Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW6100
    Sched. No.: 114820890

Accounting: Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements
Section 1
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Broome, Oscar W.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TR, 1130-1320 (SL294)
Credits:2Type:Lecture
Capacity:64 **This information is current as of 10/01/2014 06:12:42 AM**
Current Enrollment:62 **This information is current as of 10/01/2014 06:12:42 AM**

Course Description:

This course meets TR, 11:30-1:20, October 16 - December 2.

ENROLLMENT RESTRICTION: During the fall semester 2014 only, this course is the second half of the semester-long two-course sequence of Accounting and Corporate Finance. Students who enroll in this course will automatically be enrolled in Professor Barzuza's fall section of Corporate Finance as well. Students who have completed one or more university level accounting courses or have practical training in accounting are not eligible to enroll in this course unless they obtain instructor permission. Similarly, students who have completed one or more university level corporate finance courses or have practical training in corporate finance are not eligible to enroll in the corporate finance course unless they obtain instructor permission. Once enrolled, students who are not eligible to enroll in either accounting or corporate finance must drop the "completed" course. To do so, e-mail the Student Records Office (lawsro@virginia.edu) at any time prior to the end of the fall semester add/drop period and ask to be dropped from the completed course.

EXAM RESTRICTION: The final examination in the Corporate Finance course will be held on Saturday, October 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All exam policies apply. Exceptions will be granted only for circumstances out of students' control.

The principal goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the concepts of financial accounting and published financial statements. Attorneys need a basic understanding of financial statements in order to work with corporate clients and certified public accountants. This knowledge is particularly important if the practice involves investment banking, initial public offerings, and the issuance of securities. Course content will include the conceptual framework of accounting, specialized accounting terminology, generally accepted accounting standards, and the distinction between financial accounting and income tax accounting. The roles of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and the Internal Revenue Service will be delineated. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to understand how components of financial statements such as inventories, plant and equipment, bonds, leases, sales revenues, cost of goods sold expense, and depreciation expense are measured and reported. In addition, the student should be able to analyze financial statements to derive more information about a corporation. The course is designed to provide a financial accounting knowledge base to students with no previous course work or practical training in accounting. To help students quickly become competent in understanding and using financial information, the course content is relatively extensive and rigorous.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Examination and homework assignments