Financial Statement Analysis and Accounting

Interpreting financial results, the cornerstone of company analysis

Upcoming Courses


New York

10/18 – 10/20



11/1 – 11/3


Central US Time

11/13 – 11/15

Upcoming Courses


New York

10/18 – 10/20



11/1 – 11/3


Central US Time

11/13 – 11/15

Learn techniques we teach around the world...

Learn techniques we teach around the world...

Oriented around interpreting financial results of companies to gain a solid understanding of financial statements, the goal is to demystify financial disclosures and use practical tools to efficiently unpack the numbers.  This turn-key perspective combined with TTS’s teaching expertise, provides the optimal blend of accounting instruction needed to prepare participants for success—not just as accountants but as well-rounded financial professionals.

These course weave together classroom lecture, in-class exercises, and critical thinking skills providing the real world, practical applications of the standards and methods that a professional needs.

Led by our experienced instruction team of former practitioners, you get a unique blend of industry insight combined with a passion for teaching.  The average TTS instructor has been part of the team for 8.5 years.

What you will learn?

  • Interpreting Financial Statements
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Accounting Complexities
What you will learn?

Interpreting Financial Statements

Fundamental Concepts:

  • Generally accepted accounting principles
  • Matching principle
  • Historical cost vs. fair value
  • A= L+ E
  • Three-statement relationships
  • Footnotes

Balance Sheet:

  • Assets and liabilities (detailed discussion of flow and terms)
  • Debt features and terms
  • Introduction of related period expenses (depreciation, amortization, interest expense, etc.)
  • Equity (detailed discussion of flow and terms)

Income Statement:

  • Income statement (detailed discussion of flow and terms)
  • EBIT
  • Relationships with the balance sheet

Supporting Information:

  • Footnotes and management’s discussion

Evening Assignment:

  • Optional exercises to reinforce learning objectives: self-paced

Advanced Accounting

Advanced Income Statement:

  • Revenue recognition
  • Unusual items
  • Interest expense and capitalized interest
  • Discontinued Operations
  • Restructuring Charges
  • EPS including primers on options and convertible securities

Cash Flow Statement:

  • Mechanics and flow
  • Detailed construction

Other Topics:

  • Sources of public information
  • Ratio analysis and case study
  • Normalizing results – an introduction

Evening Assignment:

  • Ratio analysis: optional, self-paced

Accounting Complexities

Leases (finance vs. operating):

  • Finance and operating leases
  • Balance sheet and income statement presentation
  • Impacts of lease classification on EBIT, EBITDA and EBITDAR

M&A Accounting:

  • Purchase accounting
  • Calculating goodwill and gains on bargain purchases
  • Goodwill impairment

Intercorporate Investments:

  • Consolidations and levels of ownership
  • Equity method investments
  • Noncontrolling interests

Income Taxes:

  • Permanent differences and effective tax rates
  • Temporary differences and deferred tax asset and liabilities
  • Discussion of timely issues such as tax law changes (time permitting)

Share-based Compensation:

  • Options and restricted shares
  • Amortization of share-based compensation expense

What Does A Day Look Like?

Whether you join us in-person or virtually, TTS’s accounting seminars are presented with a creative delivery and flow that allows beginners to maintain their measured pace while keeping the advanced participants actively engaged.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Financial services professionals (investment banking, consulting, research, asset management, private equity, brokerage, sales & trading, insurance, etc.)
  • Corporate/strategic development or finance team members
  • Individuals responsible for product or divisional budgets, projections and profit/loss statements
  • Those looking to enhance a past learning in financial statement analysis
What Does A Day Look Like?
Course Details

Course Details

What’s Included

  • Instructor-led classroom training
  • Ongoing instructor support
  • One-year online access to course materials and related self-study courses for additional reference and review: • Full Accounting Video Library


9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day with an hour lunch around noon and shorter breaks throughout the day.


Days 2&3 assume a basic knowledge of financial accounting. Interpreting Financial Statements (Day 1) will fulfill this requirement.

How Do You Like To Learn?

In-Person Training

Flexible Learning Options
Our courses are available in both in-person or virtual classroom formats. If you learn better in your own space or traveling isn’t convenient, virtual is great solution. Either way, you get the skills and support you need to succeed.

Virtual Training

Course Pricing

$1,150 USD per day*

* register at least 30 days in advance

Standard registration inside 30 days:
$1,250 USD per day

– Group rates available
– Discounts offered to existing clients

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations up to 14 days before the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations within 14 days of a course will not be refunded. TTS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel a course. If TTS cancels a course, payments are refunded in full.

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