How to Find the Balance Sheet of Any Company

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To find a company's balance sheet, simply search in the Education Department General Administrative Regulation database, where companies are required to file quarterly and annual financial statements. Obtain the balance sheet of any company with information from an accounting professor in this free video on business.

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Hi, my name is Shawn Jones, adjunct professor at Argosy University. Today, we're going to talk about how to find the balance sheet of any company. Now, this process is very simple for any company that is publicly traded. The Security and Exchange Commission within the United States requires all companies to file a quarterly and annual financial statement or business report. These reports are established and kept in what's known as their EDGAR database. EDGAR stands for the Education Department General Administrative Regulation, or E-D-G-A-R. Their website is For any privately held company or if you're working for that company, you can use the company's accounting software to access their balance sheet or you may be... If you're outside of the company and you're looking to invest in that company or become some type of an owner, all company...most companies will produce an audited financial statement, which you can simply ask them for and if they're willing to give it to you. That's how you'd be able to find that information from a privately held company. Privately held companies are not required to publish their financial statements, but most will provide that information for any investors, creditors, or anyone else that's interested in becoming a part of their organization. For more information about this topic, please visit our website at There you can find our phone number or an address to come and visit our Salt Lake City campus.


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