Accounting for Finance

This Financial Accounting Boot Camp is specifically built as a pre-requisite for our finance, valuation, financial modeling and more complex course topics. The boot camp is structured as an interactive discussion in which we cover definitions and terminology through examples and case studies. Oftentimes, learning and teaching accounting is associated with boring definitions; however, our approach is to tell a story, and illustrate what the numbers mean through interesting examples, not by reading slides or textbooks. We emphasize, hone and re-hone concepts via one large integrated case study in which the focus is not on debits/credits and T-accounts, but rather financial analysis. This is geared towards those with little to no accounting background (e.g. liberal arts majors) and is perfect as a refresher of the most important concepts for those having previously taken "Accounting 101" courses.


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How to Analyze a 10K: Bear Stearns example
Hi, I just had a concept in the Bear Stearns example in the “How to Analyze a 10K” module that I would like clarification on. From my understanding, Bear Stearns’ footnotes described that there were around 100MM outstanding shares of common stock, but within its footnotes they had describ... Read More
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Zero coupon bond vs. non-interest bearing debt
on Liabilities Exercise on pg311. In the video, the instructor refers to effective method to calculate the expense and record the entry. Why don't we go with the non-interest bearing debt analysis? Since it is a zero-coupon bond, shouldn't it be considered a non-interesting bearing bond? The differe... Read More
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Tax effects on cash flow
On pg.263, Exercise 1, the answer is the cash flow will not be influenced by the deferral cost. But shouldn't the effect on taxes be considered? So that a higher pre-tax income leads higher tax payments and then a lower cash flow. Looking forward to your reply!
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Net Sales Consideration
At approximately 24:00 and afterward, Profit Margin was calculated as (1,265 / 12,065) on slide 249. (Which could also be written out as Net Sales / Net Income). Since we are only looking at core operations and removing Other Income in the denominator, wouldn't it be more correct to remove the effec... Read More
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Test post
Hello, this is just a test post.
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Corporate Tax Rate
Hasn't the corporate tax rate dropped to 20% under the Trump administration?
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shareholder loan
Hi can you shed light in which case is shareholder reported as debt vs equity (capital contribution) on the balance sheet in GAAP and IFRS? From what I understand it's classified as debt at least under IFRS. I am not as familiar with GAAP. In reference to points 1 and 2 below. 1. https://www.... Read More
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Converting from one inventory accounting method into another to compare apple to apple
Hi! Dean Choi mentioned that given different companies use different inventory accounting methods (LIFO, FIFO, average), it is more accurate to convert all the items of the companies you are looking at to calculate a ratio into the same accounting method e.g. calculating inventory turnover ratio for... Read More
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Impact of gain from sale of asset on financial statements
This is a follow up question from the prior question below on sale of asset. I was not able to reply to that thread so I am starting a new question instead. Question was: I am looking at the Morgan Supplies Company example and wondering how you would know to expense the 28? 2. if you purchased a mac... Read More
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Carrying value
Hi, in the example problem part 2, you say that the carrying value on April 1st is 10,075,000 and therefore the gain is $3,000. How did you get 10,075,000. From my understanding, the carrying value is the face value-amortization of discount, so I am unsure how to get the carrying value in this examp... Read More
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