Financial Statement Analysis places the practice of accounting in its international context through the examination of the financial statements and corporate reports of major, multinational corporations. To facilitate a better understanding of the interactions between accounting and the business environment, this text looks at the wider operational context, examining accounting's relationship to the business environment both inside and outside the company. Financial Statement Analysis includes a wealth of real-world examples with actual statements from multinational companies to excerpts from financial journalism.
Peter Walton is professor of accounting at the University of Geneva and visiting professor at the University of Paris Dauphine. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and worked for multinational companies before becoming an academic.