ACC40330 Financial Statement Analysis

Academic Year 2020/2021

This course is concerned with providing a firm empirical basis
for business analysis. As such, we are concerned with understanding
the economic prospects and risks of business enterprises as an aid
to decision making. Financial statement analysis involves applying
analytical tools and techniques to financial statements and related
disclosures to derive estimates and inferences for a wide range of
business decisions. Examples include mergers, acquisitions,
divestitures, equity/ bond market investments and financial
management. The course will emphasize the appropriate use of
accounting information to create valuation models that support a
wide range of business decisions.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course,
participants will have a firm understanding of:

The limitations of published financial information
The reconfiguration of published financial information to
provide a closer approximation to the underlying economic
The application of financial analysis techniques and the
preparation of prospective financial statements
The uses and abuses of valuation models

Indicative Module Content:

The course includes basic financial statement analysis, applied equity valuation and an examination of key advanced topics including leases, pensions and taxation.

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Completion of a valuation project Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

This is a project based course and students obtain feedback on their project.

Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31 Fri 14:00 - 15:50

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