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Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials: The Critical Nuts and Bolts [NOOK Book]

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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...

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Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials: The Critical Nuts and Bolts

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470549568
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/25/2009
  • Series: Wiley Finance , #485
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Stuart A. McCrary is a Principal at Chicago Partners, a division of Navigant Consulting, Inc. He is a trader and portfolio manager who specializes in traditional and alternative investments, quantitative valuation, risk management, and financial software. Prior to joining Chicago Partners, McCrary was president of Frontier Asset Management, managing a market-neural hedge fund. He also held positions with Fenchurch Capital Management as a senior option trader and CS First Boston as vice president and market maker of over-the-counter options. Prior to that, McCrary was a vice president with the Securities Groups and a portfolio manager with Comerica Bank. McCrary has published two previous books with Wiley: How to Creat and Manage a Hedge Fund and Hedge Fund Course.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Creating Ledger Accounting

Ch. 2 Accounting Conventions

Ch. 3 Balance Sheet

Ch. 4 Adding an Income Statement

Ch. 5 Timing and Accrual Accounting

Ch. 6 The Statement of Cash Flows

Ch. 7 Ensuring Integrity

Ch. 8 Financial Statement Analysis

Collected Questions

Answers

Index

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