Analysis of the Corporate Annual Report (4 Hrs)

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Analysis of the Corporate Annual Report

This course focuses on an analysis of the corporate annual report. It help you interpret and understand its components, including the financial statements, footnotes, review of operations, auditor’s report, supplementary schedules,  management discussion and analysis (MD&A), and  Management’s Report On Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. It touches upon how the Sarbanes-Oxley 404 reporting differs from traditional reporting.  The course also teaches you how to perform financial ratio and cash flow analyses.

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Price: $59

Course No. 7024
Format: Online pdf (91 pages).
Instructional Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Level: Overview
CPE Credit: 4 hrs.
Field of Study: Accounting: Technical
Course expiration: You have one year from date of purchase to complete the course.
Course Revision Date: November 2021


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

• Identify the basic financial statements included in the annual report and their purpose: the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows.
• Recognize the elements of the balance sheet.
• Recognize how the income statement reveals the entity’s operating performance.
• Identify a company’s cash inflows and cash outflows.
• Identify the types of accounts that may exist in the financial statements.
• Identify the other sections and items of the annual report.
• Recognize auditing standards for internal control over financial reporting, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
• Identify important factors for financial statement analysis.
• Recognize techniques of horizontal analysis and vertical analysis.
• Calculate different types of ratios and analyze them.
• Identify types of ratio analysis.
• Recognize some of the limitations of different ratio analysis.
• Apply financial ratio calculations.

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Stephen Hoyer
Posted 1 year ago
Informational and Transferable

Course was very informational and the information is useful to evaluate businesses in all industries.

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Jennifer Lamprecht
Posted 2 years ago
Easy to read and follow

Easy to read and follow. Good examples

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Zachary Merritt
Posted 4 years ago
Good Course

Helpful and detailed! Little long for just 3.5 hours of credit though.

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