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About Jae K. Shim
Dr. Shim has over 50 college and professional books to his credit, including, Barron's Accounting Handbook, Barron's Dictionary of Accounting Terms, 2013 GAAP: Handbook of Policies and Procedures, Budgeting Basics and Beyond, 2012-2013 Corporate Controller's Handbook of Financial Management, Uses and Analysis of Financial Statements, Handbook of Financial Analysis, Forecasting and Modeling, Strategic Business Forecasting, Dictionary of Real Estate, Dictionary of International Investment Terms, Dictionary of Business Terms, The Complete CPA Reference (formerly, The Vest-Pocket CPA, CFO Fundamentals (formerly, The Vest-Pocket CFO),and the best-selling Vest-Pocket MBA.
Thirty one of his publications have been translated into foreign languages such as Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Croatian, Italian, Japanese, Indonesian, and Korean. Professor Shim's books have been published by CCH, Barron's, John Wiley, McGraw-Hill, Prentice-Hall, Penguins Portfolio, Thomson Reuters, Global Publishing, American Management Association (Amacom), and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
Professor Shim also provides business content for CPE e-learning providers and for m-learning providers such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Blackberry, and Window Phones. He has roughly 100 online NASBA-compliant CPE courses to his credit.
Dr. Shim has also published numerous articles in professional and academic journals. He was the recipient of the Financial Management Association International's 1982 Credit Research Foundation Award for his article on cash flow forecasting and financial modeling.
Dr. Shim has been frequently quoted by such media as the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Business Start-ups, Personal Finance, and Money Radio.
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Chapter 1 - Objectives of Financial Statement Analysis and Financial Reporting 1
Chapter 2 - Accounting Assumptions, Principles, Procedures and Policies 9
Chapter 3 - Understanding Financial Statements 15
Chapter 4 - An Overview of Financial Statement Analysis 52
Chapter 5 - Analysis of Liquidity and Activity 65
Chapter 6 - Analysis of Solvency and Capital Structure 81
Chapter 7 - Profitability Analysis 91
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Chapter 9 - Analysis of Cash Flows 116
Chapter 10 - Interim Statements and Segment Analysis 128
Appendix II: Glossary 135
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