Online Financial Statements Course

Available Formats

  • Self-Paced Online Partner Course

Course Overview

If you can’t read an organization’s financial statements, you’re at a disadvantage. This course introduces a range of statements used by nonprofit organizations. It also explores the power and limitations of accounting information when assessing financial performance.

Program Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Recognize the documents and financial statements included in a nonprofit organization’s financial report.
  • Analyze the information found in nonprofit statements of financial positions, statement of activities, and statement of cash flows.
  • Explain the objectives and limitations of financial (ratio) analysis.
  • Identify the financial ratios used in nonprofit analyses.
  • Define and calculate the ratios within each category.

Target Audience

This program is intended for anyone who wishes to learn how to read a nonprofit organization’s financial statements.



Estimated Hours to Complete


Pricing and Enrollment Information

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Self-Paced Online Training Course Reminders

  • Online courses are priced per seat.  Learners should have their own seats for any course in which they participate.
  • For organizations with 25 or more learners for any given course, please contact us for group pricing.
  • Business Training Works’ short courses require a score of 85% to earn a certificate.  Our Mindedge offerings require a score of 70% to earn a certificate and continuing education credits.
  • Online courses must be completed within 30 days of purchase. Learners can stop and resume courses at their discretion.  They do not have to complete a program in one sitting.
  • For an additional fee, learners who do not complete a program within the 30-day window can extend their access.
  • Course suites have extended learning times and are not restricted to the 30-day window.

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