AMA’s Course on Financial Analysis


This course delves deep into financial analysis. Accurate financial analysis is a fundamental element of strategy, growth, and overall success. Understanding how to use financial indicators and benchmarks allows you to allocate resources and evaluate potential projects for maximum return-on-investment. Financial analysis takes the guesswork out of the planning process and enables you to build and interpret financial projections. If your job requires a firm grasp of financial situations, then this hands-on comprehensive workshop is for you. You’ll review proven analytical tools and develop a keen understanding of how and when to use them to improve your company’s profit picture by making sound business decisions.

How Will you Benefit?

  • Identify current vital financial indicators that are important to your organization
  • Comprehend financial forecasting techniques that can enable management to make truly informed decisions
  • Apply methods that can improve your company’s profit picture and your stockholders’ investment
  • Know your firm’s finances and what that means for the present and future

What You Will Learn

Your Role in Corporate Planning

  • Strategic planning
  • Capital budgeting
  • Financial forecasting

How to Increase Company Value

  • Drivers of shareholder value creation
  • Economic Value-Added model

How to Evaluate Capital Investment Proposals

  • How to use financial forecasting to make accurate evaluations of proposed projects
  • Income tax aspects of capital investments
  • Alternative investment proposals

How to Measure Management Performance

  • Balance sheet analysis—DuPont formula, ROI, ROA, ROE
  • Evaluating profit margins, asset turnover (efficiency) and leverage
  • Income statement analysis—EPS, ROS
  • Past performance and project outcomes
  • Benchmarking company performance

How to Use Cash Flow Analysis

  • Cash flow from operations, investing, and financing
  • Ratios and metrics you can use
  • Identifying patterns of value
  • Interpreting FAS 95— Statement of Cash Flows”
  • Cash flow performance indicators—profitability

    Who Should Attend


    CE Credits: 1.8

For Classroom, Live Online, and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place or cancel without penalty at any time up to three weeks prior to your program. If you provide AMA with less than three weeks notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA OnDemand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed—At AMA, we guarantee the quality of our seminars. In fact, 98% of our participants say they would recommend the course they have taken to their colleagues. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with a seminar for which you have paid, AMA will give you credit toward another seminar of comparable price or will refund your fee.

We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

American Management Association

American Management Association is a world leader in professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success.

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Prince O.
Attended: AMA's Course on Financial Analysis
Great value for money. I will strongly recommend it to anybody
Gary G.
Attended: AMA's Course on Financial Analysis
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Becky M.
Attended: AMA's Course on Financial Analysis
Becky M. gave this class 4 out of 5 Connect2Classes stars.