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Lender Training: Manuals/Reference Guides


Three resource manuals to choose from:

Tax Return Analysis - Essentials and 1040 Review
Beyond the 1040 - Corporation, Partnership & LLC Returns
Financial Statement Analysis: The Business Scorecard


1040 Tax Return Analysis Manual

Tax Return Analysis - Essentials and 1040 Review - $195

This 225+ page manual is used in our training, by self-study students and as a reference guide for continued use. The manual is self-sufficient, loaded with hands-on exercises and detailed explanations. It includes camera-ready worksheets for your use and a 10-page glossary of financial terms.

  • Sample returns with solutions
  • Worksheets & procedures
  • Loan request checklist
  • Three additional case studies with solutions
  • IRS instructions for major forms

We teach you the basics and give you additional information if you have to dig deeper. In addition to cashflow, we cover other items in the return that are danger signals or would give a hint as to the health of the business.


Cashflow analysis of partnerships, LLCs & corporations manual

Beyond the 1040 - Corporation, Partnership & LLC Returns - $195

Looking to build a stronger relationship with your business borrowers? You'll understand the different legal entities, why the business owners chose theirs and what it does for their risk exposure.

In this 225+ page resource guide, there is a section on Corporations, Partnerships/LLCs and S Corporations that includes:

  • Descriptions
  • Advantages/disadvantages
  • What form they file
  • Risk exposure of the owner/guarantor
  • Considerations for the lender
  • Comparison of taxable income to cashflow
  • Two case studies for each entity-type

As a bonus, Linda has included a Statement of Cashflow for each with information found solely on the tax return (the manual shows you how) with written commentary for each.


Financial statement analysis manual

Financial Statement Analysis: The Business Scorecard - $125

Geared to the basic-to-intermediate level, this is a hands-on manual with complete exercises demonstrating how to get to the story behind the numbers.

No one reads financial statements, they interpret or translate them. It's like a foreign language. With this manual, you'll improve your fluency in financial statements.

  • Cash versus accrual
  • CPA-prepared statements and what the CPA reports mean
  • Basics of balance sheets, income statements and statements of cashflow
  • Ratio and percentage analysis
  • Trend and comparative analysis
  • Notes to the financial statements
  • Write-up tips

Using four sets of financials, from the very simple to a publicly traded company, learn-by-doing so you can answer the important questions...

  • How is the company really doing?
  • Should we lend them money?