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FMGT 4130 - Financial Statement Analysis 2

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

Financial Statement Analysis 1&2 evaluate the general principles of the financial reporting system, underscoring the critical role of the analysis of financial reports in the investment decision making process.FSA 2 assesses how an analysis of a company's financial statements can reveal problems. In this course students learn to identify and evaluate red flags and warning signs contained in the financial statements and footnotes that would suggest that the financial reporting quality of a company has been compromised.FSA 2 covers the analysis of intercorporate investments and their different accounting treatments depending on the percentage ownership, amount of control, and other variables related to the relationship between the company making the investment and the investee.In FSA 2 students learn how to analyze the effects of mergers and acquisitions on a company's ongoing operating results.The presentation of financial information to the public by a company must conform to the governing set of financial reporting standards applying in the jurisdiction in which the information is released. FSA 2 examines, in depth, the role of financial reporting standard-setting bodies worldwide and the International Financial Reporting Standards and the movement towards worldwide convergence of financial reporting standards is also introduced.


FMGT 3130



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FMGT 4130, the student will be able to:

  • Identify principal accounting policies.
  • Evaluate accounting strategy.
  • Evaluate the quality of financial statement disclosure.
  • Identify potential red flags within the financial statements and their notes.
  • Prepare financial statements.
  • Perform detailed ratio analysis.
  • Develop a sales growth forecast.
  • Develop a cash flow forecast.

Effective as of Winter 2015

Related Programs

FMGT 4130 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Financial Planning
    Full-time   Diploma


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