Financial Accounting
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ECON 033. Financial Accounting


This course is designed to provide students with an intermediate level study of corporate accounting theory and practice as it falls within the framework of United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). A major focus of the course is how accounting provides information to various user groups so that they can make more informed decisions. In particular, students will learn the steps in the accounting cycle leading up to the preparation and analysis of corporate financial statements. Students are also exposed to some of the fundamental differences between federal tax rules and external financial reporting requirements and are made aware of the organizations that influence and contribute to the body of knowledge in financial accounting. Finally, ethical issues that may be confronted by the accountant are also discussed throughout the course.
Prerequisite: ECON 001 .
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Hargadon.
Spring 2018. Hargadon.
Fall 2018. Hargadon.
Spring 2019. Hargadon.
Catalog chapter: Economics  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/economics


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