Financial Statement Analysis for Non-Finance Professionals PwC's Academy

A key role of a manager is to interpret financial statements in a meaningful way to make better decisions for the future. This course is designed to provide participants with the tools for analysing financial statements to enable them to apprise new investments, identify growth and problem areas, and measure the performance of the organisation.

Using practical examples and industry expertise, the trainer will enable participants to understand how their decisions affects financial analysis and hence its interpretation by the stakeholders. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply their new-found knowledge during a case study.  

Key outcomes

Attending this workshop will be a valuable opportunity to capitalize on the trainer's well rounded experience and in-depth knowledge. By the end of the course you will be able to: 

Understand financial statements and key accounting policies governing preparation of financial statements

  • Link operating, administrative and financial decisions to financial statements 
  • Learn the objectives of various internal and external users in analysing the financial statements 
  • Develop knowledge of various tools and techniques used in analysis of financial statements 
  • Analyse real-life financial statements for a company operating in the GCC region 

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for department heads, senior leaders, board members, project managers and any other managers responsible for making business decisions that affect the firm's financial position. This course will also benefit procurement, sales, HR, hospitality and other non-accounting professionals who want to understand financial information and accounting professionals who want to refresh their skills. 

Topics covered

  • Financial statements 
  • Analysis of financial statements 
  • Tools for financial statement anaylsis 
  • Application to decision making 
  • Case study

PwC Academy is the educational business of the global organisation PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Our goal is to give people greater knowledge, competence and expertise in finance and business. Our foundation is our team of expert professionals, who convey their wealth of knowledge and the practical experience they have gained within leading organisations around the world.

We offer a variety of training courses covering professional qualifications, financial competencies, and management skills. The courses are based on both the individual experiences of our experts and the best practices of PwC Global. We constantly adapt our courses to meet the needs of modern business and tailor them to our client’s requirements. PwC’s Academies in the Middle East are part of PwC’s growing network of Academies which are present in over 30 countries worldwide. Through the network of PwC’s Academies we continually exchange best practices and successful methodologies to ensure that we are consistently providing industry leading training programmes.

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