NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NAVIGATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS is a two-and-a-half or three-hour class delivered by Matthew Craston and created primarily for employees who need a clearer understanding of how financial statements work. Again, it is taught within companies or remotely by video conference.
At the end of the class, employees will understand how balance sheet, profit and loss account and cash flow statements are created, and how to read and understand them. They will also learn the key ratios currently used for financial analysis, and how to detect problem signs.
Users of this class will be any employees who are already working occasionally with financial statements, but still feel they need to have them explained concisely and clearly. The class can also be delivered as a tutorial to individuals, lasting two-and-a-half hours.
Matthew has worked with financial statements throughout his career, and he believes that he is well suited to teaching how they work and providing the important perspective of a non-accountant to the classroom.
“Matthew delivered his “Navigating Financial Statements” session to our team, helpfully adapting the session content to focus on deriving the maintenance financial covenant ratios. The session was incredibly well received and provided an excellent building block for further in-depth internal training on negotiating financial covenants within loan agreements.”
Partner at a global law firm
“Gained an understanding of key ratios and numbers to look at/analyse to understand a company’s financials (as Matthew focused on the important ones only), which I found particularly helpful.”
“Matthew’s supporting materials, which typically cover a broad range of topics on a single page (as opposed to, say, a PowerPoint presentation with 20+ slides), translate very well to a remote format.”
“Very experienced, very knowledgeable (notably on accounting norms) and at the same time, very accessible, clear and providing many concrete examples.”
“I had been working with financial accounts but needed much more detailed knowledge and clarification in several areas. Both objectives were achieved in a single session.”
“The course was excellent. It was so useful to properly go through a balance sheet and profit and loss account and have someone explain every line to me.”