All too often, financial statements conceal more than they reveal. Even after the recent economic crisis, those analyzing financial statements face serious new concerns and challenges. The Fourth Edition of Financial Statement Analysis skillfully puts this discipline in perspective, and now, with this companion Workbook, you can hone your skills and test the knowledge you've gained from the actual text, before putting them to work in real-world situations. Question-and-answer sections within this Workbook correspond to each chapter of Financial Statement Analysis, Fourth Edition. Part One (Questions) provides chapter-by-chapter fill-in-the-blank questions, as well as financial statement and computational exercises. They are designed to be thought-provoking and require analysis and synthesis of the concepts covered in the book. The answers to all questions, which can be found in Part Two, are provided in boldfaced italic type in order to facilitate the checking of answers and comprehension of material. By enhancing your understanding of financial statement analysis, you can begin to undertake genuine, goal-oriented analysis and prepare for the practical challenges of contemporary business. This reliable resource will help you achieve such a difficult goal and allow you to make more informed decisions—whether you're evaluating a company's stock price or determining valuations for a merger or acquisition.
Seamlessly bridging academic accounting with real-life applications, Crash Course in Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis, Second Edition is the perfect guide to a complete understanding of accounting and financial statement analysis for those with no prior accounting background and those who seek a refresher.
International Financial Statement Analysis provides the most up-to-date detail for the successful assessment of company performance and financial positions. This rich, clear reference covers all aspects from financial reporting mechanics and standards to understanding income and balance sheets. Comprehensive guidance toward effective analysis techniques helps readers make real-world use of the knowledge presented, with this new third edition containing the most current standards and methods for the post-crisis world. Coverage includes the complete statement analysis process, plus information on income tax accounting, employee compensation, and the impact of foreign exchange rates on the statements of multinational corporations. Understand the accounting mechanics behind financial reporting Discover the differences between statements from around the world Learn how each financial statement element affects securities valuation Master analysis for clues into operations and risk characteristics International Financial Statement Analysis provides the latest rules and best practices, with clarity and expert advice. International Financial Statement Analysis Workbook helps busy professionals understand and apply the concepts and methodologies essential to accurate financial analysis. A companion to the IFSA text, this workbook offers learning objectives, chapter summaries, and practice problems that reinforce the practitioner-oriented material to give readers the confidence they need before applying these concepts to real cases. Readers will test their understanding of the standards and mechanics of financial reporting, and make use of the tools and techniques described in the text. This informative study guide is designed to facilitate information retention, helping readers build a strong foundation in financial statement analysis, with practical applications across borders. The volatile global economy makes accurate international financial statement analysis a valuable skill, where insufficient mastery makes precise valuation impossible. International Financial Statement Analysis provides the most up-to-date knowledge, and this workbook offers readers a chance to practice applying that knowledge with carefully constructed problems. Work topic-specific practice problems to facilitate intuitive understanding Review each topic quickly using clear chapter summaries Understand each chapter's objective to avoid missing key information Practice important methods and techniques before applying them in the real world It's impossible to tell how well a subject is mastered without applying the relevant concepts to a real-life situation. Valuation depends upon an accurate financial analysis, and practitioners need a solid grasp of the standards, formats, and documentation they may encounter on the international level. Practice makes perfect, and International Financial Statement Analysis Workbook provides plenty of practice and essential tools for understanding.
Book DescriptionPenman's Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation 2/e focuses on the output of financial statements, not the input. As such, the book asks what financial statements tell you, not how they are prepared. The idea is to get students to see accounting "working." The book focuses on using financial statements in valuation. The text takes the approach that the best way to accurately value a firm is to look at the future earnings of the firm. The main pretext of the book is that financial statement analysis and valuation analysis are inextricably entwined: valuation is an exercise in financial statement analysis. Financial statement analysis is directed by the need to get information for valuation. Accordingly, the book brings financeand accounting concepts together. The book stresses concepts, but the idea is to show how to move from concepts to practice.
Better analysis for more accurate international financial valuation International Financial Statement Analysis provides the most up-to-date detail for the successful assessment of company performance and financial position regardless of country of origin. The seasoned experts at the CFA Institute offer readers a rich, clear reference, covering all aspects from financial reporting mechanics and standards to understanding income and balance sheets. Comprehensive guidance toward effective analysis techniques helps readers make real-world use of the knowledge presented, with this new third edition containing the most current standards and methods for the post-crisis world. Coverage includes the complete statement analysis process, plus information on income tax accounting, employee compensation, and the impact of foreign exchange rates on the statements of multinational corporations. Financial statement analysis gives investment professionals important insights into the true financial condition of a company. With it, realistic valuations can be made for investment, lending, or merger and acquisition purposes. The process is becoming increasingly complex, but this book helps readers deal with the practical challenges that arise at the international level. Understand the accounting mechanics behind financial reporting Discover the differences between statements from around the world Learn how each financial statement element affects securities valuation Master analysis for clues into operations and risk characteristics Amid an uncertain global economic climate, in today's volatile international markets, the ability to effectively evaluate financial statements is a critical skill. Standards and conditions are continuously evolving, and investment professionals need a strong, up-to-date resource for the latest rules and best practices. International Financial Statement Analysis provides this and more, with clarity and expert advice.
The Art of Company Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis: A value investor’s guide with real-life case studies covers all quantitative and qualitative approaches needed to evaluate the past and forecast the future performance of a company in a practical manner. Is a given stock over or undervalued? How can the future prospects of a company be evaluated? How can complex valuation methods be applied in practice? The Art of Company Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis answers each of these questions and conveys the principles of company valuation in an accessible and applicable way. Valuation theory is linked to the practice of investing through financial statement analysis and interpretation, analysis of business models, company valuation, stock analysis, portfolio management and value Investing. The book’s unique approach is to illustrate each valuation method with a case study of actual company performance. More than 100 real case studies are included, supplementing the sound theoretical framework and offering potential investors a methodology that can easily be applied in practice. Written for asset managers, investment professionals and private investors who require a reliable, current and comprehensive guide to company valuation, the book aims to encourage readers to think like an entrepreneur, rather than a speculator, when it comes to investing in the stock markets. It is an approach that has led many to long term success and consistent returns that regularly outperform more opportunistic approaches to investment.
Praise for Financial Statement Analysis FOURTH EDITION «I love this book. It helps to develop the questioning mind—the mind of a financial detective. It teaches the art of skepticism and critical thinking. Readers go beyond definition and calculation and learn interpretation.» —Philip L. Cooley, PhD, Prassel Distinguished Professor of Business, Trinity University «Over my decades of involvement with high-yield bonds, Marty Fridson has been the leading speaker of truth. As he so accurately states in Financial Statement Analysis, the credit investor is required to engage in a game of cat-and-mouse with company management's intent on minimizing their cost of capital by putting a positive gloss on their financial statements. The Fourth Edition of Marty's terrific book is the bible on how to detect and deal with these efforts.» —Howard Marks, Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management «Financial Statement Analysis is a unique text; it combines great academic work with numerous real-life examples to form a highly useful reference for equity investors, debt holders, and investors who straddle both asset classes. Whether you are an investor, an investment advisor, or a teacher, Financial Statement Analysis will prove very valuable.» —Margaret M. Cannella, former head of Global Credit Research, J.P. Morgan and Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School «Marty has seen it all! He has had a front-row seat to see the birth, death, and rebirth of the high-yield bond market . . . several times over! In the Fourth Edition of Financial Statement Analysis, Marty clearly demonstrates that despite the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002, and other attempts to curtail abuse of the system, one needs a critical analytical eye to be certain that management is not trying to obfuscate the truth. The case studies provide excellent and timely examples of some of the techniques that companies have used to mislead investors.» —Edward Z. Emmer, former global head of Corporate and Government Ratings and Equity Research, Standard & Poor's «Those who read financial statements without understanding the strategic context in which they are written will land on the losing end of the gripping episodes with which bond-market legend Marty Fridson illustrates in the Fourth Edition of his classic reference, Financial Statement Analysis. And all of us who depend on the markets sending capital to its best use should hope that investors read this book first.» —David Musto, Professor of Finance, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania «This book rightly urges resolute skepticism when inspecting financial statements. Its great value, though, is in the plain-spoken stripping down of real-world and illustrative examples that show how to see past the numbers to the practicalities and incentives behind them—and so help analysts and journalists alike ask the right questions.» —Richard Beales, Assistant Editor, Reuters Breakingviews
A comprehensive guide to financial engineering that stresses real-world applications Financial engineering expert Charles S. Tapiero has his finger on the pulse of shifts coming to financial engineering and its applications. With an eye toward the future, he has crafted a comprehensive and accessible book for practitioners and students of Financial Engineering that emphasizes an intuitive approach to financial and quantitative foundations in financial and risk engineering. The book covers the theory from a practitioner perspective and applies it to a variety of real-world problems. Examines the cornerstone of the explosive growth in markets worldwide Presents important financial engineering techniques to price, hedge, and manage risks in general Author heads the largest financial engineering program in the world Author Charles Tapiero wrote the seminal work Risk and Financial Management.
Financial statements issued by various organizations are excellent sources that tell us about the investments, expenditures, assets and operations of the firm. However, concluding the financial health of the organization is just not that easy. This is where analysis of these financial statements is required to be able to judge the actual financial position of the organization. The focus of financial analysis is on key figures in the financial statements like Statement of Income (Profit or loss) and Statement of Financial position (Balance sheet) and the relationship that exists between them. Ratio analysis and equity analysis are widely-used tools of financial analysis. While ratio analysis is used to interpret the financial statements so that the strengths and weaknesses of the firm and the current financial position can be determined, equity analysis helps us in deciding whether to invest in a company or not. The book hopes to provide its readers with a clear picture of understanding the financial position of a company and for enabling better investment decisions
The fully update Third Edition of the most trusted book on financial statement analysis Recent financial events have taught us to take a more critical look at the financial disclosures provides by companies. In the Third Edition of Analysis of Financial Statements, Pamela Peterson-Drake and Frank Fabozzi once again team up to provide a practical guide to understanding and interpreting financial statements. Written to reflect current market conditions, this reliable resource will help analysts and investors use these disclosures to assess a company's financial health and risks. Throughout Analysis of Financial Statements, Third Edition, the authors demonstrate the nuts and bolts of financial analysis by applying the techniques to actual companies. Along the way, they tackle the changing complexities in the area of financial statement analysis and provide an up-to-date perspective of new acts of legislation and events that have shaped the field. Addresses changes to U.S. and international accounting standards, as well as innovations in the areas of credit risk models and factor models Includes examples, guidance, and an incorporation of information pertaining to recent events in the accounting/analysis community Covers issues of transparency, cash flow, income reporting, and much more Whether evaluating a company's financial information or figuring valuation for M&A's, analyzing financial statements is essential for both professional investors and corporate finance executives. The Third Edition of Analysis of Financial Statements contains valuable insights that can help you excel at this endeavor.
Valuable guidance for staying one step ahead of financial statement fraud Financial statement fraud is one of the most costly types of fraud and can have a direct financial impact on businesses and individuals, as well as harm investor confidence in the markets. While publications exist on financial statement fraud and roles and responsibilities within companies, there is a need for a practical guide on the different schemes that are used and detection guidance for these schemes. Financial Statement Fraud: Strategies for Detection and Investigation fills that need. Describes every major and emerging type of financial statement fraud, using real-life cases to illustrate the schemes Explains the underlying accounting principles, citing both U.S. GAAP and IFRS that are violated when fraud is perpetrated Provides numerous ratios, red flags, and other techniques useful in detecting financial statement fraud schemes Accompanying website provides full-text copies of documents filed in connection with the cases that are cited as examples in the book, allowing the reader to explore details of each case further Straightforward and insightful, Financial Statement Fraud provides comprehensive coverage on the different ways financial statement fraud is perpetrated, including those that capitalize on the most recent accounting standards developments, such as fair value issues.
A practical manual for preparing UK GAAP-compliant disclosures UK GAAP Financial Statement Disclosures Manual is the practical handbook accounting professionals need to prepare audit-proof financial statements. The recent establishment of the new UK GAAP has brought significant changes to financial reporting, and this guide collects all of the latest guidelines into one place. Clear, concise and heavily geared toward practical application, this book is designed for easy navigation with stand-alone chapters and real-world examples. You'll find step-by-step guidance for the entire disclosure process, with explicit instruction on what to include, how to include it and why. Financial statements prepared from 2015/2016 in the UK and Republic of Ireland will appear significantly updated, and this manual gives you the guidance you need to understand what's required to achieve full compliance. Insufficient or incorrect disclosures are frequently the reason why financial statements are rendered deficient. This book provides practitioners with a reference and guide for all aspects of financial statement disclosure preparation. Get up to speed on the most recent UK GAAP guidelines Understand the 'what' and 'why' of disclosure statements Study real-world example statements for practical guidance Prepare statements that stand up to auditor and regulator scrutiny Many practitioners fall afoul of regulators' criticisms with subjective, incomplete, omitted or incorrect disclosures, resulting in sanctions being brought against the practitioner or the firm. Financial statement disclosure emphasis is on transparency at a time when changes in the profession require an entirely new method of preparation. For practitioners who need to stay ahead of the curve, UK GAAP Financial Statement Disclosures Manual is the invaluable reference to keep within arm's reach.
The book aims at providing basic and fundamental principles of financial accounting and management accounting to first year students, particularly those studying for Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree. It seeks to guide the students, particularly those without a financial background, to grasp the basics of managerial accounting and how it applies in the business world. The book starts by laying basics of financial accounting by defining and explaining the following concepts: double-entry principle, trial balance, statement of comprehensive income, statement of financial position, statement of cash flows and statement of changes in equity. It also explains the general guidelines and standards that have to be followed in preparing the above. Basics of financial statements analysis are explained. The book then looks at basic management accounting and explains the following concepts that are necessary to a manager: basic standard costing and variance analysis, costing and pricing methods, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting and budgetary control.
The recent turbulence in the global financial markets has drawn attention to an alternative system of financial intermediation: Islamic banking and finance, which has so far remained on the sidelines of the unrest. Islamic Finance in a Nutshell is a quick and easy guide to understanding the fundamentals of Islamic Finance and how the Islamic Financial markets work. Designed as a quick read for practitioners needing to pick up the basics of the industry, it will enable readers to understand the differences Islamic and Western finance. Starting with the rise of Islamic finance, the book highlights the key areas which practitioners need to grasp to understand the marketplace including financial statement analysis, Sharia’a law, making money in the absence of interest and regulation. The book also provides readers with a basic guide to Arab terminology and a guide to the top financial institutions within the Islamic markets. This is an ideal guide for anyone with an interest in how these financial markets work, but who do not want to be bogged down in complex and unnecessary terminology.
This book contains sample problems and essay-type questions in financial accounting with answers. The book covers the most important areas of financial accounting such as preparing financial statements (a balance sheet, a profit and loss account and a cash flow statement), accounting for fixed and current assets, accounting in joint-stock companies, dividend policy, alternative methods of accounting, analysis of the financial statements and valuation of the company. It may be used as a supplement to a textbook in financial accounting and it will be useful for a revision of the studied material and a preparation for the examinations. This book is for undergraduate and MBA students, practitioners who study accounting to obtain such professional qualifications as ACCA, CIMA, etc., and others interested in accounting and analysis of financial statements.
The official CFP guide for career excellence CFP Board Financial Planning Competency Handbook is the essential reference for those at any stage of CFP certification and a one-stop resource for practitioners looking to better serve their clients. This fully updated second edition includes brand new content on connections diagrams, new case studies, and new instructional videos, and a completely new section devoted to the interdisciplinary nature of financial planning. You'll gain insights from diverse fields like psychology, behavioral finance, communication, and marriage and family therapy to help you better connect with and guide your clients, alongside the detailed financial knowledge you need to perform to the highest expectations as a financial planner. The only official CFP Board handbook on the market, this book contains over ninety chapters that are essential for practitioners, students, and faculty. Whether a practitioner, student, or faculty member, this guide is the invaluable reference you need at your fingertips. Comprehensive, clear, and detailed, this handbook forms the foundation of the smart financial planner's library. Each jurisdiction has its own laws and regulations surrounding financial planning, but the information in this book represents the core body of knowledge the profession demands no matter where you practice. CFP Board Financial Planning Competency Handbook guides you from student to practitioner and far beyond, with the information you need when you need it.
Gain a deeper understanding of Asian financial reporting and how to detect irregularities The Asian region, and particularly China, is becoming a hotbed of investment activity. There have been quite a few accounting scandals in Asia in the recent years – now rivaling those we have seen in the Americas and Europe. Assessing potential or active overseas investments requires reliance on financial statements, the full parameters of which may vary from region to region. To effectively analyze statements, it is necessary to first understand the framework underlying these financial statements and then lay out a protocol for detecting irregularities. It's impossible to create and implement a practical plan without a deeper knowledge of the various factors at play. Asian Statement Analysis: Detecting Financial Irregularities provides a framework for analysis that makes irregularities stand out. Authors Chin Hwee Tan and Thomas R. Robinson discuss international financial reporting standards, including characteristics particular to the Asian region. Tan and Robinson's combined background in academia and Asian finance give them a multi-modal perspective and position them as top authorities on the topic. In the book, they address issues such as: Detection of irregularities independent of particular accounting rules The most common irregularities in the Asian market Similarities and differences between U.S. and Asian accounting techniques An overarching framework for irregularity detection The book uses real-world examples to illustrate the concepts presented, with the focus on Asian companies. As the first ever in-depth study on manipulation and irregularities in the Asian market, Asian Financial Statement Analysis: Detecting Financial Irregularities is uniquely positioned to be a valuable resource in the move toward the next phase of global reporting standards.
The analysis of financial statement is a process of evaluating the relationship between component parts of financial statements to obtain a better understanding of the position and performance of a firm. The first task of the financial analyst is to select the relevant information from the total information contained in the financial statements. Financial statements are the instruments watch out the performance of a business enterprise. They highlight a managerial performance attesting managerial success or failure and the flashing signals of impending difficulties. Ratio analysis is technique of analyzing the financial information contained in the balance sheet and Profit & loss account for more meaningful understanding of the financial position and performance of firm.The field of financial management requires from financial executive to measure the performance by using best tools. The effectiveness of ratio analysis cannot be neglected because of its wide contributions in measuring financial performance. The aim of this research study is to analyze the effectiveness of ratio analysis, as important tool for measuring the performance of organization by applying the ratio analysis
The official guide for exam success and career excellence Financial Planning Competency Handbook, Second Edition is the essential reference for those at any stage of certification and a one-stop resource for practitioners looking to better serve their clients. This fully updated second edition includes brand new content on connections diagrams, new case studies, and new instructional videos, and a completely new section devoted to the interdisciplinary nature of financial planning. You'll gain insights from diverse fields like psychology, behavioral finance, communication, and marriage and family therapy to help you better connect with and guide your clients, alongside the detailed financial knowledge you need to perform to the highest expectations as a financial planner. This book contains over ninety chapters that are essential for practitioners, students, and faculty. Whether a practitioner, student, or faculty member, this guide is the invaluable reference you need at your fingertips. Comprehensive, clear, and detailed, this handbook forms the foundation of the smart financial planner's library. Each jurisdiction has its own laws and regulations surrounding financial planning, but the information in this book represents the core body of knowledge the profession demands no matter where you practice. Financial Planning Competency Handbook, Second Edition guides you from student to practitioner and far beyond, with the information you need when you need it.
Financial Abuse of Older Clients: Law, Practice and Prevention is written in a practical, accessible style providing analysis, comment and in-depth analysis helping solicitors and others to be proactive in protecting their older clients. It covers: what financial abuse is; who is vulnerable to such abuse; the vulnerable but mentally capable; who the perpetrators of financial abuse are; the form financial abuse takes highlighting indicators and abuse red flags, typical actions of the financial abuser, typical losses and undue influence; how to prevent financial abuse and the steps that should be taken when it is discovered; the protection of the individual and how to recover assets; foreign aspects – Eire, USA, Scotland, Wales and Nothern Ireland; reforms; and appendices including statement of wishes and values, a financial abuse warning card for professionals and statistics from Court of Protection Cases 2014-2016. Filled with detailed, practical guidance and advice and drawing together case law and legislation Financial Abuse of Older Clients is a comprehensive work written by a private client solicitor with nearly 30 years’ experience that no family law practitioner or professional faced with this ever increasing area of law should be without.
In Financial Darwinism, author Leo Tilman lays the groundwork for understanding the new financial order by introducing his evolutionary thesis and then outlines an actionable decision-making framework that enables financial institutions and investors to fully leverage the power of business strategy, corporate finance, investment analysis, and risk management. Financial Darwinism is an invaluable road map to today's financial world and an essential guide to surviving and thriving during these challenging times.
A comprehensive guide to building financial models Building Financial Models with Microsoft Excel + CD-ROM provides beginning or intermediate level computer users with step-by-step instructions on building financial models using Microsoft Excel-the most popular spreadsheet program available. The accompanying CD-ROM contains Excel worksheets that track the course of the book and allow readers to build their own financial models. This comprehensive resource also covers important topics such as the concept of valuation, the concept of sensitivity analysis, the concepts of contribution margin and financial ratios and the basics of building and using a Capitalization Table. K. Scott Proctor, CFA, is the Director of Investor Analytics at SNL Financial, a financial information provider.
This book is written primarily to contribute to an existing knowledge. The book is also valuable to Financial institutions, Students and Researchers who are interested in how to manage working capital to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the financial service industry. It also serves as a reference point to academician and other professional bodies. The quantitative investigation of this book consists of the statistical analysis, namely a comparison of ratios and a correlation analysis of key ratios which are calculated from the financial statements of sampled banks operating in Nigeria and UK with an in-depth analysis of the financial statement of these banks. We have also drawn a conclusion by observing the fact that banks in the UK have shifted their concerns towards cost cutting, competition and stronger customer service methods and lesser attention to working capital management decisions.
Practical examples, sample reports, best practices and recommendations to help you deter, detect, and prevent financial statement fraud Financial statement fraud (FSF) continues to be a major challenge for organizations worldwide. Financial Statement Fraud: Prevention and Detection, Second Edition is a superior reference providing you with an up-to-date understanding of financial statement fraud, including its deterrence, prevention, and early detection. You will find A clear description of roles and responsibilities of all those involved in corporate governance and the financial reporting process to improve the quality, reliability and transparency of financial information. Sample reports, examples, and documents that promote a real-world understanding of incentives, opportunities, and rationalizations Emerging corporate governance reforms in the post-SOX era, including provisions of the SOX Act, global regulations and best practices, ethical considerations, and corporate governance principles Practical examples and real-world «how did this happen» discussions that provide valuable insight for corporate directors and executives, auditors, managers, supervisory personnel and other professionals saddled with anti-fraud responsibilities Expert advice from the author of Corporate Governance and Ethics and coauthor of the forthcoming Wiley textbook, White Collar Crime, Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics Financial Statement Fraud, Second Edition contains recommendations from the SEC Advisory Committee to reduce the complexity of the financial reporting process and improving the quality of financial reports.
FinGame Online 3.0 is a comprehensive multiple period finance case/simulation. In the game, students control a hypothetical company over numerous periods of operation. Students have control of major financial and operating decisions of their company. Students develop and enhance skills in financial management, financial accounting statement analysis, and general decision making. Internet access by the instructor and student is required. Students use the FinGame Participant’s Manual for instructionsto operate their company on the Irwin/McGraw-Hill website. The Participant’s Manual includes a password in order to access the website. The Instructor’s Manual is very important and imperative to teaching from FinGame Online 3.0. FinGame Online can be found at www.mhhe.com/fingame.
A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of nonprofit accounting Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy, Second Edition equips you with the tools you need to run the financial and accounting operations within your nonprofit organization. Even if you do not have a professional understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting, this handy guide makes it all clear with complex accounting rules explained in terms nonaccountants can easily understand in order to help you better fulfill your managerial and fiduciary duties. Always practical and never overtechnical, this helpful guide conforms to FASB and AICPA standards and: * Discusses federal single audit and its impact on nonprofits * Offers examples of various types of split-interest agreements * Shows you how to read and understand a nonprofit financial statement * Explains financial accounting and reporting standards * Helps you become conversant in the rules and principles of accounting * Updates board members, executive directors, and other senior managers on the accounting basics they should know for day-to-day operations * Features tables, exhibits, and charts that illustrate the content in a simple and easy-to-understand manner Suitable for fundraising managers and executives–as well as anyone who needs to read and understand a nonprofit financial statement–this is the ultimate not-an-accountant's guide to nonprofit accounting.
An accessible guide that outlines the key elements of an effective financial plan From Larry Swedroe, the author of the bestselling series of «The Only Guide» investment books, with Kevin Grogan and Tiya Lim comes a step-by-step handbook that shows you how to develop a winning personal investment strategy and reveals what it takes to make that strategy part of your overall financial plan. The Only Guide You'll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan focuses on the «art» of investing and gives you the information you need to create a strategy that is tailor-made for your particular situation. Designed for savvy investors and professional advisors, this book offers the vital information needed for developing and implementing an overall strategic financial plan. In this essential resource, Swedroe outlines the basics in asset allocation and other investment planning concepts. Addresses how you can design an investment policy statement and an individual asset allocation plan Examines how to maintain your portfolio's risk profile in the most cost-effective and tax-efficient manner Offers insights on integrating risk management and estate planning issues into your plan The Only Guide You'll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan offers a handy tool to help you make more informed and prudent decisions that will go a long way to ensure a secure financial future.