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Financial Information Analysis

The Role of Accounting Information in Modern Society, 3rd Edition

By Philip O'Regan

Routledge – 2015 – 624 pages

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Description

The global recession, bank collapses and subsequent market volatility of recent years has changed the accounting landscape forever. The global environment is now all too painfully aware of the significance of accounting information and its impact upon a large range of stakeholders.

This new edition has been updated to reflect the increased emphasis upon corporate governance as a critical control and mediating influence. The subsequent shifts in the regulatory frameworks and new forms of IFRS form the core of the text and allow the book to shed light on the growing emphasis placed on the role of accounting information in formulating financial strategy.

This third edition of Financial Information Analysis contains a wide-range of pedagogical features, including insightful end of chapter case studies, drawn from a range of companies and events as well as questions for review. Supplemented by a comprehensive companion website, the book will be essential reading for both undergraduate and Masters students taking courses in finance and accounting.

Contents

Introduction Part 1: Contexts 1. Regulatory and Legislative Contexts 2. Conceptual Context 3. Theoretical Context 4. Governance Context Part 2: Content 5. Narrative Reports 6. Financial Statements Part 3: Analysis 7. Fundamental Analysis 8. Activity and Liquidity 9. Financing 10. Profitability and Return on Investment Part 4: Issues 11. Business Combinations 12. Pensions, Share Options, Leases, Taxation and Foreign Currency 13. Creative Accounting 14. Corporate Social Reporting (CSR) 15. International Accounting and Harmonization Part 5: Interpretation 16. Tesco Plc Part 6: Challenges and Opportunities 17. Alternative Approaches 18: Future Reporting. Appendix I. Annual Report and Financial Statements 2005. Appendix II. IFRS Restatement

Author Bio

Philip O'Regan is Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of Limerick, Ireland

Name: Financial Information Analysis: The Role of Accounting Information in Modern Society, 3rd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Philip O'Regan. The global recession, bank collapses and subsequent market volatility of recent years has changed the accounting landscape forever. The global environment is now all too painfully aware of the significance of accounting information and its impact upon a...
Categories: Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance