The manager and the financial statements


June 26, 2023



This course enables managers to learn how to interpret and use financial statement information in their business decisions.

Whether in banking, marketing, finance, production, human resources, sales, information systems or any other management activity, managers need to know how to read financial statements in order to use them in their decision making.

This richly educational course will enable you to successfully perform your management duties through the study of accounting in a real business context.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to read and understand the financial statements of any organization.

Assuming that participants in this course have no accounting or financial statement experience or even little business knowledge, we take a modular approach that allows participants to make a difference.


  • Current and potential managers
  • Directors
  • Senior managers
  • New managers

Learning objectives

  • Understand financial information and its usefulness, the role of the various stakeholders in the process of producing and publishing financial information;
  • Understand the accounting principles and the conceptual framework of accounting standards that underlie the preparation and presentation of financial statements in relation to the operating, financing and investing activities of the company;
  • Understand and interpret the various components of financial statements of a for-profit enterprise;
  • Understand the different concepts of financial accounting in the context of business management and the importance of ethics in financial reporting.

Detailed Agenda

DAY 1: The main financial statements: an overview
  • Statement of financial position
  • The income statement
  • Statement of changes in equity
  • The cash flow statement
  • Links between the financial statements
  • Notes
  • Summary of financial statements
DAY 2: The accounting reporting process
  • Accounting standards
  • Management and Audit Accountability
  • Ethics, integrity and legal liability
DAY 3: Investment and financing decisions
  • An overview of the conceptual framework
  • Business transactions and their impact on financial statements
  • Business transactions and their impact on the company’s accounts
DAY 4: The statement of financial position
  • How to prepare and analyze the statement of financial position
  • Keeping track of transactions
  • Impact of business operations on the company’s cash flow
DAY 5: Discovery day The fifth day will be devoted to a tour of the host city

Pedagogical Approach

This training is based on theory and practice:

Sessions illustrated by examples based on real cases

In order to allow participants to get the most out of the practical cases, the number of participants per session is limited

General Information

  • Accommodation for five nights included in the cost of the course
  • Student manual containing more than 50 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A certificate of attendance will be given to each participant

How to register and pay ?

  • Online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, bank transfer, Email Transfer) on our website
  • Certified check or money order payable to Formatour Incorporated
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  • Paris
  • France

Schedule Details

  • June 26, 2023 9:00 am   -   June 30, 2023 5:00 pm
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