5539 – Financial Reporting & Analysis in the Financial Services Industry

3 credits. Lecture.

Elective

Introduces the nature of and accounting for financial services firms. The major emphasis is on insurance and banking. In each section of the course the student will learn about the nature of the business and the basic transactions in which the business engages. The unique accounting aspects of the businesses are discussed, including any special regulatory accounting rules. The analysis of firms in the industry will be covered.