- Business Management and Strategy
- Business Acumen
Financial statements offer a wealth of information for those who
know how to read them. Designed to be a more advanced class in
financial accounting with fundamental analysis, you can learn what
your competitors are telling you through their financial statements.
This class invites a unique combination of two perspectives:
accounting and finance. Accounting is used to build financial statements;
analysis is used to tear them apart for understanding. Both
perspectives are useful in learning how companies operate and in
making high-level decisions.
Concepts to be discussed and worked upon
- Accounting fundamentals (GAAP/Tax) and financial analysis
- Using the balance sheet: current assets, earning assets
- Adjustments the balance sheet: debt and equity
- What auditors do and don’t do
- Using Financial Analysis to discover (and avoid) problems
- Understanding Fraud; using Financial Analysis to discover
Managers and investors who want to analyze information that is
available in published financial statements. Learn how to spot signs
of both strength and weakness in the numbers.
Paul R. Harrison, CPA, CFP®, Principal of Paul R. Harrison, CPA,
P.C. and an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Denver,
School of Accountancy