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This is a two-part course. The first part focuses on Financial Statement Analysis and the second focuses on M&A Accounting.
6 hours of video content.
Estimated 12 hours to complete.


This course is open to all. To maximize the benefit of this course we recommend an understanding of financial statements and Microsoft Excel.


Financial Statement Analysis:

During this module, you will gain a deeper understanding of the three key financial statements, how they are constructed, how they can be forecast, and how we use them to calculate ratios to better understand how businesses compare to one another.


M&A Accounting:

During this module, you will develop your understanding of the line items on financial statements, that arise when businesses make investments in other businesses. We will cover investments ranging from small, non-influential equity stakes, to full acquisitions and all key-related accounting impacts.


  • Analyse and clean the Income Statement (IS) of one-off items
  • Analyst in detail Operating Working Capital (OWC) and understand its impact on cash flow
  • Analyst and understand non-current assets including PP&E and goodwill
  • Analyse the various line items that make up the funding part of the balance sheet
  • Build a Cash Flow Statement (CFS) from scratch, using just two balance sheets and one income statement
  • Combine your understanding of the financial statements to assess, compare, and consider how these statements might be forecast
  • Understand the different classification of non-controlling investments a company can make in the equity of other businesses
  • Understand the nature of equity affiliate investments, and their impact on the IS, BS and CFS
  • Understand full consolidation of the IS and BS after an acquisition and the resulting creation of goodwill
  • Understand how non-controlling interests (NCI) are created, and their impact on the IS, BS and CFS at inception and over time


Complete topics step by step or jump to any of the below at any time.

  • Income statement
    • Revenue
    • Costs
    • Profit margins
    • Normalizing earnings
    • Tax expenses
    • Net income
    • Normalizing net income
  • Balance sheet
    • Current assets & liabilities
    • Non-current assets
    • Debt
    • Equity
    • Return measures
  • Cash flow statement
    • Cash flow rules
    • Applying cash flow rules
    • Cash flow categories
    • Completing cash flow statement
  • Financial Assets
  • Associates
  • Full consolidation
    • Goodwill
    • Deal income statement
    • NCI

**Training The Street acquired AMT Training in 2021. We have merged AMT's products into one store, to increase our content offering.**

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This course is available in the:
Essentials 10 Courses Bundle - Valuation, Modeling and Origination.

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The bundle includes the following courses:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Excel Best Practices for PC: Become an Excel Expert
  • Financial Modeling: Building a Complete Model in Excel
  • Corporate Valuation: How to Value Companies and Mergers
  • Merger Modeling: How to build an M&A Model in Excel
  • LBO Modeling: Building an LBO Model in Excel
  • Capital Markets and Corporate Funding
  • Debt Captial Markets
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Applied Excel: Working with Data Sets and Scenario Analysis

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