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Financial and Economic Analysis for Engineering and Technology Management

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ISBN-10: 047122717X

ISBN-13: 9780471227175

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Henry E. Riggs

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This work presents a rigorous analysis of accounting fundamentals and procedures plus cost analysis all covered in an engineering context. It includes increased coverage of engineering economics topics such as NPV and IRR, plus coverage of financial statements and markets.
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Book details

List price: $179.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.41" long x 0.93" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

HENRY E. RIGGS is the founding president of Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, a member of The Claremont Colleges and the nation's first graduate school dedicated solely to preparing students for professional careers in life science-based organizations. He is the author of several books, including Managing High-Technology Companies.

Introduction: Why Keep Score?
Users of this Book
Definition of Accounting
Limitations of Accounting Information
Audiences for Accounting Information
Different Messages for Different Audiences
Accounting in the World of Business
Accounting in Nonprofit and Governmental Organizations
Useful Nonaccounting Information
Importance of Personal Motivations
New Terms
Accounting Framework: The Concept of Value
Accounting Equation
How Is Owners' Equity Created?
Valuation Methods
Valuing a Loan or Note
Valuing Common Stock Securities
Calculating Time-Adjusted Values
Valuing Personal and Company Assets
Choosing Among Valuation Methods
Challenge of Alternative Valuation Methods
Dominance of the Cost Value Method
New Terms
Interest Tables for Calculating Time-Adjusted Values (Present Worth)
Financial Position: The Balance Sheet
Key Accounting Reports
Features of the Balance Sheet
More Accounting Definitions and Conventions
New Terms
Financial Performance: The Income Statement
Definition of Revenue, Sales, and Expenses
Statement Format
Recording Sales Transactions
Operating Expenses
Accounting Period
When Is Income Earned and When Are Expenses Incurred?Accrual Concept
Example: Accounting for a Full Period
New Terms
Cash Flow Statement
Why a Cash Flow Statement?
Sources and Uses of Cash
Example: Metcalfe Company
Other Examples
New Terms
Principles, Rules, and Mechanics of Financial Accounting
A Brief Review
Specific Rules
Role of the CPA Auditor
How Good Are These Principles and Rules?Income Taxes and Accounting Rules
Accounting Mechanics
Chart of Accounts
Three Key Elements of Accounting Systems
Accounting Cycle
New Terms
Further Refinements in Valuation
Prepaids and Accruals
Reminder: Principle of Materiality
Liabilities Created by Today's Operations
Accounting for Accounts Receivable
Accounting for Inventory
Accounting for Price-Level Changes
Accounting for Currency Fluctuations
Exceptions to the Accrual Concept and the Realization Principle
New Terms
Accounting for Long-Term Assets
Valuing Fixed Assets
Income Tax Considerations
Accounting for Other Long-Term Assets
New Terms
What Can Financial Statements Tell Us?Ratio Analysis
Categories of Ratios
Interpreting Ratios
Linkage Among Operating Ratios
New Terms
Accounting and Financial Markets
Types of Securities
Investment Ratios
Interpreting Investment Ratios
Designing a Capital Structure
Upside and Downside of Debt Leverage
Introduction to the Cost of Capital
New Terms
Digging Deeper
Framework for Financial Statement Analysis
''Cooking the Books''
New Terms
Financial Markets and Capital Investment Decisions
Concept of a ''Hurdle Rate''
Weighted-Average Cost of Capital
Calculating Returns
Decision Criteria
Some Everyday Applications of These Techniques
Adjusting for Risk
Adjusting for Inflation
New Terms
Analyzing Manufacturing Costs: Introduction to Cost Accounting
What Questions? Why? For Whom?