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Accountants to have an understanding of compound interest

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Examine the concept of time value of money.

Analyze why it is important for accountants to have an understanding of compound interest, annuities, and present value concepts.

Examine at least three situations in which accounting measures are based on present values. Determine if these present value applications involve single sums or annuities and justify your answers.

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The importance of accountants to have an understanding of compound interest is examined.

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"Time Value of Money."
Examine the concept of time value of money.

Analyze why it is important for accountants to have an understanding of compound interest, annuities, and present value concepts.

Examine at least three situations in which accounting measures are based on present values. Determine if these present value applications involve single sums or annuities and justify your answers.

With compound interest, Interests for previous time frames are summed to original amount for interest calculations. This is a different formula than for common interest. An accountant needs to know the difference. With annuities, ...

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