Finance & Accounting 101: Intro to Financial Analysis [2023]

Learn to read and analyze financial statements! Beginners welcome. Master the basics and advance your career in finance.

Looking to learn how to analyze financial statements and advance your career?  You’re in the right place.

What you’ll learn

  • Read & analyze income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements.
  • Use Excel to perform financial analysis.
  • Foundations of accounting and financial statement analysis.
  • Learn to use a financial calculator.
  • Analyze private and public company financial statements to make investment decisions.
  • How financial statements are interconnected.
  • Analyze debt, working capital, depreciation, and other supporting schedules.
  • Debits and Credits.
  • Navigate the SEC website and 10-K’s like a shark.
  • and much more!.

Course Content

  • Introduction and Instructor Bio –> 3 lectures • 8min.
  • Financial Analysis Basics –> 5 lectures • 23min.
  • The Income Statement –> 9 lectures • 40min.
  • The Balance Sheet –> 8 lectures • 38min.
  • Financial Ratio Analysis –> 8 lectures • 45min.
  • The Cash Flow Statement –> 5 lectures • 24min.

Finance & Accounting 101: Intro to Financial Analysis [2023]


Looking to learn how to analyze financial statements and advance your career?  You’re in the right place.

Invest in yourself by learning to read financial statements! Those that can read financial statements are more likely to operate successful businesses, get promoted, and make better decisions with money.  Whether you’re looking to break into corporate finance, boost your investment portfolio or better understand your clients’ needs, learning financial analysis can have an outsized impact on your personal bottom line.

Finance & Accounting 101 is financial analysis crash course where you will learn:

  • The foundations of financial accounting and finance
  • How to analyze an income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement
  • How to perform financial ratio analysis
  • How to analyze private and public companies’ financial statements
  • Navigate the SEC website and perform an in-depth review of a public company
  • Use a Financial Calculator
  • Use Excel to analyze financial statements
  • and more!

This is a beginner-friendly course intended for anyone who wants to learn the basics of accounting and financial statements, and this class is perfect for anyone looking to break into a career in finance or accounting. Analyze Finance differs from the competition in that we teach by real-world example and application. We do our best to keep the theory light and provide examples you’ll actually use on the job. After all, accounting & finance in the real world can be much different than what you see in textbooks!

Like a T-bill, this class is risk free and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. It’s no secret that finance & accounting professionals command some of the highest salaries in the workplace today. Why shouldn’t you be one of them? Do yourself a favor and invest in your future today!

Why are you qualified to teach me?

My name is Philip Handke and I founded Analyze Finance in 2022 with the goal of providing the best financial education anywhere online. I’ve been a financial analyst since 2015 and have had the pleasure of analyzing a wide range of businesses including small private companies to public companies.  I’ve published reports for companies seeking anywhere from $100,000 and $100,000,000 of financing. I have a Bachelor’s in Finance, an MBA, and a CFA charter and the financial models I’ve built have been used to underwrite hundreds of millions of transaction volume.

As an instructor, I’ve taught live and on-demand courses to students all over the globe. I take great pride in creating simple, engaging lessons that you can immediately apply to your career. My sister course, “The Financial Analyst’s Complete Guide to Excel”, achieved Udemy’s “Highest Rated” rating two months after launching and has maintained the highest ranking in its category ever since!

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