An indispensable hands-on guide to financial accounting In light of recent accounting scandals, it is critical that all financial practitioners understand and play by the rules of the accounting field. Starting from the assumption that the reader is not familiar with any accounting jargon, Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials presents material in a way that explains the key features of modern accounting step by step and helps you develop an intuitive understanding of accounting. Each chapter presents important accounting concepts, from inventory valuation methods and the timing of erosion of productive assets to how internal managers calculate ratios and trends to evaluate business efficiency. For those who need to understand the language and law of this discipline in order to communicate effectively with accountants and clients, Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials will be an indispensable guide.
Fraser and Ormiston take readers behind the financial reports to assess the real financial condition and performance of U.S. companies. "Understanding Financial Statements" retains its reputation for readability, concise coverage, and accessibility, and gives readers the conceptual background and analytical tools necessary to understand and interpret business financial statements. Its ultimate goal is to improve readers' ability to translate financial statement numbers into a meaningful map for business decisions and enable each reader to approach financial statements with enhanced confidence.
Seamlessly bridging academic accounting with real-life applications, <i>Crash Course in Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis, Second Edition</i> is the perfect guide to a complete understanding of accounting and financial statement analysis for those with no prior accounting background and those who seek a refresher.
Financial Statement Analysis, 10e, emphasizes effective business analysis and decision making by analysts, investors, managers, and other stakeholders of the company. It continues to set the standard in showing students the keys to effective financial statement analysis. The textbook is set up in a three part framework which makes this textbook one of the best selling books in the market. It begins with an overview (chapters 1-2), followed by accounting analysis (chapters 3-6) and then financial analysis (chapters 7-12). The book presents a balanced view of analysis, including both equity and credit analysis, and both cash-based and earnings-based valuation models. The tenth edition is aimed at accounting and finance classes, and the professional audience – as it shows the relevance of financial statement analysis to all business decision makers. The authors: 1. Use numerous and timely “real world” examples and cases 2. Draw heavily on actual excerpts from financial reports and footnotes 3. Focus on analysis and interpretation of financial reports and their footnotes 4. Illustrate debt and equity valuation that uses results of financial statement analysis 5. Apply a concise and succinct writing style to make the material accessible
A complete appraisal of analytical tools available to managers to assess performance Required reading for anyone starting, running, or growing a business, Business Ratios and Formulas, Third Edition puts answers at the fingertips of business managers, with nearly 250 operational criteria and clear, easy-to-understand explanations that can be used right away. The Third Edition includes twenty new measurements. Approximately 20 new measurements Offers a comprehensive resource of nearly 250 operational criteria An Appendix including a dictionary of accounting and finance terms A thorough list of every ratio and formula, and how to compile and interpret that information Also by Steven M. Bragg: Fast Close: A Guide to Closing the Books Quickly, Second Edition An ideal tool for measuring corporate performance, this authoritative resource allows you to pick and choose the tools you need to best assess your organization's performance.
Quickly and accurately calculate key investment ratios Written by a leading finance expert, this book offers simple explanations on how to calculate and interpret key financial ratios. This information is essential for the accurate assessment of a company's financial condition and the true value of its shares. This book is packed with many worked examples from actual company reports and readers will also find many online reference sources-including company Web sites and free software offers. Plus, this book features a supporting Web site at www.magicnumbersbook.com. Magic Numbers is essential reading for individual investors and non-financial executives.
Industry Ratio Books in Coe Reference (2nd Floor Stacks)
To be meaningful, a company's financial ratios have to be seen in the context of its industry. These three sources, all in the Reference stacks on the 2nd level, provide industry-wide ratios for company comparison updated annually: