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Financial Statements in Plain English comprises six separate but integrated Finance Courses (and a free, overview course). As a business manager, proprietor or company director, they’ll teach you all you’re ever likely to need to know about Financial Statements. They are for novices to those at an intermediate level. See below for what they can do for you, specifically.

The courses are self-paced; you can break off whenever you like and come back later and you can repeat them as many times as you like, within 12 months. There are quizzes to test your learning, and you get a certificate when you’ve completed each course.

In addition, with each course is an informative booklet to refer to and a Glossary of Terms for ongoing reference. 

Using clear, colourful diagrams and plain English, these Finance Courses explain Financial Statements and how to use them to drive business results and returns as simply as possible. Take the short free course to see whether they’re for you – just click on the link below.

You can buy each course individually or in bundles for worthwhile savings – see below. It’s your choice.

Financial Statements Training Courses

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Financial Statements 

What use are they?

This short (about 30 minutes), free course provides an overview of the three principal Financial Statements and how to analyse them, namely the Income Statement (Profit & Loss Account), Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement

Every business manager, proprietor and company director needs to be able to read, analyse and use Financial Statements to make business decisions and do their jobs properly. Try it to see whether these courses are for you.

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Income Statements Explained

Reading them to improve financial results

All businesses need to make a profit to survive and thrive and to do that business managers, business proprietors and company directors must manage the revenues and costs shown in the Income Statement (sometimes called the Profit & Loss Account).

This approximately two-hour course explains how to read and interpret Income Statements in plain English.

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Balance Sheets Explained

Reading them to manage capital and improve financial returns

The Balance Sheet shows the equity and debt capital raised and how it has been used. Business managers, business proprietors and company directors must manage the capital used (including trade receivables, inventory, trade payables and tangible and intangible assets) to maximise financial returns. This approximately two-hour course shows how.

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Cash Flow Statements Explained

Reading them to manage the cash and avoid insolvency

Cash flow is the lifeblood of all businesses so business managers, business proprietors and company directors must manage it well. Many profitable businesses have become insolvent through bad financial management so being able to read the Cash Flow Statement and understand the story it is telling is vital. This approximately one-hour course shows how.

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Analysing Financial Statements

To drive results, returns and ratios

Reading and interpreting Financial Statements is important but maximum value comes from analysing them to highlight areas needing attention. Even if the finance team provides the analysis, business managers, business proprietors and company directors must understand it to make the best decisions. This approximately two-hour course takes your financial nous and decision making to another level.

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Behind the Numbers

The rules and five fundamental concepts

The Financial Statements are based on five, fundamental accounting concepts and numerous, legally binding rules that explain why the most important assets are treated as expenses and liabilities; why sales aren’t necessarily revenue; why purchases may not be costs yet; and much more. This one-hour course deepens your understanding to improve business decision making.

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Financial Statements for Groups

Subsidiaries, associates, segments, business units, profit & cost centresand joint ventures

Financial Statements for groups are different. If the words consolidated, subsidiaries, associates, business units, segments, cost centres and profit centres and joint ventures ring bells for you, this one-hour course shows you what’s different in your Financial Statements and why some assets appear yet some revenues and costs disappear. Ensure you make decisions based on correct understanding.

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Pricing

Buy each course individually or buy them bundled for worthwhile savings.

FS1. Income Statements Explained – Reading them to improve financial results

FS2. Balance Sheets Explained – Reading them to manage capital and improve financial returns

FS3. Cash Flow Statements Explained – Reading them to manage cash and avoid insolvency

FS4. Analysing Financial Statements – To drive results, returns and ratios

FS5. Behind the Numbers – The rules and five fundamental concepts

FS6. Financial Statements for Business Structures – Groups, business units, segment, subsidiaries and cost & profit centres

Bundle Savings

If you’d like courses bundled differently to suit your exact requirements, email me. My email address is on the Contact Us page.

Bundle 1

The Three Principal Financial Statements

$475

$547 Save 13%

  • FS1. Income Statements Explained – Reading them to improve financial results

  • FS2. Balance Sheets Explained – Reading them to manage capital and improve financial returns

  • FS3. Cash Flow Statements Explained – Reading them to manage cash and avoid insolvency

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Bundle 2

The Three Principal Financial Statements & Analysing Them

$595

$746 Save 20%

  • FS1. Income Statements Explained – Reading them to improve financial results

  • FS2. Balance Sheets Explained – Reading them to manage capital and improve financial returns

  • FS3. Cash Flow Statements Explained – Reading them to manage cash and avoid insolvency

  • FS4. Analysing Financial Statements – To drive results, returns and ratios

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Bundle 3

All the courses

$795

$1,044 Save 24%

  • FS1. Income Statements Explained – Reading them to improve financial results
  • FS2. Balance Sheets Explained – Reading them to manage capital and improve financial returns
  • FS3. Cash Flow Statements Explained – Reading them to manage cash and avoid insolvency
  • FS4. Analysing Financial Statements – To drive results, returns and ratios
  • FS5. Behind the Numbers – The Rules and five fundamental concepts
  • FS6. Financial Statements for Business Structures – Groups, business units, segments, subsidiaries and cost & profit centres
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