Demystifying company accounts and valuations - Module Two
This two-day course provides the foundation knowledge needed to understand a set of accounts and be able to answer questions from analysts, investors and the financial press. Please note, we recommend that both module one and two are completed together.
Module Two will help you to understand in more depth how financial analysts and investors look at companies. It is not necessary to have a financial background to take Module Two, but you should have completed Module One or have an equivalent understanding of basic accounting concepts.
What will I gain?
- An understanding of the key principles behind most commonly used valuation methods
- A grasp of the fundamentals of the discounted cash flow valuation model and key sensitivities
- An awareness of risk and return parameters and non-financial considerations impacting investment decision making
"Excellent, jargon free teaching with plenty of time for examples and discussion. Very grounded in the real world of IR / accounting."
"Excellent course - I now have a much fuller understanding of accounts and valuations. Very helpful."
"Really enjoyed the structure of the course. Concise but very informative. Great use of real life examples which made complicated topics easier to understand such as the different ratios used."
Course tutor: Deborah Morton-Dare
Deborah specialises in financial training for all levels from beginners to advanced. She presents a comprehensive range of courses to a diverse range of corporate clients and financial institutions and specialises in making complex technical subjects comprehensible.
Deborah qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young and then worked in Corporate Finance gaining wide ranging experience in a variety of corporate and financial institutions. She then worked as a financial consultant to companies assisting them in raising finance and structuring.
- Fundamental concept of discounted cash flow
- Risk vs return
- Business strategy
- Introduction to valuation methods
- Conclusion: What really matters