Upcoming Course Dates

4 hours Developing Skills
Wed 25 Nov 2020
Zoom Virtual Classroom
£300.00 + VAT


Prerequisite Course
To get the most out of this course, you should have completed the following:

If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please contact Miranda Lane (info@financetalking.com)

Equivalent Online Course
An online equivalent of this course is available with immediate access.

Related Course
The following course is closely related to this course.

Balance Sheets & Funding – Virtual

4 hours Developing Skills

This course will give you a good understanding of balance sheets for a range of sectors. We cover how to evaluate financial gearing or leverage and how to understand capital allocation. In the current environment, we will also cover the signs of financial distress and the options and challenges involved in debt restructuring.


  • Understand balance sheets for a range of sectors
  • Be able to evaluate financial gearing/leverage
  • Understand capital allocation and management

What's Included

  • Access to a virtual classroom with a series of online courses to help you consolidate your learning
  • Colour-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions

After the course, you will have access for 4 months to the following eLearning course which will help you consolidate your knowledge:

What you will learn

Financial Information in Practice

  • Results releases & annual reports
  • How analysts, investors and journalists use financial information

Balance Sheets & Funding

  • Sector characteristics
  • Capex and return on investment
  • Working capital efficiency
  • Understanding capital structure
  • Measuring gearing/leverage
  • Communicating financial strength
  • The ideal capital structure
  • The ratings agency approach
  • Restructuring – options and challenges

Telling the Story

How you will learn

We use Zoom to deliver our virtual events

  • Very simple to use
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls