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Analysis and Communication of the Financial Statement

Analysis and Communication of the Financial Statement

Code: BES4LP0034
Scope: 3 ECTS
Timing: 3th-7th semester
Language: English
Curriculum: All Porvoo Curricula
Level: Professional studies
Type: Elective

Starting level and linkage with other courses

Student has completed the basic and professional studies in finance.

Part of study module Business and Entrepreneurial Skills

Learning objectives and assessment

Grade 1
The student can identify, list and combine the main theoretical financial analysis methods.
With great difficulty and under strict supervision, the student partly collect, poorly analyse and is partly able to complete a financial analysis for a client company at a beginner’s level.
With great difficulty and under strict supervision, the student can partly work with a client company in a team.

Grade 3
The student can describe the relevant financial analysis methods and apply them to new contexts. The student can link the key theoretical concepts to the practical task to present the big picture.
The student can independently complete a financial analysis and do a communication plan for a client company at a beginner’s level.
The student can work with a client company in a team.

Grade 5
The student uses and combines different financial analysis methods to present own models. Student is aware of other views of the knowledge. His/her use of theory and specific terminology is very accurate. S/he uses findings to compare different financial analysis methods and viewpoints.
The student independently and professionally complete a financial analys and communicate it for a client company at a high professional level.
The student can work very professionally with a client company in a team.

Passed courses are assessed on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria are presented for grades 1 - 3 - 5.

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)

Methods for validating a student’s prior learning are agreed individually. Please, contact the responsible teacher.

Working life connections

Possible company visits and guest lecturers.

Internationality

Possible company visits and guest lecturers.

Contents

Firstly, the course introduces managerial accounting reporting issues and financial statement analysis. This information will be used to analyse the financial statements of selected companies. Secondly, the course includes exercises how to report and communicate different financial reports to different interest groups.

  • Basics of managerial and financial accounting
  • Key financial ratios and analysis
  • Communication and reporting methods for financial issues

Learning methods

Contact lessons
Individual, pair and team assignments
Independent studies
The assessment of one’s own learning

Assessment

Course assessment is based on an assignment and achievement portfolio created by each student.

Course teacher(s)

Kalle Räihä, Porvoo

Learning materials

Real financial statements of Finnish and foreign companies

Materials provided by the teacher during the lessons

Searching, finding and analysing the usefulness of information sources is part of the course programme.