Part 1: Overview of Financial Statements. 1. Introduction to Business Activities and Overview of Financial Statements and the Reporting Process. Part 2. Accounting Concepts and Methods. 2. The Basics of Record Keeping and Financial Statement Preparation: Balance Sheet. 3. The Basics of Record Keeping and Financial Statement Preparation: Income Statement. 4. Balance Sheet: Presenting and Analyzing Resources and Financing. 5. Income Statement: Reporting the Results of Operating Activities. 6. Statement of Cash Flows: Reporting the Effects of Operating, Investing, and Financing Activities on Cash Flows. 7. Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis. Part 3. Measuring and Reporting Assets and Equities Using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. 8. Revenue Recognition, Receivables, and Advances from Customers. 9. Working Capital. 10. Long-Lived Tangible and Intangible Assets. 11. Notes, Bonds, and Leases. 12. Liabilities: Off-Balance-Sheet Financing, Retirement Benefits, and Income Taxes. 13. Marketable Securities and Derivatives. 14. Intercorporate Investments in Common Stock. 15. Shareholders' Equity: Capital Contributions and Distributions. Part 4. Synthesis. 16. Statement of Cash Flows: Another Look. 17. Synthesis of Financial Reporting. Appendix: Time Value of Cash Flows: Compound Interest Concepts and Applications. Glossary. Index.
About the Author
Roman L. Weil, Ph.D., CPA, is the V. Duane Rath Professor Emeritus of Accounting at the University of Chicago and has within recent years been Visiting Professor at the Haas School of the University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon University; Harvard Law School; Princeton University; and New York University. He has designed and implemented continuing education programs for partners at two of the large accounting firms and for employees at several operating corporations. Dr. Weil has co-authored dozens of books. His lay articles have appeared in Barron's and The Wall Street Journal. He has published more than 80 articles in academic and professional journals, most recently on financial literacy for corporate governance and on the exposure of wine snobbery.
Katherine Schipper is the Thomas F. Keller Professor of Accounting at the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. She is a former Board member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), a past president of the American Accounting Association and a winner of its Outstanding Educator award, and a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame.
Jennifer Francis is the Douglas and Josie Breeden Doctoral Professor of Accounting and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Her research and teaching expertise in financial reporting, equity valuation, and security analysts' role in the capital markets has led to over a dozen teaching awards.