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Finance and Accounts

Financial Analysis

What will you gain?

  • To enable participants to become more familiar with financial jargon, walk comfortably through the profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements, and assess the financial health of a business through traditional ratios, considering both financial and non-financial risk.

Who is it for?

The training is designed for new entrants to the credit profession and any other personnel who wish to familiarise themselves with tools and techniques of financial analysis. A fair understanding of profit and loss and balance sheets is essential. Delegates with no knowledge of the subject should consider attending the CICM ’Introduction to Company Accounts’ or ‘Working with Company Accounts’ before registering for Financial Analysis.

What will it cover?

  • Financial Analysis
    – A framework
    – Assessing financial health
  • Financial Ratios
    – Calculations and uses
    – Working with cases
  • Cash Flow
    – Calculation
    – Debt capacity
    – Forecasting and sensitivity
  • Business Failures
    – Causes and symptoms
    – How to spot the early signs
  • Creative Accounting
    – Getting behind the numbers
  • Accounting Standards and Updates

Training Options


Duration: One day

Delivery: At your offices

Timing: At your convenience

Tailored: Programme delivery can be tailored to meet your particular requirements

Recommended next courses:

Credit Risk Analysis
Fundamentals of Credit Risk

“Will recommend course to colleagues. Presented in a clear, comprehensible manner.”

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