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How to Keep Score in Business Accounting and Financial Analysis for the Non-Accountant

ISBN-10: 0132849259
ISBN-13: 9780132849258
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Robert Follett
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Description: InHow to Keep Score in Business, Second Edition, long-time CEO Robert Follett shows you exactly how to "keep score" in business by reading and interpreting company financials. Step by step, Follett helps you capture crucial insights buried in  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 1/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

InHow to Keep Score in Business, Second Edition, long-time CEO Robert Follett shows you exactly how to "keep score" in business by reading and interpreting company financials. Step by step, Follett helps you capture crucial insights buried in balance sheets, income statements, and other key reports. Follett shows how to apply core tools for analyzing financial reports and investment opportunities, and demystifies key accounting terms every business decision-maker and investor needs to know. You'll learn how to uncover a company's true financial position through its balance sheet and income statements–and identify crucial information those documents may not be showing. Follett demonstrates how to use modern ROI tools to evaluate performance or analyze potential investments; how to track ongoing changes in a company's financial position; how to build cash flow budgets for more effective planning; and how to use common analysis ratios (without misusing them). Practical from start to finish, this fully updated book won't transform you into an accountant–but itwillhelp you work more confidently with financial professionals, make smarter business decisions, and choose better investments.

Robert Follett(Dillon, Colorado) was formerly President of Follett Publishing Company and Vice Chairman of Follett Corporation.

Introduction
The First Lesson: Scores Are Not Real Dollars
The Accrual Method
But Scores Are Important
Glossary of Key Financial Accounting Terms
Glossary
The Balance Sheet
The Balance Sheet Balances
Acme Widget Company
Acme Widget's Year-End Balance Sheet
A "Trial Balance"
Constructing the Balance Sheet
Summary
More Balance Sheet
Cost Versus Value
Intangible Assets
Goodwill
Reserves and Allowances
The Going Concern Assumption
Estimates Are Everywhere
Purpose and Perspective
Current Versus Noncurrent Balance Sheet Items
Working Capital
Average Collection Period
Inventory Turnover
Still More Balance Sheet
The Worksheet for Transactions
Trial Balance Worksheet
The Balance Sheet
Analyzing the Balance Sheet
Balance Sheet Summary
The Income Statement
The Basic Income Statement
Acme Widget's First-Year Income Statement
More on Cost of Sales
Nonoperating Income and Expense
Acme Widget's Second-Year Income Statement
Reconciliation of Retained Earnings
Analyzing Income Statements
Complicating Cost of Sales
Summary of the Income Statement
Return on Investment (ROI)
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)
Return on Assets Used (ROAU)
Cash-on-Cash Return
Payback Method
Discounted Cash Flow or Present Value Method
Summary
Changes in Financial Position
Summary
Cash Flow Budget
Summary
Other Analysis Ratios and Tools
Profit as a Percentage of Sales
Breakeven
Current Ratio
Acid Test or Quick Ratio
Debt-Equity Ratio
Earnings Per Share
Price-Earnings Ratio
A Summary of What You Have Learned
The Balance Sheet
The Income Statement
Statement of Changes in Financial Position
Cash Flow Budget
Analyzing Financial Reports
Conclusion
Acme Widget Company
Present Value Tables

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