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The Balance Sheet

Categories: Accounting Concepts
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About Course

The Balance Sheet course provides a practical, example-filled walk through of the composition of the Balance Sheet report. Learn what to look for to spot things that ‘are not quite right’, as well as understanding what checks to carry out.

Course Content

  • Overview of the theory – accounting equation and report types
  • Definition of solvency and how the Balance Sheet helps us
  • Analysing the Balance Sheet for important financial information
  • What to consider as part of regular checks in an accounts role
  • Knowledge checks (each lesson and end of course)
  • Smart Books learning resources
  • Example Balance Sheet (MBIE) to refer to.

Recommended Prior Learning

Smart Books course: The Accounting Equation
High school or tertiary accounting studies.




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What Will You Learn?

  • Learn how to check the Balance Sheet for solvency
  • Understand the different report types shown on the Balance Sheet
  • Know what to look for that could alert important issues
  • Develop knowledge into useful procedures

Course Content

Lesson 1

  • Lesson 1: Balance Sheet components and definitions
  • Lesson 1: Knowledge Check

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

End of Course Knowledge Check

Student Ratings & Reviews

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2 months ago
Great learning in a well designed and executed course.
5 months ago
Another great course. Easy to understand. Enjoyed the Balance Sheet Analysis lessons and learning about the different ratios.
6 months ago
love these courses, so easy to follow and learn from.
Thank you so much
8 months ago
The course was great, the resources excellent and it was great to be able to revisit the quiz more than once to either re-try wrong answers or to try new answers.
11 months ago
This balance sheet course was well written and presented, and I enjoyed completing it.
It contains lots of useful knowledge and tips to help you understand the balance sheet.
Very informative and helpful in assessing the financial health of a business.
Thank you Leaine.
1 year ago
This training is very helpful in expanding my knowledge and understanding the different types of businesses, and various ratios in accounting we used to assess a company’s financial performance and health. Furthermore, this training has equipped me with a good understanding of the concepts related to equity and shareholders in accounting.
1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed testing my knowledge.
The lessons and videos were informative, well presented and clear.
I enjoyed taking the quizzes at the end of each lesson and the final assessment.
Thanks Leaine!
1 year ago
Very informative course. Enjoyed it very much.

Thank you