Accounting and Finance for Managers

Author: Matt Bamber
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749469146
Release Date: 2014-04-03
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Financial Management for Pharmacists

Author: Norman V. Carroll
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781762391
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

This comprehensive, clearly written textbook teaches pharmacy students and pharmacists the basics of financial accounting, management accounting, and finance, and equips them with the financial skills needed in pharmacy practice. The Third Edition has been thoroughly updated with new content and realistic problems that allow students to apply what they have learned. This edition presents examples from diverse practice settings, including HMO, hospital, and long-term care pharmacies. A new chapter explains how decision analysis can be used to assist and inform decision-making. The significantly revised pricing chapter provides additional consideration to demand and the interaction of unit costs, volume, demand, and price.

Financial Management for Decision Makers

Author: Peter Atrill
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9781292016092
Release Date: 2014-06-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Adopting an innovative, open-learning approach to introduce the main principles of financial management in an accessible, non-technical way, this fully updated seventh edition provides a unique focus on the practical application of financial management and its role in decision making.

Accounting for Managers

Author: Anne Abraham
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1844809129
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Accounting for Managers is an established introductory survey text. The approach taken emphasises the conceptual underpinnings of the subject, and views it from the point of view of managersa need for information. Not least the book emphasises the increasing importance of general managers understanding the role played by their accounting and financial management colleagues. The book gives an appreciation of the three traditional subject divisions of financial accounting, management accounting and finance. The book is broad in scope and encompasses accounting for public sector as well as private sector organisations. The book gives students on executive or general MBA courses an overview of the role of accounting and finance in business, and is also suitable for undergraduates of business and management studies.

Accounting for Managers

Author: Paul M. Collier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119002949
Release Date: 2015-06-08
Genre: Business & Economics

"This updated and revised fourth edition of Accounting for Managers builds on the international success of the previous editions in explaining how accounting is used by non-financial managers. Emphasizing the interpretation rather than the construction of accounting information, Accounting for Managers encourages a critical, rather than an unthinking acceptance of accounting techniques. Whilst immensely valuable for planning, decision-making and control, users of accounting information need to recognize the assumptions behind, and the limitations of particular accounting techniques"--

Ethics in Accounting A Decision Making Approach

Author: Gordon Klein
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 9781118939031
Release Date: 2015-12-17
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and thought-provoking examination of the ethical issues encountered by accountants working in the industry, public practice, nonprofit service, and government. Gordon Klein’s, Ethics in Accounting: A Decision-Making Approach, helps students understand all topics commonly prescribed by state Boards of Accountancy regarding ethics literacy. Ethics in Accounting can be utilized in either a one-term or two-term course in Accounting Ethics. A contemporary focus immerses readers in real world ethical questions with recent trending topics such as celebrity privacy, basketball point-shaving, auditor inside trading, and online dating. Woven into chapters are tax-related issues that address fraud, cheating, confidentiality, contingent fees and auditor independence. Duties arising in more commonplace roles as internal auditors, external auditors, and tax practitioners are, of course, examined as well.

Financial Management for Hospitality Decision Makers

Author: Chris Guilding
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136403194
Release Date: 2007-08-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Financial Management for Hospitality Decision Makers is written specifically for those 'decision makers' in the industry who need to be able to decipher accountant 'speak' and reports in order to use this information to its best advantage and achieve maximum profits. The area of accounting and finance is a vital but often inaccessible part of the hospitality business. However, having the knowledge and the ability to use it properly makes all the difference to the turnover and success of a business. Financial Management for Hospitality Decision Makers is written specifically for those industry executives who need to be able to decipher, appreciate and utilise valuable financial management tools and techniques in order to realise maximum profits. Highly practical in its scope and approach, this book: · Outlines the procedure and purpose behind various financial activities - including budgeting, year-end financial statement analysis, double-entry accounting, managing and analysing costs, working capital management, and investment decision making · Demonstrates how an appropriate analysis of financial reports can drive your business strategy forward from a well-informed base · Clearly highlights the key financial issues you need to consider in a host of decision making situations · Includes a range of problems to help readers appraise their understanding of concepts - with solutions provided for lecturers at http://textbooks.elsevier.com. At all times, the book rigorously applies itself to the specific needs of the hospitality decision-maker, contextualising and explaining financial decision making and control in this light. Combining a user-friendly structure with frequent international cases, worked examples and sample reports to illuminate the theory, Financial Management for Hospitality Decision Makers is ideal for all students of hospitality, as well as being a vital source of information for practitioners already in the industry.

Financial Analysis in Pharmacy Practice

Author: Keith N. Herist
Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
ISBN: 9780853698975
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

This introductory text covers the basics of accounting and financial management and demonstrates the application of these principles to pharmacy practice. Coverage includes: * the guiding principles of accounting * financial statements, from detailed transactions to summary reports * basics of finance and financial analysis * budgeting and inventory management * pricing goods and services * personal financial management. Case studies, based on realistic examples are used to show how accounting and financial management principles apply to all areas of pharmacy practice. Financial Analysis in Pharmacy Practice is an invaluable resource for graduate students in pharmacy administration and professional pharmacy students, as well as pharmacists in the public and private sectors who wish to be well informed when making financial decisions.

The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers

Author: Baruch Lev
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119191087
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Business & Economics

An innovative new valuation framework with truly useful economic indicators The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers shows how the ubiquitous financial reports have become useless in capital market decisions and lays out an actionable alternative. Based on a comprehensive, large-sample empirical analysis, this book reports financial documents' continuous deterioration in relevance to investors' decisions. An enlightening discussion details the reasons why accounting is losing relevance in today's market, backed by numerous examples with real-world impact. Beyond simply identifying the problem, this report offers a solution—the Value Creation Report—and demonstrates its utility in key industries. New indicators focus on strategy and execution to identify and evaluate a company's true value-creating resources for a more up-to-date approach to critical investment decision-making. While entire industries have come to rely on financial reports for vital information, these documents are flawed and insufficient when it comes to the way investors and lenders work in the current economic climate. This book demonstrates an alternative, giving you a new framework for more informed decision making. Discover a new, comprehensive system of economic indicators Focus on strategic, value-creating resources in company valuation Learn how traditional financial documents are quickly losing their utility Find a path forward with actionable, up-to-date information Major corporate decisions, such as restructuring and M&A, are predicated on financial indicators of profitability and asset/liabilities values. These documents move mountains, so what happens if they're based on faulty indicators that fail to show the true value of the company? The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers shows you the reality and offers a new blueprint for more accurate valuation.

Managing Financial Resources

Author: Mick Broadbent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136384776
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Managing Financial Resources addresses the complicated issues of financial planning and control. These include performance measures and cost analysis, methods of improving profitability and techniques of financial monitoring and control. Real examples and case studies are used throughout to illustrate points in a practical context. All chapters have been updated and new material has been added to extend the original text in areas such as public sector management issues, audit commission, capital investment decisions, stakeholder analysis for published reports and accounts, performance measurement, outsourcing, new developments in the public sector and transfer pricing. This book is based on the Management Charter Initiative's Occupational Standards for Management NVQs and SVQs at level 4. It is particularly suitable for managers on the Diploma in Management or part 1 of the Postgraduate Diploma, especially those accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and Edexcel but this also a useful text for practicing managers and those individuals studying for a MBA.

Capital Investment Decision Making

Author: Deryl Northcott
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 1861524587
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Business & Economics

This text covers the technical aspects of capital investment decision-making, including the selection of an appropriate discount rate, and also its human and behavioural characteristics. It is a book that will be of value to accounting and finance students, general business students, and also to those actively involved in the capital decision-making process at all levels. This text covers the technical aspects of capital investment decision-making, including the selection of an appropriate discount rate, and also its human and behavioural characteristics. It is a book that will be of value to accounting and finance students, general business students, and also to those actively involved in the capital decision-making process at all levels.

Wharton Executive Education Finance Accounting Essentials

Author: Richard A. Lambert
Publisher: Wharton Digital Press
ISBN: 9781613630099
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Financial literacy for leaders A solid understanding of finance and accounting is critical in every aspect of business. In order to gauge business performance, make investment decisions or devise effective strategies, managers must be able to access and use the information contained in financial statements and work with the concepts that underlie them. Financial literacy is an absolute requirement for the successful manager. In direct and simple terms, Richard A. Lambert, Miller-Sherrerd Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, demystifies financial statements and concepts and shows you how you can apply this information to make better business decisions for long-term profit. In Wharton Executive Education Finance & Accounting Essentials, you will learn to use and interpret financial data, including income statements and balance sheets; strengthen your knowledge of financial reporting concepts; discover how to identify and estimate the relevant costs for decisions; learn how to evaluate investment strategies; apply your financial know-how to develop a coherent business strategy; and find out what you can learn from Pepsi, Krispy Kreme, General Motors, and other companies.