Business Ratios Guidebook

Price: $143.20

CPE Credits: 16.0

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Course Number: FINSBBRG

business ratios

Description:
The Business Ratios Guidebook describes more than 200 ratios and other measurements that can be used to analyze the results, liquidity, and cash flows of a business. The measurement areas covered include performance, return on investment, share performance and constraints. Examples of the functional areas also covered by the course include cash management, credit and collections, customer service, human resources, production, and sales.  Table of Contents
Delivery Method: Online QAS Self Study.

Level: Overview.

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Author: Steven Bragg, CPA

Publication:  July 2013
Update: December 2017

Format: PDF

Passing Grade: 70%

Exam Policies: Exam may be retaken. Course must be completed within one year of purchase.

CPE Sponsor Info : NASBA/QAS #109234. Click here to view specific state approvals.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the circumstances under which certain measurements should be used.
  • Note the contents of the various performance measurements, and the factors they are intended to compare.
  • Recognize the components of the cash conversion cycle and the ratios derived from it.
  • Identify the contents of the free cash flow concept and the measurements related to cash flow.
  • Cite the situations in which return on investment measurements can be used, and the factors they are intended to compare.
  • Recognize the measurements that can be used to reduce the number of unused fixed assets.
  • Identify the parties using share performance measurements, and the future conditions that these measurements can indicate.
  • Identify the adjustment factor used for deflated growth measures, and the situations in which these measurements are used.
  • Note the key factors to be monitored in a system of constraint management.
  • Recognize the contents of the cash management measurements, and when their results should trigger an investigation.
  • Identify the behaviors on which credit and collection measurements are intended to focus attention.
  • Recognize the conditions that can be uncovered through use of customer service measurements.
  • Identify the situations in which certain facility-related measurements should be used.
  • Cite the measurements used to examine the ability to pay, and the situations in which these measurements can be used.
  • Identify the situations in which fixed asset measurements can be most gainfully employed, and when they are of reduced value.
  • Identify the types of behaviors that certain human resources measurements can be used to track.
  • Recognize the effects of using certain inventory measurements.
  • Note the effects that can skew the outcomes of payroll-related measurements.
  • Cite the effects of price elasticity on profitability, and how elasticity can be altered.
  • Recognize the measurements that can track the performance level of a production process and the usage of inventory.
  • Note the measurements that should be used to focus attention on the development of products.
  • Identify the purchasing measurements most useful for monitoring progress toward supplier certification and reduction, as well as the use of procurement cards.
  • Cite the situations in which certain payables measurements can yield incorrect or skewed results.
  • Recognize the measurements used to monitor different types of sales and marketing behaviors.

 

Description:
The Business Ratios Guidebook describes more than 200 ratios and other measurements that can be used to analyze the results, liquidity, and cash flows of a business. The measurement areas covered include performance, return on investment, share performance and constraints. Examples of the functional areas also covered by the course include cash management, credit and collections, customer service, human resources, production, and sales.  Table of Contents
Delivery Method: Online QAS Self Study.

Level: Overview.

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Author: Steven Bragg, CPA

Publication:  July 2013
Update: December 2017

Format: PDF

Passing Grade: 70%

Exam Policies: Exam may be retaken. Course must be completed within one year of purchase.

CPE Sponsor Info : NASBA/QAS #109234. Click here to view specific state approvals.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the circumstances under which certain measurements should be used.
  • Note the contents of the various performance measurements, and the factors they are intended to compare.
  • Recognize the components of the cash conversion cycle and the ratios derived from it.
  • Identify the contents of the free cash flow concept and the measurements related to cash flow.
  • Cite the situations in which return on investment measurements can be used, and the factors they are intended to compare.
  • Recognize the measurements that can be used to reduce the number of unused fixed assets.
  • Identify the parties using share performance measurements, and the future conditions that these measurements can indicate.
  • Identify the adjustment factor used for deflated growth measures, and the situations in which these measurements are used.
  • Note the key factors to be monitored in a system of constraint management.
  • Recognize the contents of the cash management measurements, and when their results should trigger an investigation.
  • Identify the behaviors on which credit and collection measurements are intended to focus attention.
  • Recognize the conditions that can be uncovered through use of customer service measurements.
  • Identify the situations in which certain facility-related measurements should be used.
  • Cite the measurements used to examine the ability to pay, and the situations in which these measurements can be used.
  • Identify the situations in which fixed asset measurements can be most gainfully employed, and when they are of reduced value.
  • Identify the types of behaviors that certain human resources measurements can be used to track.
  • Recognize the effects of using certain inventory measurements.
  • Note the effects that can skew the outcomes of payroll-related measurements.
  • Cite the effects of price elasticity on profitability, and how elasticity can be altered.
  • Recognize the measurements that can track the performance level of a production process and the usage of inventory.
  • Note the measurements that should be used to focus attention on the development of products.
  • Identify the purchasing measurements most useful for monitoring progress toward supplier certification and reduction, as well as the use of procurement cards.
  • Cite the situations in which certain payables measurements can yield incorrect or skewed results.
  • Recognize the measurements used to monitor different types of sales and marketing behaviors.

 

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