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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL STATMENTS 1 Basic Business Questions: How does a business measure success? How often and to whom do businesses report information? What is the stock market? What does CFO stand for? What is accounting fraud? What is corporate governance? 2 Why does Accounting Matter? Accounting is the language of all businesses! Using accounting information business keep score of how well they are doing. By reporting positive or negative information, stock prices can change dramatically as well as an investor/creditors decision to do business with a company. 3 1 11 Forms of Business Organization Sole proprietorship Partnership Corporation 4 Sole Proprietorship Business owned by one person Simple to establish Owner controlled Tax advantages Owner personally liable Financing difficult 5 Partnership Two or more owners Simple to establish Shared control Broader skills & resources Tax advantages Personal liability 6 Corporation Separate legal entity owned by stockholders Easy to transfer ownership Greater capital raising potential Lower legal liability Unfavorable tax treatment 7 2 11 Users of Financial Information Internal Managers who plan, organize and run a business Marketing managers (product sales forecasts and budgets) Production supervisors (cost decisions for products Finance directors (borrowing $$ vs sale of more stock) Company officers (overall business decisions) 8 Users of Financial Information External Investors (stockholder's) Creditors Others Regulatory agencies Tax authorities Customers Labor Unions Economic planners 9 3 11 Types of Business Activity Financing Investing Operating 10 Financing Activities Borrowing creates liabilities Bank loans Debt securities Selling stock creates stockholders' equity 11 Investing Activities Obtaining resources or assets to operate the business Land Buildings Vehicles Computers Furniture Equipment 12 Operating Activities Primary activity of business Selling goods Providing services Manufacturing Cost of Sales Advertising Paying employees Paying utilities 13 Review Which is not one of the three forms of business organization? a. Sole proprietorship. b. Creditorship. c. Partnership. d. Corporation. 14 Review Which is an advantage of corporations relative to partnerships and sole proprietorships? a. Lower taxes. b. Harder to transfer ownership c. Reduced legal liability for investors. d. Most common form of business organization. 15 Review Which is not one of the three primary business activities? a. Financing. b. Operating. c. Advertising. d. Investing. 16 4 11 Content and Purpose of Financial Statements Accountants communicate with users through four financial statements 17 Four Financial Statements Income Statement Retained Earnings Statement Balance Sheet Statement of Cash Flows 18 Income Statement Reports operating success or failure for a period. Summarizes revenues and expenses for period: month, quarter, year. If revenue > expense = Net Income. If revenue < expense = Net Loss. 19 Income Statement What companies do to generate revenues Apple sells computers and IPODs Stockholder's Equity Best Buy sells electronics and related items Costs related to revenues (expenses) Wages paid for workers Cost of inventory items sold Insurance 20 Business Revenue Examples Walmart Goldberg & Osborne American Airlines Bank of America Taco Bell Time Warner ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ 21 Income Statement Do this statement first! 22 Retained Earnings Statement Shows changes in retained earnings for period: month, quarter, year Beginning balance Add Net Income (from income statement) Deduct Dividends = Ending balance 23 Retained Earnings Statement Do this statement second! 24 Balance Sheet Reports assets and claims to assets. Claims of creditors, liabilities. Claims of owners, stockholders' equity. Assets = Liabilities + Stockholders' Equity Specific date one point in time! 25 Balance Sheet From Retained Earnings Statement 26 Statement of Cash Flows Provides information about cash receipts and cash payments Summarizes for period: month, quarter, year. Cash effects of operating, investing, and financing activities. 27 Statement of Cash Flows Where did the cash come from? How was cash used during the period? What was the change in the cash balance during the period? A company cannot survive without cash! 28 Statement of Cash Flows.. Agrees with Balance Sheet 29 5 11 Assets (found on balance sheet) Resources owned by the business Cash Accounts receivable Inventories Furniture and fixtures Equipment Supplies 30 Liabilities (found on balance sheet) Obligations or debts of business (money owed to others) Notes payable Accounts payable Interest payable Salaries payable Unearned revenue 31 Stockholders' Equity Owner's claims on assets (found on balance sheet) Common stock Retained earnings 32 Basic Accounting Equation Assets = Liabilities + Stockholders' Equity 33 Review What questions might each of the following decision makers ask that could be answered by the financial statements ... Bank loan officer? Stock investor? Labor union president? 34 Review Which of the following is not a correct representation of the accounting equation? a. Assets = Liabilities + Stockholders' Equity b. Assets Liabilities = Stockholders' Equity c. Assets + Stockholders' Equity = Liabilities d. Assets Stockholders' Equity = Liabilities 35 Review Using the accounting equation, answer the following question. If Liabilities = $10,000 and Stockholders' Equity = $20,000 Then Assets = 36 Review Using the accounting equation, answer the following question. If Assets = $75,000 And Liabilities = $35,000 Then Stockholders' Equity = 37 6 11 Supplements to the Financial Statements in an Annual Report Management Discussion and Analysis Notes to Financial Statements Auditor's report 38 Management's Discussion and Analysis 39 Notes to Financial Statements Explanatory notes and supplementary schedules Clarifies information in financial statements Expands with additional detail Describes accounting policies Explains uncertainties and contingencies 40 Notes to Financial Statements 41 Auditor's Report Certified Public Accountant CPA Auditor (CPA) conducts independent examination of financial statements Fair representation? Follow generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)? Unqualified opinion 42 Auditor's Report 43 Ethical Issues related to Accounting Tax issues when reported to IRS Accurate information on Financial statements impact when fraud exists? Reasonable compensation of officers 44 Determine net income Revenues Insurance Expense Rental Expense Supplies Expense Cash Supplies $17,000 $1,000 $9,000 $200 $1,400 $1,800 45 Calculate Ending Retained Earnings Beginning Retained Earnings $400 Revenues $17,000 Expenses $10,200 Dividends $600 Where else do we use ending retained earnings in the financial statements? 46 ...
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