The Financial Times Guide to Using and Interpreting Company Accounts

Author: Wendy McKenzie

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273663126

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of this perennial bestseller, providing a trusted and comprehensive guide to using and interpreting company accounts.
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FT Guide to Using and Interpreting Company Accounts

Author: Wendy Mckenzie

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 027374688X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 3589

The Financial Times Guide to Using and Interpreting Company Accounts is designed for the non-accountant manager, investor or entrepreneur who is expected to have financial knowledge but may not have accounting training. Wendy McKenzie approaches the project via three key points: What information will I find in these accounts?; How do I analyse the accounts?; How can I use my analysis? Using publicly available actual accounts, the book begins by covering the ‘numbers’ from company accounts then moves on to information such as the financial review and then explains the logic of the accounts. To help with the interpreting of the numbers Wendy shows the reader how to understand issues such as cash flow, what this will tell you about a company, how to consider a competitor’s accounts and how to perform ratio calculations to help with company analysis.
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Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

The 75 measures every manager needs to know

Author: Bernard Marr

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273750380

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 5084

By identifying and describing the most powerful financial and non-financial KPIs, this book will make life easier for you by defining them, explaining how and when they should be used and providing a rich library of KPIs that have been proven to significantly improve performance. The book presents case examples to illustrate the selection and use of the KPIs and provides tools such as KPI selection templates and Key Performance Questions to help you apply the most appropriate KPIs effectively in your business.
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Accounting Demystified

Author: Jeffry R. Haber

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814407905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4830

"Accounting is truly the language of business. Success or failure is measured in dollars, but in order to make good decisions, you need to understand how finances drive business realities and become fluent in the essential elements of the accounting process. ACCOUNTING DEMYSTIFIED tells you all you need to know about the numbers that drive business. The book uses examples of typical business situations to demonstrate basic financial concepts, including: * The accounting process * Financial statements * Making entries * Accounts payable and accounts receivable * Cashflow statements * Fixed and intangible assets * Inventory * Liabilities * Adjusting and closing entries * Prepaid expenses *Preparing a bank reconciliation * Accounting information systems * Stockholders equity * Ratio analysis ACCOUNTING DEMYSTIFIED transforms a complex and potentially intimidating subject into something anyone can easily comprehend. This useful resource helps you understand the basics of accounting and gives you access to an essential part of any business equation. For new students of accounting, entry-level accounting professionals, and business professionals whose own work relates directly to the numbers on the ledger, a basic understanding of core accounting functions and documents is critical. Accounting Demystifiedprovides a simple and straightforward description of universal elements of the accounting process, plus accessible tutorials in creating, interpreting, and using financial statements. Haber’s clear language will let readers: * understand accounting basics * find errors quickly * prepare accurate financial statements * analyze financial documents * determine the financial health of a business * prepare a financial prospectus for potential investors and lenders From the classroom to the back room to the board room, Accounting Demystifiedserves as a valuable primer on the basics of accounting and the purposes they serve."
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Cash Flow Analysis and Forecasting

The Definitive Guide to Understanding and Using Published Cash Flow Data

Author: Timothy Jury

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119968747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 614

This book is the definitive guide to cash flow statement analysis and forecasting. It takes the reader from an introduction about how cash flows move within a business, through to a detailed review of the contents of a cash flow statement. This is followed by detailed guidance on how to restate cash flows into a template format. The book shows how to use the template to analyse the data from start up, growth, mature and declining companies, and those using US GAAP and IAS reporting. The book includes real world examples from such companies as Black and Decker (US), Fiat (Italy) and Tesco (UK). A section on cash flow forecasting includes full coverage of spreadsheet risk and good practice. Complete with chapters of particular interest to those involved in credit markets as lenders or counter-parties, those running businesses and those in equity investing, this book is the definitive guide to understanding and interpreting cash flow data.
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Accounting for Non-Accountants

Author: David Horner

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749480785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Accounting for Non-Accountants provides the perfect introduction to the basics of accounting and finance. Designed for non-specialists with little or no background in accounting, it guides readers through the maze of financial terms and accounting concepts and techniques in a clear and easy-to-follow style. Now in its 11th edition, Accounting for Non-Accountants includes information on the UK GAAP accounting standards as well as an overview of current international standards, and updates including a new chapter on how competition, the financial markets and government economic policy can influence organizations. The book is structured clearly to provide in-depth understanding in three key areas: annual accounts (including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow and reporting standards); management accounting (costing, marginal costing and budgetary controls); and financial management (including the cost of capital, working capital, investment appraisal and performance analysis). With updated online resources including additional review questions for each chapter and a multiple choice question section, Accounting for Non-Accountants is ideal for beginners and provides an excellent grounding for those taking accountancy qualifications.
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The Financial Times Guide to Investing

The Definitive Companion to Investment and the Financial Markets

Author: Glen Arnold

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292005165

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 1274

'The most damaging half truth for savers is “performance matters more than expenses”. Read this book carefully and the financial services industry will have one fewer easy victim, but you will have a sound base for a lifetime of successful investment.' Martin White, Chair of UK Shareholders Association This is one of those great big books to buy and then tuck away for constant reference. It's a tour through everything from managing a portfolio to establishing a fair intrinsic value for a share. If it moves in the world of investing, it’s probably here.' David Stevenson, 'Adventurous Investor' in the Financial Times ‘Informative and easy to read, Glen Arnold has produced arguably the most comprehensive book there is today on stock market investing and one that unquestionably will give an edge to any retail investor. This is a must read for anyone serious about investing.' Simon Thompson, Companies Editor, Investors Chronicle The Financial Times Guide to Investing is the definitive introduction to the art of successful stock market investing. Bestselling author Glen Arnold takes you from the basics of what investors do and why companies need them through to the practicalities of buying and selling shares and how to make the most from your money. He describes different types of investment vehicles and advises you on how to be successful at picking companies, understanding their accounts, managing a sophisticated portfolio, measuring performance and risk and setting up an investment club. The third edition of this investing classic will give you everything you need to choose your shares with skill and confidence. Thoroughly updated, this edition now includes: - Comprehensive advice about unit trusts and other collective investments - A brand new section on dividend payments and what to watch out for - An expanded jargon-busting glossary to demystify those complex phrases and concepts - Recent Financial Times articles and tables to illustrate and expand on case studies and examples - Detailed updates of changes to tax rates and legislation as well as increases in ISA allowances and revisions to capital gains tax
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Cost Recovery

Turning Your Accounts Payable Department into a Profit Center

Author: Richard B. Lanza

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470526149

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Cost Recovery: Turning Your Accounts Payable Department into a Profit Center shows how to identify a company's hidden financial assets. It provides tools to assist organizations generate cash recoveries, stop profit leaks, move away from control issues, and work towards process improvements. The book shows how to incorporate profit recovery technology, and how to pair a company with a recovery expert best suited to the company's needs to achieve bottom line results. The book discusses how to utilize free services offered by cost recovery consultants, using of top money-saving proves improvements, and how to create a plan to maximize recovering technology.
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Company Accounts

Analysis, Interpretation and Understanding

Author: Maurice Pendlebury,Roger Edward Vane Groves,Roger Groves

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861529473

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Company Accounts: Analysis, Interpretation and Understanding provides a clear understanding of the nature and format of the annual report and accounts of companies, and a full introduction to the analysis and interpretation of financial statements. Throughout the text the authors use the financial statements of the BOC Group Plc as a case study providing a basis for description, interpretation and analysis. BOC has given permission for use of its accounts in the 6th edition. The accounts are recognized in the financial world as being models of good reporting practice. Company Accounts is ideal for MBA or advanced-level Management students, combining a conceptual approach with real examples. The concise format also makes it suitable for modular courses for non-accounting students. Business professionals who require an understanding of how to interpret company reports to assess the strengths, weaknesses and potential of an organisation will also find the book an invaluable resource. The revised and updated sixth edition notes the effects and impacts of existing legislation and regulations and all published accounting and financial reporting standards to provide an essential and current guide in this important area. Company Accounts uses real-life financial statements as a case study to provide the basis for description, interpretation and analysis. Company Accounts offers a thorough and analytical discussion of the nature and format of company annual reports and accounts and a full introduction to the analysis and interpretation of financial statements. Company Accounts: Analysis, Interpretation and Understanding provides a clear understanding of the nature and format of the annual report and accounts of companies, and a full introduction to the analysis and interpretation of financial statements. Throughout the text the authors use the financial statements of the BOC Group Plc as a case study providing a basis for description, interpretation and analysis. BOC has given permission for use of its accounts in the 6th edition. The accounts are recognized in the financial world as being models of good reporting practice. Company Accounts is ideal for MBA or advanced-level Management students, combining a conceptual approach with real examples. The concise format also makes it suitable for modular courses for non-accounting students. Business professionals who require an understanding of how to interpret company reports to assess the strengths, weaknesses and potential of an organisation will also find the book an invaluable resource. The revised and updated sixth edition notes the effects and impacts of existing legislation and regulations and all published accounting and financial reporting standards to provide an essential and current guide in this important area. Company Accounts uses real-life financial statements as a case study to provide the basis for description, interpretation and analysis. Company Accounts offers a thorough and analytical discussion of the nature and format of company annual reports and accounts and a full introduction to the analysis and interpretation of financial statements.
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Accounts Receivable Management Best Practices

Author: John G. Salek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471741914

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Praise for Accounts Receivable Management Best Practices "An excellent reference tool on how to manage the accounts receivable process for any company. The use of real-life examples makes the concepts easy to understand. I recommend the book to anyone who wants to improve cash flow and reduce bad debt loss." —Michael E. Beaulieu, Senior Vice President, Finance Cardinal Health "Rather than simply explaining how to get the greatest return from an investment in accounts receivable, John G. Salek reveals how companies shoot themselves in the foot when management sets policies and procedures without consideration of the impact on cash flow. Accounts Receivable Management Best Practices isn't just for credit and collection professionals who often spend more time cleaning up process errors and other corporate 'garbage,' instead of managing risk. It should be required reading for C-level executives, the sales staff, operations managers, and anybody else whose job impacts the order-to-cash cycle." —David Schmidt, Principal, A2 Resources Coauthor of Power Collecting: Automation for Effective Asset Management "Enhancing a company's competitive profile is all about giving enough customers the right product, at the right price, at the right time. This author's real-world approach to accomplishing this goal through the prism of receivables management makes this book a must-read for those companies looking to make their mark as an organization that cares about its customers as well as their own need to produce financial results." —Bruce C. Lynn, Managing Director The Financial Executives Consulting Group, LLC "I have worked with John Salek since 1992, both as his client and as a project manager working with his organization. His knowledge of receivables management . . . the technology, the processes, and the formula for success . . . are unsurpassed in the field." —Stephen L. Watts, Manager, Global Receivables (retired) General Electric Medical Systems "Mr. Salek has written a masterpiece on the intricacies and management of the accounts receivable portfolio. I would recommend this book to CFOs, controllers, treasurers, credit managers, and small business owners." —Steve Kozack, Credit Manager Lennox Hearth Products "Written by an author who has been in the trenches and cites actual examples. This is not written in theory, but from practice." —Milt Dardis, Collection Consultant Dardis & Associates
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The Financial Times Guide to Leadership

How to lead effectively and get results

Author: Marianne Abib Pech

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 027377915X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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The Financial Times Guide to Leadership is a one-stop shop for professionals at every stage of their leadership journey. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to upgrade your current skills, this practical guide takes you through the core building tools of self-awareness, influence and execution. With thought-provoking exercises and action points throughout, plus handy chapter summaries for when you need to access information, this book is your roadmap to becoming a better leader. This definitive guide to leadership includes: What good leadership looks like How to build your own leadership style Techniques to lead and influence others How to build and execute your vision Everything you need to know to become an authentic and dynamic leader. "My shelves groan under stacks of leadership books. But just a very few stand out as solid gold. The Financial Times Guide to Leadership merits inclusion in that select company. There is simply no excuse for not applying its very practical steps. I'd urge you to start or continue your journey here!" Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence "Finally, a first-class leadership book that focuses on the 'how' and 'what' as well as the 'why' and 'when'. Full of practical steps to take you to the next level." Doug Richard, entrepreneur and founder of School for Startups "Leadership is at the intersection of competence, charisma and the ability to think big for yourself and for others. The Financial Times Guide to Leadership gives you the tools you need to navigate this junction with success." Mercedes Erra, Executive President of Havas Worldwide
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Book-keeping and Accounts

Author: Frank Wood,Sheila Robinson

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292129204

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 632

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Now going into its 9th edition, the successful textbook Book-keeping and Accounts is a vital guide for students undertaking studies of book-keeping and accounting for the first time. Through its gradual introduction of topics, explanation of technical terminology in a clear, easy to understand way, this text provides an accessible and reliable guide for any student in their undergraduate career. New to this edition: · Fully compliant with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), with current IFRS terminology. · Questions and exercises to test your understanding and help with revision. · Selected chapters amended and re-structured. · Full explanation of HMRC changes in VAT relating to cash discounts. · Illustrations and diagrams to help explain key concepts. · Updated ‘learning objectives’ and ‘chapter summaries’, to reflect developments in the financial environment · Easy to understand to double entry book-keeping using the ‘IN’ and ‘OUT’ approach. With its highly regarded authorship this text is used by lecturers for teaching students undertaking the following qualifications and examinations; Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), International Association of Book-keepers (IAB), A Level Accounting, Oxford Cambridge and Royal Society of Arts (OCR), and as a general foundation text for personnel employed in the accountancy profession. Accompanying the text is a collection of resources to support both lecturers and students which can be found at www.pearsoned.co.uk/wood - For instructors : Solution’s manual, and Powerpoint slides - For students : Opportunities to practise and additional support with our companion website
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Multi Pack

Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists with Ft Guide to Using and Interpreting Company Accounts

Author: Wendy McKenzie,Peter Atrill

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9781405813877

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FT Guide to Lean

How to streamline your organisation, engage employees and create a competitive edge

Author: Andy Brophy

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273772317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 798

Learn how to make your company more efficient, increase customer value with less work and make better use of your organisation’s resources by implementing a Lean management strategy. The Financial Times Guide to Lean is a guide to the tools that are used to implement Lean, showing you how to apply Lean practices fully into your organisation or company. This book offers a comprehensive and objective look at lean strategy and how it can be tailored for different companies.
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The Financial Times Guide to Options

The Plain and Simple Guide to Successful Strategies

Author: Lenny. Jordan

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273776452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The Financial Times Guide to Options, will introduce you to the instruments and markets of options, giving you the confidence to trade successfully. Options are explained in real-life terminology, using every-day examples and accessible language. Introducing three key options markets – stocks, bonds and commodities, the book explains options contracts from straight vanilla options to strangles and butterflies and covers the fundamentals of options pricing and trading Originally published as Options Plain and Simple , this new edition includes: How the options industry operates and how basic strategies have evolved Risk management and how to trade safely Inclusion of new products such as exchange traded funds A glossary of key words and further reading Addition of market scenarios and examples Like all investment strategies, options offer potential return while incurring potential risk. The advantage of options trading is that risk can be managed to a greater degree than with outright buying or selling. The Financial Times Guide to Options is a straightforward and practical introduction to the fundamentals of options. It includes only what is essential to basic understanding and presents options theory in conventional terms, with a minimum of jargon. This thorough guide will give you a basis from which to trade most of the options listed on most of the major exchanges. The Financial Times Guide to Options includes: Options in everyday life The basics of calls The basics of puts Pricing and behaviour Volatility and pricing models The Greeks and risk assessment: delta Gamma and theta Vega Call spreads and put spreads, or one by one directional spreads One by two directional spreads Combos and hybrid spreads for market direction Volatility spreads Combining straddles and strangles for reduced risk Combining call spreads and put spreads The covered write, the calendar spread and the diagonal spread The interaction of the Greeks Options performance based on cost Trouble shooting and common problems Volatility skews Futures, synthetics and put-call parity Conversions, reversals, boxes and options arbitrage
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The Financial Times Guide to Finance for Non-financial Managers

Author: Jo Haigh

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273756200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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Understand the language of finance, so you can make better decisions, and make them more confidently. * *Transform complex financial data into knowledge for action. *Use KPIs and ratios to assess business health and identify 'warning signals' *Make better choices about capital investments. *Communicate more effectively with financial professionals. *Build skills that are essential to helping businesses achieve their goals -- and to moving forward in your career. FT Guide to Finance for Non-Financial Managers teaches non-financial managers the language of finance, so they can translate complex financial data into actionable knowledge for better decision-making. In plain English, Jo Haigh introduces techniques that can make every business professional more effective -- both in the business, and in their own careers. Haigh shows how to: * *Accurately interpret financial reports, and understand the drivers of profit and loss. *Recognize the difference between cash and profit. *Understand balance sheets. *Work with budgets and forecasts. *Use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and business ratios. *Assess the health of the business, and quickly identify 'warning signals' so they can be addressed early and cost-effectively. *Identify opportunities to increase profits and solve business problems. *Compare capital projects and choose better investments. *Communicate and coordinate more effectively with financial professionals. *Take a more proactive role in helping the business achieve its goals The book includes a complete glossary of finance and investing terms, as well as many sample documents, from KPI summaries to sample full and abbreviated published accounts.
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The Financial Times Guide to Using the Financial Pages

Author: Romesh Vaitilingam

Publisher: Ft Press

ISBN: 9780273727873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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Financial information can seem baffling and intimidating, and not understanding the terminology could affect your business or investing decisions. This essential companion explains where and when to find what you want, and how to make the best use of financial statistics. It will show you how to read and understand data, and how to make best use of the full range of financial and economic figures.
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The Financial Times Guide to Value Investing

How to Become a Disciplined Investor

Author: Glen Arnold

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273747061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 8526

'Glen Arnold makes complex investment concepts understandable. He explains what the masters of the investment world have done to achieve their status.' David Shapiro, Stamford Associates 'An excellent intorduction to value investing, some of its most famous practitioners and the investments that made them rich.' Mark Wallace, Rothschild 'In an age of turbulence, reading this book is as good as an inoculation against fads and infatuation with over-trading.' Robin Woodbine Parish, Chairman of the El Oro and Exploration company.plc What are the key principles that have served great investors for over half a century? Is there anything that we can learn from those investors who have displayed an enviable performance on the world’s stock markets? In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author Glen Arnold addresses just these questions. He provides a set of guidelines which join value principles and growth attributes with the philosophies of the world's most famous investors. Originally published as Valuegrowth Investing, this new edition has been updated throughout. The Financial Times Guide to Value Investing conveys fundamental concepts, provides practical methods and soffers sound reasoning to guide investment selections. The Financial Times Guide to Value Investing: Describes the proven investing philosophies of iconic investors including Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and Benjamin Graham Shows what ordinary investors should focus on when looking to invest Provides tools for analysing key investment factors Delivers a coherent investment strategy today for growth tomorrow Proves that great investing requires great principles
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Accounts Demystified ePub eBook

Author: Anthony Rice

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273744739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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An astonishingly simple guide to the fundamental principles of accounting, written specifically for those without a financial background. Simple, easily absorbed and clearly explained, this book will guide you through all the major accounting concepts. You will learn how to master company accounts, understand balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and cash flow systems and how to analyse and monitor your company’s financial performance. This new edition is updated throughout to incorporate changes in accounting regulations and includes a new chapter on keeping personal accounts. Whether you manage a small company, are a trainee accountant, an entrepreneur, a business studies or MBA student, an investor on the stock market or a manager in a big corporation, you will not want to be without this definitive and user-friendly guide to the fundamental principles of accounting.
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