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Accounting demystified: a self-teaching guide

Author: Hart, Leita A. Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 333 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0071450831Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


-- Accounting demystified Acknowledgments Introduction THE BIG PICTURE Where Did All This Lingo Come From? The Birth of the Accountant Gaps i n GAAP? One Huge Database The Three Key Financial Statements Are Just Summaries Liquidity, Profitability, Growth and Financing Quiz The Balance Sheet-The Mother of A11 Financial Statements Assets, Liabilities, and Equity: Another Way t o Look at Them Two Mistakes i n Reasoning Now, How Do We Use the Balance Sheet to Make Decisions? A Quickie Analysis Quiz The Income Statement-A orize This Formula! xi xiii 1 3 4 6 7 8 10 10 13 14 16 16 31 32 Focus 34 34 35 The Significance o f Gross Profit Margin and Operating Profit Margin The Income Statement Tells a Story about Profitability Quiz CHAPTER 4 The Cash Flow S t a t e m e n t D o We Have Enough for Payroll? Cash versus Accrual Method o f Accounting A Real-Life Example o f How Cash and Profit Differ Why Was the Cash Flow Statement Added Recently? Classifying Cash Flows i n t o Three Categories What Stories Does the Cash Flow Statement Tell You? Quiz How the Financial Statements Are Related How the Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet Are Related What Each Financial Statement Tracks Simple Transactions and How They Impact the Three Key Financial Statements Cash Sale Credit Sale: Part One Credit Sale: Part Two Purchasing a Fixed Asset Quiz Part One CHAPTER 5 TEST PART TWO CHAPTER 6 AN OVERVIEW OF COMMON ACCOUNTING REPORTS Different Systems, Different Reports Cost Accounting Systems Budgets Tax Accounting Quiz Quarterly and Annual Financial ReportsA Tour The 10-K How Do You Get a 10-K? Annual Reports Are Not 10-Ks The Cover of the 10-K Part Iof the 10-K Part I1 of the 10-K Quiz Part Two DEBITS AND CREDITS DETAILRULES, RULES, RULES How to Tell if Something I s a Debit or a Credit A Few Key Formulas A Special Way of Recording Transactions Chart of Accounts Quiz A Few Simple Transactions Cash Sale Credit Sale: Part One Credit Sale: Part Two Purchasing a Fixed Asset Lease versus Buy Decision Quiz CHAPTER 7 TEST PART THREE CHAPTER 8 CHAPTER 9 CHAPTER 10 Inventory Valuation Service Business: Minimal or No Inventory Manufacturing Business: Inventory, Inventory, Inventory Moving Inventory Through Raw Materials, Work-in-Process, and Finished Goods Quiz 141 141 142 143 147 CHAPTER 11 Guiding Principles of Accounting and Adjusting Entries Guiding Principles of Accounting Adjusting Entries Closing the Books Quiz CHAPTER 1 2 149 150 158 166 167 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting 170 Key Differences Between Proprietary and Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting 171 171 GAAP for Government and Not-for-Profits Governmental Accounting 172 Not-for-Profit Accounting 184 Quiz 192 Part Three FINANCIAL INDICATORS-USING FINANCIAL INFORMATION TO MAKE DECISIONS 199 Cautions about Financial Analysis There Isn't One Number That Indicates Health There I s No Such Thing as a Good or Bad Result There I s No Standard That Dictates How Metrics Should Be Calculated 201 201 202 203 TEST PART 4 CHAPTER 13 There I s More t o Business than Finance There I s No Right or Wrong Way t o Approach Business Quiz CHAPTER 14 Conducting a Financial Analysis-The Prep Work Things t o Gather i n Order t o Do an Analysis Financial Analysis. Step by Step Our Case Study-Dell and Gateway. 2004 Quiz Profit Ratios Margin Ratios Return Metrics Shareholder Earnings Ratios So What Can W Conclude about Profitability e for These Two Companies? Ratios for Projects Quiz Liquidity and Financial Flexibility Working Capital How Hard I s Working Capital Working? Working Capital Contrast Ratios The Inventory Component of Working Capital The Accounts Receivable Component of Working Capital The Accounts Payable Component of Working Capital How AL the Elements of Working Capital L Add Up Overall Conclusions for Working Capital for Dell and Gateway Quiz CHAPTER 15 CHAPTER 16 269 CHAPTER 17 Cash Ratios Categories of the Cash Flow Statement Eyeballing Dell's Cash Flow Statement Eyeballing Gateway's Cash Flow Statement The Cash Ratios Overall Conclusions about the Cash Positions of Dell and Gateway Quiz Financing Ratios Debt Equity Earnings Debt Ratios Equity Ratios Capital Investment Ratios Conclusions on Financing Overall Conclusions for Dell and Gateway Quiz Part Four Final Exam Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions Further Reading Index CHAPTER 18 TEST

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