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  1. How do businesses determine if an asset may be impaired?

  2. Why is work in progress (WIP) considered a current asset in accounting?

  3. What are some ways a company can improve on its Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)?

  4. How is market to market accounting different than historical cost accounting?

  5. Do stock splits and stock dividends affect stockholder equity?

  6. When does Q4 start and finish?

  7. Which is better: A high or low equity multiplier?

  8. What is the difference between technical analysis and fundamental analysis?

  9. How is reconciliation treated under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)?

  10. What is the difference between work in progress (WIP) and raw materials in accounting?

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

  12. Which financial statements are most important when performing ratio analysis?

  13. How do you account for changes in the market value of various fixed assets?

  14. Why is reconciliation important in accounting?

  15. What is the difference between direct costs and variable costs?

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

  17. What are the different types of costs in cost accounting?

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

  19. What are the official FASB guidelines regarding contingent liabilities

  20. Are there ways to invest in gold and get a dividend?

  21. How should I interpret a company's Cash Flow from Financing (CFF)?

  22. What do efficiency ratios measure?

  23. Why should I look at other aspects of the company, rather than just the bottom line?

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

  25. How should I analyze a company's financial statements?

  26. What tangible assets are depreciated?

  27. What is the formula for calculating the internal rate of return (IRR)?

  28. What are direct costs of sales?

  29. What are the objectives of financial accounting?

  30. What are the differences between solvency ratios and liquidity ratios?

  31. What is the indirect method of calculating cash flow from operating activities?

  32. What is the formula for calculating gross national product (GDP)?

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

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

  35. How does it affect a company's credit rating to buy back shares?

  36. What is the difference between paid-up capital and share capital?

  37. How do I determine a particular company's market share?

  38. What are some examples of fixed assets?

  39. What is accounting fraud?

  40. What does financial accounting focus on?

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

  42. What items are considered liquid assets?

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

  44. What causes dividends per share to increase?

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

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

  47. Why do shareholders need financial statements?

  48. What is the formula for calculating inventory turnover?

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

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

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

  52. How is asset turnover calculated?

  53. How do you calculate diluted EPS using Excel?

  54. Does US GAAP prefer FIFO or LIFO accounting?

  55. Why does operating profit exclude interest revenues and expenses?

  56. How does ratio analysis make it easier to compare different companies?

  57. Which financial accounting statement contains information on a company's net sales?

  58. What is the difference between a subsidiary and a sister company?

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

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

  61. How does inventory turnover affect the cash conversion cycle (CCC)?

  62. How do I calculate current liabilities in Excel?

  63. Over what duration should I be evaluating a company's total debt to total assets ...

  64. When do analysts use days payable outstanding (DPO) in their company evaluations?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  73. Why is overhead cost allocation sometimes manipulated on an income statement?

  74. When are current assets converted to liquid assets?

  75. Who is eligible to hold a deferred tax asset?

  76. How do I evaluate whether a company is a good acquisition candidate?

  77. Do tax liabilities appear in the financial statements?

  78. How are cash purchases recorded on a company's income statement?

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

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

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

  82. What main factors affect share prices in the metals and mining sector?

  83. How do I calculate free, discounted and operational cash flow in Excel?

  84. How long are accounts receivable allowed to be outstanding?

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

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

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

  88. Do all countries follow the same GAAP?

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

  90. Is NAV the best way to assess the value of an REIT?

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

  92. Is the oil & gas drilling sector a good choice for value investing?

  93. Can companies insure their accounts receivable?

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

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

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

  97. What is the difference between a company's equity and its shareholders' equity?

  98. How do I use the news to find arbitrage opportunities?

  99. What is the difference between EBIT and EBT?

  100. What is the difference between EBIT and EBITDA?

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