249.2 sec. 001 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (Fall 2023)
Instructor: Susan Biglieri
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
W 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 170
From August 23, 2023
To October 11, 2023
Course End: October 11, 2023
Class Number: 31617
Enroll Limit: 40
As of: 12/01 05:30 AM
This course covers financial statement basics, with the objective to not only learn to read, understand and analyze balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flows, and notes to financial statements, but also to prepare them. The focus will also be on how these statements give various readers insight into business performance. The course will cover key accounting concepts including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), accruals, debits/credits, and journal and adjusting entries. Additional topics will include learning how to prepare and read a capitalization table, understanding pre-money vs post-money, ownership, and paths to liquidity. Discussions on current financial trends in Venture Capital and in tech companies will also be incorporated. In addition, current earnings releases will be analyzed.
This course will have 7 class meetings. To allow for a makeup class because of unforeseen circumstances this course has an automatic make-up class scheduled for the 8th week.
Sue Biglieri is the current CFO/COO at Kleiner Perkins, having spent the past 30 years as both the Controller and CFO at the firm. She has also spent time in industry and as an auditor at EY. She is a graduate of the Berkeley School of Business (Haas) and is a CPA (retired).
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