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Old 02-24-2018, 08:10 PM
 
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i need to analyze corporate expenses for my job. lets say starting from the balance sheet and going into the details.

what are some corporate expense things that are standard to have knowledge about across most industries? what are some smart questions that i should be asking about corporate expenses?
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:34 PM
 
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i need to analyze corporate expenses for my job. lets say starting from the balance sheet and going into the details.

what are some corporate expense things that are standard to have knowledge about across most industries? what are some smart questions that i should be asking about corporate expenses?
This is kind of a strange post. If part of your job entails “analyzing expenses” (whatever that means) shouldn’t you actually know something about expenses?

You aren’t going to be at all successful if you are looking for expenses on the balance sheet, just sayin’.
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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i need to analyze corporate expenses for my job. lets say starting from the balance sheet and going into the details.

what are some corporate expense things that are standard to have knowledge about across most industries? what are some smart questions that i should be asking about corporate expenses?
First and foremost, you need to be looking at an income statement, not a balance sheet.

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/balancesheet.asp

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/i...&qo=&qsrc=0&o=

If you say, "I need to look at the balance sheet to analyze corporate expenses" at the boardroom table, they'll all look at you with horror and quickly make you part of the custodial staff.

That being said, when looking at an income statement, what is the typical distribution of operating expenses for a company your size in your industry? Different industries have very different income statements based on the kind of labor force they have, what they require in terms of real estate, etc. etc.
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