The course on financial statement analysis provides participants with a fundamental understanding of accounting principles, concepts, conventions, and key characteristics of accounting information. Participants will be able to learn about the various types of financial statements and their importance. They will learn the use of various analytical tools like ratio analysis and common-size statements and distinguish between cash flows and profits and identify the different types of cash flows. They will be able to identify the key line items on the financials and their inter-relationships. Overview of the purpose and structure of financial statements Important accounting principles, concepts, conventions and characteristics of accounting information Reading and understanding the balance sheet and income statement Trend analysis / common size statements Ratio analysis Cash flows