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.

Water Accounting

Author: Jayne M. Godfrey
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781849807500
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Nature

This groundbreaking book examines the role that water accounting can play in resolving economic, environmental and social issues. One of the most pressing global issues of the 21st century is the scarcity of water to ensure economic, environmental and social sustainability. In addressing the issue through policy and management, access to high quality information is critically important. But water scarcity has many implications, and it is possible that different reporting approaches, generally called water accounting systems, can be appropriate to addressing them. In this key book, international experts respond to the question: what role can water accounting play in resolving economic, social and environmental issues at individual, organizational, industry, national and international levels? They explore how various forms of water accounting are utilized and the issues that they address. Academics and postgraduate students interested in water scarcity and accounting will find this book invaluable. Policymakers in all areas relating to water as well as environmentalists, water industry managers and water lawyers will find plenty of important insights in this essential resource.

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.

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.

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 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.

Accounting and Financial Management

Author: Peter Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136431531
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Accounting and Financial Management: developments in the international hospitality industry presents new and innovative research and developments in the field of accounting and financial management as it relates to the work of managing enterprises and organisations in the international hospitality industry. The content contains contributions from a rich source of international researchers, academics and practitioners including, university and college lecturers, professional accountants and consultants and senior managers involved in a wide range of teaching, scholarship, research, and consultancy in the hospitality industry worldwide. The material is drawn from their work and experience and relates directly to the management of hospitality undertakings. Therefore the up to date case studies and examples used are taken from a wide ranging of companies across the industry including large international chains such as Sheraton, Holiday Inn, and Intercontinental. Divided into three parts: Performance Management, Information Management and Asset Management the book tackles the following issues amongst others: * Performance management in the international hospitality industry * Benchmarking: measuring financial success * The profit planning framework * Making room rate pricing decisions * Hotel asset management UK and US perspectives * Lowering risk to enhance hospitality firm value Accounting and Financial Management: developments in the international hospitality industry presents current developments drawn from a combination of live fieldwork and practical experience and therefore will content will appeal to a wide-ranging readership including practising managers and financial controllers in hospitality organisations, professional accountants and consultants, postgraduate candidates studying for master's degrees in hospitality management, and final year undergraduate students of hospitality management who elect to take an accounting option.

Financial Management and Decision Making

Author: Howard Baxter Davey
ISBN: 0408714662
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business enterprises

This University text is designed for business management students. Three principle areas are covered: financial accounting; management accounting; and finance. Suitable for undergraduate management programmes, introductory MBA, or postgraduate diploma courses. This fourth edition has new chapters on capital investment options and on taxation, and the public sector chapter has been updated. The first edition was published in 1988.

Strategic Decision Making

Author: Simon Haslam
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749472610
Release Date: 2018-01-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Making strategic decisions is a fundamental skill for leaders and managers. However, in a business environment that is in a constant state of change, making strategic decisions has never been more difficult. Strategic Decision Making addresses this challenge by providing a framework that can be used to make sound decisions in an uncertain world. Structured around the core concepts of framing, experimenting and scaling, this book will ensure that efforts are focused where the need is greatest, that interventions are tested, evaluated and revised if necessary and that successful initiatives are effectively rolled out across the business. Packed with real world examples and backed up by academic research, Strategic Decision Making will allow today's leaders and the leaders of tomorrow to make successful and defensible business choices. It shows how to: avoid decision-making bias; overcome organizational inertia; manage the difficulties of rigid organizational structures and avoid being side tracked by outdated or irrelevant experience. Essential reading for business practitioners and management students alike, this comprehensive guide provides a robust approach to achieving strategic success.

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.

Using Management Accounting Information

Author: Donald E. Keller
Publisher: South-Western Pub
ISBN: 0324114621
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

Adams is a decision oriented managerial accounting text that emphasizes discovery learning instead of the more traditional memorization. Using an interactive, decision-making case approach, Adams is organized around the types of business decisions that students – future business managers and investors – are likely to face.

Financial Management for Public Health and Not for Profit Organizations

Author: Steven A. Finkler
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506326863
Release Date: 2016-01-27
Genre: Political Science

Now in its Fifth Edition, Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations is the leading textbook on financial management in the government, health, and not-for-profit sectors providing a comprehensive yet practical introduction to the financial decision-making and management skills required of students and practitioners in the field. Assuming readers have no prior training in financial management, authors Steven A. Finkler, Daniel L. Smith, Thad D. Calabrese, and Robert M. Purtell artfully combine the principles and theory and analytics of accounting and finance. Coverage includes cost analysis, budget preparation, budget and variance analysis, management control, and recording and reporting financial information, with an emphasis on preparing and analyzing financial statements. The authors detail the foundational principles of each of the methods introduced in the book, and through step-by-step equations, figures, and exhibits, they illustrate how to execute financial management in practice.

Decision Support Systems in Finance and Accounting

Author: H. G. Heymann
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UCSD:31822003876356
Release Date: 1988-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The rise of smaller microprocessor-based computers has provided new avenues for distributing computing power throughout an organizational hierarchy. It has also raised serious questions about the accessibility of specific data resources as well as about the distribution of authority and the use of certain management procedures.