To Financial Markets

The Introduction to Financial Markets and Business Valuation course provides an introduction in English to financial statement analysis and business valuation. The course is a good introduction for anyone considering taking ACCA or CFA Program exams.

Students Profile

  • Average age: 33 years (range 25 – 40)
  • Analysts, entrepreneurs, CFOs, managers, investment banking, equity research, corporate development, FP&A, and accounting (due diligence, transaction advisory, valuations, etc.)
  • Aspirations: Improve technical knowledge, improve English, perform better in interviews, get promoted

Why should I attend the Introduction to Financial Market course?

  • Improve technical knowledge
  • Practice English – speaking and listening
  • Improve interview performance
  • Interact more effectively with customers or colleagues in English
  • Give better presentations in English
  • Get ready to start the ACCA or CFA Program
  • Gain trust

Target public

Professionals from companies, banks, and funds who already have an intermediate level of English or above and who wish to increase their career growth potential and pursue international certification, such as the ACCA or CFA Program exams.


“The classes were well prepared and the methodology used was very useful. One of the key elements for learning was the exercises performed during classes.”

“The use of English and the language of the market helped us to understand some statements that we didn’t know. Exercises also made us practice theory. ”

Course Programme

The programme includes financial statement analysis and business valuation, followed by a course completion project.


All material (in English) is developed by SHP Financial Training and provided with the course. Classes taught in English.

Academic Coordinator

Susan Hawkins, CFA, is the founder of SHP and the course coordinator. She has 5 years of full-time training experience and 10 years of professional experience at EY in the United Kingdom and Brazil and at the Bank of England (UK Central Bank) in internal and external assurance, contingency planning for financial institutions and business valuation. She has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, she is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society Brazil. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) and has passed the American Society of Appraisers ASA 1 and ASA 2 exams.


All our teachers are professionals with practical experience. They are also certified as teachers through the SHP Financial Training Academy.


LIVE ONLINE: from wherever you are via computer, tablet or smartphone.


How do live online classes work?

The aim of offering classes online in real time (classes are also recorded and can be watched later) is that your studies can be carried out wherever you want with the support of the teacher. With live online classes, the difference to face-to-face classes is convenience, as you watch classes alongside students in the classroom, participating remotely.

Key benefits of live online classes:

  • Support: the tutor will guide and help you in your learning. You participate in exactly the same classes that the face-to-face students participate in, and can ask questions and interact during the class online (at a distance).
  • Flexibility: available also recorded, you can access classes anytime and anywhere. Very useful if you want to review a class or if you have missed a class.
  • Networking: All students interact in an online environment.
Where we are

All of our classes are offered live online currently being replaced by live online classes until further notice. We would like to thank all of our students for their flexibility as we react to this new reality, it is much appreciated. Recordings are available in case students miss a class. 

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