Infographics make information a whole lot easier to understand. But why don’t accountants use infographics?
In this contest, I challenge you to use accounting information to prepare an original infographic. Send to me, via e-mail (email@example.com):
- your “before” (whatever data you are using ),
- your “after” (the graphic),
- a little information about how you prepared your graph (Excel, PowerPoint, Charmin)
Freaking Accountant will post all ”before & after” submissions so that readers can “like” their favorites. Whoever submits the graphic that gets the most “likes” by May 31, 2012 will receive a free Texas Instruments BA II Plus Financial Calculator, compliments of Kaplan CPA Review.
This example illustrates Apple’s stratospheric growth:
Look at the cash trend: most of Apple’s assets are cash (the blue line), and its cash is more than three times its net income!
Source: Apple’s 2001, 2006 and 2011 Annual Reports.
I’m not sure I covered everything here – I never did a contest before. So if you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.