International Financial Statement Analysis

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Wiley, Apr 3, 2012 - Business & Economics - 1040 pages
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Up-to-date information on using financial statement analysis to successfully assess company performance, from the seasoned experts at the CFA Institute

Designed to help investment professionals and students effectively evaluate financial statements in today's international and volatile markets, amid an uncertain global economic climate, "International Financial Statement Analysis, Second Edition" compiles unparalleled wisdom from the CFA in one comprehensive volume.

Written by a distinguished team of authors and experienced contributors, the book provides complete coverage of the key financial field of statement analysis. Fully updated with new standards and methods for a post crisis world, this "Second Edition" covers the mechanics of the accounting process; the foundation for financial reporting; the differences and similarities in income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements around the world; examines the implications for securities valuation of any financial statement element or transaction, and shows how different financial statement analysis techniques can provide valuable clues into a company's operations and risk characteristics. Financial statement analysis allows for realistic valuations of investment, lending, or merger and acquisition opportunities Essential reading for financial analysts, investment analysts, portfolio managers, asset allocators, graduate students, and others interested in this important field of finance Includes key coverage of income tax accounting and reporting, the difficulty of measuring the value of employee compensation, and the impact of foreign exchange rates on the financial statements of multinational corporations

Financial statement analysis gives investment professionals important insights into the true financial condition of a company, and "International Financial Statement Analysis, Second Edition" puts the full knowledge of the CFA at your fingertips.

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About the author (2012)

Thomas R. Robinson, CFA, is Managing Director of the Education Division of CFA Institute where he leads and develops the teams responsible for producing and delivering educational content and examinations to candidates, members, and other investment professionals encompassing the CFA Program, CIPM Program, Lifelong Learning, Private Wealth, Publications, and Conferences.

Elaine Henry, CFA, is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Miami where she teaches courses in accounting, financial statement analysis, and valuation. After working in corporate finance at Lehman Brothers, strategy consulting at McKinsey & Company, and corporate banking at Citibank, she obtained a PhD from Rutgers University where she majored in accounting and minored in finance.

Wendy L. Pirie, CFA, is Director, Curriculum Projects, in the Education Division of CFA Institute. Prior to joining CFA Institute in 2008, she taught finance, accounting, statistics, taxation, business law, and marketing for over twenty years at both large and small public and private universities, religious colleges, and military academies. Her work has been published in the Journal of Financial Research and the Journal of Economics and Finance. She holds a PhD from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and MBAs from the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary. Pirie is also coauthor of Investments: Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis (Wiley).

Michael A. Broihahn, CFA, is an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Director of Graduate Programs at Barry University in Miami, Florida. His teaching and research interests encompass financial accounting, auditing, and professional ethics. He currently serves CFA Institute in a number of different capacities.

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