Accounting and Finance for Managers

A Decision-Making Approach

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Author: Matt Bamber,Simon Parry

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749469145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

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Accounting and Finance for Managers is specifically designed for the needs of MBA, EMBA and MA Business and Management students. It includes worked examples throughout the chapters, as well as real-world scenarios and full exercises at the end of each chapter. The book also includes 'Expert view' notes, which encourage students to think more broadly and present them with further issues to consider. For lecturers, the book begins with an indication of how the course material throughout the book might be divided over different time periods. Providing coverage of basic bookkeeping, readers will learn how to interpret financial statements and grasp underlying theory, interpret a cash budget and identify potential problems, identify appropriate pricing strategies to fit different markets and products/services and incorporate financial evaluation into operational decision making and problem solving. Online supporting resources for this book include bonus chapters covering topics such as cash flow, investment decisions and business planning, and lecture slides for each chapter.

Essential Finance and Accounting for Managers

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Author: Leslie Chadwick

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273646488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 413

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The book benefits from a concise approach to the subject, only covering material that the busy manager or executive will need to know; the emphasis is on interpretation and analysis rather than a detailed understanding of finance or accounting sufficiently challenging the reader without being too technical. The text includes excellent pedagogy, namely: learning objectives; self-assessment questions with solutions; step-by-step examples; chapter summaries and numerous diagrams, charts and tables; and real-world case studies with outline and solutions that should help students apply what they learn to the real world of business.

Finance and Accounting for NonFinancial Managers

EBook Edition

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Author: Eliot H. Sherman

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0761215425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

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Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers, Third Edition, introduces the reader to financial terminology, relates financial measures to operating information, enables the student to understand and apply financial measures to operating performance, and ties all of this to the current business environment. Today’s managers, whether supervisors or senior executives, are expected to understand and use financial and operational measures, prepare and utilize budgets, respond to inquiries about the financial consequences of actions taken by them or by their department or team, and understand and use financial and accounting terminology—the common language of business measurement. Written in a conversational, easy-to-understand tone, the course treats finance and accounting from the perspective of users of financial information—it enhances their ability to communicate effectively with subordinates, other managers, senior executives, and accounting and finance professionals. It offers managers the ability to use and analyze financial information to improve the performance of their operations and to identify—and avoid—potential problems. The third edition includes discussion of the continuing transition of financial reporting to an international standard as well as consideration of the effects on accounting and finance resulting from the Recession of 2007-2009. New sections on how to read an annual report and navigating the shifts in the marketplace are also included. This edition has been updated throughout to provide managers with the most current and complete information available. Selected Learning Objectives Participants will learn how to: Prepare budgets Read, understand, and use financial and operational measures Manage short-term assets Relate department performance to the big picture. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.

Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers

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Author: Clive Marsh

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749464682

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers is an accessible, practical and easy to understand guide that will allow any manager to gain confidence in understanding financial matters, managing a budget and dealing with bankers, accountants and finance professionals. A source of invaluable expert advice on all the essential aspects of financial management within the context of running a business, it covers: business structures, accounting and financial statements, analysis and ratios, planning, budgeting, product and service costing, setting selling prices, investment appraisal, finance and working capital, taxation and international transactions. This book explains financial literacy in the context of management, showing how improved awareness of finances can lead to increased value creation and protection for your business. Aimed at the practicing business manager, Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers includes case studies, spreadsheets and worked examples to accompany key skills and practices explained in the book.

Business Accounting and Finance for Managers and Business Students

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Author: John Bradshaw,Mel Brooks

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702129834

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 740

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This text is written for South African managers, business students and laymen with an interest in business and financial affairs. It assumes no prior knowledge of accounting or finance. It is also suitable as an explanation text for students at technikons and universities.

Accounting for Non-accountants

A Manual for Managers and Students

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Author: Graham Mott

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749452641

Category: Accounting

Page: 362

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This updated edition of the best-selling handbook Accounting for Non-Accountants provides the perfect introduction to the basics of accounting and business finance. It takes you through accounting and financial techniques and terms in an easy-to-follow style. Fully revised to include information on the latest accounting standards and changes in taxation law, it introduces concepts in a way intended to aid non-financial students, as well as managers from organizations of all sizes. It is divided into three main sections: annual accounts, management accounting and financial management, and contains examples and questions to test your understanding. Accounting for Non-Accountants is already widely used as an introductory text for business and management students on a variety of courses, and it remains essential reading for anyone wishing to truly understand accounting principles and practice.

The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers

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Author: Edward Fields

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 081441625X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Based on the bestselling AMA seminar, a nuts-and-bolts guide to the dollars-and-cents issues that drive your organization! As a department manager, the last thing you want to think about is numbers. But the truth is, that’s the only thing your executives and senior managers are thinking about so it’s crucial to understand key financial information like balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, budgets and forecasts, and annual reports. With over 40,000 copies sold, The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers has long provided readers with insight into the financial fundamentals. It demystifies the role accounting and finance play in a corporation, demonstrates how financial decisions reflect business goals, and shows how managers can connect corporate financial information directly to their own strategies and actions. Now revised to reflect new accounting and financial standards, the second edition includes: Strategies for getting your share of the budget • New case studies and practice sessions • An explanation of Sarbanes-Oxley and its relevance to nonfinancial managers • How to manage cash flow in tough times • Fraud detection tools • An expanded glossary including up-to-the-minute business concepts and terminology • And more