct accounting procedures. Finally, financial statement analysis is used to determine the correct taxation liability for the company.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The nature and content of financial reports and the principles and practices, which determine the quality thereof includes:

  • Basic analysis and interpretation of financial statements (of private undertakings) and reporting thereon;
  • basic principles of cost accounting – relevant techniques and applications;
  • basic aspects of financing, financing costs and budgets; reporting and analysis.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A matric certificate or an equivalent National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 4 qualification.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Recently qualified accountants, employees within a company’s finance department and third-year accounting trainees. This includes persons who do basic accounting work (i.e. budgeting and analysis of financial and other results) in industry, trade, finance and professional services.


COURSE DELIVERY

The course is prepared by UNISA and offered by the Southern African Institute for Business Accountant’s (SAIBA) training division, AcademyOne.

Participants will have access to AcademyOne’s state of the art e-learning platform. Each attendee will gain access to their own online study room with weekly video tutorials, downloadable PDF course notes; discussion forums and multi-choice practise quizzes. The content is divided into manageable portions for students.

Learners will also have access to telephone and online support from the instructor for the duration of the course. The dates and times to access the lecturer will be provided in the study pack.

A designated student coach and administrator will also be available on email and telephone to provide you with support during office hours.


LANGUAGE

Study material, tutorials and engagement will be English.


ASSESSMENT AND COURSE ACCREDITATION

To obtain the Unisa certificate of completion you need to submit the compulsory assignments and successfully complete the prepared University exam. Your final marks will be partially based on your assignments and exam results.

Thereafter you may decide to apply for membership to Saiba – a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) registered professional accounting body – and partial accreditation for one of their professional designations.


REGISTRATION PERIOD

The course commences in January 2019.


 

STUDY UNITS

  • Study unit 1 The nature and contents of financial records
  • Study unit 2 The basics of financial records
  • Study unit 3 The nature, characteristics and composition of financial statements
  • Study unit 4 Owner’s equity and forms of enterprises
  • Study unit 1 Basic analysis and interpretation of financial statements
  • Study unit 2 Underlying aspects of analysis and interpretation
  • Study unit 3 Profitability analysis
  • Study unit 4 Risk analysis
  • Study unit 5 Growth analysis
  • Study unit 6 Cash flow
  • Study unit 1 Basic principles of cost accounting – relevant techniques and applications
  • Study unit 2 Cost concepts and the nature of costs
  • Study unit 3 Manufacturing costs
  • Study unit 4 Standard cost accounting
  • Study unit 1 Basic aspects of financing, financing costs and budgets
  • Study unit 2 The cost of capital and the factors that determine the requirements for capital
  • Study unit 3 Budgets of trading organisations
  • Study unit 4 Budgets of manufacturing organisations

Meet your Academy One Presenter:

Marcel Lindeque

Marcel Lindeque has more than fifteen years corporate experience in all levels of financial, cost and management accounting as well as financial management functions. He has worked across a broad spectrum of businesses, mainly manufacturing. In 2001 he started his own consulting business with the main focus on financial and operational management and management information ...
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If you are currently employed there is always the option for the employer to pay for your course as there are various benefits to your employer. Please contact me so I can further assist you with this option by replying to the e-mail or phoning me.

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From R 7,500.00

Duration: 1 Year

Language: English

Includes:

  • 20 Lectures
  • All materials
  • Exams

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