Understanding and Using Financial Data: An Ernst and Young Guide for Attorneys / Edition 2

Understanding and Using Financial Data: An Ernst and Young Guide for Attorneys / Edition 2

by Ernst & Young, Charles R. Wright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471162132

ISBN-13: 9780471162131

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Wiley

Designed to walk attorneys through the myriad of items found in corporate annual reports, balance sheets and financial statements which is critical for litigation purposes and for client edification regarding the importance of deciphering financial language in legal documents. Features extensive material on where to find the information you need, how to compare it

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Designed to walk attorneys through the myriad of items found in corporate annual reports, balance sheets and financial statements which is critical for litigation purposes and for client edification regarding the importance of deciphering financial language in legal documents. Features extensive material on where to find the information you need, how to compare it to the information provided by other companies in the same industry or geographic location, how to corroborate the data in the basic statements, and locating the primary internal documents upon which financial statements are based. This edition contains updated information on the financial reporting consequences of litigation, nonprofit organizations, business interruption insurance, and an appendix with U.S. GAAP pronouncements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471162131
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

READING AND UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND OTHER DISCLOSURES.

The Basics: Financial Reporting Fundamentals.

Introduction to Financial Statements.

Notes to the Financial Statements.

Management's Discussion and Analysis.

The Work of the Outside Auditor.

Internal Accounting Controls.

ANALYZING FINANCIAL INFORMATION.

Putting the Pieces Together.

Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis.

The Time Value of Money.

SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS FOR LAWYERS.

Insurance Claims Accounting and Financial Issues.

Financial Language in Legal Documents.

Using Accountants and Financial Information in Litigation.

The Financial Reporting Consequences of Litigation: Of Special Interest to Attorneys.

Not-For-Profit Organizations.

Derivatives.

Appendices.

Index.

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