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The

Fast Forward

MBA in Finance

SECOND EDITION

THE FAST FORWARD MBA SERIES

The Fast Forward MBA Series provides time-pressed business professionals and students with concise, one-stop information to help them solve business problems and make smart, informed business decisions.

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The

Fast Forward

MBA in Finance

SECOND EDITION

JOHN A. TRACY

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Copyright © 1996, 2002 by John A. Tracy. All rights reserved.

Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.

Published simultaneously in Canada.

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except as permitted under Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the prior written permission of the Publisher, or authorization through payment of the appropriate per-copy fee to the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rose-wood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, (978) 750-8400, fax (978) 750-4744.

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ISBN: 0-471-20285-1

Printed in the United States of America.

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

for

Richard and Robert, my dog track buddies,

who have helped me more than they know.

C O N T E N T S

PREFACE
xiii

PART 1

FINANCIAL REPORTING OUTSIDE

AND INSIDE A BUSINESS

CHAPTER 1—GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

3

Accounting Inside and Out

4

Internal Functions of Accounting

6

External Functions of Accounting

6

A Word about Accounting Methods

8

End Point

9

CHAPTER 2—INTRODUCING FINANCIAL

STATEMENTS

11

Three Financial Imperatives, Three Financial

Statements

11

Accrual-Basis Accounting

13

The Income Statement

16

The Balance Sheet

18

The Statement of Cash Flows

21

End Point

24

vii

C O N T E N T S

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