Preparing Financial Statements and the Annual Report

24-11-2019 - 28-11-2019 3300 Muscat


Course Introduction:


Financial statements and the annual report are key communication channels between companies and their different stakeholders. By attending this course you will be able to prepare financial statements as per the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) hence maintaining your company's financial reporting transparency and credibility.


Course Objectives:


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply each part of the accounting cycle on the job
  • Perform accounting adjustments including deferrals and accruals
  • Create trial balance and adjusted trial balance
  • Describe and map chart of accounts to the financial statements
  • Prepare and present income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements
  • Formulate notes to the financial statements


Who Should Attend?


Accountants, senior and junior accountants, accounting and finance professionals, chief accountants, accounting managers and supervisors, financial controllers and any accounting and finance professionals interested in learning and updating their knowledge in preparation of financial statements and notes


Course Outline:



·         Understanding the accounting cycle

·         Supporting documents

·         Analyzing transactions and recording in the system

·         Preparing ledgers and General Ledgers (GL)

·         Converting the GL to Trial Balance (TB)

·         Types of adjusting entries

·         The Adjusted Trial Balance (ATB)

·         Mapping ATB to the financial statements

·         Preparing financial statements

·         Closing the books

·         Preparing the Post-Closing Trial Balance (PCTB)




·         Designing chart of accounts

·         Maintenance of chart of accounts

·         Analyzing chart of accounts

·         Reconciliations and important issues

·         Creating the trial balance



·         Understanding deferrals

·         Deferred revenues and entries

·         Deferred expenses entries

·         Working with accruals

o   Adjusting for accrued revenues

o   Accrued expenses entries

·         Other adjustments and corrections

·         Preparing the adjusted trial balance



·         Mapping the adjusted trial balance to the financial statements

·         Preparing income statement

·         Preparing balance sheet

·         Preparing cash flow statement

·         Preparing the owners’ equity statements

·         Objectives of external audit

·         External audit versus internal audit

·         Reading and interpreting the audit opinion

·         Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A)



·         Understanding the requirements for the notes

·         Organization and activities of notes

·         Basis for preparation

·         Summary of significant accounting policies

·         Accounting convention

·         Use of estimates

·         Completing the financial statements and the notes


Course Methodology:


A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

·         (30%) Based on Case Studies

·         (30%) Techniques 

·         (30%) Role Play

·         (10%) Concepts

·         Pre-test and Post-test

·         Variety of Learning Methods

·         Lectures

·         Case Studies and Self Questionaires

·         Group Work

·         Discussion

·         Presentation


Course Fees:


This rate includes participant’s manual, Hand-Outs, buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, morning & afternoon of each day.


Course Timings:


Daily Course Timings:

    08:00 - 08:20       Morning Coffee / Tea

    08:20 - 10:00       First Session

    10:00 - 10:20       Coffee / Tea / Snacks

    10:20 - 12:20       Second Session

    12:20 - 13:30       Lunch Break & Prayer Break

    13:30 - 15:00       Last Session

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