Full Title Financial Analysis and Interpretation

Short Title Fin Analysis :-:- Interpretation

Code ACCT08024
Level 08
Credit 05

Author Gaynor, John
Department Business

Subject Area Accounting
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
The student will develop their ability to analyse and interpret the financial statements of varying organisations with a particular focus on the annual reports and accounts of plc's and gain a knowledge and understanding of how they are financed, the cost of capital and the different capital structures available to a business.

Indicative Syllabus
Layout and presentation of corporate financial statements;

Analysis and interpretation of corporate financial statements;

Financial gearing;

Cost of capital;

Capital structure.




Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Describe the contents of the income statement, the statement of financial position and the cash flow statement for a limited company. 

  2. Analyse and interpret corporate financial statements. 

  3. Calculate the financial gearing for an organisation and demonstrate a clear understanding of the elements contributing to the capital structure decision.

  4. Appraise the financial performance, financial position and investment potential of a selected public limited company


Assessment Strategies
The students will participate in a detailed group project on a large public limited company whereby they will provide a general overview of the organisation chosen, interpret the financial statements for three to five years, provide a financial performance appraisal, discuss the prospects and challenges facing the organisation, and evaluate whether the organisation would be a good investment for a potential investor.








Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 50 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Group Project Appraisal of the financial performance of a public limited company 1,2,3,4 50 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Exam 1,2,3,4 50 End of Term


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Group Learning Not Specified Group Project 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self direct learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 6.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

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Url Resources
www.irishtimes.com/business

Additional Info

ISBN BookList

Book Cover Book Details
Peter Atrill 2014 Financial Management for Decision Makers, 7th edition Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN-10 129201606X ISBN-13 9781292016061
Anne Marie Ward 2014 Finance Chartered Accountants Ireland
ISBN-10 1908199482 ISBN-13 9781908199485