Financial Statement Analysis I

Course Code
ACC 711
2.25 hours
  • Fall 20 (B)
  • Fall 21 (B)
  • Winter 21 (A)
No credit in ACC 712

Financial Statement Analysis I --- This course provides a systematic framework for using financial statements in business analyses. It considers a comprehensive set of tools to analyze the information contained in financial statements and demonstrates how to use the information to evaluate financial performance. It addresses questions such as: (1) how do operating and financial decisions contribute to a firm's return, (2) why does firm performance differ between competitors, (3) has the firm distorted the accounting numbers and how will this influence reported performance, and (4) how does the financial performance today predict future events, such as credit default.

Taught By
Gwen Yu
  • Arthur Andersen Professor of Accounting
  • Associate Professor of Accounting
Gwen Yu is an associate professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Her research focuses on how accounting information affects...
Christopher Williams
  • Professor of Accounting
  • Clyne Crawford Teaching Fellow
  • Michael and Joan Sakkinen Faculty Fellow
  • Faculty Director Accounting PhD Program
Chris Williams is an associate professor of accounting and the Michael and Joan Sakkinen Faculty Fellow at the Ross School of Business. His research...