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  1. What is a good interest coverage ratio?

  2. What is a bad interest coverage ratio?

  3. What is liquidity risk?

  4. What is a good gearing ratio?

  5. What does the gearing ratio say about risk?

  6. What is considered to be a bad gearing ratio?

  7. What is the difference between a capital gearing ratio and a net gearing ratio?

  8. What is the difference between the gearing ratio and the debt-to-equity ratio?

  9. What is the difference between interest coverage ratio and TIE?

  10. What is the difference between interest coverage ratio and DSCR?

  11. What is accrual accounting used for in finance?

  12. What is the difference between accrual accounting and cash accounting?

  13. When are expenses and revenues counted in accrual accounting?

  14. When does a business report gross margins?

  15. What is the difference between a P&L statement and a balance sheet?

  16. What is a P&L statement used for?

  17. What is the difference between accrual accounting and accounts payable?

  18. Where do traders place orders when they identify ascending triangles?

  19. What's the difference between capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operational expenditures ...

  20. What's the difference between capital expenditures (CAPEX) and net working capital?

  21. What are some examples of the main types of capital expenditures (CAPEX)?

  22. How do capital expenditures affect (CAPEX) the valuation of a company?

  23. What's the difference between cost of goods sold (COGS) and cost of sales?

  24. What qualifies as "goods" in cost of goods sold (COGS)?

  25. What are some examples of how cash flows can be manipulated or distorted?

  26. What is the difference between cash flow and free cash flow?

  27. How do you calculate retained earnings per share?

  28. What are some examples of industries that cannot claim cost of goods sold (COGS)?

  29. What's the difference between free cash flow and operating cash flow?

  30. What's the difference between retained earnings and revenue?

  31. When is revenue recognized under accrual accounting?

  32. What is the average salary for an accountant?

  33. How much will it cost to hire an accountant to do my taxes?

  34. What are the differences between income statements from merchandising companies vs. ...

  35. What is the accounting treatment for discontinued operations in IFRS and U.S. GAAP?

  36. What's the difference between profit margin and markup?

  37. What is the accounting treatment for unusual or infrequent items for IFRS and U.S. ...

  38. What are the differences between a change in accounting principle and a change in ...

  39. How should a change in accounting principle be recorded and reported?

  40. How should an accountant correctly record and report a change in an accounting estimate?

  41. What are the differences between period costs and product costs?

  42. How are effective tax rates calculated from income statements?

  43. What are the main income statement ratios?

  44. What are the differences between comprehensive income and other comprehensive income?

  45. What are the main differences between single step and multiple step income statements?

  46. What are the difference between gross revenue reporting and net revenue reporting?

  47. What are the main reasons for why there could be a negative gross profit margin and ...

  48. What are the differences between installment sales and credit sales?

  49. What are the income statement presentation formats and what industries use them?

  50. When do you use installment sales method vs. the cost recovery method?

  51. How is revenue related to retained earnings?

  52. What is the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet?

  53. When are businesses required to use accrual accounting?

  54. What are the differences between gains & losses and revenue & expenses?

  55. When should I use depreciation expense instead of accumulated depreciation?

  56. What are the differences between operating expenses and cost of goods sold (COGS)?

  57. What are the differences between gross profit and gross margin?

  58. What are the differences between percentage of completion and the completed contract ...

  59. What are the differences between gross profit and net income?

  60. What are the differences between the installment method and percentage of completion ...

  61. What are the differences between gross profit and EBITDA?

  62. How do small firms record installment sales?

  63. Does gross profit include tax?

  64. Does gross profit include depreciation or amortization?

  65. What are the differences for barter transactions recognition between IFRS and USGAAP?

  66. Does gross profit include labor and overhead costs?

  67. What are the main methods for calculating business costs?

  68. Does gross profit account for sales returns?

  69. What are the differences between amortization and impairment?

  70. How is impairment loss calculated?

  71. What are the differences between operating expenses and SG&A?

  72. What are the differences between operating expenses and overhead expenses?

  73. What are the generally accepted accounting principles for inventory reserves?

  74. What's the difference between book and market value?

  75. What is an asset?

  76. What's the difference between weighted average accounting and FIFO/LILO accounting ...

  77. What are some of the key differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP?

  78. Which transactions affect the retained earnings statement?

  79. How are oil reserves accounted for on an oil company's balance sheet?

  80. In a corporate liquidation, why are unpaid taxes and wages paid before general creditors ...

  81. Should computer software be classified as an intangible asset or part of property, ...

  82. What are the GAAP standards for digital document storage?

  83. Who set the record loss for "rogue traders"?

  84. How do companies calculate revenue?

  85. How does accrual accounting differ from cash basis accounting?

  86. How do I value the shares that I own in a private company?

  87. Does a company logo change require a material disclosable event?

  88. How do you use a back-to-back loan?

  89. Does the balance sheet always balance?

  90. What does churning mean?

  91. Which statement is FALSE about a prospectus issued under the Securities Act of 1933?

  92. What's the difference between EBITDA, EBITDAR and EBITDARM?

  93. Why did Tyco's financial statements attract the SEC's attention in 2002?

  94. When is a dividend payment recognized in the shareholders equity portion of the balance ...

  95. Why do accountants use debits and credits instead of simple pluses and minuses? Why ...

  96. What is the difference between principles-based accounting and rules-based accounting?

  97. Which is better for tax deductions, itemization or a standard deduction?

  98. One of my stocks missed the deadline to file its quarterly financial statements. ...

  99. What is earnings management?

  100. Given a good bookkeeping system, would financial accounting be necessary?

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