Financial Statement Analysis: A Global Perspective

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Appropriate for all financial statement analysis courses or as the primary text for an MBA financial accounting course. Written from the perspective of the user of financial statements, as opposed to the preparer of statements. Robinson/Munter/Grant take a global perspective in their presentation of financial statement analysis. Their text is designed to assist readers on how to understand and use an enterprise's financial statements and other reports in making investment and credit decisions, or in support of others making such decisions.

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Robinson, Munter, and Grant's Financial Statement Analysis: A Global Perspective is designed especially for users of financial statements.

  • Takes a financial statement analysis perspective. The focus is on the user of financial statements and not the preparer of financial statements. The emphasis is on the analysis and use of financial reports. Knowledge of debits and credits is not required.
  • Emphasizes a global perspective by presenting both International Accounting Standards and U.S. GAAP
  • Uses a step-by-step presentation to take students through the financial statement analysis process from understanding the financial statements to valuation.
  • Motorola and Nokia are used as running case examples throughout the text. Additional real-world examples are integrated. into each chapter as appropriate.
Assignment Materials
  • Many of the end-of-chapter problems have been reproduced from AIMR CFA® examination released questions and sample examinations.
  • Each chapter has a case derived from real company financial statements that can be used for class discussion or student projects.

About the Author:

Thomas R. Robinson, Ph.D., CPA, CFP, CFA, is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Miami where he primarily teaches Financial Statement Analysis. Professor Robinson received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and Master of Accountancy from Case Western Reserve University. He practiced public accounting for 10 years prior to earning his Ph.D. in accounting with a minor in finance from Case Western Reserve University.

Professor Robinson has won several teaching awards, including Outstanding Educator from the Florida Institute of CPAs, and has published regularly in academic and professional journals. He is also a co-author of Analysis of Equity Investments: Valuation, published by the Association for Investment Management and Research. He has served as a consultant on financial statement analysis and valuation issues for investment management firms, law firms, accounting firms, and governmental agencies.

Professor Robinson is active locally and nationally with the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR) and has served on several committees including AIMR's Financial Accounting Policy Committee and the Council of Examiners. He is past-president and a current board member of the Miami Society of Financial Analysts.

Paul Munter, Ph.D., CPA,' is currently KPMG Professor and Chairman of the Department of Accounting at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Professor Munter earned his Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Colorado. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Fresno State University. He is also a CPA. In addition to his academic experience, he served as the Academic Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He also served as a Director in Audit Services for the international firm of KPMG.

Professor Munter has published extensively in the accounting literature, having co-authored five books and monographs and over 200 articles and technical papers primarily on financial accounting and auditing matters in journals such as Journal of Accountancy, CPA Journal, Management Accounting, Accounting Review, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Practical Accountant.

Professor Munter has been active in the standard-setting process in the United States, including serving as a member of the AcSEC Task Force that developed Statement of Position 98-1 on the accounting for software obtained for internal purposes. Additionally, he was a member of the AICPA's SPE Task Force.

Dr. Munter has been actively involved in CPE and consulting activities for numerous CPA firms (including national, regional, and local firms) as well as for publicly held and privately held companies. He has served as a consultant on accounting and auditing matters for several CPA firms.

Dr. Munter was honored by the Texas Society of CPAs as its first "Outstanding Discussion Leader." He has also been honored by the Florida Institute of CPAs as its Outstanding Educator.

Julia E. S. Grant, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Accountancy and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. She was on the faculty of The Ohio State University prior to joining the faculty of the Weatherhead School in 1991. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and her MS and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University.

In addition to numerous executive education seminars and programs, her teaching responsibilities have included the core accounting course in the MBA program and a doctoral seminar, as well as undergraduate introductory and intermediate accounting.

Her research interests include developing a greater understanding of how to effectively use financial information

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