What are the primary objectives of a company? And were these also accomplished?
These questions are answered by the annual financial statements and their analysis. Anyone who can read a balance sheet and analyse it using the most important key figures, will receive the foundation required in order to understand the “business language of the management” and decisions (=entrepreneurial thinking). You will be able to actively participate in meetings and, moreover, you are able to make well-founded arguments during conversations with customers and suppliers. You will understand the rules of the global economy and the resulting challenges. If you book this lecture in addition to the German edition you automatically learn the necessary vocabulary to work in an international company.

• Depreciation (for wear and tear)
• assets/liabilities
• equity / borrowed capital
• fixed/current assets
• cash and cash equivalents
• expenses/income
• debit and credit
• capitalization
• low-value assets
• turnover
• profit/loss
• operating resul
• financial result
• annual result
• receivables/payables
• annual financial statement
• inventory
• reserves
• provisions


• Cost efficiency
• Proceeds
• cash flow
• profitability, return on equity, return on total assets, ROI
• productivity, return on sales
• liquidity, liquidity ratio
• solvency, credit worthiness, equity ratio, debt ratio, overindebtedness
You will acquire in a compact format, a sound business knowledge that supports you in challenging tasks.
You will understand business contexts, think and act entrepreneurially.
By understanding business terms, you will support your company by achieving its goals.
You will acquire the necessary vocabulary to understand complex business contexts
After completing the “Balance Sheet and Key Figures” module, you will receive the EBC*L Career A.1. Certificate, whish officially document your skills.
• All those who are looking for their first or a new job, or an internship
• Employees in accounting, controlling, sales / purchasing / works councils, etc.
• Executives, high potentials, project managers (e.g. technicians)
• Assistants to the management and divisional management
• Employees and managers, who want to improve their Business English
This e-learning does not require attendance at BFI Vienna. You learn with our learning platform at home and you can organize your learning times independently. You can repeat the e-learning content as often as you like within the activated period. You will receive your access data by email after registration. A registration is possible at any time.