Preparing Financial Statements and Analysis

Accountant's Guide to Capital Budgeting v3.0

This course is designed for accountants who must have financial knowledge but has not had formal training in finance. Topics include: valuation of stocks and bonds, time value of money, measurement of risks and rates of return, the cost of capital and capital budgeting techniques. The course concentrates on providing a working vocabulary for communicating on the above topics. The course uses examples and illustrations, with an emphasis on the practical application of financial concepts, tools, and methodology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the concept and use of the time value of money.
  • Calculate the present value of a future payment.
  • Recognize the components required to compute the return of an investment.
  • Define the risk-return trade-off used in understanding diversification.
  • Identify the types of risks reported by beta in its use in designing a portfolio.
  • Recognize the various methods of common stock valuation.
  • Recognize factors used in computing the overall cost of capital.
  • Define the capital budget.
  • Recognize the types of depreciation methods.
  • Identify how operating leverage affects a firm and compute total leverage.

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

Steve Spafford, MBA, CPA, has over 20 years' experience as a CPA working with large public accounting firms, and in numerous executive roles at multinational public corporations. He is a member of DeltaCPE LLC, a leading publisher of continuing professional education courses for CPAs, and has edited CPA ethics courses provided to over 35 states.


Price (USD)

Standard: $74.85


Course Code : 99DEL20-v2

Release Date : 05/04/2022
Expire Date : 05/31/2024
Credits :
CPE 3.00
QAS 3.00

Course Level : Intermediate
Course Type : QAS Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Finance

Theme : Preparing Financial Statements and Analysis

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