Corporate Finance #1 Introduction & Financial Statements


Corporate Finance #1 Introduction & Financial Statements, Learn the core concepts of corporate finance from a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

What you”ll learn:

  • Recognize and differentiate the key concepts and relationships between finance, accounting, and economics in the context of corporate decision-making.
  • Evaluate the significance of financial statements and their role as primary tools in corporate finance, interpreting and analyzing financial statements.
  • Apply forecasting techniques to utilize financial statement data and make informed predictions about future performance in corporate finance scenarios.
  • Discuss the various forms of business organizations and their implications for corporate finance, including considerations of ownership, liability, and taxation
  • Analyze economic conditions and factors impacting the decision-making process in corporate finance, incorporating economic estimates and assessments.
  • Utilize Excel worksheets to solve practice problems in corporate finance, applying appropriate formulas and functions to perform calculations.
  • Create financial projections and perform scenario analysis to support decision-making processes in corporate finance, considering various possible outcomes.
  • Communicate effectively about corporate finance concepts and analyses, presenting findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to stakeholders.


This course will cover the core concepts of corporate finance.

You will know the differences and similarities between the field of finance, accounting, and economics. Accounting is generally using past data to construct the financial statements in accordance with accounting standards. The financial statements are critical to the field of corporate finance but the the focus is different. Corporate finance will generally use data from the financial statements to make forecasts about future performance driving decision making.

Economics is a broader topic about the conditions of a market. Economics is also important to corporate finance because economic conditions must be estimated during the decision making process.

We will be able to list and discuss different forms of business organizations.

Learners will understand the primary financial statements including the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. The financial statements are one of the primary tools used in corporate finance. They are generated from past data and we use then to make predictions about future performance.

The balance sheet tells us where we stand at a point in time, while the income statement gives us an idea of performance over a time range.

This course will include many practice problem examples, including examples using Excel worksheets. Excel worksheets will be provided that generally have at least two tabs, one with the answer, the other being preformatted allowing learners to work the practice problems in a step-by-step format along with instructional videos.

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