The world of finance and accountancy can seem one of impenetrable mystery but it is one that many managers have to face in their day to day lives. With its comprehensive coverage of the subject, this book allows you not only to ask pertinent questions but also to understand the answers.
Chapter by chapter, the workings of finance are mapped out and laid bare - the formal reports, the methods used to prepare the numbers and what accountants actually do every day.
This edition is fully updated to reflect current allowances, rates and regulations and further information. It also includes even more questions (with comprehensive answers) to challenge the reader's understanding.
Detailed explanations are provided in a clear, jargon-free style and backed up with lots of practical examples. Areas covered include:
- basic terminology
- accounting concepts and principles
- profit & loss accounts and cash flow management
- how accounts departments work
- corporate financial planning.
There is also a section on personal finance.
NOT GOT MUCH TIME?
One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of finance.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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