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How to Use Financial Statements : A Guide to Understanding the Numbers - James Bandler

How to Use Financial Statements

A Guide to Understanding the Numbers

Paperback Published: 22nd June 1994
ISBN: 9780786301973
Number Of Pages: 192

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"How to Use Financial Statements" explains in clear, easy to understand methods how to read a financial statement. Written for the non-financial professional, this book is ideal for: Professionals that have been promoted to a job that requires reviewing financial statements Investors that have accumulated enough savings to begin looking at alternatives Spouses that have suffered the loss of the member of the family who has always dealt with financial matters Readers who work in non-financial areas and have no interest in investments

This practical guide includes: An overview of financial statements--what they are and what they tell us A thorough, yet basic introduction to the accrual concepts Easy to understand explanations of profit and loss Statement of cash flows and special reporting issues

What are Financial Statements and What Do They Tell Us?p. 1
Who Uses Financial Statements and What Do They Look for?p. 8
An Introduction to the Accrual Conceptp. 14
The Statement of Financial Position or Balance Sheetp. 22
The Profit and Loss or Income Statementp. 34
The Statement of Cash Flowsp. 42
Following a Transaction through the Financial Statementsp. 56
Special Inventory Valuation and Depreciation Reporting Issuesp. 61
Intangible Assets and Amortizationp. 72
Service Companiesp. 79
What are the Rules that Prepares of Financial Statements Must Play by?p. 87
Some Basic Tools of Financial Analysisp. 101
Application of Financial Ratios to Analysis of the Growth of the Easy Companyp. 111
The Limitations of Financial Statementsp. 121
Appendixp. 125
Glossary of Termsp. 135
Indexp. 143
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ISBN: 9780786301973
ISBN-10: 078630197X
Series: Personal Finance & Investment
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 22nd June 1994
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.9  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1