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Learn About Balance Sheets - How To Read, Interpret, Analyze

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, MBA and CFO

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10 Videos (1h 9m)
    • 041BSRIA Section 01a Course Introduction

      2:12
    • 041BSRIA Section 01b Instructor Introduction

      2:08
    • 041BSRIA Section 02a Overview and What To Know About a Balance Sheet

      3:29
    • 041BSRIA Section 02b Comparison of 4 Balance Sheets

      6:07
    • 041BSRIA Section 02c Current Assets

      9:42
    • 041BSRIA Section 02d Long Term Assets

      11:53
    • 041BSRIA Section 02e Liabilities

      9:38
    • 041BSRIA Section 02f Equity

      9:25
    • 041BSRIA Section 03a Ratio Analysis

      12:52
    • 041BSRIA Section 04a Course Conclusion

      1:43

About This Class

Learn how to read a Balance Sheet, interpret it, do financial analysis and more!

** New Course for 2018! **

The Balance Sheet is one of the main 3 financial statements, and its important for people to understand exactly what information it includes.  There is a wealth of information on the balance sheet, and it contains several business indicators which are often overlooked. To be an effective accountant, CEO, bookkeepers, financial analyst or business owner you should have a solid fundamental knowledge of the balance sheet, its sections, and how to compare and contrast it to previous periods and other companies. 

In this course you will learn everything you need to know about balance sheets.  We will start by learning the sections of the balance sheets - assets, liabilities and equity.  Within each of those sections we will talk about the sub headings such as current assets and liabilities and long term assets and liabilities.  From there we will learn how to use ratio analysis to understand the data and how the company is performing. 

What We Do In The Course:  

  • Review several companies balance sheets
  • Learn the major and minor sections of a balance sheet
  • Understand what to look for as strengths and weaknesses
  • Learn key financial ratios, how to calculate and how to interpret
  • 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, financial statements, financial analysis, balance sheets and income statements.  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.  

Thank you for signing up for this course. I look forward to being your instructor for this course and many more!

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, CFO & MBA

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Chris Benjamin

Instructor, MBA and CFO