Learnit Training
Financial Analysis Course
  • Small groups
  • Covid-19 safe
  • Experienced teacher
  • Possible online
  • Practical training

Understand financial reporting better? Insight in risks, opportunities and company value? Learn it in the one-day financial analysis course from Learnit.

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Financial Analysis Course

Insight into the financial situation and health of your company is a must for every finance professional. Especially when it comes to good financial planning and important management decisions such as takeovers, reorganisations, investments or financing. By analysing financial reports adequately and calculating ratios correctly, you can identify risks and opportunities for your company. And effectively estimate or even increase your company value.

In the three-day Financial Analysis course, you will work with all common methods of financial analysis as a basis for a result-oriented financial strategy.


On day 1, you learn all about financial strategy and ratios. Which methods you can use to derive the financial health of a company from its annual accounts. How to outline a result-oriented financial planning and strategy based on the current financial situation. And what the influence is of financial guidelines such as IFRS and US GAAP.

Day 2 is entirely devoted to market developments and cash flow analyses. You learn which financial indicators are important for which stakeholders. And what the relationship is between cash flow analysis, the value of your company, the investment need and the expected profitability.

On day 3, you will work on determining your business value, using tax techniques and ways to solve financing issues.

Using examples from well-known and less well-known organisations and cases from your daily practice, you will master the components of financial analysis in an accessible manner. Moreover, during the course days there will be ample opportunity to ask questions.


Day 1. Introduction to financial strategy and ratios

  • Strategic analysis from different perspectives
  • The best methods of financial analysis (e.g. horizontal analysis, vertical analysis)
  • Which ratios are important for which industry?
  • Ratio analysis: how do you derive risks, opportunities and alternatives from ratios and benchmarks?
  • Improving ratios: tips and tricks
  • Ratios and financial business plan
  • Financial legislation: IFRS and US GAAP

Day 2. Market developments and cash flow analysis

  • Operating cash flow, investment cash flow and financing cash flow
  • Cash flow analysis: Net Present Value or Real Options method
  • Cash flow and expected profitability
  • Cash flow analysis and financing requirement 
  • Cash flow and the value of your business

Day 3. Increase the value of your business and exploit tax advantages

  • Creating value: how to increase the value of your company or prepare your parts for sale
  • What is the impact of financing on value?
  • What value drivers do you use to create even more value?
  • Value creation and financial strategy
  • Tax leverage techniques for cheaper investments
  • What are tax leveraged leases?
  • Create tax advantages by making good use of international financial legislation

Target group

Is it important for your work that you can analyse and assess financial reports properly? Are you financially responsible, for example financial director, controller, interim manager, accountant, trustee, acquisition mediator, credit analyst, banker, securities analyst, institutional investor or investment manager? Then the Financial Analysis course will help you!


After completing the Financial Analysis course:

  • you can apply various analysis techniques, including horizontal and vertical analysis, ratio analysis and cash flow analysis
  • you know the principles of IFRS and US GAAP
  • understand market developments better and anticipate them more quickly
  • Be able to view financial reports from multiple perspectives
  • you know how to link your financial strategy to the figures and vice versa
  • you have a better understanding of the value of a company
  • You know the most important tax techniques to increase your business value.

Prior knowledge

For the Financial Analysis training, knowledge of financial administration at HBO/WO level is required.


The training is provided in Dutch as standard. The trainer has a good command of the English language. Use can be made of course material in English. With a minimum of three participants, the training can also be provided entirely in English.


Prices mentioned are per person, including course material. Lunch is included in the on-site training.

On location Online
Duration 3 days 6 sessions of three hours
Price per day, excluding VAT € 500,- € 415,-
Total, incl. VAT € 1815,- € 1506,45


After completion of the training, a Learnit certificate is issued as proof of participation.


The course Financial Analysis was assessed with an average of 8.4.

"Interesting instructive course, added value the textbook so you can review at work or at home. Kind regards Karel Pelzer."

"Very good training where you learn at your own pace. Absolutely recommended."

"Learnit is a professional organisation. The information is conveyed with enthusiasm."

"Learned many tricks

"Very instructive. Attention was paid to my learning goal and as a result the material can be used even better in practice."