Commercial Financial Analysis

A series of (1) day workshop styled training online seminars offering comprehensive training for credit analysts/lenders. Ideal training for preparing new credit analysts & lenders for their responsibilities in today’s lending environment.  


Our training is online but it is not a webinar! We limit attendance and attendees actively participate in the training. Commercial Financial Analysis is an online credit workshop! 

Attendees start with the basics of financial statements and complete the training by acquiring advanced credit skills.   Commercial Financial Analysis provides attendees both technical & interpretive analysis skills required in commercial lending.  Additionally, attendees gain an understanding of the requirements for underwriting sound commercial loans.  


Commercial Financial Analysis

Online Training

In each day of training, attendees review a loan request that would be typical of today’s lending environment.  We begin by reviewing a loan request of a Sole Proprietorship, then continue with an S Corporation and then conclude with a CRE Partnership. 


In each case study, attendees generate the borrower/guarantor’s cash flow using federal tax returns, business financial information and personal financial statements.  We review the most likely credit concerns that would face the lender in underwriting these loans. 


Special Requirements for Attendance


The Commercial Financial Analysis series of seminars is conducted as an online workshop however our training is not a webinar!  Accordingly there are specific requirements for all attendees.  Please review the requirements listed below.

CFA Training Fee: $675 per attendee  
Seminars meet from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm  (Central Time)
Session 2024  *Registration Ends
CFA 2401 1/16/24 - 1/18/24 1/5/24
CFA 2402 1/23/24 - 1/25/24 1/12/24
CFA 2403 1/30/24 - 2/1/24 1/19/24
CFA 2404 2/20/24 - 2/22/24 2/9/24

*Registration closes earlier if attendance capacity reached.

Special Requirements for Attendance


Approximately 3 days before the training, attendees will receive a binder with approximately 125 pages of handouts used in the training.  Additionally, attendees will be emailed at specific intervals of the training some 15 additional pages of handouts.  Therefore, we recommend that attendees have a printer available thru out the training for the immediate printing of these additional handouts. Or attendees may view the handouts on their monitor.


Due to the use at times of PowerPoint presentations and additional visual material presented in the training, attendees should have a computer with monitor & video cam for attending the training.  (Cell phones are simply not adequate)


Request that attendees verify that their computer video and audio system are working properly prior to the training.  The training will be held in a Zoom meeting. In order to participate in the training, attendees will be required to have their video turned on at all times.   (As with in-person training, we must be able to see and hear each other during the seminars.)


Attendees may not record the video or audio of the training.

Instructor: Jim Shreve

For twenty years, hundreds of lenders and credit analysts have attended seminars conducted by Jim Shreve. He has over 25 years in commercial lending and credit administration experience. He holds a Master’s in Finance and a B.S. in Accounting. His workshop styled approach to training is well known for providing a rewarding experience for all attendees regardless of their prior experience in credit analysis and lending.

Commercial Financial Analysis


2024 1st Quarter


CFA 2401  1/16 - 18

CFA 2402  1/23 - 25

CFA 2403  1/30 - 2/1

CFA 2404  2/20 - 22


CFA Training Fee

$675 per Attendee

Writing Credit



WCP 2401  2/27

WCP 2402  2/29


$275 per Attendee

C & I 

Working Capital Financing


WCP 2401    3/27

$275 per Attendee


CRE Lending 




On-Site Training