Unravelling Financial Statements

Financial statements are scorecards of a company’s health! Knowing how to interpret them are key to making good business decisions and successful management of business operations. Find out which statements you should be looking at and what you should be looking at. This is a key skill to have if you want to capitalize on opportunities as they arise and spot those pitfalls which may otherwise be overlooked.

Programme Outline

   1. Key components of published financial statements

   2. Analysis using Profit & Loss Statement and Balance Sheet
      - Profitability
      - Efficiency
      - Solvency

   3. Analysis using Cash Flow Statement
      - Relevance of Operating Cash Flow
      - Interpreting Cash Flow Statement
      - Solvency

   4. Detecting risk from other parts of Annual Report
      - Interpreting Auditors' Report
      - Relevance of Directors' Report
      - Key Trends to Watch For
      - Key Footnotes to watch for

Programme Methodology

  • Workshop will be in “Case-Study” style, using REAL published financial statements of a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Singapore.
  • Workshop is suitable for anyone who desires/needs to read published financial statements.
  • From private investors to business owners & entrepreneurs to managers in large corporations.
  • While not a prerequisite, prior basic accounting knowledge will enhance the value of this workshop.
  • SBF has a separate foundation workshop titled “Accounting 101” for this purpose.

Target Audience
Managers & executives who wish to understand accounting fundamentals before moving on to analyzing financial statements.


Mr Chow Chan Kwan has delivered accounting and finance lectures to students pursuing the Certificate in Management (CIM) at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), and conducted in-house financial training during the initial stage of his career as a statistics and research officer at a Malaysian Bank.

Chow holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Accounting and Finance from Ohio University in the USA. While pursuing his MBA degree, he delivered accounting lectures to freshmen students, a provision under the university’s Graduate Assistant Scholarship Scheme. 

*Information is correct at the time of print

Day/Date: 22 Feb 2019, Fri

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fee per pax (incl. GST): S$370.00 (Member )  |  S$490.00 (Non-Member)
Venue : 160 Robinson Road, SBF Center, #06-01, Singapore 068914 

For more information, please contact:
Email: josephine.ong@sbf.org.sg (ATTN: Ms. Josephine Ong)
Call: 6701 1135

Please email to josephine.ong@sbf.org.sg to reserve a seat, this will be followed by a confirmation email. 

Upon confirmation, please prepare a cheque to SBF 
(refer to address on above letterhead). 

Cheque should be made payable to “Singapore Business Federation”. Please indicate the Ref No. and company’s name, participant’s name at the back of the cheque.

  • Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. No cancellation will be allowed upon registration, but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company is allowed. We regret that no refund and full fees will be charged for cancellation or non-attendance.
  • Confirmation of your registration will be emailed to your company upon receipt of full payment.

NOTE:  As a precautionary measure, our advice is for members who are unwell not to attend the session.


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2/22/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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