Ph D, Business Administration (Accounting), University of Michigan, 2016
MS, Accounting, University of Utah, 2005
BS, Accounting, University of Utah, 2003
ACCTG 881 – Fin Stat Anlys (3)
Analysis of financial reports to identify business strategy, assess performance and economic standing, and value claims.
ACCTG 481 – Fin Anal Eval Dec (3)
An accounting based evaluation and decision making approach to analyzing financial statements by studying business and firm valuation. ACCTG 481 Financial Statement Analysis (3) The proposed course in financial statement analysis is structured to improve the student's ability to extract and interpret information from actual financial statements and to expose the student to how financial statement information is integrated into equity valuation and credit analysis. The course would not only rely upon textbook-based and lecture-based learning, but also emphasize case-based learning.The course will consist of two main sections. The first will deal with accounting and business analysis. This part will explore the types of financial information data typically available for publicly traded companies and introduce a model of the economic drivers of company performance. It would incorporate some technical accounting as well as some standards business economics/strategy concepts. Students will be forced to recast financial statements that they believe do not reflect the underlying economic state of the company. Financial reporting issues relating to revenue and expense recognition, leases and consolidations will be discussed.The other section of the course will deal with firm valuation. Students would be exposed to some standard approaches to equity valuation and the analysis activities underlying these approaches. Aspects of valuation that would be covered in this section of the course are financial ratio analysis, forecasting, pro-forma statements, cost of capital and valuation methods.The course will rely on lectures and extensive use of case studies.
Per the Senior Editor (Mary Barth), this paper is scheduled to be published in the January 2023 volume of The Accounting Review
Per the Senior Editor (Mary Barth), this paper is scheduled to be published in the March 2022 volume of The Accounting Review