Financial Reporting and Analysis: Using Financial Accounting Information

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Cengage Learning, Apr 15, 2008 - Business & Economics - 676 pages
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Now you can teach financial accounting from both a user's and preparer's perspective with a wealth of actual examples, cases, and real financial statements found in Gibson's FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS: USING FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION, Eleventh Edition. This effective text emphasizes the analysis and interpretation of the end result of financial reporting--financial statements. The author focuses on the language and preparation of financial statements throughout. Students analyze real financial reports as they work with actual reports, 10Ks, proxy statements, other exhibits, and cases drawn from actual companies. Nike, used as a continuing focus company throughout the text, provides the opportunity for students to become familiar with a single organization and better understand the meaning of its statements within a competitive context. This edition reflects the most recent changes in accounting standards and financial reporting and addresses emerging trends and areas of growth, such as the field of hospitality. In addition to a wide variety of problems, questions, cases, and Web references for practice and application, students have access to the robust Thomson ONE: Business School Edition--the same online financial analysis tool used by Wall Street professionals every day. With the book's well-organized framework for learning and emphasis on numerous industries, your students leave the course prepared for success, no matter what area of business they pursue.
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Contents

Introduction to Financial Reporting
1
Introduction to Financial Statements and Other Financial Reporting Topics
45
Balance Sheet
93
Income Statement
145
Basics of Analysis
177
Liquidity of ShortTerm Assets Related DebtPaying Ability
201
LongTerm DebtPaying Ability
253
Profitability
297
Statement of Cash Flows
365
Summary Analysis Nike Inc Includes 2007 Financial Statements on Form 10K
407
Expanded Analysis
447
Special Industries Banks Utilities Oil and Gas Transportation Insurance Real Estate Companies
501
Personal Financial Statements and Accounting for Governments and NotforProfit Organizations
543
Glossary
569
Bibliography
589
Index
598

For the Investor
335

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Charles H. Gibson is a certified public accountant with more than 25 years of teaching experience as well as four years of industry experience in practice with a Big Five accounting firm. His teaching has encompassed a variety of accounting courses, including financial, managerial, tax, cost, and financial analysis. Dr. Gibson has written more than 60 articles in such journals as the JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTANCY, ACCOUNTING HORIZONS, JOURNAL OF COMMERCIAL BANK LENDING, CPA JOURNAL, OHIO CPA, MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING, RISK MANAGEMENT, TAXATION FOR ACCOUNTANTS, ADVANCED MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, TAXATION FOR LAWYERS, CALIFORNIA MANAGEMENT REVIEW, and JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT. He is a co-author of the Financial Executives Research Foundation Study entitled "Discounting in Financial Accounting and Reporting." Gibson is a member of the American Accounting Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, and Financial Executives Institute. He has been particularly active in the American Accounting Association and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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