Mastering Financial Accounting Essentials The Critical Nuts and Bolts

ISBN-10: 0470393327
ISBN-13: 9780470393321
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $42.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/29/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The essential guide to financial accountingIn today′s financial world, you must know how to read and interpret financial reports/statements in order to effectively serve investors, creditors, and tax authorities. This is especially true in light of recent accounting scandals.Mastering Accounting Essentials is an important guide for those who need to understand the language and law of this discipline in order to talk to accountants and clients in an intellectual manner. Part One of the book uses an extended scenario to present the basics of financial accounting. Along the way, you′ll become familiar with inventory valuation methods as well as the timing of erosion of productive assets. Part Two focuses on financial statements and shows you how internal managers calculate ratios and trends to evaluate business efficiency. Here, you′ll also discover how bankers review statements to determine solvency. Through theory and real-world examples provides a solid grounding in financial accounting Other titles by McCrary: How to Create and Manage a Hedge Fund and Hedge Fund Course Covers the essential elements of this field, from double-entry book keeping to LIFO, FIFO, and straight line depreciationMastering Accounting Essentials offers a hands-on approach to accounting that will allow you to gain a solid understanding of this discipline.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Creating Ledger Accounting
Count Everything
The Beginnings of Double-Entry Accounting
Double-Entry Recording of Business Transactions
Handling Debits and Credits
Keeping Track of Data
A Mathematical Description of Double-Entry Conventions
Handling Income Items
Determining Profit in the Simple Accounting Model
Permanent Accounts Overview
Temporary Accounts Overview
Conclusion
Questions
Accounting Conventions
Reasons Accountants Develop Conventions
Accounting Cycle
Classification
Comparability
Conservatism
Double-Entry
Full Disclosure
Focus on Addition
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Going-Concern Value
Journal Entry
Matching
Materiality
Recognition
Understandability
Usefulness
Valuation
Verifiability
Conclusion
Questions
Balance Sheet
Balance Sheet Contains Permanent Accounts
Time Line of Cash Flows
Types of Balance Sheet Accounts
Presenting the Classified Balance Sheet
Conclusion
Question
Adding an Income Statement
Temporary Accounts
Using Temporary Accounts
Types of Transactions Involving Temporary Accounts
Income Accounts
Single-Step Income Statement
Multistep Income Statement
Conclusion
Questions
Timing and Accrual Accounting
Journaling Accounting Transactions
Cash Basis Accounting
Accrual Basis Accounting
Conclusion
Questions
The Statement of Cash Flows
Importance of Cash
An Intuitive Way to Track Cash
Standard Accounting Categories on the Statement of Cash Flows
Using the Indirect Method to Document Changes in the Cash Position
Using the Direct Method to Document Changes in the Cash Position
Producing a Statement of Cash Flows Using the Indirect Method
Producing a Statement of Cash Flows Using the Direct Method
Conclusion
Questions
Ensuring Integrity
Internal Controls and Procedures
Independent Auditing
The Role of the User of Financial Statements
Conclusion
Questions
Financial Statement Analysis
Restating Accounting Results
Ratio Analysis
Trend Analysis
Industry Analysis
Conclusion
Questions
Collected Questions
Answers
About the Author
Index

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