Understanding Financial Statements of Mining Companies

Content
8 modules

Rating

Course Length
7 hours

Instructor
Edumine Courses

Released
07 Nov 2019

Price
$399.00

Description

This course is aimed at helping those who wish to read and interpret the financial statements of mining companies. It assumes the reader has no formal training or background in accounting but does have a general interest in business with a leaning towards mining. Furthermore, this course assumes a managerial or investor approach rather than that of accountant or bookkeeper. We look at financial statements for their organization, information content and limitations. In short, you will not learn any bookkeeping or debits and credits but rather you will see numerical data and narrative-based descriptions prepared by mining companies.

You will learn to use various analytical tools. Simplified fictional examples and actual published reports are used to illustrate various concepts. A brief glossary and a source of further information appear in an Appendix.

The course has six primary topics as follows, separated into three parts.

This course was formerly entitled Understanding Financial Statements of Mining Companies Under IASB and FASB Regulations.

Part 1

  • Introduction to Accounting and Financial Reports

  • The Statement of Financial Position

Part 2

  • The Statement of Income

Part 3

  • The Cash Flow Statement

  • The Statement of Changes in Equity

  • Notes and Analytical Tools

Accounting Standards

Financial reporting today is governed by essentially two sets of accounting regulations—those of the United States, through its Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and those of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In this course, both sets of regulations are treated as one agreed-upon set of concepts, principles and guidelines where appropriate. Differences are highlighted wherever they occur. Where there is agreement or the differences are minimal, the common term GAAP is used, which stands for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Authors

  • Alain Duncan

 

Duration 7 Hours
Access 90 Days
Category Financial
Level Cross Train
Version Date December 4, 2013


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Objectives

Learning Content

The course comprises 10 viewing sessions of 30–60 minutes each, plus three reviews of multiple choice questions and supporting documents and appendices. Estimated course duration is equivalent to approximately 8 hours of learning content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and interpret the financial statements of a mining company in terms of its organization, information content and limitations.

  • Recognize differences between the accounting regulations of the United States, through its Financial Accounting Standards Board, and those of the International Accounting Standards Board.

Recommended Background

  • A working knowledge of basic accounting principles and familiarity with the mining process.

Certificate

By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

CEU
0.7
PDH
7.0
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Table of contents
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Module 1: Introduction - Statement of Financial Position
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Knowledge Check - Introduction - Statement of Financial Position
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Module 2: Statement of Income
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Knowledge Check - Statement of Income
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Module 3: Statements of Cash Flow and Changes in Equity
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Knowledge Check - Statements of Cash Flow and Changes in Equity
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Module 4: Appendices
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Added 3 months ago, by Rebecca
Solid overview of the financial statements. The course is just like reading a text book, it is not power point and does not include any instructor talking. Would prefer if the course downloaded to computer for the 90 allowed days and then wiped from computer after the 90 days to allow working on the course when internet isn't available.

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