Detailed Course Description/Syllabus

Course PLFS - Financial Statement Analysis
Developed and Delivered by Steven C Isberg, Ph.D.
Sr Research Fellow, Credit Research Foundation


The purpose of this online course is to provide participants with an understanding of financial statement structure and the relationships between business activity, accounting transactions, and financial reporting. In addition to providing participants with an understanding of the elements and basic structure of a balance sheet and income statement, the sessions also cover double entry accounting, utilizing detailed transactional examples from both a retail and manufacturing environment. The course concludes with offering an ability to develop cash flow statements and concepts of marked to market value transactions and their relationships with a balance sheet and income statement.

The course covers the following subjects:

  • Lesson 1: The Balance Sheet
  • Lesson 2: The Income Statement
  • Lesson 3: Basic Accounting Transactions
  • Lesson 4: Accounting Transactions in the Manufacturing Environment
  • Lesson 5: Cash Flow Statements
  • Lesson 6: Market Value Transactions
This course is delivered by Steven C Isberg, Ph.D., Sr Research Fellow, Credit Research Foundation. In addition to his primary role as adjunct professor at the Merrick Business School at the University of Baltimore, Dr. Isberg has been involved with the Credit Research Foundation for over 20 years, designing and participating in customized training programs, a variety of research projects, directing and reviewing surveys, and writing and reviewing publications.

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