As the global economy continues to pass through a period of uncertainty, the ability of finance professionals to effectively analyse financial statements and make decisions based on this analysis is increasingly important. Assessing the financial health of a company can be a complex task and a simplistic approach to financial analysis can potentially lead to misleading (and costly) decisions. This course will provide you with the necessary analytical framework and a wide array of practical tools to help you understand and exploit information in financial statements. You will be shown how to examine the many valuable and relevant pieces that make up a financial statement. Application of advanced techniques will enable you to gain more information out of financial statements, allowing you to better assess a company’s profitability and risk and to make more accurate valuations.
- Develop your knowledge and understanding of ￼ financial statement analysis techniques
- Learn how to apply them in real life scenarios to assess performance of a business.
- Identify issues early which may require preventative action.
- Understand and utilize information in ￼ nancial statements for decision making.
- Know what warning signs to lookout for which indicate that company is getting into ￼ financial difficulty.
Zaid Bin Zeeshan
CPA, CISA,CGMA – USA
Zaid is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), from the USA. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He has over 14 years of experience in auditing, accounting, finance, taxation and inventory management as well as extensive experience in conducting focused in-house training courses in USA and Pakistan. He is currently the CEO of Inclusive Consulting, which is a management consulting company based in UAE. He uses his varied experience and knowledge base to adopt a very practical approach in conducting training courses, providing participants easy to use tools / tips.
He started his career in public accounting in USA where he spent more than 6 years specializing in auditing and accounting services to various high profile clients including governmental and not-for-profit entities. He was associated with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause and Deloitte & Touche in USA. He has also worked in Pakistan n with Engro Corporation, one of the largest private sector conglomerate in Pakistan. He spent 8 years with them in various different roles being associated with the parent company as well as multiple business subsidiaries including fertilizer manufacturing, rice manufacturing, consumer goods ￼￼￼and commodity trading. He served as Head of Finance for consumer goods subsidiary and CFO of their commodity trading and rice manufacturing companies. Zaid is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.