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Prerequisite Courses

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

Related Courses
The following courses are closely related to this course.

Understanding Financial Information – Virtual

4 Hours Introductory Skills

If you would like to get to grips with financial jargon and understand how a company’s financial statements work, this is the perfect course. We cover balance sheets, income statements and cash flows – what they mean and how they fit together. We look at key metrics such as revenue, EBIT, EBITDA and margins and finish by applying the learning to a real company.


  • Get to grips with financial jargon
  • Understand the financial statements & what they’re telling you
  • Learn about key metrics and financial ratios

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

The Big Picture

  • How companies raise capital and the expectations of investors
  • The implications for senior management
  • The financial statements, how they fit together and what they tell you

Accounting Essentials

  • How the numbers work – a business simulation
  • Key concepts, jargon and how accountants think
  • Differences between profits and cash flows
  • Capex and opex, depreciation and amortisation
  • Managing working capital

Interpreting the Numbers

  • Different levels of profits – gross profit, EBITDA, operating profit etc
  • Impact of changing prices and volumes
  • Impact of fixed and variable costs
  • Profit margins and interest cover
  • Return on investment and similar measures

Summary & Conclusion

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