MBA 223-1: Corporate Financial Reporting

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The resources listed on this page may supplement and support assigned material for this course.

Accounting -- Standards, Codes, etc.

CCH Internet Tax Research Network

UCB subscribes to CCH, a tax research database used by practitioners. Use it to complete tax course assignments requiring access to U.S. Federal and state tax information. Enter your search terms in the search box at the top, then use the "Narrow Your Results" selections on the left to select Code, Regulations, Revenue Rulings, and Cases

Comperio (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) dedicated PC in the reference area accessible only from Haas.

A comprehensive online library of authoritative financial reporting and assurance literature.
Restricted to users with a personal Haas School login on a dedicated pc in the reference area.

Legal Trac (Gale Group) (Law Library)

LegalTrac on InfoTrac Web offers indexing since 1980 for all major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general interest publications. LegalTrac also includes selective full text.


Interational Taxation and Accounting

Taxation in various countries

For tax information from specific countries, search OskiCat for the subject heading "[country name] -- taxation."

Also search OskiCat for books on "international business enterprises accounting"

Articles on Taxation and Accounting

Search EconLit and Business Source Complete for peer-reviewed and trade journal articles.

Accounting Standards

Books on subject: "corporations foreign taxation"

AICPA professional standards. International volume : international accounting ; international auditing as of ... International volume.
HF5667 .A432 Reference

International financial reporting standards
International Accounting Standards Board
Includes full text of all International Accounting Standards extant at beginning of year that the volume is issued.
HF5686.I56.I562 2007 Reference

Miller international accounting standards guide
International accounting standards guide Miller IAS guide.
HF5626 .M55 Latest in Reference

Public Company Financial Disclosures and Reporting

Recent annual reports and financial disclosure information for public companies is readily available on the web at sites such as Yahoo Finance and Google Finance.  For Security and Exchange Commission-required filings, including 10Ks and 10Qs, see the SEC's EDGAR database for free access to all SEC filings.

Disclosures and annual reports not available through these sites can be accessed either by using one of the databases below (1994-present, with some historical coverage available through Proquest Historical Annual Reports) or by accessing the microfiche collection in the Business Library (pre-1995).

For more information about available company information resources, please see Business Library Subject Guide #4, Company Information.

Ratios -- Data Sources

In addition to the databases below, also find ratio data for small companies:

Financial Studies of the Small Business
Financial Research Associates. Annual (ends in 2006).
Data selected from over 30,000 financial statements of small firms, contributed by over 1,500 independent CPA firms nationwide. Covers firms with total capitalization under $1 million.
HD2346 .U5F5 Reference

Also note that Yahoo Finance calculates some ratios and is freely available.

Ratios -- Industry Norms

Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios (aka Troy Almanac)
Prentice Hall. Annual.
Data extracted from U.S. IRS tax forms, C and S. IRS data are the only publicly available source of financial information on all active corporations, not just large, publicly traded corporations. Organized by SIC code.
HF5681 .R25T68 Reference

Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios: One Year
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. Annual.
Information from over 1 million financial statements from public and private U.S. corporations, partnerships, and proprietorships, in all size ranges, including over 800 different lines of business.
HG4027 .I55 Reference

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
Standard & Poor's Corp. Quarterly.
Narrative and quantitative analyses of domestic industries. 1,000+ companies. Company ratio and balance sheet comparisons provided under Basic Analysis section. Earnings Supplement lists revenues, earnings, and rankings for last four quarters.
HC101 .S77 Reference

Ratios -- General Background

For a quick crash course in financial ratios, check out Richard Roth's Financial Ratio Tutorial at Investopedia.  The books below offer greater depth of information.

Please note: the book list displays poorly due to a software glitch.  Please scroll down to view the full list.

Business Ratios and Formulas: A Comprehensive Guide Read at Google Read at Google

Financial Analysis: Tools and Techniques Read at Google Read at Google

Handbook of Business and Financial Ratios Read at Google Read at Google

Magic Numbers: The 33 Key Ratios that Every Investor Should Know Read at Google Read at Google

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