This course presents financial statement analysis from the point of view of the primary and everyday users of financial statements: company managers, lenders, and stock investors. The course reviews basic financial statements and covers issues such as revenue recognition, earnings quality, cash flow, and ratio analysis. Critical analyses of financial reporting numbers as a basis for improved risk assessment and cash flow forecasting. Cases are used extensively to enhance relevance.
Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5010 Accounting for Decision Making or Intermediate Accounting II.
This course provides the skills needed to understand the financial reports of organizations. The objective is to develop the ability to make the decisions in the financial reporting process and to develop the ability to evaluate and use accounting data. Emphasis is placed on understanding the breadth of accounting measurement practices and on being able to make the adjustments necessary for careful analysis. The course highlights the linkages between accounting information and management planning, and decision making.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the graduate program.