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The Financial Reporting Project and Readings 4th Edition

Clayton Hock, Bruce A. Baldwin

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2002, 1999, 1994
  • 160 Pages


Baldwin requires students to obtain and analyze "live" financial statements from publicly-traded firms. Accounting textbooks often use uncomplicated, make believe examples that isolate specific issues to illustrate a specific point. The result is that students do not "learn" that "real" financial statements do not always appear as neat and tidy as those in textbook examples.

Clayton Hock, Miami University

Bruce A. Baldwin, Arizona State University West

Bruce A. Baldwin is Professor of Accounting in the School of Management at Arizona State University West. He has held previous faculty appointments at Arizona State University Main, Portland State University, and Linfield College (Oregon). In addition, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Texas-Austin and the University of Alabama. His primary teaching interests involve financial accounting and reporting issues in courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is known as a challenging and effective teacher and has won several teaching awards. Professor Baldwin is well-known for his interest in accounting education issues and has special expertise in testing and measurement. He has served as a consultant to a number of national testing organizations and chaired two AICPA task forces that developed employee assessment materials. Currently he is a member of the Certification Advisory Committee of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy. Dr. Baldwin's research articles on accounting policy standards and accounting education have appeared frequently in journals such as the Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Education, Advances in Accounting, and Issues in Accounting Education. He has served as the associate editor of both the Journal of Accounting Education and of Accounting Education: An International Journal. Professor Baldwin is married and has two children and four grandchildren. He and his wife Connie live busy and sometimes hectic lives in Phoenix, Arizona. At every possible opportunity they escape to the serenity of the beach at Puerto Penasco, Mexico.
SECTION ONE Assignment 1-A: Choosing a Company (for Individual students) Assignment 1-B: Organizing Your Group (for student Teams) Assignment 1-C: Obtaining Financial Statements Reading 1 SECTION TWO Assignment 2: Basic Company Information Reading 2 SECTION THREE Assignment 3. The Economic, Social, Legal and Political Environment Reading 3 SECTION FOUR Assignment 4-A. Industry Information (for Individual students) Assignment 4-B. Industry Information (for student Teams) Reading 4 SECTION FIVE Assignment 5. Initial Review of Annual Report and Financial Statements Reading 5 SECTION SIX Assignment 6. The SEC 10-K Report and Proxy Statement Reading 6 SECTION SEVEN Assignment 7. The Accounting Profession Reading . SECTION EIGHT Assignment 8. The Income Statement Reading 8 SECTION NINE Assignment 9. Current Assets and Current Liabilities Reading 9 SECTION TEN Assignment 10. Long-Term Assets Reading 10 SECTION ELEVEN Assignment 11. Long-Term Liabilities Reading 11 SECTION TWELVE Assignment 12. Stockholders_ Equity Reading 12 SECTION THIRTEEN Assignment 13. Segment Information Reading 13 SECTION FOURTEEN Assignment 14: The Cash Flow Statement Reading 14 SECTION FIFTEEN Assignment 15: Capstone Project Reading 15