Get an overview of a balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, and statement of shareholders' equity, and learn the purpose of each.
- There are four different financial statements…with which you should be familiar…before you get going with forecasting.…These are the balance sheet,…the income statement, the statement of cash flows,…and the statement of owners' equity.…In this particular course,…we're going to focus on the income statement…and the balance sheet,…but it'd be good to do an overview of all four.…The balance sheet is a fundamental literature…that tells you about the holdings…and debts of a company.…On a high-level, the balance sheet summarizes…the company's assets, liabilities,…and equity at a specific point in time.…
You'll find all three real accounts on a balance sheet,…assets, liabilities, and equity.…These are considered real, or permanent,…because they maintain a cumulative balance over time.…On the balance sheet, GAAP,…also known as generally accepted accounting principles,…ask that the accounts be presented…in order from most liquid to least liquid,…therefore, assets are generally listed first.…You might find that the assets are split up into current…
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- Explain the four different types of financial statements.
- Distinguish between the types of moving averages.
- Determine a seasonal adjusted trend.
- Break down pro-forma financial statements.
- Identify cash flows, and what increased liabilities and decreased earnings generally indicate.
- Tell what a regression is.
- Outline the naive approach.