Project Management Institute

Analyzing Financial Statements for Non-financial Professionals


Financial statements of an organization often conceal more than they reveal. Being able to analyze them and extract meaningful information is an essential skill that financial as well as non-financial professionals should have. Ratio analysis can be used to determine relationships between two elements of the same financial statement, or between one element of one financial statement and another element of a different financial statement. This type of analysis can also be used to compare your company's performance to a number or key indicators, including your competitors, industry averages, and benchmarks. This course presents and discusses many methods for analyzing financial statements from a non-financial professional's perspective.

What You Will Learn

  • Determining the value of a company's key profitability and efficiency ratios in a scenario
  • Calculating liquidity and solvency ratios
  • Classifying examples as reflecting the use of horizontal or vertical analysis

Who Should Take This Course

Individuals who want to gain understanding or refresh their knowledge of financial statements analysis techniques


PDU Information

Technical PDUs: 0
Leadership PDUs: 0
Strategic & Business PDUs: 1

Course Information

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