Using RATIOS to analyse Financial Statements


This workshop is designed to show the entrepreneur, managers, professionals, bookkeepers and other users of financial statements, how to analyse financial statements using key ratios, and to use this information to write a report on the financial health of the business.

The one day workshop uses the three main statements, Income Statement, Statement of Financial Position and Cash Flow Statement,

Using our two step tango model, the report is written in such a way, as to develop a story line consistent with the model on how effectively the business converted sales into profits and profits into cash.

By the end of the workshop, candidates will be able to efficiently analyse the main financial statements, and using a number of key ratios, write a report using our proprietary Analysis Template, which highlights the effectiveness of the business in generating sales revenue through to cash flow.

Key to this workshop is the proprietary integrated financial health analysis workbook, which will generate the information required to read the Financials and the conversion of this information into our analysis report template in order to generate a written report on the financial health of the business.

Included in the workshop, is the following:

  • Notes detailing the material covered during the workshop
  • Excel integrated Financial Health Analysis Workbook
  • Word Financial Health template
  • Email Access to the presenter for assistance with the workbook or other related questions


The workshop covers the following topics:

1. Introduction and definitions

2. The Financial Statements – recap:

a. Statement of financial position

b. Income statement

c. Cash flow statement

3. The Two Step Tango model

4. EBITDA and a quick valuation of your business.

5. Ratio analysis

a. Operational ratios

b. Financial ratios

6. Gearing

7. Writing the financial health report



For more information contact
Gary Garbutt – General Manager

Office: 086 148 8883


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