Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Review Corporate Finance: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Reporting, Business Valuation, Risk Management, Financial Management, and Financial Statements

by GRED SHIELDS

Description

Author Greg Shields’ “Corporate Finance: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Reporting, Business Valuation, Risk Management, Financial Management, and Financial Statements,” holds a 5-part textbook and reference bundle that fully explains corporate finance. While it may not fully be equipped as reference material for large-scale accountants or risk managers, “Corporate Finance” does help those who are looking into investing and running a corporation.

About the Author

Greg works as a director for the Auditing and Assurance Standards at Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). He supports the activities of the Canadian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.

Table of Contents

  • An introduction to corporate finance
  • Part 1: Financial Reporting
  • Introduction
  • Breaking down the basics
  • Summary of the four main financial documents
  • Internal vs. external financial reporting
  • How to assess a financial report as a whole
  • Footnotes: What they are and why they are important
  • How to create and analyze a financial report
  • What is included in the footnotes
  • What programs are there to help you create a financial report
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Quarterly and Annual Reports for Stockholder
  • Press Releases and Conference Calls; why are they important?
  • Conclusion
  • Part 2: Business Valuation
  • Introduction
    • Chapter 1 – Why you might need a business valuation
    • Chapter – The Basic Concepts behind Business Valuation
    • Chapter 3 – Profit based approaches
    • Chapter 4 Revenues based approaches
    • Chapter 5 – Asset-based approaches
    • Chapter 6 – Discounted cash flow
    • Chapter 7 – Sector-specific approaches
    • Chapter 8 – Valuing intangible assets
    • Chapter 9 – As art, not a science
    • Chapter 10 – What to look for in financial statements
    • Chapter 11 – Buying or selling
  • Conclusion
  • Part 3: Risk Management
  • Introduction
    • Chapter 1 – The Benefits of Risk Management
    • Chapter 2 – The Basic Concepts and Vocabulary of Risk Management
    •  Chapter 3 – Enterprise Risk Management
    • Chapter 4 – Risk Management Models and the ‘The Greeks’
    • Chapter 5 – Credit Risk Management
    • Chapter 6 – Some aspects of market risk management
    • Chapter 7 – Operational risk management
    • Chapter 9 – Managing assets and portfolios
    • Chapter 10 – Losses and limits
    • Chapter 11 – Instruments for managing risk
  • Conclusion
  • Part 4: Financial Management 
  • Introduction
    • Chapter 1 – What is financial management and why do you need it?
    • Chapter 2 – Financial statements
    • Chapter 3 – Looking at cash flow
    • Chapter 4 – Forecasting, budgeting, and flex
    • Chapter 5 – Capital spending and discounted cash flow analysis
    • Chapter 6 – Some aspects of treasury management
    • Chapter 7 – Managing your working capital
    • Chapter 8 – Hedging your bets
    • Chapter 9 – Management accounting
    • Chapter 10 – Ratios – Your management dashboard
    • Chapter 11 – A quick look at risk management
  • Conclusion
  • Part 5: Financial statements
  • Introduction
    • Chapter 1 – Accounts and Audit
    • Chapter 2 – The profits and loss account
    • Chapter 3 – The balance sheet
    • Chapter 4 – Sources and the use of funds
    • Chapter 5 – Notes to the accounts
    • Chapter 6 – Running the ratios
    • Chapter 7 – Putting it into practice – Sears
    • Chapter 8 – Putting it into practice – Airbus
    • Chapter 9 – Depreciation and amortization – A closer look
    • Chapter 10 – A few tips for the business owner or manager
    • Chapter 11 – Quality of earnings
  • Conclusion
  • Resources / Sources of Information – Financial Statements
  • Check out more books by Greg Shields
  • Resources / Sources of Information