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Intro to Financial Accounting

Learn how to analyze financial statements and reports in this hands-on course. Gain a better understanding of accounting concepts by examining the financial statements of well-known companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Apple. Develop the skills necessary to interpret financial metrics and ratios used by analysts.

  • Level Beginner
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $325
  • Location 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY

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  • $325
  • Noble Desktop @ 185 Madison Ave 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10016
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this accounting class:

Learn how to analyze financial statements and reports. Master financial accounting fundamentals such as accrual accounting, the three main financial statements, and the metrics and ratios analysts use.

This course is taught using hands-on exercises from financial statements of well-known companies. We'll go through real-life examples, by walking through actual 10-K's to gain a better understanding of how the accounting concepts learned in this course apply to companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Apple.

What You’ll Learn at a Glance

  • Financial accounting fundamentals, including cash versus accrual accounting and GAAP
  • Income statement line items and financial metrics
  • Balance sheet: Assets = Liabilities + Shareholder's Equity
  • Cash Flow Statement: Cash flows from operations, investing, and financing
  • How the financial statements tie together

Course Syllabus


Introduction to Financial Accounting

  • Who uses financial reports?
  • Where to find financial reports
  • Types of financial reports
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Cash vs. accrual accounting

Income Statement

  • Essential line items
  • Profit ratios and margins
  • Accrual accounting in the income statement
  • Depreciation and amortization
  • Trailing Twelve Months (TTM)
  • Year-over-year (Y/Y) Comparisons
  • EBITD

Balance Sheet

  • Assets = Liabilities + Shareholder's Equity
  • Essential components of each section
  • Changes in PP&E
  • Working capital

Cash Flow Statements

  • Why we need the cash flow statement
  • Cash flows from operations
  • Cash flows from investing
  • Cash flows from financing
  • Deferred taxes

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You can purchase group vouchers so your employees can attend any of our courses at their convenience on weeknights, weekdays, or weekends. Our classes are live online or in person at our Manhattan offices. When you invest in a large block of vouchers, you'll also receive a custom registration tracking portal to manage them.


With various courses on our calendar, you don't have to worry about coordinating with each employee to find a class that works for them. Your employees can use their vouchers to enroll in classes that fit their proficiency, schedule, and location needs.


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Your employees will leave our training as proficient users who can implement what they’ve learned the next day. Your employees will also have our course files to keep forever so they can continue using their training as a guide for their day-to-day tasks.


Our hands-on curriculum and focused instruction cater to every learning style. We simulate the challenges your employees will actually face on the job.


We have extensive experience developing curricula for various training sessions, either onsite at your office, here in our Midtown Manhattan offices, or through remote virtual training. Our programs can be completely customized to suit your training needs.

Learn more about Intro to Financial Accounting & Financial Statements at Noble Desktop.


Syllabus

Introduction to Financial Accounting

  • Who uses financial reports?
  • Where to find financial reports
  • Types of financial reports
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Cash vs. accrual accounting

Income Statement

  • Essential line items
  • Profit ratios and margins
  • Accrual accounting in the income statement
  • Depreciation and amortization
  • Trailing Twelve Months (TTM)
  • Year-over-year (Y/Y) Comparisons
  • EBITDA

Balance Sheet

  • Assets = Liabilities + Shareholder's Equity
  • Essential components of each section
  • Changes in PP&E
  • Working capital

Cash Flow Statements

  • Why we need the cash flow statement
  • Cash flows from operations
  • Cash flows from investing
  • Cash flows from financing
  • Deferred taxes

Refund Policy

  • Students may cancel up to 14 days before the class/program start date and receive a refund, less the registration fee (10% of the undiscounted course price). 
  • Cancellations within 14 days are not permitted, but students may reschedule up to three business days before the class start date.
  • For cancellations and reschedules, please email us at [email protected]"

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