The second edition of Foundations of Business Accounting has been fully revised and offers unrivalled coverage for students taking a first course in accounting. The text has been welcomed by students and lecturers for its thorough treatment of introductory financial accounting, combined with a much more user-friendly, interactive approach than is found in traditional accounting texts. 'The book is well written, well set out and a pleasure to study.' ACCA Students' Newsletter
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.
When it comes to operating a small business, it doesn't matter how good the idea is if the accounting behind the operations isn't solid. Now readers have a resource that covers the accounting tools and strategies that will help them run a successful company. They'll gain a strong foundation in basic accounting and then progress to accounting strategies for service businesses. They'll also learn about basic accounting procedures and find ways to utilize accounting techniques for a merchandising business.
This publication is one of a series of handbooks prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) to help countries, particularly developing countries, implement the 1993 system of national accounts (SNA). It attempts to cover the conceptual and practical aspects of linking business accounts to national accounts through countries' experiences. The handbook aims to provide a general guide to business accounts and the possibility of linking items in them to SNA concepts allowing for local rules and regulations. It cannot provide a set of concrete and detailed international guidelines due to the diversity of business account standards among countries and the extent to which business accounts are made available to statisticians. The main target audiences for this handbook are staff responsible for the compilation of national accounts although it is also a useful reference tool for those who prepare statistics for the preparation of national accounts.
Is this the right book for me? A jargon-free guide for the small business owner or manager Small Business Accounting is a jargon-free joy for the small business owner or manager, providing practical examples of real businesses to show the reader, step by step, how to record each transaction. This book does not assume that you know anything at all about business records and accounts and gives a system for real businesses to be operated by real business people who want a simple, easy and, above all, quick system of book keeping. Forget about debits and credits, journal entries, ledgers and day books. If you can read a bank statement this book will teach you how to prepare accounts, make cashfl...
In this unique volume, a Japanese and U.S. editor have collaborated to bring an understanding of Japanese accounting practices, perspectives, and implications to the English speaking audience. The 14 chapters of this book take a sweeping view of accounting, covering methods, data, theories, and comparisons. Institutionalism has been a major force in accounting thinking in the United States as well as Japan. The influence of Marxian theory on Japanese accounting, and social science thinking remains vastly underappreciated in the United States. A direct comparison of Japanese and U.S. factor markets, and Korean and German accounting practices also reveals additional important differences.
Not everyone is cut out to be a professional accountant, but those who want to move up the corporate ladder know that they need to master the essentials of accounting. Understanding Business Accounting For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes truly light work of the financial fundamentals that many businesspeople try to bluff their way through every day. The book will show you how to evaluate profit margins, establish budgets, control profit and cash flow, stem losses, manage inventory, make wise financial decisions, survive an audit, and use the latest computer technology to help you manage the bottom line. This updated edition also includes the latest information on International Financial Reporting Standards, capital budgeting, and break even, plus new advice on how to find financial facts and read company accounts. New sections include links to a number of key business spreadsheets and a new chapter on financing your business.
Business Accounting and Finance for Non Specialists is aimed at non-specialist students of accounting and finance on a first course in the subject. It gives a lively and wide-ranging survey of the basic principles of finance, financial accounting and management accounting. The unique approach taken in the first Section of the book is to look at small to medium sized business organisations and their role in the economy ? how they are set up, factors in their success and failure and how they source funds for expansion. This leads to discussion of the role of financial markets and their need for financial information. Sections 2 and 3 then give an account of financial and management accounting ...
Now in its fourth edition, this book dispels much of the mystique surrounding accounting and finance for the non-financial manager. It will enable the reader to communicate more efficiently with financial advisers and help to enhance the quality of the financial decisions that managers have to make. It includes such topics as accounting for inflation, the significance of cash management and control and the development of accounting standards, many of which have not been treated in any single, recent, competitive work. This fully revised and updated version incorporates changes in current legislation and in attitudes towards financial analysis, the interpretation of annual accounts and the use of financial ratios, as well as a new chapter on capital investment appraisal.
Get your head around company finance. Whether you're a small business owner or a corporate manager with budget responsibilities, having an understanding of your company's finances is crucial. This user-friendly guide takes you through all the key elements of UK business accounting, covering everything from evaluating profit margins and establishing budgets to controlling cash flow and writing financial reports. The third edition has been fully updated throughout and includes brand new content on the emergence of IFRS and dealing with foreign exchange. The book is organised into five Parts: Part I: Accounting Basics Part II: Getting a Grip on Financial Statements (Including cash flow, cash flow statements financial reports, profit and loss accounts) Part III: Accounting in Managing a Business (Including managing profit performance, budgeting, ownership structures, costs, and difference accounting methods) Part IV: Financial Reports in the Outside World (All about auditors and advisors, and how investors read financial reports) Part V: Part of Tens