How to analyse financial statements


This online course will help you master the crucial skill of being able to interpret and evaluate the data in your financial statements.

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About this course

Financial statements provide a wealth of information that tell us what is going on in an organisation. Valuable insights can be uncovered – if you know what you’re looking for.

This course will help you unpick financial data and quickly identify the good and the bad news.

Length of study 30 minutes
Formats Audio, Drag and drop, Multiple response, Show-me guides, Video
Technical specifications This course works best on a laptop or desktop computer. Once downloaded, it can be completed online or offline. To play videos we recommend modern browsers for an optimal experience.

This course covers:

  • Profitability ratios
  • Liquidity
  • Efficiency
  • Financial position
  • Limitations of ratio analysis – what it tells us and what it doesn't say
What you'll achieve

When you’ve completed the course, you’ll understand how to:

  • interpret the financial statements of an organisation using ratio analysis
  • assess the current position and recent performance of the organisation
  • highlight areas of concern
  • identify opportunities for improvement.
Who it's for

This course is perfect if you're:

  • running your own business and looking to improve your financial acumen
  • in a non-financial role but want to better understand and interrogate financial statements
  • looking to upskill by bolstering your basic finance skills.
How to access

How to analyse financial statements is a 30-minute session including video tutorials and interactive learning to test your knowledge as you learn. You can purchase this course on its own or discounted as part of the AAT Business Finance Basics bundle.

Once purchased you will be able to access the AAT Learning Portal where you'll have 12 months from the date you access the learning materials. AAT Learning Portal allows you to view all the courses you’ve purchased in one place, monitor your latest training activity and create goals to help you achieve your training aims. 

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