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How to Read a Balance Sheet (for Professionals)

How to Read a Balance Sheet (for Professionals)


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Course Details

  • Listed In : Fundamental Analysis
  • Language : English
  • Difficulty : Intermediate

178 students enrolled

Course Highlights

  • 63 Videos
  • 3+ Hours of Content


The major financial statements for any business unit basically comprises of:

  • Profit & Loss Statement (Income Statement), and 
  • Balance Sheet

Income Statement conveys the operational performance of a business for a given period; where as Balance Sheet will convey the financial position of the same.

Financial Statements are generally used by various stakeholders for various purposes. Investors analyse the financial statements before taking any decision to invest in, or before lending money to any business unit. Tax and Statutory Authorities review financial statements for levying various taxes.

Hence the financial statements are essential for a number of users. Therefore every key personnel and every one working in an organization's Balance Sheet has to be well acquainted with it, before stakeholders raise unanswerable questions.

Developing the skill to read a Balance Sheet will help the business understand and analyse its strength and weakness, and plan for future.

This course has been designed such way so as to help one develop the skill to read the Balance Sheet from various perspectives. It has been developed in self paced learning style. Hence, Learners will able to understand the concepts at their own place, timing and convenience.

Numerous and illustrations has been used to make the understanding process simple and clear.

About the Trainer

CA Raja Natarajan

CA Raja Natarajan

I am a practicing Chartered Accountant with tonnes of passion for teaching. I teach Financial Management & Strategic Financial Management for Chartered Accountancy, Cost and Management Accountancy and Company Secretary students in Ernakulam, India. I also hold Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in Finance from Symbiosis, Pune and Bachelors in Commerce, from Loyola College, Chennai. I worked in State Bank of India as Assistant Vice President - Credit for a period of four years after which i started my Chartered Accountancy Practice. During the stint in State Bank of India, I worked on credit proposals of Mid Corporate Units and gained good experience in Financial Analysis, Risk Assessment, Viability Study, Evaluating business models, Project Finance, Working Capital Management, etc. I conduct work shops for Entrepreneurs, Chartered Accountancy / Cost and Management Accountancy Students on the topics like Project Finance, Credit Risk Assessment, Entrepreneurship Development, Finance for Non Finance Executives, etc. I love teaching and i want fundamentals of accounting and finance to reach students and so i am here.


The course aims at providing a full understanding right from the key terminologies used in Balance sheet to reading and understanding the balance sheet to conduct proper analysis. It is a must for people aspiring for becoming investment professional as this is a first step in building your career as a fundamental analyst.


By the end of the course, You will understand:

  • Meaning & importance of Financial Statement
  • How to read Balance Sheet
  • Aspects looked into by the Investors/Lenders in the Balance Sheet

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Balance Sheet
  • Three Important Balance Sheet Reading Skills
  • Balance Sheet Reading through Financial Ratios
  • Balance Sheet Reading through Fund Flow Statement
  • Balance Sheet Reading through Cash Flow Statement, and others

Intended Participants

  • Non-Finance Executives
  • CEOs / M.Ds
  • Department Heads
  • MBA Student
  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs
  • Bankers
  • Banking Aspirants


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