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Income and Expenditure and balance Sheet presentation

ChidinmaEChidinmaE Just JoinedRegistered Posts: 2
Hi All,

Please I need some help.

I will be going for an interview next week with a Charity and have been asked to prepare a 5 min presentation on their Audited Financial Statements 2013 which they have sent to me commenting on their Income and Expenditure and balance sheet for the year and on how it compares to 2012. Please I would like to have some tips on what I should look out for while going through their statements as pointers to present and whether to use a power point or Excel spreadsheet presentation?

I will be grateful for any tips. I'm desperate

Thank you


  • coojeecoojee Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 794
    As a starting point you could look at the sorts of financial performance indicators that you covered in the Financial Performance exam, GP %age, Current ratio, Gearing, whatever else you think is relevant. Personally I wouldn't do a power point or any other kind of electronic presentation as it's only 5 minutes long. But that could just be me as I'm old :-(
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    5 mins is fairly long in my opinion! I think I would use powerpoint but I would distribute hard-copies of the report as well as some people like to have all of the information in one place. Remember you're likely to be talking to non-accountants so put a good commentary with your ratio analysis.
  • ChidinmaEChidinmaE Just Joined Registered Posts: 2
    Thanks a lot for all your comments and contributions. Much appreciated​
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    How did you get on?
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