Business Finance A Complete Introduction

A primer in Business Accounting, Financial Ratio Analysis, and Return on Investment Analysis
Business Finance A Complete Introduction
File Size :
2.28 GB
Total length :
6h 16m



Ray Harkins, The Manufacturing Academy


Last update




Business Finance A Complete Introduction

What you’ll learn

Understand and apply the basic business accounting practices such as the Fundamental Accounting Equation, the Revenue Recognition principle, Accrual Accounting,
Understand and interpret the four main financial statements
Use financial ratios to compare a business’s performance year-over-year or to other businesses
Calculate and apply the concepts of profitability, liquidity, solvency and efficiency to analyze a business’s performance.
Estimate the key inputs of ROI analysis including future revenues, on-going expenses, initial investments, risk, net working capital, manufacturing overhead
Build a Net Present Value financial model to determine if a major investment is right for your organization
Financial modeling and analysis

Business Finance A Complete Introduction


Basic math skills
Basic Microsoft Excel skills
General manufacturing and business knowledge helpful
Analytical approach to problem solving


As its titles suggests, “Business Finance: A Complete Introduction” is the first course you need in understanding the financial activities and constraints of an organization.
The first section titled “The Basics of Business Accounting” lays the groundwork for understanding business finance. Accounting is called the “language of business”, and in order to understand business finance, you must speak the language. This section explains the essential accounting terms and concepts such as assets, liabilities, equity, revenue recognition, accrual accounting and so much more. This course will also teach you how understand and interpret the Four Main Financial Statements of any business: the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement, the Cash Flow Statement and the Statement of Owners’ Equity.
In section two titled “Financial Ratio Analysis”, you will learn how to draw information from an organization’s financial statements and use it to measure a company’s performance in four key areas: Profitability, Liquidity, Solvency and Efficiency. You will then learn to use those calculations to make comparisons year over year and between companies. You can then use the included Excel templates to perform you own financial ratio analysis.
In the third and final section “Return on Investment” analysis, you will learn how to determine if a major capital purchase such as a new factory or piece of equipment will be financially beneficial to your organization. This class will teach you how to identify and estimate the key financial inputs for a Return on Investment financial model that we will build together in Excel. A complete ROI model will estimate all relevant costs and revenues over the life of a project, then convert those estimate into a single Net Present Value that accounts for risk and the time value of money.
Once you have completed this course, you will have a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts of business finance. With the purchase of this course, you will receive all the slides for your reference, all of the Excel templates used during the video, LIFETIME ACCESS to all of the material, and a 30-day money back guarantee,
Take you business knowledge to the next level today!


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Introduction to Course

Lecture 2 Download Documents

Section 2: The Basics of Business Accounting

Lecture 3 An Introduction to the Business Accounting section

Lecture 4 What to expect from this section

Lecture 5 The Economic Entity Principle

Lecture 6 An Introduction to Balance Sheets

Lecture 7 More Introduction to Balance Sheets

Lecture 8 The Fundamental Accounting Equation

Lecture 9 An Introduction to Double Entry Bookkeeping

Lecture 10 More on Double Entry Bookkeeping

Lecture 11 Building a Balance Sheet

Lecture 12 Depreciation and Amortization

Lecture 13 Finalizing Assets on the Balance Sheet

Lecture 14 Current and Non-current Liabilities

Lecture 15 Owners’ Equity

Lecture 16 Introduction to the Income Statement

Lecture 17 More Introduction to the Income Statement

Lecture 18 Building Out the Income Statement

Lecture 19 Finalizing the Income Statement

Lecture 20 Understanding the Cash Flow Statement

Lecture 21 More Understanding of the Cash Flow Statement

Lecture 22 Building a Cash Flow Statement

Lecture 23 Operating Activities on the Cash Flow Statement

Lecture 24 Investing Activities on the Cash Flow Statement

Lecture 25 Financing Activities on the Cash Flow Statement

Lecture 26 The Statement of Owners’ Equity

Section 3: Financial Ratio Analysis

Lecture 27 Transition from Accounting to Financial Ratios

Lecture 28 Introduction to Financial Ratios

Lecture 29 A Simple Example

Lecture 30 Introduction to Profitability

Lecture 31 Formulas to Calculate Profitability

Lecture 32 Profitability Analysis using Excel

Lecture 33 Introduction to Liquidity

Lecture 34 Formulas to Calculate Liquidity

Lecture 35 Liquidity Analysis using Excel

Lecture 36 Introduction to Solvency and Leverage

Lecture 37 Formulas to Calculate Solvency

Lecture 38 Leverage Analysis using Excel

Lecture 39 Introduction to Efficiency

Lecture 40 Formulas to Calculate Efficiency

Lecture 41 Efficiency Analysis Using Excel

Lecture 42 Operating Cycle Analysis using Excel

Section 4: Return on Investment Analysis

Lecture 43 Transition from Ratio Analysis to Return on Investment Analysis

Lecture 44 Initial Investments

Lecture 45 Initial Investments in the Model

Lecture 46 Salvage Value Overview

Lecture 47 Salvage Value in the Model

Lecture 48 Sales Revenue

Lecture 49 Sales Revenue in the Model

Lecture 50 Direct Costs

Lecture 51 Direct Costs in the Model

Lecture 52 Manufacturing Overhead

Lecture 53 Depreciation

Lecture 54 Electrical Usage

Lecture 55 Overhead in the Model

Lecture 56 Gross Margin

Lecture 57 Cash Flows

Lecture 58 Change in Net Working capital

Lecture 59 Net Working Capital Requirements

Lecture 60 Summarizing Annual Cash Flows

Lecture 61 Cost of Capital

Lecture 62 Discounting Future Cash Flows

Lecture 63 Project NPV

Lecture 64 Interpretation of Results

Section 5: Conclusion

Lecture 65 Conclusion of Course

Lecture 66 Bonus Lecture

Business managers, supervisors, or group leaders.,Technicians, engineers and programmers looking to advance into a managerial role,Small business owners

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 6h 16m | 2.28 GB
Created by: Ray Harkins, The Manufacturing Academy

You Can See More Courses in the Business >> Greetings from

New Courses

Scroll to Top