You are here
Home > Author: Karl

Accounting Estimates: Managing Earnings

In our other accounting estimates articles, we talked about the discretion that management has in the income statement and the balance sheet. In this article, we will dive deeper into the incentives that management may have to manage these estimates. What is Earnings Management? Despite the discretionary nature of some of the

M&A Deal Case Study

M&A Transaction Case Studies are commonly seen in case competitions, and sometimes in actual investment banking work. They are a quick analysis of an M&A transaction, summarized in a few PowerPoint slides. They can be a great way to prepare for interviews, while learning about the details of a transaction. Slide

Accounting Estimates: Recognizing Assets

In our previous articles, we discussed the impact that accounting estimates have on the income statement. However, it is not just the income statement that is subject to estimates, the balance sheet is as well. Balance sheet items will affect efficiency ratios (asset turnover), solvency ratios (debt to equity), and

Accounting Estimates: Recognizing Expenses

In the last article, we discussed revenue recognition, and its implication on financial statement analysis. We will follow up that discussion by going over the other half of the income statement: expenses. We will go over what the accounting standards are and what discretion management has, and how they could

Accounting Estimates: Recognizing Revenue

We discussed financial statements and the importance of financial statement analysis in our previous articles.  We will follow those discussions with a more detailed look at each statement. Public financial statements are governed by accounting standards, usually under IFRS or US GAAP, and audited by an external firm for fairness.

Interview with an Oil & Gas Investment Banker: Part III

Interview conducted with an oil and gas investment banking associate in the Global Energy and Power/Natural Resources Group of a major investment bank This interview ended up being excessive so we have cut it into 3 components to avoid reader exhaustion Read Part I Read Part II Do you need an oil and gas

Interview with an Oil & Gas Investment Banker: Part II

Interview conducted with an oil and gas investment banking associate in the Global Energy and Power/Natural Resources Group of a major investment bank This interview ended up being excessive so we have cut it into 3 components to avoid reader exhaustion Read Part I Read Part III Do you specialize in a sub-sector of

Interview with an Oil & Gas Investment Banker: Part I

Interview conducted with an oil and gas investment banking associate in the Global Energy and Power/Natural Resources Group of a major investment bank This interview ended up being excessive so we have cut it into 3 components to avoid reader exhaustion Read Part II Read Part III Is oil and gas investment banking dying

Top