Practice Problem in Financial Statements / Edition 2

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A Practice Problem in Financial Statement Analysis gives students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with several types of financial statements. With the use of an anuual report, students will have a hands on experience financially anaylzing a company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759367807
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 58
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce A. Strawser is an associate professor of accounting and, currently, the Associate Dean of Curriculum at the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. She joined the faculty of Seton Hall University in 1995, and teaches both financial and managerial accounting courses in the Stillman School's undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Prior to her appointment at Seton Hall University, Dr. Strawser served for seven years as an assistant professor at the City University of New York - Baruch College. Before beginning her academic career, Dr. Strawser spent a year as a member of the research and technical activities staff at the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the private organization charged with responsibility for setting U.S. financial accounting and reporting standards. She worked full-time on the project on postretirement benefits other than pensions (OPEB) and was heavily involved in researching and developing staff recommendations on the accounting requirements which were subsequently incorporated into Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 106, 'Employers' Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Other Than Pensions.—Dr. Strawser earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in accounting from Louisiana State University. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she worked as a staff accountant for the Houston office of Arthur Andersen & Co. Dr. Strawser has successfully completed the uniform CPA examination and is a member of the American Accounting Association.

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Table of Contents

I. FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS A. Assumptions; Economic Entity; Periodicity; Continuing/Going Concern B. Elements of Financial Statements; Assets; Historical cost; Liabilities, Current Liabilities; Non-current liabilities; Equity, Revenues; Expenses C. Financial Reporting; Receivables; Bad Debts; Inventories; Investments; Trading Securities; Available for Sale Inventories; Debt Securities to Be Held T Maturity; Equity Method Investments; Property, Plant and Equipment; Depreciation; Intangible Assets; Research and Development Costs; Current Liabilities; Long Term Debt; Environmental Responsibilities; Contingent Liabilities; Pensions; Income Taxes; Capital Stock; Treasury Stock; Common Shares Outstanding; Retained Earnings II. RATIO ANALYSIS A. Analysis of Common Stockholders; Rate of Return on Total Assets; Rate of Return on Common Stockholders Equity; Earnings per Share; Price Earnings Ratio on Common Stock; Debt-To-Equity Ratio B. Analysis for Long-Term Creditors; Number Of Times Interest Earned C. Analysis for Short Term-Creditors; Working Captial; Current Ratio; Acid-Test Ratio; Analysis of Accounts Receivable; Average Number of Days to Collect Receivables; Inventory Turnover

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