This course will enable you to develop an awareness of the relevant financial information you can discover about a mining corporation from its audited financial statements. You will also have an appreciation for how accountants are challenged with exercising professional judgment on qualitative issues involving alternative accounting standards, balanced with a need for numerical precision. You will recognize that professional judgments included in financial assessments are similar to those made in demonstrating probable and proven mineral reserves.
This course is appropriate for anyone interested in gaining some fundamental understanding on how to extract financial intelligence from company financial reports. This is particularly essential to those in the mining management, financial, and investment sectors who do not necessarily possess a financial and/or accounting background.
The course will be of particular interest to mining analysts with a limited financial background, various levels of management (including CEOs, COOs, etc.), fund and asset managers, bankers, lawyers, mining consultants, engineers responsible for development planning, exploration managers and other specialists in the valuation of mineral projects. It will also be of interest to industry-based geologists and engineers, as well as government officials.