This course is an introduction to financial accounting as it is practiced and used throughout the world. It examines the process of collecting, recording and verifying data on the financial aspects of business transactions. The main focus of the course is on understanding, evaluating and analyzing the principle financial statements, including the Statement of Financial Position ("Balance Sheet"), the Statement of Income, and the Statement of Cash Flows. The course also studies the role of accounting in business and legal transactions, including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and litigation.
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