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Financial Accounting for Dummies (Paperback) (Maire Loughran)

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With easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples, Financial Accounting For Dummies provides you with the basic concepts, terminology, and methods to interpret, analyze, and evaluate business financial statements. Whether you're a student taking an introductory course or a business owner who needs a financial accounting initiation, this hands-on, friendly guide can help.

Financial Accounting 101 ù get acquainted with the world of financial accounting, from the responsibilities of financial accountants to the coursework, certifications, and career options available

Book it ù discover the process behind financial accounting, which starts with booking a company's accounting transactions using journal entries and ledgers

It's a balancing act ù get the lowdown on the different parts of a balance sheet (assets, liabilities, and equity) and how together they illustrate a company's financial position

Search for profit (or loss) ù navigate an income statement to study a company's revenue, expenses, gains, and losses

Follow the cash ù find out what the statement of cash flows tells you about how a business uses its money

Open the book and find:

The purpose of financial accounting

Ethical responsibilities of financial accountants

What financial statements tell you about a company

Regulatory issues and agencies you need to know

Accounting methods and concepts

How to investigate income and cash flow

Different ways to analyze financial statements

The job (and income) outlook for financial accountants
Your plain-English guide to navigating a financial accounting course

Despite the economic landscape and job market, demand for accountants remains strong, and accountants will continue to see high demand for their services as the economy rebounds and businesses grow. Additionally, one of the effects of the economic downturn is a greater emphasis on accountability, transparency, and controls in financial reporting.

With easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples, Financial Accounting For Dummies provides students who are studying business, finance, and accounting with the basic concepts, terminology, and methods to interpret, analyze, and evaluate actual corporate financial statements.

  • Covers traditional introductory financial accounting course material
  • Concepts accountants and other business professional use to prepare reports
  • Mergers and acquisitions purchase and pooling, free cash flow, and financial statement analysis

Whether you're a student on your way to earning a bachelor's degree, MBA, or MAcc, Financial Accounting For Dummies gives you a wealth of information to grasp the subject and ace the course.

Number of Pages: 338.0
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Accounting / Financial
Series Title: For Dummies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Maire Loughran
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2011
TCIN: 13262411
UPC: 9780470930656
Item Number (DPCI): 248-60-9459

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