Managers within the firm, as well as the firm?s owners and lenders, keep track of the firm?s performance by reviewing its financial statements – income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.
Instructions: There are 2 Parts to this assignment.
PART 1: In a 600-700 words paper (not including title page or references), respond to the following:
What is the purpose of the income statement? Identify the major types of expenses that are shown on the typical income statement.
What is the purpose of the balance sheet? Identify the major types of assets and the claims of creditors and owners shown on the typical balance sheet.
What are the three different accounts that comprise the owners? equity (also known as stockholders’ equity) section on a typical corporate balance sheet?
What is a statement of cash flows? Describe the three standard sections contained in a statement of cash flows.
The Fundamental Principles of FinanceChapters 1, 10, 12
- VIDEO: Introduction to Financial Statements15 minute talk on using financial statements in real world settings. Covers: the balance sheet, the income statement, and statement of retained earnings. Then follows real world examples for each.
- VIDEO: Introduction to financial reportings
- Business Analysis with Microsoft Excel, 5th ed.Chapters 1 (Income Statements on pp. 1-9) and 2 (Balance Sheet on pp. 31-33)