Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis: A GlobalPerspective/3e by David Young and Jacob Cohen is anintroductory textbook on financial reporting for MBAstudents. This book is intended to offer the rigor andcomprehensive coverage required of an MBA text, while at the sametime offering an accessible and practical reference forparticipants in executive programs. David Young is based atINSEAD Business School in France, and Jacob Cohen is based at MITSloan School of Management in the USA.
This book offers a rigorous, yet accessible, treatment ofcontemporary financial reporting practice. Examples are drawn froma broad range of companies to illustrate key concepts. Particularemphasis is given to the latitude and flexibility granted tomanagers in reporting financial performance, and the steps thatfinancial statement readers can take to identify potential troubleareas in the accounts. Topics include the analysis andinterpretation of the three principal financial statements, revenuerecognition, inventory accounting, receivables and bad debts,accounting for long-term assets, provisions and contingencies,income taxes, and the accounting for mergers and acquisitions.
A unique feature of this book is the seamless way in which itdeals with differences in U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Both regimesare covered simultaneously, i.e. when a topic is discussed,including the relevant journal entries and disclosures, thediscussion applies equally to GAAP companies and to IFRS companies.It doesn’t matter whether the company used in a given exampleis from the U.S., Europe, or elsewhere. Thanks to the ongoingGAAP/IFRS convergence project, the two regimes are close enough toallow for a somewhat generic approach that allows for coverage ofboth regimes at the same time. In this way, the examples that arecovered in the book are relevant to all readers, regardless ofwhich regime dominates in their business environment.
The content of this book has been classroom tested over the past20 years at INSEAD with the MBA class which has students from 80different countries.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Financial Statements
Chapter 2: The Balance Sheet and Income Statement
Chapter 3: A Brief Overview of GAAP and IFRS: the Framework for Financial Accounting
Chapter 4: Revenue Recognition
Chapter 5: The Statement of Cash Flows
Chapter 6: Financial Statement Analysis
Chapter 7: Business Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis
Chapter 8: Accounting for Receivables and Bad Debts
Chapter 9: Accounting for Inventory
Chapter 10: Accounting for Property, Plant and Equipment
Chapter 11: Leases and Off-Balance-Sheet Debt
Chapter 12: Accounting for Bonds
Chapter 13: Provisions and Contingencies
Chapter 14: Accounting for Pensions
Chapter 15: Accounting for Income Tax
Chapter 16: Accounting for Shareholders’ Equity
Chapter 17: Marketable Securities and Investments
Chapter 18: Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions
Appendix: Tables for Present Value and Future Value Factors