Financial statements are a common tool for measuring how a business is doing. It can also be used for a person’s own financial state. Although these lessons come nowhere near teaching you to be a CPA or CMA, they will give you a basic understanding of what financial statements are for, and how to make some sense of where the data come from. Hopefully, you will get a basic foundation of information on which you can build the skills to grasp and utilize the financial tools that Brosnan will be providing/requiring. And perhaps you will even understand why they are important to you personally!