Analysing Financial Statements

Analyse des états financiers


This course will enable you to discover what you can learn from a balance sheet, income statements and cash flow. How does analysing various ratios guide you in optimizing your business decisions?

Target audience

All company officers and managers who, without having been trained for this specifically, must understand and use financial statements and other accounting documents in their work.

Course plan

Day 1

  • IASB international standards;
  • The balance sheet and its components;
  • The income statement;
  • Revenues;
  • Expenses;
  • Cost of goods sold;
  • Statement of retained earnings;
  • The transition to IFRS standards and its impact;
  • The language of accounting.

Day 2

  • Cash ratios;
  • Financial structure ratios;
  • Management ratios;
  • Profit ratios;
  • Investment ratios;
  • The manufacturing statement;
  • The financial dashboard.


  • Become familiar with the basic concepts underlying the application of accounting principles used by companies when preparing their financial statements;
  • Use accounting information in the context of financial statement analysis;
  • Acquire the skills to develop a decision strategy based on the formulation of a financial assessment and analysis of company financial ratios.

This course relies heavily on class participation: many scenarios, as well as time scheduled for discussion and exchange, ensure better assimilation and mastery of the tools and concepts and enable participants to learn from each other’s experiences.


2 days.

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