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Diploma in Financial Reporting and Analysis - Level 5

Course summary
180 hours
69 GBP
Online courses
Next available date: This course is available anytime in anywhere. - Online courses
Professional Training

Course description


This Diploma in Financial Reporting and Analysis – Level 5 is the course you need to get into or make substantial progress within the finance industry. This professionally narrated course is crammed with informative modules that will teach you all about the concepts, components and structures that are essential for an effective financial reporting. All you need to enroll in this course is a recognised qualification at level 4 or above in a related discipline.

This course will start off with a brief introduction to financial reporting and its importance within an organisation. You will then get to comprehend the different ways to raise finance, with special attention to raising finance through selling equity. This course will also show you how to produce effective statements of financial position, which are used widely in organisations to measure financial progress and results.

This course comprises of modules that will explore the various advanced aspects of financial reporting. You will be taught how to record accounting for lease, followed by chapters that will cover topics such as vertical groups, mixed groups, piecemeal acquisitions, disposals, re-organisation and many more. Financial concepts such as segmental analysis, ratio analysis, earnings per share and others will also be given due attention to provide you with the best learning experience.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Study 365 has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Study365 is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who is this Course aimed at?

This course targets individuals aspiring to get into or progress within the finance industry

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be age 19 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 4 or above in any discipline.

Outcome / Qualification etc.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-05047

Training Course Content

Course Curriculum

1: Introduction to Long Term Finance

2: What is Raising Equity Finance

3: Cost of Finance

4: Introduction to Group Accounts

5: Understand the Statement Of Financial Position Part 1

6: Understand the Statement Of Financial Position Part 2

7: The Structure of the Income Statement

8: Definition of Associate

9: Introduction to Joint Arrangements

10: Nature of Vertical Groups

11: Nature of Mixed Groups

12: Introduction to Piecemeal Acquisitions

13: Introduction to Disposals And Re-Organisations

14: What is Foreign Currency

15: Structure of the Cash Flow Statement

16: Understand the Cash Flows

17: Statement of Changes in Equity

18: Revenue - IAS 18

19: Definition of IAS 24 Related Party Disclosures

20: IAS 37 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

21: Leases in the Business World

22: Taxation

23: Understanding a Financial Instrument Part 1

24: Understanding a Financial Instrument Part 2

25: What are Share-Based Payments

26: Earnings Per Share Ratio

27: Analysing the Ratio

28: What is Segmental Analysis

29: Appendix Tables And Formulas

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of financial reporting within an organisation
  • Identify how to raise equity finance
  • Learn how to produce a statement of financial position
  • Cover topics such as vertical groups, mixed groups, piecemeal acquisitions, disposals, re-organisation and many more
  • Familiarise with the statement of cash flows and the consolidated statement of changes in equity
  • Discover how to record accounting for lease
  • Gain an insight into financial statements, segmental analysis, ratio analysis, earnings per share and other concepts in financial reporting

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain a professional qualification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared.

Accredited Body

Accredited body (Accreditation) ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)


Now £69

Was £269

Continuing Studies

Career Path

This course will improve your candidature for a number of jobs in finance or accounting. You can also use this certificate to win the various job incentives provided by your organisation to progress in your career. Below listed are some of the jobs this certificate will benefit you in, along with the average UK salary per annum according to,

  • Financial Reporting Manager – £54,441 per annum
  • Accountant – £28,612 per annum
  • Finance Manager – £37,955 per annum
  • Accounts Manager – £26,803 per annum
  • Accounts Executive – £22,196 per annum
  • Staff Accountant – £25,261 per annum

About provider


Study 365

Study 365 is a leading vocational and professional accredited course provider, offering over 1000 courses to students worldwide over 7+ years. We have a solid reputation which has helped us become a highly trusted and reliable course provider learning marketplace....

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