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Detecting Anomalies in

Financial Statements

Learn to Interpret Financial Statements and avoid Investment Traps

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23 Hours Conducted via Zoom

or Face-to-Face Sessions 

Subsidies available & SkillsFuture Credit Eligible


Accredited by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF)

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Top Trainers who are Veterans in their Fields

Course Overview

This 23-hour course is a deep dive into using financial statements to assess and verify a
company's suitability for investment. Under the guidance of a skilled investment practitioner, trainees will analyse real-life companies and learn from their financial statements the factors that will lead to their success or failure. By comparing key financial ratios of companies in the same industry, trainees will be able to identify the company most suitable for investment. They will also learn, through careful financial analysis, to catch the various methods a company might use to dress up their financial weak points. By the end of the course, trainees will have learnt a framework to reliably evaluate a company's profitability, and elevate their portfolio through a combination of higher returns and lower risks.

Working with Financial Documents
Course Highlights (Learnings)

Interpret Financial Statements

Understand Income Statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Statements and the wealth of hidden intelligence they possess to elevate your investment decisions

Understand Auditor's Opinions

This important document can indicate a company’s suitability

(or lack thereof) for investment in as little as a minute of effort

Business Meeting

Measure Growth with Key Financial Ratios

Learn how the 5 Key Financial Ratios can help you identify the superior company within an industry

Detect Red Flags and Incongruencies

Fail-proof your portfolio by identifying potential problems within companies and avoiding risky investments

Accounting Standards

Knowledge of a few salient accounting standards will bring your understanding of a company from adequate to exceptional

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Build an Investment Framework

Link the course curriculum into a solid framework to evaluate a company's suitability for investment

Course Outline
Key Details

At the end of the course, you will learn how to:

1. Understand Types & Structure of Financial Statements and Types of Financial Data
-Understand the structure of financial statements.

-Understand types of financial data and how it fits into financial statements.

-Understand audit opinion.

2. Understand and calculate ratios for assessing entity's growth, profitability and cashflow quality.

3. Understand and calculate ratios for assessing entity's financial position.

4. Analyse entity's financials to validate accuracy.
- Identify anomalies in financial statements..

5. Understand relevant accounting standards.
-Understand impact of relevant accounting standards on financial statements.

Course Title

Detecting Anomalies in Financial

Course Reference Number


Available Schedules:

Weekend: 3 full days, 9am-6pm​

Weekday: 7 evenings, 6.45pm-10.15pm

Guide by Industry Experts

and Investment Researcher

*Only one trainer will be facilitating per class.


Seow Kek Wee

Program Developer

Kek Wee is Head of Investment Research at Unicorn Financial Solutions. In this capacity, he leads a team of financial analysts in managing assets worth $500 million. He has utilized his extensive expertise in financial research and value investing to design a course curriculum which has won accreditation by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF).


Hermawan Christanto

Main Trainer

Hermawan serves an investment clientele of 160 diverse professionals as a Research Specialist and is also known for his lively energy as an instructor in the virtual classroom.

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Melvin Tan

Main Trainer

The CEO of an MAS-registered Fund Management Company, Melvin has more than 10 years experience as an Investment Analyst. He has conducted numerous investment training and speaking events on value investing and other related topics.

Our Training Provider

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Established in 2011, Unicorn Financial Solutions is Singapore's leading independently owned
financial solutions provider.

10 years

> $0.5 bil.


of Service Experience

Assets under Advice
and Management

Clients Served






Participants who complete the course and all required assessments will receive a Certificate of Completion by the Approved Training Provider.

Who Should Attend
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  • Intermediate investors looking to enhance their portfolio

  • Financial consultants

  • Anyone interested in understanding how to analyse financial statements

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  • Basic reading and writing skills

  • Basic computer skills (typing, downloading and opening files, operating Zoom, etc)

Reviews by our graduates

1 / 4

"What we learnt was very informative and not something you can just Google. There were quizzes and group discussions to make the online learning experience very engaging."


Course Review by Ang Keng Wee, Graduate, 2020

Course Fees & Subsidies (effective 2023)

Full Course Fee (Before Subsidies): S$3,240.00

Terms & Conditions Applicable:
* All of the prices above are inclusive of GST.
* Up to 90% Enhanced Funding Support is available for training programmes commencing between 1 January 2022 and 30 June 2022. 
* Course fee subsidy for self-sponsored individual is inclusive of GST, course fee subsidy for company-sponsored individual is exclusive of GST.
* Companies eligible to submit claims for company-sponsored participants include Singapore-based financial Institutions regulated by MAS (licensed or exempt from licensing by MAS) andFinTech firms certified by Singapore FinTech Association (Terms and Conditions apply). SkillsFuture Credit cannot be used to co-fund the programme fees of company-sponsored training programmes.

Up to 90% Subsidies Support

SkillsFuture Credit Eligible

  • Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above will be eligible for 90% co-funding of direct training costs.

  • Singapore Citizens 21-39 years old and PR will be eligible for 70% subsidy.

  • Singaporeans may use their SkillsFuture Credits to offset remaining fees.

  • The remaining payable fee of $321 can be offset with your SkillsFuture Credits.

Course Schedule

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Application Fee is refundable upon completion of the online course.

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