The purpose of the Analyzing and Interpreting Financial Statements  Course is to provide participants with an overview of the financial statements, and how to understand the story they are telling.

Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: N/A

Instructional Method: Group-Live

Instructor: Robert Kuehler

Recommended CPE Credit: 4.0 Hours

Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the basic components of the annual financial statements;
  • Define the purpose of each of the above components;
  • Describe the interaction of each of the components and how they contribute to an overall financial picture of the entity;
  • Discuss areas of particular interest when reading governmental financial statements; and,
  • Understand how the balances and disclosures in the financial statements paint a picture of the University beyond simple debits and credits.

Program Policies

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