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

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

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About the book

This book contains five manuscripts that delve into different aspects of financial management. These include financial reporting, valuation, management of risk and finances, and creating financial statements.

The book describes corporate finance in full detail but still retaining a professional approach. The book does not teach the reader how to learn accounting or how to prevent risks but rather unveils a guide to different aspects of finance and how a knowledge of these changes investors and managers. 

Review

In this book, Shield steps away from the over-explained corporate finance to what really needs to be known about corporate finance. It is a much easier guide since it skips the details that can be dismissed and focuses more on the important ones. It gives the reader an overview, but still detailed and business-friendly, approach to corporate finance.

Shield uses many events from the real world as examples for issues in financial management; he also teaches how to respond to these. The fully-detailed table of contents also allows the reader to skim through the topics and focus on the ones they want, making it a much more efficient guide. 

About the Author

Greg is director of Auditing and Assurance Standards at Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, where he leads activities conducted by the board. He previously worked as director of Assurance Services Development, where he helped the profession of public accounting create innovative services in auditing and financial statement reviews. 

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Corporate Finance

Part 1: Financial Reporting

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Financial Reports and Performing Financial Analysis

  • 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 Stockholders
  • Press Releases and Conference Calls; Why Are They Important?
  • Conclusion

Part 2: Business Valuation

The Ultimate Guide to Business Valuation for Beginners, Including How to Value a Business Through Financial Valuation Methods

  • Introduction
  • Chapters 1-11
  • Conclusion

Part 3: Risk Management

The Ultimate Guide to Financial Risk Management as Applied to Corporate Finance

  • Introduction
  • Chapters 1-11
  • Conclusion

Part 4: Financial Management

The Ultimate Guide to Planning, Organizing, Directing, and Controlling the Financial Activities of an Enterprise

  • Introduction
  • Chapters 1-11
  • Conclusion

Part 5: Financial Statements

The Ultimate Guide to Financial Statements Analysis for Business Owners and Investors

  • Introduction
  • Chapters 1-11
  • Conclusion

Resources / Sources of Information – Financial Statements

Appendix: Sears 2017 Financial Statements

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Resources / Sources of Information