Accounting and Corporate Finance for Lawyers

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Sturm College of Law


Accounting, Finance, Corporate, Financial statements, Auditing, Dividend, Commitments, Contingencies, Interest, Time value of money, Covenants, Contracts, Valuation, Corporate Finance


Accounting is often referred to as "the language of business," meaning that business people communicate information about the operations and financial status of the business through the use of account concepts and practices to produce financial reports. According to one business dictionary, accounting is the "systematic process of identifying, recording, measuring, classifying, verifying, summarizing, interpreting, and communicating financial information" about an entity's condition. Entities present this information to users in the form of financial statements and reports. In order to understand financial reports, lawyers must have a basic understanding of accounting and finance concepts, meaning they must speak "the language of business."

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