Principles of Financial Accounting

Course Code
ACC 591
Hours
2.25 hours
Type
Core
Offered
  • Spring 21
  • Winter 21 (B)
  • Winter 22 (B)
Prerequisites
GMBA

Principles of Financial Accounting --- This course introduces the basic concepts and methods used in corporate financial statements for the information of investors and other interested external parties. Readings, problems and cases are used. Major topics included are: The Basic Accrual Model, Analysis of Transactions, Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement Construction and Analysis. The course also emphasizes analysis of cases and actual financial reports and concerns the applications of the basic concepts and methods of financial accounting to issues such as long-term assets, inventory, sales, receivables, debt securities, corporate ownership, international operations, and analysis of financial statements.

Taught By
Christopher Williams
  • Professor of Accounting
  • Clyne Crawford Teaching Fellow
  • Michael and Joan Sakkinen Faculty Fellow
  • Faculty Director Accounting PhD Program
Chris Williams is an associate professor of accounting and the Michael and Joan Sakkinen Faculty Fellow at the Ross School of Business. His research...