After completing this unit, you should be able to: Explain the nature and general purpose of financial statements; explain certain accounting principles that are important for an understanding of financial statements and how professional judgment by accountants may affect the application of those principles; explain how the statement of financial position, often referred to as the balance sheet, is an expansion of the basic accounting equation;...
The business world is full of endless opportunity to make it big, or
crash and burn. Small businesses crop up every day, but very few of
them last to see a second anniversary, even when their basic idea was
a good one. In this world, the difference between success and failure
is in knowing how to work the numbers. Those who learn to unlock
the secrets of financial statements win; those who muddle through and
leave the numbers solely to the “numbers guys” often lose their shirts.
Chapter 1 - Financial statements and business decisions. After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Recognize the information conveyed in each of the four basic financial statements and the way that it is used by different decision makers, identify the role of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in determining the content of financial statements, distinguish the roles of managers and auditors in the accounting communication process; appreciate the importance of ethics, reputation, and legal liability in accounting.
After Studying Chapter 6, you should be able to: Understand the purpose of basic financial statements and their contents, understand what is meant by “convergence” in accounting standards, explain why financial statement analysis is important to the firm and to outside suppliers of capital;...
Chapter 2 - Basic financial statements. After reading the material in this chapter, you should be able to: Explain the nature and general purpose of financial statements, explain certain accounting principles that are important for an understanding of financial statements and how professional judgment by accountants may affect the application of those principles, demonstrate how certain business transactions affect the elements of the accounting equation: Assets = Liabilities+ Owner's Equity,...
The learning objectives for this chapter include: Explain the role of accounting standards, define AARF and AASB, outline the process for development of Australian accounting standards, discuss the development of the conceptual framework and the Statements of Accounting Concepts,...
After you have mastered the material in this chapter, you will be able to: Explain the importance of comparisons and trends in financial statement analysis; calculate the ratios related to the profitability and financial stability of a business, from a given set of financial statements;...
Chapter 1, financial statements and business decisions. After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Recognize the information conveyed in each of the four basic financial statements and the way that it is used by different decision makers, identify the role of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in determining financial statement content and how companies ensure the accuracy of their financial statements.
Ebook "Principles of accounting I helps you understand basic accounting concepts and offer extra practice on topics such as debits, credits, the chart of accounts, the ledger, inventory measurement, net realizable value, recovery of bad debts, and methods for computing interest.
After reading this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions: How can the basic accounting equation be expanded to include revenues and expenses? How does the expanded accounting equation stay in balance after every transaction? How is the income statement linked to the balance sheet through owners’ equity?...
The following will be discussed in this chapter: Basic accounting equation expanded to include income and expenses, transactions and balancing the equation, linking the income statement to the balance sheet through owners’ equity, horizontal model, adjustments, transaction analysis.
Chapter 4 - The bookkeeping process and transaction analysis. After reading this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions: How can the basic accounting equation be expanded to include revenues and expenses? How does the expanded accounting equation stay in balance after every transaction? How is the income statement linked to the balance sheet through owners’ equity?...
This book introduces corporate financial management, based on the basic capital budgeting framework and the time value of money. It focuses on theoretical formulations and correct application of financial techniques that will help improve managerial and financial decisions. Based on fundamental principles of accounting and finance like time value of money and after-tax cash flows, it introduces readers to real-world constraints and complexities in the two fields.
The math, the formulas, the problem solving . . . does corporate finance make your head spin? You're not alone. It's one of the toughest subjects for business students—which is why Corporate Finance DeMYSTiFieD is written in a way that makes learning it easier than ever.
This self-teaching guide first explains the basic principles of corporate finance, including accounting statements, cash flows, and ratio analysis. Then, you'll learn all the specifics of more advanced practices like estimating future cash flows, scenario analysis, and option valuation....
By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
Explain and use basic financial terms and concepts.
Define the key financial statements and accounting equations and explain their purposes and
Describe the different forms of business structure and recognize similarities and differences
Change is a given in business today, and managers are expected to do more and understand more
than they ever had to in the past. How often have you heard statements just like these—often from
your own managers?...
Who wants to be an average investor? We all dream of beating the market
and being super investors, and we spend an inordinate amount of time
and resources in this endeavor. Consequently, we are easy prey for the magic
bullets and the secret formulas offered by salespeople pushing their wares.
In spite of our best efforts, though, most of us fail in our attempts to be
more than average. Nonetheless, we keep trying, hoping that we can be
more like the investing legends—another Warren Buffett, George Soros, or
Ebook Enghlish for Accounting: Part 2 presented the following basic content auditing, role of audition, descrfbing graphs, management accounting, investments, depreciation and amortization,financial statements, professional relationships, international accounting,the future of accounting.
Ebook Enghlish for Accounting: Part 1 presented the following basic content introduction to accounting, financial statements and ratios, tax accounting, eplaining accounts, ratio analysis, tax systems, methods of depreciation, calcutating tax expense.
Soon after our fi rst meeting in real life, Amy Jo let me know she was venturing
out on her own. She decided to name her new company Digital Royalty,
right around the time that my own book, Delivering Happiness, was about to
come out. As we got to know each other better, we both realized that enlisting
Digital Royalty’s help for the book launch would be the perfect complement to
our twenty-three-city nationwide book bus tour around the country in 2010.
Chapter 2 - The accounting cycle: During the period. In this chapter you will learn: Identify the basic steps in measuring external transactions, analyze the impact of external transactions on the accounting equation, assess whether the impact of external transactions results in a debit or credit to an account balance, record transactions using debits and credits, post transactions to t-accounts in the general ledger, prepare a trial balance.