Reading and understanding financial statements is a key skill for a company monitor and can provide many advantages to the average investor. It lets monitors verify if the company is being transparent, accountable and gives them a strong base through which they can engage with key executives and arrive at informed decisions relating to their votes. This series of videos, presented by Mr Geoff Sherwin, will provide a detailed and experienced outlook that will help company monitors navigate financial statements with ease. Mr Sherwin will cover a number of key subjects that will help company monitors understand how to understand, interpret and analyse a company’s statements of balance, income and cash flows.

This module was also presented to ASA members as a webinar in 2018.


This module will concentrate on the statement of financial position or balance sheet. It will go over:

  • Interpreting a balance sheet
  • Assessing the contents of a balance sheet in-depth
  • Understanding how accounting standards impact a balance sheet
  • Understanding how assets are valued

You can access the handout for this module here.

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