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Centennial 2010
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Competency: Management Accounting
Seminar Code: 00983
Format: Full Day
CPD Hours: 7
Availability: This seminar occurs in the past. To view other offerings of this seminar, go to "Additional Offerings"

Register before Mar 14, 2018 and pay the early fee!
Date: Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport
6620 36 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta
Meeting Room: Empress A
Fee Options: Tickets Required: N/A
(Passport Tickets can only by used 14 days prior to seminar start date)
Fee Required: $550.00 - Early Member
$550.00 - Early Non-Member
$630.00 - Regular Member
$630.00 - Regular Non-Member
Seminar Description: Analyzing financial statements is no easy task. In a world where some companies report results using International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), others report using U.S. GAAP and still others report using Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE), this task is becoming more and more challenging. Financial statements are froth with managerial judgment and it is difficult to assess the financial health of an organization or compare companies based on numbers alone.

This full-day seminar focuses on how to analyze financial statements, particularly the lesser known techniques which are becoming more and more important when comparing IFRS, GAAP or ASPE reporting. It will review the right situations in which to use straightforward financial ratio analysis and will also address adjustments which must be made to statements prior to the use of ratios so that financial analysis techniques are applied effectively. Finally, it will highlight other measures which must be taken into account to arrive at a detailed assessment of a company’s financial health.

This seminar is highly interactive and hands-on. Participants will analyze real company financial statements and attempt the exercises to learn through doing. It is helpful but not mandatory to have an understanding of financial ratio analysis prior to attending this seminar.

Participants should bring a calculator with them to obtain maximum benefit.

It is helpful but not mandatory to have an understanding of financial ratio analysis prior to attending this seminar.
Seminar Outline:
  • Challenges to financial statement analysis due to IFRS/ASPE
  • Refresher on financial analysis techniques · Advanced ratio analysis · Dupont Analysis · Altman’s Z-score & Springate Z-score
  • Financial predictor’s of company bankruptcy · Challenges and adjustments in analysis · Receivables, Inventory · Fixed Assets, Leases
Who Will Benefit: Financial professionals who would like to enhance their abilities to read and evaluate the health of financial statements. It will appeal to accounting and finance managers, senior managers, directors analysts, senior analysts, VP of Finance, and CFOs. It will also be of interest to users of financial statements, such as bankers, non-financial managers seeking financing, or equity analysts.
Seminar Leader(s): BENZACAR, Karine
Special Notes:
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