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Interpreting and Analyzing Year End Income Statements Basics

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, MBA and CFO

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20 Videos (49m)
    • Course Introduction

    • Instructor Introduction

    • Overview and What To Know Introduction

    • Revenue

    • COGS

    • G and A

    • Selling Expenses

    • Other Income and Expense

    • Introduction to Tips and Strategies

    • Income Statement Comparisons

    • Slice The Income Statement

    • Relate Income Statement to Other Statements

    • Income Statement Related to Cash Flow

    • Ratio Analysis

    • Dos and Donts

    • Case Study 1 Growing Private Company

    • Private Health Company Going Public

    • Publicly Traded Tech Company

    • 10 Point Checklist

    • Course Conclusion


About This Class

Basics Of How to Interpret and Analyze Year End Income Statements For Companies. Profit and Loss Statement Analysis.

** New Course for 2018! **

As a business owner, investor, accountant or potential investor, it is important to understand how to read and interpret an income statement.  Often people just look at the bottom line to see if a company is profitable, but ignore the details and wealth of information included in an income statement.

In this course we first cover all of the sections of an income statement and describe what information is included and WHY.  Secondly, we go through and learn the best practices for now analyzing and interpreting that information.  Learn about ratio analysis, comparative analysis to other years, divisions, geographies and companies.  We go through several do's and don'ts related to income statement and financial statement analysis, as well as my top tips and strategies.

What We Do In The Course:  

  • Learn income statement terminology
  • Understand each section of the income statement and what is included and why
  • Learn key financial ratio analysis metrics that you should be applying to income statements
  • Learn the importance of comparing to other periods, other divisions, geographies and more
  • Review 3 case studies and how financial analysis related to them
  • And Much More!!!

At any point if you have a question, please feel free to ask through the course forum, I'd be happy to answer any and all questions.  

Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in accounting, finance, income statement preparation and analysis.  Having spent the first 10 years of my career in corporate settings with both large and small companies, I learned a lot about the accounting process, managing accounting departments, financial reporting, external reporting to board of directors and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and working with external auditors.  

The following 10+ years I decided to go into CFO Consulting, working with growing companies and bringing CFO level experience to companies.  I help implement proper best business practices in accounting and finance, consult on implementation of accounting systems, implementing accounting procedures, while also still fulfilling the CFO roll for many of my clients which includes financial reporting, auditing, working with investors, financial analysis and much more.  

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, CFO & MBA





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