CFA Level II Financial Reporting and Analysis

CFA exam candidates often struggle with the Financial Reporting and Analysis material. It is a key part of the curriculum forming the foundation for many CFA exam topics.

This course cracks the exam code by showing you how to:

  • Account for intercorporate investments using the equity method.

  • Account for intercorporate investments as business combinations.

  • Account for upstream and downstream transactions.

  • Account for pensions and share based compensation.

  • Easily understand the accounting for multinational operations.

  • Differentiate between the current rate method and temporal method.

  • Interpret the CAMELS approach for analysis of financial institutions.

  • Identify aggressive and conservative accounting choices.

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  • 20+ years of CFA exam prep experience
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CFA Level II Financial Reporting & Analysis
Course Content

There are 10 sections included in this course:

  • 2

    CFA Study Materials

    • Prof. Gordon's Welcome Message

    • Level II Financial Reporting and Analysis Welcome

    • Study Notes - Study Session 4

    • Study Notes - Study Session 5

  • 3

    Intercorporate Investments Part 1 - Financial Assets

    • Financial Reporting and Analysis Introduction

    • Intercorporate Investments Intro

    • Intercorporate Investments Lesson Part 1

  • 4

    Intercorporate Investments Part 2 - Equity Method, Upstream and Downstream Transactions and Business Combinations

    • Intercorporate Investments Intro 2

    • Intercorporate Investments Lesson Part 2

    • Quick Teaching Video Clips Introduction

    • Equity Method Base Case

    • Equity Method Purchase in Excess of BV

    • Equity Method Purchase in Excess of BV Calculation

    • Downstream Transaction

    • Equity Method Goodwill

    • Equity Method Goodwill Calculation

    • Goodwill Impairment IFRS

    • Goodwill Impairment GAAP

  • 5

    Employee Compensation: Post-Employment and Share-Based - Accounting for Pensions

    • Employee Compensation: Post Employment and Share Based Intro

    • Employee Compensation: Post-Employment and Share-Based Lesson

    • Quick Teaching Video Clips Intro

    • Pension Cost Adjustments 1

    • Pension Cost Adjustments 2

  • 6

    Multinational Operations - Current Rate Method and Temporal Method

    • Multinational Operations Intro

    • Multinational Operations Lesson

  • 7

    Analysis of Financial Institutions - CAMELS Approach for Banks and Ratios for Insurance Companies

    • Analysis of Financial Institutions Intro

    • Analysis of Financial Institutions Lesson

  • 8

    Evaluating Quality of Financial Reports

    • Evaluating Quality of Financial Reports Intro

    • Evaluating Quality of Financial Reports Lesson

  • 9

    Integration of Financial Statement Analysis Techniques

    • Integration of Financial Statement Analysis Techniques Intro

    • Integration of Financial Statement Techniques Lesson

    • Quick Teaching Video Clips Intro

    • ROE 3 Stage

    • ROE 5 Stage

    • Leases Adjstments Balance Sheet

    • Lease Adjustments Income Statement

  • 10

    Practice Questions

    • Practice Questions Intro

    • Employee Compensation Quiz

    • Multinational Operations Quiz

    • Reporting Quality and FSA Quiz

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"...the way you explained the CFA Level 2 pension accounting material was much clearer than the way it was laid out in the CFA curriculum...no more confusion about total periodic pension cost vs. periodic pension cost..."

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