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

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

  3. What is considered to be a good fixed asset turnover ratio?

  4. What's the difference between economic value added (EVA) and total revenue?

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

  6. How does accumulated depreciation affect net income?

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

  8. What does total stockholders equity represent?

  9. What's the difference between economic value added (EVA) and accounting profit?

  10. What are some examples of fixed assets?

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

  12. What is accounting fraud?

  13. What does financial accounting focus on?

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

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

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

  17. What items are considered liquid assets?

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

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

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

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

  22. What is the formula for calculating inventory turnover?

  23. How are liquidity ratios different than solvency ratios?

  24. Why are efficiency ratios important to investors?

  25. What is the fixed asset turnover ratio and why is it important?

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

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

  28. How do you calculate net debt using Excel?

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

  30. How is asset turnover calculated?

  31. What does the cash conversion cycle (CCC) tell us about a company's management?

  32. When consolidating financials, how do you calculate Enterprise Value in cases that ...

  33. What types of categories appear on a cash flow statement?

  34. What is the formula for calculating profit margins?

  35. What is the formula for calculating EBITDA?

  36. What is the difference between Operating Cash Flow and Net Operating Income (NOI)?

  37. How are the three major financial statements related to each other?

  38. What is the difference between accounts payable turnover ratio and accounts receivables ...

  39. What's the difference between the current account and the capital account?

  40. What is the difference between a cash flow statement and an income statement?

  41. What is the formula for calculating return on assets (ROA)?

  42. How do I calculate current liabilities in Excel?

  43. What does days sales of inventory (DSI) represent as a ratio?

  44. What is industry etiquette for number of days payable outstanding (DPO)?

  45. How do you find a company's days sales of inventory (DSI)?

  46. What are red flags in a company's days sales of inventory?

  47. What's the difference between accrued expenses and accounts payable?

  48. What is the advantage of calculating accrued expenses over prepaid expenses?

  49. What is the difference between accrued expense and accrued interest?

  50. What are some factors that affect a company's days payable outstanding (DPO)?

  51. How do you calculate net current assets in Excel?

  52. What is a common number for days payable outstanding? (DPO)?

  53. When are current assets converted to liquid assets?

  54. What is the difference between gross profit, operating profit and net income?

  55. What role do SPVs / SPEs play in public-private partnerships?

  56. What's the difference between the general ledger and a general journal?

  57. How are accounts payable listed on a company's balance sheet?

  58. Why do businesses calculate accrued expenses?

  59. Is there a limit to the number of SPVs / SPEs a company can create?

  60. What is the most typical holding in an SPV?

  61. Are accounts payable an expense?

  62. Are accounts payable an asset?

  63. Are accounts payable a liability?

  64. Are accounts payable counted as revenue?

  65. Do tax liabilities appear in the financial statements?

  66. What are the differences between deferred expenses and prepaid expenses?

  67. Is return on sales (ROS) the same as profit margin?

  68. What's the difference between accrued expenses and provisions?

  69. What is the difference between current assets and non-current assets?

  70. How are retained earnings related to a company's income statement?

  71. What is the best timeframe to use when evaluating return on sales (ROS)?

  72. Is return on sales (ROS) the same as return on equity?

  73. Is residual income considered profit?

  74. How do analysts and investors interpret Economic Value Added?

  75. Is liquidity calculated by flow?

  76. How do businesses calculate their marginal utility?

  77. What does operating margin measure?

  78. What is the difference between gross profit margin and net profit margin?

  79. What is the difference between operating margin and gross margin?

  80. What is the difference between a capital expenditure and a revenue expenditure?

  81. How should investors interpret accounts receivable information on a company's balance ...

  82. What's the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet approach?

  83. What is cash or pro forma income on an income statement?

  84. What types of companies have a high proportion of intangible assets?

  85. What kinds of events or circumstances will increase or decrease the proportion of ...

  86. Are a bank's current assets counted as liquidity?

  87. Are current assets liquid or capital?

  88. Why do analysts look at operating cash flow?

  89. Are accounts receivable used when calculating a company's debt collateral?

  90. How do intangible assets appear on a balance sheet?

  91. Is depreciation only used for tangible assets?

  92. How do I calculate dividend payout ratio from a balance sheet?

  93. What is the difference between a fixed asset and a current asset?

  94. What is the difference between tangible and intangible assets?

  95. Should companies break out accounts receivables into subledgers?

  96. What is the difference between the acid test ratio and working capital ratio?

  97. How do you use Microsoft Excel to calculate liquidity ratios?

  98. How do I calculate the dividend payout ratio from an income statement?

  99. What is the average return on equity for a company in the forest products sector?

  100. What kind of financial reporting requirements does GAAP set out?

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