CPE Self-Study

Financial Statement Analysis: Basis for Management Advice

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More and more, business leaders are turning to accounting professionals for advice on financial performance. Are you ready? Written by an expert author, this CPE course presents the financial statements as a set of dynamic instruments that can be used for accurate, relevant, and timely financial decisions. Discover how businesses can manage liquidity, debt, and profitability when the economic and financial conditions that caused the statements to change are in focus. Featuring a financial statement analysis and interactive elements (cases, discussions, and polling questions) this course also explores effect ratios, causal ratios, pro forma analysis, sustainable growth, and much more.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to do the following:

  • Identify how an analyst places a value on a company.
  • Recognize the causes of and determine solutions to common financial problems such as reduced liquidity, increased leverage, and low profitability.
  • Recall key points related to bankruptcy prediction models.
  • Indicate ways to correct liquidity problems.

Key Topics

  • Valuation techniques
  • Effect Ratios
  • DuPont system for analyzing profitability
  • Causal analysis
  • How to conduct a financial statement analysis
  • Users of financial statements
  • Forecasting sustainable growth
  • Bankruptcy prediction models

Who Will Benefit?

  • Accounting professionals responsible for financial statement analysis

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About the Authors

Wallace N. Davidson, III, Ph.D., CMA

Southern Illinois University/Carbondale, Illinois

Dave Davidson is a dynamic instructor with 25 years experience in corporate finance. He previously served as a financial analyst in the utility industry. Dr. Davidson is an accomplished author of several continuing education seminars for the AICPA, including the popular "Financial Statement Analysis: Basis for Management Advice." Twice recognized as an AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader, Dr. Davidson speaks nationally to business organizations and state societies.

About the Publisher


About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.

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