Accounting Analysis Basics WEBCAST

Wednesday, June 29 8:00am - 4:00pm PDT

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8.0 Credits

Member Price $299.00

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Develop financial reporting expertise to conduct an accounting analysis and detect distortions in financial statements. Accounting savvy permits the business analyst to leverage financial information to manage and implement business plans. Gain the tools necessary to become skilled at such analyses, including the instructor’s open balance sheet. Review the impact of financial and accounting data on the function of capital markets in relation to the changing economic landscape and globalization.


Accounting analysis and methodology. Factors influencing the quality of accounting-based financial reports. Impact of emerging business models on balance sheets. Introduction to instructor’s open balance sheet.



Designed For

CPAs and financial professionals.


Identify techniques to effectively manage through higher-quality financial analysis. Determine areas of improvement for better asset utilization. Implement superior business plans through informed financial analysis. Determine costs and restructure a stronger revenue-generating balance sheet. Identify methodology consisting of six steps in analyzing accounting data.






Leader Bios

Solomon Darwin

Professor Solomon Darwin joined the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley in 2005, where he teaches in the MBA and executive education programs. He serves as the executive director at the Center for Corporate Innovation, and was immediate past executive director of financial reporting and management. He was an associate professor at the University of Southern California from 1996 to 2005. His international visiting professor summer appointments include the University of Zurich, Lancaster University, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, Korean University, Wuhan University, E.M. Lyon School of Management, and Euro-Med University. Darwin was senior manager and vice president of finance for Bank of America in 1995; vice president of finance at First Interstate Bank from 1993 to 1995; corporate controller/vice president for Glenfed, Inc., from 1984 to 1992; and senior financial analyst for Motorola, Inc., from 1980 to 1983. His consulting, executive teaching and coaching engagements include Google, HP, Genentech, Health Net, UCSF Medical Center, and Conceptus Inc. Darwin has been recognized with the Haas Leadership Award for exemplary service to the school, students and the accounting field; several Golden Apple Teaching Awards from 1997 to 2001 from the Marshall Business School; the Most Innovative Teacher Award in 2000 from USC; the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers National Teaching Award in 2002, 2004, and 2005; the Motor Board Outstanding Professor Award in 2003; and the Professor of the Year Award in 2003 (National Greek Society - Gamma Sigma Alpha). Darwin is a frequent lecturer on complex financial issues and moderates financial reporting conferences, national CFO summits and quarterly CFO round tables at the Haas School of Business. He received his bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and his master’s in business administration from Golden Gate University. He also holds a mid-career certificate from Harvard Business School, and two honorary doctorates. Darwin has served as president and chairman of Project India since 1986 and president of Hope for People International since 2005.

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Non-Member Price $399.00

Member Price $299.00