Course Name

Techniques of Financial Analysis


Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Regular Rate:

Php 27,500

Early Eagle Rate:

Php 24,500

Techniques of Financial Analysis


This course provides the participants with the basic concepts and tools used in analyzing and interpreting financial data. Specifically, the course is meant to assist professionals involved in making credit decisions evaluate the credit worthiness of credit applicants using financial statements and other relevant financial information. Specific analytical tools and related financial concepts are likewise discussed from the investment decision-making viewpoint.

Who should attend

Bank account officers, credit analysts and branch managers with lending functions will benefit the most from this course in line with their continuing professional skills development. Those in other industries involved in analyzing and approving credits will likewise benefit from this course.

After the course, you will:

  1. Learn the various tools and techniques in analyzing financial reports, understanding which of these tools and techniques are applicable to specific situations;
  2. Recognize the interrelationships among financial statement numbers and other related reports, and perform an accurate and comprehensive analysis thereof; and
  3. Draw intelligent conclusions therefrom and critically evaluate subject’s financial performance.

The course, which employs lectures, interactive discussions, and practical application exercises, covers the following areas:

  • Accounting and financial reporting overview
    • Conceptual framework of accounting and financial reporting
    • Basic accounting concepts and principles
    • Financial reporting rules (PAS, IAS, PFRS, IFRS)
  • Diagnostic evaluation of financial statements
    • Understanding financial statements
    • Critical areas of analysis
    • Common danger signals
    • Performance measures by area and viewpoint
  • Techniques of financial analysis
    • Overview of financial statement analysis
    • Comparative statement analysis
    • Recognizing the symptoms of business failure
    • Financial statement recasting and validation techniques
    • Analysis caveats
  • Summary exercises and case studies

Mr. Larry S. Esguerra IV

is Director for Credit Programs at the Ateneo-BAP Institute of Banking, Program Director for Finance and Accounting at the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education and a Professor of Finance at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. He is also Chief Financial Officer of a multinational construction and engineering firm and a diversified group of companies.

Mr. Esguerra has spent the greater part of his professional career in the financial services industry in the United States. Prior to his return to the Philippines, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Bay Federal Credit Union, a California-based, federally chartered credit union servicing the financial needs of military personnel and federal employees of the United States government. He also served as Vice President and Controller of Franklin Bank in Menlo Park, California; Associate Director of Capital Strategies Limited, a Hong Kong-based investment banking firm; and Resident Auditor of Citibank, N.A. in the Philippines.

Mr. Esguerra holds a Bachelors degree in accounting from the University of the Philippines and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

"Ateneo is very serious in providing quality education. The institution gives you your money's worth."

- Julie Christine C. Tenazas Resource Development Associate, People's Credit and Finance Corporation

"A well of knowledge I have found here in Ateneo CCE. Never a dull moment yet all topics, information and other information were great! Great experience."

- Julius Escala Finance Analyst, Psalm Corp.

"Mr. Larry Esguerra IV showed expertise and he is an excellent choice as resource speaker for the training."

- Auralyn Lourdes M. Vergara Sr. Research Specialist, Philippine National Oil Company

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