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Xcelsius 2008 Dashboard Best Practices by Loren Abdulezer

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CHAPTER 10 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

In this chapter

Some Basic Ideas in Accounting and Their Importance in Financial Analysis 258

Value at Risk (VaR) 258

Bringing Accounting into the Dashboard Equation 261

Accounting for the Element of Time in a Financial Analysis 263

Financial Ratio Analysis 266

Closing Thoughts 272

There are few places where having a grasp on the numbers can count more than it does in financial analysis. It is incumbent on both a dashboard preparer and a dashboard user to have a firm understanding of the numbers and the dynamics behind the scenes of the interplay between the different kinds of financially reported information.

This chapter stitches together a broad array of topics. Some are of a conceptual nature (for ...

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