Management Foundations: Financial Statements (St Louis)

September 18, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


St Louis Knight Center

Registration Required: Yes


Seminar Details
Refresh and expand your knowledge and ability to use financial statements to understand how your organization is performing. In this course, we go beyond the financial statements as the firm’s ‘report card’ and begin to establish some habits for breaking down the info and diving deeper, even if you have little- to no-experience with financial statements.  You’ll improve your ability to ask salient questions about financial performance and you’ll gain greater confidence in working with financial information in general.  We will walk through a large number of examples to get a good feel for the various indicators, both positive and negative, and we’ll connect the dots to get a sense of what a firm’s future economic performance might be.

  • Using financial statements to assess the financial health of a firm
  • Identifying firms with sustainable performance
  • Identifying firms that are fraud risks and/or have used aggressive accounting

  • Understand and evaluate the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows
  • Digest the information on financial statements to make sound investment decisions
  • Evaluate and articulate the financial position of a firm to stakeholders
Earn a Concentration or your Advanced Management Certificate

This seminar qualifies for one day out of five in the Business Execution Concentration.
Earn a concentration by taking five seminar days in this area within two years, or complete 15 seminar days across three defined concentration areas to earn your Advanced Management Certificate.

*The current healthcare situation requires that the Olin Business School provide participants with learning conditions that protect the health of participants, business school staff, and faculty. As a result, Olin faculty are prepared to deliver their sessions either live, or virtually, as regulations and circumstances permit. If conditions prohibit face-to-face coursework, we will switch affected seminars to virtual delivery via the Zoom platform


Thomas D. Fields, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Washington University’s Olin Business School

Executive Programs, 314-935-9494

Search for More Events