Free Online Cash Flow Management Course | Alison

Cash Flow Management Basics

Learn about Cash Management, Profitability, and Financial Ratios, with this free online cash flow management course.

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This free online accounting course teaches you all of the skills that you need to conduct liquidity and profitability ratio analysis, and assess the impact that changes-in-costs have on financial statements. In this course you will also learn about how these relate to a company's financial targets, and gain a strong theoretical and practical understanding of liquidity, efficiency, profitability, leverage ratios, and more.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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This course will first introduce you to cash flow management and give you a strong understanding of liquidity, efficiency, profitability, and leverage ratios. You will also look into the most important types of financial ratios, and be shown how to apply them in practical situations that commonly arise in a fiscal year. You will then be guided through the process of assessing impacts that changes in revenue and costs can have on financial statements.

Next, you will study how Ratio Analysis is used by prospective lenders and investors. Here, you will learn how to use the information contained in the Income Statement and Balance Sheet to obtain financial ratios. The course then explains, with examples, the relationship between the absolute values of sales, costs, expenses, assets, liabilities, and equity. This can be used as a base for understanding the financial position of a company and its likely performance in the future.

Managing cash flow efficiently is essential in any business. This course will teach you the skills you need to analyse Balance Sheets and Income Statements, calculate and interpret financial ratios, and implement actions to reach key financial targets of liquidity. Every accounting professional and business owner needs to learn these skills. So, check out the course today, improve your understanding of these key accounting principles, and keep your company's finances running smoothly.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the information contained in the Income Statement and Balance Sheet essential to obtain financial ratios.
  • Explain ratios based on the Balance Sheet and the Income Statement.
  • Make the calculation of LIQUIDITY Ratios, EFFICIENCY Ratios, PROFITABILITY Ratios and LEVERAGE Ratios.
  • Interpret financial ratios of simulated ‘real’ companies.
  • Compare financial ratios of simulated ‘real’ companies. Use of ratio analysis from the point of view of lenders and investors.


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