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Understanding Business Accounting For Dummies, 3rd Edition (UK Edition)

Understanding Business Accounting For Dummies, 3rd Edition (UK Edition)

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781119951285
  • Published In: December 2011
  • Format: Paperback , 428 pages
  • Jurisdiction: U.K. ? Disclaimer:
    Countri(es) stated herein are used as reference only

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    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

  • Introduction 1

    Part I: Accounting Basics 9

    Chapter 1: Introducing Accounting to Non-Accountants 11

    Chapter 2: Bookkeeping 101: From Shoe Boxes to Computers 33

    Chapter 3: Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes 51

    Chapter 4: Accounting and Your Personal Finances 67

    Part II: Getting a Grip on Financial Statements 85

    Chapter 5: Profit Mechanics 87

    Chapter 6: The Balance Sheet from the Profit and Loss Account Viewpoint 109

    Chapter 7: Cash Flows and the Cash Flow Statement 131

    Chapter 8: Getting a Financial Report Ready for Prime Time 153

    Part III: Accounting in Managing a Business 173

    Chapter 9: Managing Profit Performance 175

    Chapter 10: Business Budgeting 197

    Chapter 11: Choosing the Right Ownership Structure 219

    Chapter 12: Cost Conundrums 241

    Chapter 13: Choosing Accounting Methods 261

    Part IV: Financial Reports in the Outside World 285

    Chapter 14: How Investors Read a Financial Report 287

    Chapter 15: Professional Auditors and Advisers 313

    Part V: The Part of Tens 329

    Chapter 16: Ten Ways Savvy Business Managers Use Accounting 331

    Chapter 17: Ten Places a Business Gets Money From 345

    Chapter 18: Ten (Plus One) Questions Investors Should Ask When Reading a Financial Report 355

    Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Get a Better Handle on the Financial Future 367

    Part VI: Appendixes 377

    Appendix A: Glossary: Slashing through the Accounting Jargon Jungle 379

    Appendix B: Accounting Software and Other Ways to Get the Books in Good Order 395

    Index 399

  • John A. Tracy is a former staff accountant at Ernst & Young.

    Colin Barrow was the Head of the Enterprise Group at Cranfield School of Management and is the author of more than 30 books including Starting a Business For Dummies, Business Plans For Dummies and Business Plans Kit For Dummies.

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