It covers the following topics.
1. Getting Started
3. Employee Record
4. Pay Run
Drawing on their work training tens of thousands of people at leading organizations worldwide, the authors provide a deep understanding of the basics of financial management and measurement, along with hands-on activities to practice what you are reading. You'll discover:
Why the assumptions behind financial data matter
- What income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements really reveal
- How to use ratios to assess your venture's financial health
- How to calculate return on your investments in your enterprise
- Ways to use financial information to do your own job better
- How to instill financial intelligence throughout your team
Authoritative and accessible, Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs empowers you to "talk numbers" confidently with colleagues, partners, and employees-- and fully understand how to use financial data to make better decisions for your business.
It’s no surprise that even my most successful friends feel confused or paralyzed. Even if they have a shelfful of personal finance books, they don’t have time to make sense of all the information available. They don’t just want good advice, they want the best advice—so rather than do the “wrong thing,” they do nothing. Their 401(k) and bank statements pile up, unexamined or maybe even unopened.
What they don’t realize is that bad calls about money aren’t failures; they’re just what happens when emotional creatures have to make decisions about the future with limited information. What I tell them is that we need to scrap striving for perfection and instead commit to a process of guessing and making adjustments when things go off track. Of course we’re going to make the best guesses we can—but we’re not going to obsess over getting them exactly right.
The fact is, in a single page you can prioritize what you really want in life and figure out how to get there. That’s because a great financial plan has nothing to do with what the markets are doing, what your real estate agent is pitching, or the hot stock your brother-in-law told you about. It has everything to do with what’s most important to you.
By now you may be wondering, “What about the details? How much do I need to invest each year, and how do I allocate it? How much life insurance do I need?” Don’t worry: I’ll cover those topics and many more, sharing strategies that will take the complexity out of them.
The most important thing is getting clarity about the big picture so you can cope with the unexpected. Maybe you’ll lose the job you thought was secure; you’ll take a financial risk that doesn’t pan out; you’ll have twins when you were only budgeting for one. In other words: Life will happen.
But no matter what happens, this book will help you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to go.
The Clearest Explanation Ever of the Key Accounting Basics
The world of accounting can be intimidating. Whether you're a manager, business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you've likely found yourself needing to know basic accounting...but baffled by complicated accounting books. What if learning accounting could be as simple and fun as running a child's lemonade stand? It can.
The Accounting Game presents financial information in a format so simple and so unlike a common accounting textbook, you may forget you're learning key skills that will help you get ahead! Using the world of a child's lemonade stand to teach the basics of managing your finances, this book makes a dry subject fun and understandable. As you run your stand, you'll begin to understand and apply financial terms and concepts like assets, liabilities, earnings, inventory and notes payable, plus:
--Interactive format gives you hands-on experience
--Color-coded charts and worksheets help you remember key terms
--Step-by-step process takes you from novice to expert with ease
--Fun story format speeds retention of essential concepts
--Designed to apply what you learn to the real world
The revolutionary approach of The Accounting Game takes the difficult subjects of accounting and business finance and makes them something you can easily learn, understand, remember and use!
"The game approach makes the subject matter most understandable. I highly recommend it to anyone frightened by either numbers or accountants."
-John Hernandis, Director of Corporate Communications, American Greetings
New to the fourth edition are the topics of common and special causes, outliers, and risk management tools. Besides the new topics, many current topics have been expanded to reflect changes in auditing practices since 2004 and ISO 19011 guidance, and they have been rewritten to promote the common elements of all types of system and process audits.
The handbook can be used by new auditors to gain an understanding of auditing. Experienced auditors will find it to be a useful reference. Audit managers and quality managers can use the handbook as a guide for leading their auditing programs. The handbook may also be used by trainers and educators as source material for teaching the fundamentals of auditing.
This new edition devotes an entire chapter to a method of evaluating mutually exclusive projects without resorting to any imposed conditions. Two chapters not found in the previous edition address special topics in finance, including a novel and innovative way to approach amortization tables and the time value of money for cash flows when they increase geometrically or arithmetically. This new edition also features helpful how-to sections on Excel applications at the end of each appropriate chapter.
We want you to succeed on the financial accounting and reporting portion of the CPA Exam. That's why we've selected these 500 questions to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. These questions are similar to the ones you’ll find on the CPA Exam so you will know what to expect on test day. Each question includes a concise, easy-to-follow explanation in the answer key for your full understanding of the concepts. Whether you have been studying all year or are doing a last-minute review, McGraw-Hill Education: 500 Financial Accounting and Reporting Questions for the CPA Exam will help you achieve the high score you desire.
Sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with:500 CPA Exam-style questions Full explanations for each question in the answer key A format parallel to that of the CPA Exam
“Excel has become the standard platform for quantitative analysis. Carlberg has become a world-class guide for Excel users wanting to do quantitative analysis. The combination makes Statistical Analysis: Microsoft Excel 2010 a must-have addition to the library of those who want to get the job done and done right.”
—Gene V Glass, Regents’ Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University
Use Excel 2010’s statistical tools to transform your data into knowledge
Use Excel 2010’s powerful statistical tools to gain a deeper understanding of your data,
make more accurate and reliable inferences, and solve problems in fields ranging from business to health sciences.
Top Excel guru Conrad Carlberg shows how to use Excel 2010 to perform the core statistical tasks every business professional, student, and researcher should master. Using real-world examples, Carlberg helps you choose the right technique for each problem and get the most out of Excel’s statistical features, including its new consistency functions. Along the way, you discover the most effective ways to use correlation and regression and analysis of variance and covariance. You see how to use Excel to test statistical hypotheses using the normal, binomial, t and F distributions.
Becoming an expert with Excel statistics has never been easier! You’ll find crystal-clear instructions, insider insights, and complete step-by-step projects—all complemented by an extensive set of web-based resources.
• Master Excel’s most useful descriptive and inferential statistical tools
• Tell the truth with statistics, and recognize when others don’t
• Accurately summarize sets of values
• View how values cluster and disperse
• Infer a population’s characteristics from a sample’s frequency distribution
• Explore correlation and regression to learn how variables move in tandem
• Understand Excel’s new consistency functions
• Test differences between two means using z tests, t tests, and Excel’s
Data Analysis Add-in
• Use ANOVA and ANCOVA to test differences between more than two means
• Explore statistical power by manipulating mean differences, standard errors, directionality, and alpha
There is an Excel workbook for each chapter, and each worksheet is keyed to one of the book's figures. You'll also find additional material, such as a chart that demonstrates how statistical power shifts as you manipulate sample size, mean differences, alpha and directionality. To access these free files, please visit http://www.quepublishing.com/title/0789747200 and click the Downloads Tab.
Imagine a thousand cameras flashing in your eyes through a forest of microphones, everyone millions of dollars and world-wide headlines riding on your every word as you try to navigate your company through crisis, time and time again.
It’s not for the faint of heart…
But it does make for one entertaining memoir!
Welcome to the life of Jason Vines, the man who preserved the good name of Ford/Firestone, Jeep, General Motors, Nissan, Chevy, and other mega-companies throughout one catastrophe after the next.
In Vines’ candid first book, “What Did Jesus Drive”, you’ll hear about all the trials, tribulations, hilarity, and heartbreak of being a master PR consultant – straight from the man with the silver tongue himself!
Outrageous as it is insightful, shocking as it is refreshing; “What Did Jesus Drive” will have you laughing yourself hoarse all the while teaching you how to keep your cool with IT hits the fan!
This isn’t the PR class you took in Business School!
And relax; this is not a book about Jesus. (Although he does appear in two chapters: first as a Hispanic grandfather from Waterford, Michigan, and later as the real Prince of Peace.)
No, this book is about a life in the public relations blast furnace of the automotive industry; being the only man on the front line.
If you’re a company owner, CEO, PR professional, the lessons and stories in this book are INVALUABLE for you and everyone in your PR department!
Even if you’re just somebody who enjoys a look into the wild ride in the world of corporate America, this book is for you.
Get your copy of “What Did Jesus Drive” now, and let the games begin!
"Jason's story telling is his honest account of time well spent in a career documenting numerous pivotal events we all want to hear about." – Lee Iacocca
"Get me Jason Vines! How I wish as the candidates I worked for screamed, screwed, or gaffed their way into crisis, I had called on Jason Vines. This is more than a corporate PR book - it's a masters' class, no holds barred, white knuckle ride of insights and wisdom for anyone whose job it is to communicate for a living.” – ??????
“Jason Vines in raw and real story telling of his own journey explains to every politician, celebrity, corporate communications professional and government agency that has ever faced trouble (yes I am talking about you NFL - read this one Goodell!) why we have such a hard time telling the truth, why that's the whole frickin' problem and what we can do about it." – Joe Trippi, Democratic Campaign and Media Consultant.
"Jason Vines lived The Hurt Locker, defusing one public relations I.E.D. after another. To think some of the largest corporations we can name have been this close to pure PR disaster, and yet were saved by the insight Jason earned from decades of corporate cage fights, is truly amazing." – Dutch Mandel, AutoWeek Publisher
"I always knew I could count on Jason for an unbiased and honest opinion."
– Dr. Ricardo Martinez, MD, FACEP and former NHTSA Administrator
This complete summary of the ideas from Napoleon Hill's book "Think and Grow Rich: The Way to Personal Achievement" shows that every achievement begins with an idea. The author states that wealth comes from turning this idea into something that people are willing to pay for, which is only achieved by thinking. Find out how you can use your own power of thinking to make your idea a reality and grow rich.
Added-value of this summary:
• Save time
• Understand the key concepts
• Expand your business knowledge
To learn more, read "Think and Grow Rich" and discover the money-making abilities hidden in your own mind.
This complete summary of the ideas from Michael Michalowicz's book "Profit First" introduces the Profit First Approach. According to Michalowicz, this approach means prioritising profit, instead of leaving it as an afterthought. By following this approach, you can secure your profits and run your business on the remaining cash.
There are four steps to install the Profit First Approach:
1. Draw a line in the sand
2. Set up your Profit First system
3. Use Profit First to destroy debt and optimise your business
4. Integrate some advanced techniques into your Profit First system
Added-value of this summary:
• Save time
• Prioritise your company’s profits
• Make your company permanently profitable
To learn more, read “Profit First” and get your business profit-ready!
You’ll learn how to use correlation and regression, analyze variance and covariance, and test statistical hypotheses using the normal, binomial, t, and F distributions. To help you make accurate inferences based on samples from a population, this edition adds two more chapters on inferential statistics, covering crucial topics ranging from experimental design to the statistical power of F tests.
Becoming an expert with Excel statistics has never been easier! You’ll find crystal-clear instructions, insider insights, and complete step-by-step projects—all complemented by extensive web-based resources.Master Excel’s most useful descriptive and inferential statistical tools Tell the truth with statistics—and recognize when others don’t Accurately summarize sets of values Infer a population’s characteristics from a sample’s frequency distribution Explore correlation and regression to learn how variables move in tandem Use Excel consistency functions such as STDEV.S() and STDEV.P() Test differences between two means using z tests, t tests, and Excel’s Data Analysis Add-in Use ANOVA to test differences between more than two means Explore statistical power by manipulating mean differences, standard errors, directionality, and alpha Take advantage of Recommended PivotTables, Quick Analysis, and other Excel 2013 shortcuts
The financial crisis forced accounting standard setters and market regulators around the globe to come up with new proposals for modifying existing practices for investment accounting. Accounting for Investments, Volume 2: Fixed Income and Interest Rate Derivatives covers these revised standards, as well as those not yet implemented, in detail.
Beginning with an overview of the financial products affected by these changes—defining each product, the way it is structured, its advantages and disadvantages, and the different events in the trade life cycle—the book then examines the information that anyone, person or institution, holding fixed income security and interest rate investments must record.Offers a comprehensive overview of financial products including fixed income and interest rate derivatives like interest rate swaps, caps, floors, collars, cross currency swaps, and more Follows the trade life cycle of each product Explains how new and anticipated changes in investment accounting affect the investment world
Accurately recording and reporting investments across financial products requires extensive knowledge both of new and existing practices, and Accounting for Investments, Volume 2, Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Derivatives covers this important topic in-depth, making it an invaluable resource for professional and novice accountants alike.
The book is broadly divided into three sections. Section one examines the structure of the Balance Sheet and the Income Statement, their links and the accounting mechanisms used to prepare them. Section two deals with the identification, evaluation and reporting of Balance Sheet items. Section three covers the use of financial statements to analyze a firm’s performance and its risks. Throughout the book special topics are covered, including Derivatives and Hedge accounting (IAS 39), Business Combination (IFRS 3) and Operating Segments (IFRS 8).
Financial Reporting under IFRS is ideally suited to the needs of students of accounting and financial reporting, but all users of financial statements, from creditors and investors to suppliers, customers, employees and governments will benefit from its concise, topic-based approach.
Mastering Financial Calculations starts by introducing the fundamentals of financial market arithmetic, including the core concepts of discounting, net present value, effective yields, and cash flow analysis. Next, walk step-by-step through the essential calculations and financial techniques behind money markets and futures, zero-coupon analysis, interest rate and currency swaps, bonds, foreign exchange, options, and more. Making use of many worked examples and practical exercises, the book explains challenging concepts such as forward pricing, duration analysis, swap valuation, and option pricing - all with exceptional clarity.
Whether you are a trader, fund manager, corporate treasurer, programmer, accountant, risk manager, or market student, you'll gain the ability to manipulate and apply these techniques with speed and confidence.
The reason for this, we believe, is a lack of scientific logical or mythical information. And now it is the intention of this book to afford such knowledge.
This book is in no sense of the word the complete text on the subject. It does aim to present in factual form an outstanding new theory of financial (market) astrology. It also attempts to trace the operation of this theory upon the investor’s and trader’s possibilities in the Indian Stock Market.
Calculate loan repayments!
Handle a production’s limiting factors successfully!
Work out customers’ profitability!
Yes, most of the above and much more can be achieved in Microsoft Excel if you understand some basic concepts of financial modelling and analysis.
This book was written to help any users wanting to have a clear understanding of how Excel can help to perform some aspects of financial modelling and analysis using some of its built-in financial and logical functions. It goes further by elaborating detail exercises on the above. The book introduces the basic concepts of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow and builds the relevant models.
Many books have been written on Excel. However, this book explains some advanced techniques for sensitivity analysis and features in a rather simplified manner with plenty of screen captures wherever possible. New users and existing users on Excel will find this book handy.
This book will not only show you how to drive traffic to our website, but get "targeted" visitors. The ones that matter.
Find out what big companies and corporation are doing to get people to visit their websites. These are proven strategies that have worked for many big companies. And still are used today.
If you have a business to promote, a online business, or just a blog you want people to see, find out how to target and get the "targeted" audience to visit your website. This book will show you how to use the tools that are out there to bring your website to the top.
Tony in his straight-forward, jargon free style provides the investor and business owner with a simple guide to protecting assets, reducing tax and keeping wealth in the family for future generations.
Inside you’ll discover how to:
1. Protect assets that have been accumulated in your personal name.
2. Ensure that your wealth is passed securely to your descendants and is not diluted by in-laws who marry into the family.
3. Ensure your wealth is controlled (even after you have passed away) according to your wishes, so that it is not squandered by irresponsible, extravagant heirs.
4. Place assets into a Trust that will not end in 80 years, but one that continues forever.
5. Ensure that once all structures, wills and protections are in place, they are updated and remain compliant with any changes in the law and in your personal circumstances.
'Accounting for Business' clearly explains accounting information's role in making sound business decisions and focuses upon the aspects of accounting practice which are most relevant to the non-specialist manager. It is ideal for first year undergraduates of business studies, higher students and those pursuing professional accountancy qualifications.
This third edition has been restructured, to further enhance its 'student centred' approach. The content has now been broken down into 25 roughly equivalent 'bite-sized' individual study topics. Each of these requires 6 hours of study time, enabling this book to support a full scale semester course with two topics a week, or a full year course at one topic a week.
Includes a wide selection of topical case studies, with a broad spread of international examples.
As a specialty doctor, you shouldn’t always follow the rules that others adhere to when it comes to finances. Your high income, subsequent high taxes, and significant exposure to litigation all require you to pay even closer attention to your financial goals than the average person.
By using this essential wealth management and preservation handbook, you can learn
• Strategies to diversify your tax risk;
• Methods to lessen the impact of litigation;
• Qualities to look for when seeking professional advice;
• Spend more time doing the things you enjoy with the people you love.
This guide includes examples, diagrams, and more to make it easy to understand your financial options and the impact of the decisions you make. Navigating this financial world isn’t easy, but taking an active approach will put you well on your way to Optimal Financial Health.
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
For easy reading, a comprehensive list of hundreds of topics each with a graphic image and explanatory text act as a useful exam revision reminder or reference tool for professionals.
The accompanying software which brings all these images to life can be downloaded at no extra charge thereby providing an additional computer based interactive learning resource as an easy and enjoyable way to study.
A combined eBook and software package at a tiny fraction of the previously published price.
Unlock accompanying software with your eBook receipt!
- Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced examiners Ian Harrison and Michael Hillman
- Maintain an appropriate international focus in exams with examples and case studies from around the world
- Get the top marks by applying accounting terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words
Use the Revision Guide to prepare for the big day:
- Plan and pace your revision with the revision planner- Use the expert tips to clarify key points
- Avoid making typical mistakes with expert advice
- Test yourself with rapid-fire questions and answers and tick off each topic as you complete it
- Practise your exam skills with exam-style questions
Also available: Cambridge International AS and A Level Accounting textbook by Ian Harrison (ISBN: 9781444181432).
This title has not been through the Cambridge endorsement process.
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.
If someone asked you to describe prosperity and security, what would you see in your mind’s eye? Is it finally taking that trip to Paris? A beautiful beach house? Or maybe making that last mortgage payment and staying right where you are? In your vision are you captaining a sailboat? Hiking through a redwood forest? Or simply enjoying a precious moment of peace and contentment?
When it comes to financial planning, it’s easy to jump right into the minutiae of investments, skipping over the deeper questions of what you really want from your money, both now and in the future. But in Picture Your Prosperity, Ellen Rogin and Lisa Kueng do the opposite. First they’ll help you figure out exactly what you need and want. Only then will they show you how to make the smart money decisions that can help turn your vision into reality.
If the thought of financial planning and investing sounds about as appealing as a trip to the dentist, you’re not alone. Many of us avoid the process because it feels too stressful, boring, or difficult. But as Ellen and Lisa have learned from their years in financial services, thinking about money becomes exciting and fun when it’s tied to your personal vision instead of a pile of technical details. And it can be easier than you think.
Once your goal is clear, the authors show you how to design your investments to create the life you’ve envisioned. Soon you’ll feel more in control of your finances and on the road to the things that matter most. You’ll be able to create a plan that’s broken down into manageable and, dare we say it, enjoyable steps. You’ll learn how to handle your money with more joy and less stress, even during turbulent times. And you’ll explore ways your financial moves can have a huge positive impact on other people.
As Rogin and Kueng write, “Your money is important, but money is meaningless if it can’t be connected to the rest of your life. Who cares what the totals on your balance sheet or in your bank account are if you can’t use them to build the kind of future you want? What good is having a brilliant investment strategy if you worry incessantly about losing it, constantly fight with your partner about money, or come home and kick your dog on days the market drops? What if instead you felt positive, peaceful, and prosperous?
Get ready to feel more excited than ever about your money, and about all the good things it can bring.
Despite the economic landscape and job market, demand for accountants remains strong, and accountants will continue to see high demand for their services as the economy rebounds and businesses grow. Additionally, one of the effects of the economic downturn is a greater emphasis on accountability, transparency, and controls in financial reporting.
With easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples, Financial Accounting For Dummies provides students who are studying business, finance, and accounting with the basic concepts, terminology, and methods to interpret, analyze, and evaluate actual corporate financial statements.Covers traditional introductory financial accounting course material Explores concepts accountants and other business professionals use to prepare reports Details mergers and acquisitions purchase and pooling, free cash flow, and financial statement analysis
Whether you're a student on your way to earning a bachelor's degree, MBA, or MAcc, Financial Accounting For Dummies gives you a wealth of information to grasp the subject and ace the course.
There are so many different ways to make money these days that you’re almost spoilt for choice. Take a look at the options in this book and work out which ones work best for your situation. You might just choose one or a combination of two or more options to build your business. You might even choose some of these options to help supplement your cash flow while you’re building up another part of your overall business plan. No matter what you decide, the key to your success is creating a business model that works for you.
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Owning and running a small business can be complicated. On top of developing, marketing and selling your product or service, you’ve got to be prepared to handle the money that’s coming in, pay your employees, track expenditures, consider your stock options, and much more.
Accounting for Small Business Owners covers the entire process of establishing solid accounting for your business and common financial scenarios, and will show you how to:
• Set up and run your business
• Manage and sell your product or service
• Perform a month-end balancing of accounts
Packed with definitions of basic accounting terms, sample accounting statements, and a wealth of tips and tricks to simplify the accounting process, Accounting for Small Business Owners has everything you need to get the job done!
That advice can now be found in Lawrence Lynn's How to Invest Today. Though there are many books about the complicated art of investment, most are either filled with sophisticated jargon or narrowly focused toward a certain angle. This primer on contemporary investing, written by a team of financial professionals and writers, fills an important niche: it is a general-purpose book on today's world of money management that introduces the novice to the many facets of investment in simple, down-to-earth language:
- mutual funds
- the stock market
- real estate
- retirement and estate planning
- employee benefits
- and more
If you are not an experienced investor, this is the book for you. It explains common terms that may be unfamiliar to the newcomer--liquidity, higher current yield, growth of principle--and illustrates them with vivid hypothetical scenarios. It alerts the reader to common mistakes in investing and provides an up-to-date picture of all the basic financial options available. How to Invest Today takes the mystery out of the investments and puts the beginner at ease, with concise, uncomplicated explanations.
You don't need a genius IQ to ace your financial accounting curriculum. The only prerequisites are a little discipline and a comprehensive tutorial devoid of confusing jargon.
Financial Accounting DeMYSTiFieD presents all the concepts and skills you need, in a language you understand. Designed to let you learn at your own pace, it explains all the rules for preparing and reporting accounting information to parties outside an organization. Then, you'll get details on basic financial accounting concepts, valuing inventories, accounting methods, stockholder's equity, receivables, and more. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, Financial Accounting DeMYSTiFieD teaches you the ins and outs of financial accounting in no time at all!
This fast and easy guide offers:Expert coverage of financial statements, cash and short-term investments, receivables, cash flows, liabilities Tips, techniques, and insights that drive home key financial accounting principles and theories Hundreds of worked-out examples, chapter-ending quizzes, and a final exam to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses Specific recommendations if you're having difficulty with certain subtopics
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Financial Accounting DeMYSTiFieD is a shortcut to developing a working knowledge of accounting practices.
However, few noticed that the innovative power of Bitcoin is not strictly financial, but it fundamentally impacts the creation of political consensus, by transforming it into a technological mechanism.
Exactly for this reason, the present edition is enriched by a critical apparatus that should make possible, even for the less tech-savvy reader, to comprehend and reflect on such a key phenomenon of our times.
This book’s over-riding aim is to provide a comprehensive and authoritative source of reference which defines the domain of accounting education/training, and which provides a critical overview of the state of this domain (including emerging and cutting edge issues) as a foundation for facilitating improved accounting education/training scholarship and research in order to enhance the educational base of accounting practice. The Routledge Companion to Accounting Education highlights the key drivers of change - whether in the field of practice on the one hand (e.g. increased regulation, globalisation, risk, and complexity), or from developments in the academy on the other (e.g. pressures to embed technology within the classroom, or to meet accreditation criteria) on the other.
Thirty chapters, written by leading scholars from around the world, are grouped into seven themed sections which focus on different facets of their respective themes – including student, curriculum, pedagogic, and assessment considerations.
“Harry’s book is among my most recommended readings because it provides a step-by-step process that enables any investor to analyze potential investment opportunities and ultimately become a much better investor.”
– Charles E. Kirk, The Kirk Report
“This is a thoughtful book that will stir the imagination and whet the appetite of anyone considering investing in stocks. It will serve as a foundation for lifelong education in how to improve your wealth.”
– Victor Niederhoffer, Chief Speculator, Manchester Investments, and author of the best-selling Education of a Speculator
“This book is sensible, balances risks with rewards, has a lot of real-world practical examples carefully worked out, and a lot of tangible parameters. This is the book I wish I had time to write.”
– David Edwards, President, Heron Capital Management, Inc.
“Fire Your Stock Analyst! grabbed my attention early and held it to the very end. This is a good book if you are interested in being your own stock guru or just getting started in common stock investment analysis.”
– Nicholas D. Gerber, Portfolio Manager, Ameristock Funds
“A refreshing antidote to run-of-the-mill investing ‘how-tos.’ The net result is an insightful and useful treatise on investing that works for both growth and value plays.”
– Charles Mulford, Invesco Chair and Professor of Accounting, Georgia Institute of Technology, and coauthor of The Financial Numbers Game: Detecting Creative Accounting Practices
“Fire Your Stock Analyst! offers honest and up-to-the minute advice and guidance on the investment-research process. Domash offers up a great combination of textbook knowledge backed by real-world examples.”
– Richard H. Driehaus, Driehaus Capital Management, Inc.
“Fire Your Stock Analyst! provides well-thought-out, sensible, step-by-step strategies for analyzing stocks, including when to sell. These analytical methods, used by pros though rarely explained to individual investors, will help you improve your results in the market right away.”
– Jon D. Markman, Senior Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager, Pinnacle Investment Advisors
Filled with colorful characters and history, Double Entry takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the heart of the story is double-entry bookkeeping: the first system that allowed merchants to actually measure the worth of their businesses. Luca Pacioli—monk, mathematician, alchemist, and friend of Leonardo da Vinci—incorporated Arabic mathematics to formulate a system that could work across all trades and nations. As Jane Gleeson-White reveals, double-entry accounting was nothing short of revolutionary: it fueled the Renaissance, enabled capitalism to flourish, and created the global economy. John Maynard Keynes would use it to calculate GDP, the measure of a nation’s wealth. Yet double-entry accounting has had its failures. With the costs of sudden corporate collapses such as Enron and Lehman Brothers, and its disregard of environmental and human costs, the time may have come to re-create it for the future.
It covers the following topics.
Setting Up a New Accounting System
Suppliers, Purchases and Inventory
Customers, Sales and Inventory
Receipts, Payments and Expenses
The purpose of Turning Black Ink Into Gold is to show small business owners how to improve the quality of their financial performance and how high quality financial performance reporting can improve their company's profitability, marketability and market value