Financial Analysis and Reporting

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Welcome to the Financial Analysis and Reporting course, a key component of the Financial Management Program offered by the London School of Business Administration. This course is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge required to analyze, interpret, and make informed decisions based on financial data. Whether you are an aspiring financial analyst, a business owner, or simply someone looking to understand the financial aspects of a business, this course is for you.

Course Format

  • Mode of Delivery: Online
  • Pace: Self-paced

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand and interpret financial statements.
  2. Perform various types of financial analysis.
  3. Evaluate the financial health of a business.
  4. Make informed business decisions based on financial data.
  5. Prepare and present financial reports.

Course Lessons

1. Introduction to Financial Analysis and Reporting

  • Get acquainted with the basic concepts and importance of financial analysis and reporting.

2. Understanding Financial Statements

  • Learn about the different types of financial statements and their components.

3. Financial Ratio Analysis

  • Understand how to calculate and interpret key financial ratios.

4. Cash Flow Analysis

  • Analyze the cash flow statements and understand the cash cycle of a business.

5. Income Statement Analysis

  • Dive deep into the income statement to understand revenue, costs, and profitability.

6. Balance Sheet Analysis

  • Explore assets, liabilities, and shareholders’ equity through balance sheet analysis.

7. Common Size Analysis

  • Learn how to compare financial statements of companies of different sizes.

8. Trend Analysis

  • Understand how to analyze financial trends over a period.

9. DuPont Analysis

  • Break down ROE into its components for a more nuanced understanding.

10. Earnings Per Share (EPS) Analysis

  • Learn how to calculate and interpret EPS and its impact on investors.

11. Return on Investment (ROI) Analysis

  • Evaluate the profitability of different investments.

12. Return on Equity (ROE) Analysis

  • Understand how effectively a company is using shareholders’ equity.

13. Liquidity Analysis

  • Assess a company’s ability to meet short-term obligations.

14. Solvency Analysis

  • Evaluate long-term solvency through debt and other financial metrics.

15. Profitability Analysis

  • Measure and interpret the profitability ratios of a business.

16. Valuation Techniques

  • Learn various methods to estimate the value of a business.

17. Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) Analysis

  • Understand the relationship between cost, volume, and profit.

18. Break-Even Analysis

  • Calculate the break-even point for various business scenarios.

19. Financial Forecasting and Budgeting

  • Learn how to prepare financial forecasts and budgets.

20. Financial Reporting and Presentation

  • Understand the guidelines and best practices for presenting financial reports.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Financial analysts
  • Business owners
  • Accounting professionals
  • Students in the field of finance
  • Anyone interested in understanding financial analysis and reporting


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, a basic understanding of accounting terms will be helpful.

Assessment and Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Professional certificate from the London School of Business Administration.

We look forward to guiding you through this comprehensive journey into the world of Financial Analysis and Reporting. Enroll now to take the first step towards mastering the financial aspects of business!

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