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  1. How is accounting in the United States different from international accounting?

  2. What is the variance/covariance matrix or parametric method in Value at Risk (VaR)?

  3. How are transfer prices set?

  4. What is backtesting in Value at Risk (VaR)?

  5. How do I discount Free Cash Flow to the Firm (FCFF)?

  6. What's the difference between a confidence level and a confidence interval in Value ...

  7. What are some examples of inherent risk?

  8. What are the main objectives of cost accounting?

  9. What is RiskMetrics in Value at Risk (VaR)?

  10. How does a company derecognize a deferred tax liability?

  11. How can I tell if a cost is a direct cost?

  12. Why is reconciliation important in accounting?

  13. What are the main advantages and disadvantages to the cost accounting method?

  14. How does the Fair Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulate deferred tax liabilities?

  15. How does financial accounting help decision making?

  16. What's the difference between EaR, Value at Risk (VaR), and EVE?

  17. How do I reconcile an account?

  18. What does 100-plus accrued interest mean?

  19. What is the best software for calculating trial balances?

  20. What is the best general ledger software for small businesses?

  21. How do I import QuickBooks Pro Account trial balances for the first time?

  22. Why does accumulated depreciation have a credit balance on the balance sheet?

  23. Where do deferred tax liabilities come from?

  24. What are the different types of tangible assets?

  25. What are the official FASB guidelines regarding contingent liabilities

  26. How does financial accounting differ from managerial accounting?

  27. How do investors and lenders benefit from financial accounting?

  28. What are the different types of operating expenses?

  29. What is the best software for managing bills of lading?

  30. What is considered a good net debt-to-equity ratio?

  31. How do sunk costs create a barrier to entry for new firms?

  32. How is absorption costing treated under GAAP?

  33. What's the difference between a trial balance and a balance sheet?

  34. How is salvage value used in depreciation calculations?

  35. What's the difference between a trial balance and an adjusted trial balance?

  36. Why does float usually increase at the beginning of the week?

  37. What is considered to be a healthy accounts payable turnover ratio?

  38. What do efficiency ratios measure?

  39. Which financial ratios are considered to be efficiency ratios?

  40. What happens to accumulated depreciation when you sell an asset?

  41. Why would a company choose to operate on a deficit budget in lieu of a balanced budget?

  42. Why is brand equity considered an intangible asset?

  43. How are members of the Cost Accounting Standards Board chosen?

  44. How does JIT (just in time) production affect ROI (return on investment)?

  45. How does the Fair Accounting Standards Board (FASB) establish accounting protocol?

  46. How is an accrued interest entry made in accounting?

  47. What are the main benefits of a JIT (just in time) production strategy?

  48. What is the difference between drawdown and disbursement?

  49. What tangible assets are depreciated?

  50. What are direct costs of sales?

  51. What are the objectives of financial accounting?

  52. What is the relationship between accumulated depreciation and depreciation expense?

  53. How is the Altman Z-Score used in fundamental analysis?

  54. What does the bottom line figure illustrate?

  55. What is the difference between the capital adequacy ratio vs. the solvency ratio?

  56. What are some examples of efficiency ratios used in measuring businesses?

  57. What is the difference between EBIT and cash flow from operating activities?

  58. What is the difference between an accrual and an account payable?

  59. When is accrual accounting more useful than cash accounting?

  60. How can you calculate Value at Risk (VaR) in Excel?

  61. What is the difference between an operational expense and an administrative expense?

  62. Why is Average Collection Period important to a company?

  63. What is the purpose of drawing up a cash flow statement?

  64. When is it useful to look at a company's fixed asset turnover ratio?

  65. What is the formula for calculating free cash flow?

  66. How can an investor use the Z-Score to compare investment options?

  67. What sorts of factors increase cash flow from operating activities?

  68. What is the difference between efficiency ratios and profitability ratios?

  69. Why does the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) care about accounting practices?

  70. Can I use the same bill of lading for all modes of transportation?

  71. What is the difference between economic profit and accounting profit?

  72. Why is the EBITDA margin considered to be a good indicator of a company's financial ...

  73. What is the difference between EBITDA margin and profit margin?

  74. Why would I need total debt to total assets represented as a ratio, as opposed to ...

  75. Is a deficit in the balance of payments a bad thing?

  76. What is accounting fraud?

  77. What does financial accounting focus on?

  78. What kinds of liabilities appear on the balance sheet?

  79. How are semi-variable costs similar to fixed costs?

  80. What is the difference between a balance sheet and a cash flow statement?

  81. What is the difference between an expense and a liability?

  82. Are solvency ratios more concerned with the short-term or the long-term?

  83. What is the difference between fixed cost and total fixed cost?

  84. For what kinds of businesses is the fixed asset turnover ratio most important?

  85. What types of companies tend to have the most deferred revenue?

  86. What is the difference between deferred revenue and accrued expense?

  87. Why is deferred revenue listed as a liability on the balance sheet?

  88. How is cash flow affected by Average Collection Period?

  89. What is the formula for calculating inventory turnover?

  90. How are liquidity ratios different than solvency ratios?

  91. What are the different ways to calculate depreciation for tangible assets?

  92. How do I calculate fixed asset depreciation using Excel?

  93. How do you calculate net debt using Excel?

  94. What is the difference between current assets and fixed assets?

  95. How is asset turnover calculated?

  96. Does US GAAP prefer FIFO or LIFO accounting?

  97. How can Economic Order Quantity be used to lower inventory costs?

  98. What causes dividends per share to decrease?

  99. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the total debt to total assets ...

  100. What is the difference between accounting and economics?

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