Updated with IFRS and Nordic cases This well-structured and thoughtful book is ideal for master and bachelor students in accounting and finance, and MBA students wishing to gain insight into financial statement analysis. Focusing on three user groups equity, credit and compensation analysts the authors present a variety of targeted tools and techniques for analysis and interpretation of financial statements. This text prompts students and professionals with a range of career goals to learn to think critically when analysing financial data and to make different decisions based on user group objectives. Features: · A four-part themed approach: accounting data, financial analysis, decision-making, and assessment of accounting data · An integrated case study that runs throughout the text · Mini-case studies throughout the text to show real world applications · Clear and comprehensive figures, featuring actual financial data Supplementary resources are available online at www.fagbokforlaget.no/fsa Christian Vriborg Petersen, PhD, is Professor at Copenhagen Business School. Thomas Plenborg, PhD, is Professor at Copenhagen Business School. Finn Kinserdal, PhD, is Associate Professor at Norwegian School of Economics.