A valuable resource for translating financial reports into real, meaningful information for investors Financial reports provide vital information to investors, lenders, and managers. Yet the statements in a financial report seem to be written in a foreign language that only other accountants can understand. This Seventh Edition of the bestselling How to Read a Financial Report breaks through the language barrier, clears away the fog, and offers a plain-English user's guide to financial reports. It helps readers get a sure-handed grip on the profit, cash flow, and financial condition of any business. New information found in this updated edition include: discussions of the transition to international accounting and financial reporting standards; reflections on financial reporting and auditing in the post-Enron era; detailed illustrations that explain connections between the three financial statements; and much more. John A. Tracy, CPA (Boulder, CO), is an award-winning Professor of Accounting, Emeritus, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His other books include The Fast Forward MBA in Finance, Second Edition (978-0-471-20285-1), Accounting for Dummies, Fourth Edition (978-0-470-24600-9), and Accounting Workbook for Dummies (978-0-471-79145-4). Tracy has also served on the board of directors of a bank, and has taught executive development programs.