Anthony S Bongiorno, The Bongiorno Group.
The explosion of cloud computing and its impact on the accounting industry is the impetus for ‘Remaining Relevant’, which is all about the future of the accounting profession - essential reading in this manual for an accountant’s success.
“Technology is enabling and will demand the accounting profession to transform. From the changing the engagement and service mix within a firm, to fixed fee billing and off shoring ... everything is up for review. As long-term industry insider and visionary, Rob has the unique capability to help accountants focus on what is important through his direct, and at times confronting, analysis of the profession. A must read.”
Tim Reed, MYOB CEO
“Rob Nixon is to accounting what Peter Drucker was to strategy: He creates new paradigms and fresh approaches to a discipline that would be headed for the doldrums without him.”
Alan Weiss, PhD, Author, Million Dollar Consulting
Rhode Island, USA
“The accounting game is changing forever. Any partner who doesn’t acknowledge this is kidding themselves. The age of the dinosaur firm is coming to an end, and this book is a must for any accountant who wants to remain relevant in the 21st Century.”
Chris Hooper, CEO, Accodex
The important stuff you need to know:Get started fast. Quickly set up accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items.Follow the money. Track everything from billable and unbillable time and expenses to income and profit.Keep your company financially fit. Examine budgets and actual spending, income, inventory, assets, and liabilities.Gain insights. Open a new dashboard that highlights your company’s financial activity and status the moment you log in.Spend less time on bookkeeping. Create and reuse bills, invoices, sales receipts, and timesheets.Find key info. Use QuickBooks’ Search and Find features, as well as the Vendor, Customer, Inventory, and Employee Centers.
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
Trying to get certified and become an accountant? Own a smallbusiness but need a little help balancing your books? Don't worry!This hands-on guide provides the learning and vital practice youneed to master important accounting concepts and basics. Perfect asa companion workbook for Accounting For Dummies -- or any otheraccounting textbook -- Accounting Workbook For Dummies gives you awealth of real-world examples, demonstration problems, and handyexercises. With this helpful resource as your guide, you'll masterbalance sheets, income statements, and budgets in no time!
100s of Problems!
* Record transactions, track costs, and manage accounts
* Open and close bookkeeping cycles
* Analyze business performance and profit
* Choose the right accounting method
* Master investment accounting fundamentals
* Understand manufacturing cost accounting
THE EASY WAY TO GET STARTED
Everything You Need to Know About How To:
Trying to outwit the market is a bad gamble. If you're serious about investing for the long run, you have to take a no-nonsense, businesslike approach to your portfolio. In addition to covering all the basics, this new edition of All About Asset Allocation includes timely advice on:Learning which investments work well together and why Selecting the right mutual funds and ETFs Creating an asset allocation that’s right for your needs Knowing how and when to change an allocation Understanding target-date mutual funds
"All About Asset Allocation offers advice that is both prudent and practical--keep it simple, diversify, and, above all, keep your expenses low--from an author who both knows how vital asset allocation is to investment success and, most important, works with real people." -- John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO, The Vanguard Group
"With All About Asset Allocation at your side, you'll be executing a sound investment plan, using the best materials and wearing the best safety rope that money can buy." -- William Bernstein, founder, Effi cientFrontier.com, and author, The Intelligent Asset Allocator
Careers in forensic accounting are hot-US News & WorldReport recently designated forensic accounting as one of theeight most secure career tracks in America., Forensic accountantswork in most major accounting firms and demand for their servicesis growing with then increasing need for investigations of mergersand acquisitions, tax inquiries, and economic crime. In addition,forensic accountants perform specialized audits, and assist in allkinds of civil litigation, and are often involved in terroristinvestigations. Forensic Accounting For Dummies will trackto a course and explain the concepts and methods of forensicaccounting.Covers everything a forensic accountant may face, frominvestigations of mergers and acquisitions to tax inquiries toeconomic crimeWhat to do if you find or suspect financial fraud in your ownorganizationDetermining what is fraud and how to investigate
Whether you're a student pursuing a career in forensicaccounting or just want to understand how to detect and deal withfinancial fraud, Forensic Accounting For Dummies has youcovered.
With over 300 images, Forensic Analytics reviews andshows how twenty substantive and rigorous tests can be used todetect fraud, errors, estimates, or biases in your data. For eachtest, the original data is shown with the steps needed to get tothe final result. The tests range from high-level data overviews toassess the reasonableness of data, to highly focused tests thatgive small samples of highly suspicious transactions. These testsare relevant to your organization, whether small or large, forprofit, nonprofit, or government-related.Demonstrates how to use Access, Excel, and PowerPoint in aforensic settingExplores use of statistical techniques such as Benford's Law,descriptive statistics, correlation, and time-series analysis todetect fraud and errorsDiscusses the detection of financial statement fraud usingvarious statistical approachesExplains how to score locations, agents, customers, oremployees for fraud riskShows you how to become the data analytics expert in yourorganization
Forensic Analytics shows how you can use Microsoft Accessand Excel as your primary data interrogation tools to findexceptional, irregular, and anomalous records.
The Vest Pocket CPA-the convenient, comprehensive referenceprofessionals have relied on for nearly fifteen years-is nowupdated in a new Fourth Edition to give today's busy executives andaccountants the helpful information they need in a quick-referenceformat.
Whether in public practice or private industry, professionals willalways have this reliable reference tool at their fingertipsbecause it easily goes anywhere-to a client's office, on a businesstrip, or to an important lunch meeting.
Fully revised, the Fourth Edition:
Includes complete coverage of the New Risk Assessment AuditingStandards and Standards of the PCAOB
Covers new pronouncements on important accounting principlesincluding fair value measurement, financial assets, accountingchanges, exchanges of nonmonetary assets, and compilation andreview services
Adds new chapters on professional ethics and quality controls forCPA firms
Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb for analyzing,evaluating, and solving day-to-day accounting issues, The VestPocket CPA, Fourth Edition helps you quickly pinpoint what to lookfor, what to watch out for, what to do, and how to do it. In aneasy-to-use Q & A format, it covers such useful topics asfinancial measures, ratios, and procedures and includes checklists,samples, and worked-out solutions to a variety of accountingproblems.
The Vest Pocket CPA, Fourth Edition is a powerful companion for thecomplex, ever-changing world of accounting.
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is written in plain English, with lots of step-by-step instructions and screenshots that demonstrate exactly what to do. This MS Excel tutorial references Excel 2016, but most of the step-by-step instructions apply to earlier versions of MS Excel released as part of the Microsoft Office and Office 365 suites, including Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. If you don't own Excel, the book explains how to use two free online spreadsheets programs: Excel Online and Google Sheets (part of the Google Drive online office suite). The book also covers the Excel mobile apps: Excel for Android and Excel for iOS.
Topics in this top-selling Excel book include:
* Excel screen layout, cells, and terminology
* Excel 2016 vs. Excel Online vs. Google Sheets
* Basic Excel formatting
* Excel formulas and functions
* How to make charts in Excel
* Sorting and filtering
* Collaboration and sharing
* Exporting PDF, CSV, and other forms
* Printing tips
* Excel import and export formats (PDF, .CSV, .TSV, text, etc.)
This is not an Excel bible, but rather a basic Excel tutorial and reference that answers the core questions that any new Excel user will have:
* What is a spreadsheet?
* What are cells?
* What is the button with the Greek letter for?
* How can Excel spreadsheets create basic financial projections?
* How can certain data in a worksheet be highlighted?
* How can data be alphabetized or ranked?
* How to edit a chart in Excel
* How to print an Excel spreadsheet without cutting off columns
The second edition is up-to-date with new instructions and high-resolution screenshots of Excel 2016, Excel Online, and the new Google Sheets. It includes new sections about collaboration, OneDrive, and other features.
Here are some real reader reviews of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes:
“Fast and easy, this book is everything it claims to be. The material presented is very basic but it is also incredibly accessible with step-by- step screenshots and a friendly tone more like a friend or co-worker explaining how to use Excel than a technical manual.”
"One thing I particularly liked about 'Excel Basics in 30 minutes' is that it covers BOTH the MS Excel basics and the Google version basics. Explaining anything this intricate in 30 minutes is a challenge. (Can it be read in 30 minutes? Yes, I could do it, but I am not a typical user, I did not need to stop and practice the examples.) I was impressed that the book does go into some of the ‘meat’ of Excel while still being a book that someone with NO previous exposure to a spreadsheet can grasp.”
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology writer and author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
Jay Baer defines “Youtility” as information and resources given away for free to build awareness and trust. Youtility creates awareness, customers, and loyalty over the long-term. Due to enormous shifts in technology and consumer behavior, customers want a new approach that cuts through the clutter: marketing that is truly, inherently useful.
The difference between helping and selling is just two letters, but embracing the former makes the latter much, much easier.
Meticulously researched, and filled with examples of accountants and accounting firms that have accelerated their business enormously by embracing the principle of Youtility marketing, this special ebook from best selling authors Jay Baer and Darren Root provides a groundbreaking plan for using information and helpfulness to transform the relationship between companies and customers.
Based on the New York Times best seller Youtility, this is the playbook for modern marketing effectiveness in the accounting industry.
Want to make sense of accounting basics but don't know where to begin? This new edition of Accounting For Dummies helps you speak your accountant's language with ease—minimizing confusion as you maximize profits. Written in plain English, it quickly gets you up to speed on how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for private or public companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, manage budgets for a better bottom line, and so much more.
Whether you're a small business owner, a manager with budget responsibilities, or just want to understand your 401(k) statements, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on all those columns of numbers—without losing your cool. From tips for getting the most out of reading a financial report to ways to analyze and manage profit—and everything in between—it gives you the jargon-free introduction to accounting you need to make sense of those numbers.Get the scoop on accounting basics and standardsRead and understand financial statements with easeReport income and expenses for public or private sectorsCreate great financials and boost your bottom line
If the thought of accounting gives you anxiety, you're in luck! Accounting For Dummies is your no-nonsense ticket to success!
See Additional Notes for instructions to download the highly interactive PC software. Used in thousands of schools and colleges worldwide the software is designed to work as a traditional textbook on your PC screen. Comprising hundreds of menu selected colourful topics where the graphic images (from your eBook) are brought to life for every value change along with many additional learning software features.
Full colour printed is available for student handouts (using your values and selections) or images and text pasted to make student assignments.
Various additional software editors are included to enable your own calculations to be explored and evaluated from simple algebraic equations to complex formulae.
A combined eBook and educational software package at a tiny fraction of the previously published price.
Table of Contents (280 software topics) Introduction, Accounting, Accounting Tools, Financial Accounts, Ratio Analysis, Workforce performance and Production, Personal Finance, Mathematics, Number Systems, Number Conversion, Number Types, Roots, Percentages, Ratios, Fractions, Vectors, Laws, Algebra 0., Algebra 1., Algebra 2., Mathematical Rules, Powers and Indices, Simplifying, Linear Equations, Graphing, Data Analysis, Computing, Hardware Devices, Data Structures, Data Files, Computer Systems, Data Handling, System Development, Computer Programming, Binary Numbers, Binary Arithmetic, Additional Notes.
Intermediate accounting courses are required for studentsseeking bachelor's degrees in accounting and often for degrees infinance, business administration, and management. IntermediateAccounting For Dummies provides you with a deeper and broaderlevel of accounting theory, serving as an excellent coursesupplement and study guide to help you master the concepts of thischallenging program.
With easy-to-understand explanations and realworld examples,Intermediate Accounting For Dummies covers all the topics you'llencounter in an intermediate accounting course: the conceptualframework of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), financial ratioanalysis, equity accounting, investment strategies, financialstatement preparation, and moreTracks to a typical intermediate accounting curriculumExpert information and real-world examplesOther titles from Loughran: Financial Accounting ForDummies and Auditing For Dummies
With the help of Intermediate Accounting For Dummies,you'll discover the fast and easy way to take the confusion out ofthe complex theories and methods associated with a typicalintermediate accounting course.
Unless you're one of those rare "numbers people," the thought of accounting and bookkeeping probably make your head spin. While these pragmatic and confusing practices may not be fun for the rest of us, mastering them is absolutely essential in order to run and maintain a successful business. Thankfully, Bookkeeping & Accounting All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition, is here to take the intimidation out of crunching numbers and offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on keeping your business' finances in order with information specific to a business in the United Kingdom.
Written in plain English and packed with loads of helpful instruction, this approachable and all-encompassing guide arms you with everything you need to get up and running on all the latest accounting practices and bookkeeping software. Inside, you'll find out how to prepare financial statements, balance your books, keep the tax inspector off your back, and so much more.Gives you access to supplemental online samples of bookkeeping forms, accounting templates, and spreadsheetsIncludes many practical bookkeeping and accounting exercises and templatesSimplifies every aspect of accounting and record-keepingShows you how to run your business "by the books"
If you're a small business owner or employee who is confused and intimidated by managing your accounts and books, this comprehensive guide empowers you to take charge of those pesky figures to keep your business afloat.
This hands-on workbook gets you up to speed with the basics ofbusiness accounting, including reading financial reports,establishing budgets, controlling cash flow, and making wisefinancial decisions. The question and answer sections encourage youto find your own solutions to challenging accounting problems - andthere's plenty of space to scribble your workings out!Accounting Workbook For Dummies is the only book that makestruly light work of the financial fundamentals that manybusinesspeople try to bluff their way through every day.
Accounting Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers:
Part I: Business Accounting Basics
Chapter 1: Elements of Business Accounting
Chapter 2: Financial Effects of Transactions
Chapter 3: Getting Started in the Bookkeeping Cycle
Chapter 4: The Bookkeeping Cycle: Adjusting and ClosingEntries
Part II: Preparing Financial Statements
Chapter 5: The Effects and Reporting of Profit
Chapter 6: Reporting Financial Condition in the BalanceSheet
Chapter 7: Coupling the Profit & Loss Statement and BalanceSheet
Chapter 8: Reporting Cash Flows and Changes in Owners'Equity
Chapter 9: Choosing Accounting Methods
Part III: Managerial, Manufacturing, and CapitalAccounting
Chapter 10: Analysing Profit Behavior
Chapter 11: Manufacturing Cost Accounting
Chapter 12: Figuring Out Interest and Return onInvestment
Part IV: The Part of Tens
Chapter 13: Ten Things You Should Know About BusinessFinancial Statements
Chapter 14: A Ten-Point Checklist for ManagementAccountants
Main changes in the UK edition include:UK Accounting practiceCurrencyUK institutions - Inland Revenue and Customs and ExciseetcNational Insurance, PAYEUK taxation and VATPartnerships and Limited company informationUK legal practiceUK specific formsUK specific case studies
mySAP FI Fieldbook offers information technology professionals an in-depth look at the Financial (FI) module of this high-powered software. Author Thomas H. Spitters discusses a number of topics that will keep any company's SAP system running optimally, including strategies to guarantee: High availability High performance Data security
mySAP FI Fieldbook is ideal for the new project team member, financial manager or controller, or any staff member in need of some immediate orientation with SAP's FI module. Discover everything you need to know about the powerful mySAP FI accounting function within this wide-reaching computing environment!
This comprehensive guide walks you through every aspect ofsetting up and using Sage 50 Accounts, from installing the softwareto running VAT returns and producing monthly and yearly accounts.Inside you′ll discover the quickest way to complete tasks andhow to customise Sage to suit your specific business needs. Packedwith step-by-step instructions and fully illustrated withscreenshots, this book is the easiest way to get the most from Sage50 Accounts and take control of your business finances.Completely up-to-date for the 2014 edition of Sage 50softwareSet up and start using Sage 50 Accounts with minimum fussFully illustrated with the latest screenshots to help you everystep of the wayGuidance on going mobile - with the new Sage 50 appDetails on the new Sage Quicksearch feature
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Accounting, Third Edition takes the guess work out of this basic business activity. This updated edition has all the current information any business person will need to understand the "books," along with a useful workbook style appendix to re-enforce the lessons learned throughout the book.
? Fully updated including all new forms
? New workbook appendix with dozens of useful exercises
? Up-to-date information on the changes in payroll taxes, including the new Medicare tax
You may not know the first thing about debits, credits, and cash ratios now—but when you’re done with this book, you’ll be able to juggle profits and losses with your eyes closed and read any balance sheet like it’s a good novel.
Accounting DeMySTiFieD, Second Edition, is a curriculum-based, self-teaching guide that makes learning accounting easier than 1-2-3. With graphs, plain-English explanations, and real-life examples, it starts with the fundamentals—such as basic financial terms, balance sheets, and cash flow statements—and eases you into the more complicated stuff, like adjusting entries, double entry bookkeeping, profit ratios, and liquidity.
Completely updated and revised to cover finance terms, theories, and best practices, Accounting DeMySTiFieD teaches you the ins and outs of accounting in no time at all.
This fast and easy guide features:A complete overview of financial statements, GAAP rules, transactions, cost, budgets, and tax accounting Proven accounting insights, tips, strategies, and techniques Chapter-ending practice exercises, quizzes, and final exam to reinforce your knowledge and chart progress Tons of examples to show how accounting works in the real world
Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, Accounting DeMySTiFieD is your shortcut to mastery of this otherwise complex subject.
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Fraud and Fraud Detection takes an advanced approach tofraud management, providing step-by-step guidance on automatingdetection and forensics using CaseWare's IDEA software. The bookbegins by reviewing the major types of fraud, then details thespecific computerized tests that can detect them. Readers willlearn to use complex data analysis techniques, including automationscripts, allowing easier and more sensitive detection of anomaliesthat require further review. The companion website provides accessto a demo version of IDEA, along with sample scripts that allowreaders to immediately test the procedures from the book.
Business systems' electronic databases have grown tremendouslywith the rise of big data, and will continue to increase atsignificant rates. Fraudulent transactions are easily hidden inthese enormous datasets, but Fraud and Fraud Detection helpsreaders gain the data analytics skills that can bring theseanomalies to light. Step-by-step instruction and practical adviceprovide the specific abilities that will enhance the audit andinvestigation process. Readers will learn to:Understand the different areas of fraud and their specificdetection methodsIdentify anomalies and risk areas using computerizedtechniquesDevelop a step-by-step plan for detecting fraud through dataanalyticsUtilize IDEA software to automate detection and identificationprocedures
The delineation of detection techniques for each type of fraudmakes this book a must-have for students and new fraud preventionprofessionals, and the step-by-step guidance to automation andcomplex analytics will prove useful for even experienced examiners.With datasets growing exponentially, increasing both the speed andsensitivity of detection helps fraud professionals stay ahead ofthe game. Fraud and Fraud Detection is a guide to moreefficient, more effective fraud identification.
This New Edition incorporates major changes which improve and update the previous edition. It can be easily used by students working on their own, as well as in a classroom environment.
- Fully illustrated & worked examples
- Student Activities
- End of chapter questions, many of which have been taken from major accounting examination bodies.
-The solutions to all activities are given at the end of each chapter, and answers to the end of chapter questions are also supplied.
Introduction to Accounting is an essential textbook for undergraduate accounting students. It is designed to meet the needs of both the non-specialist and those intending to specialise in accounting at undergraduate and also postgraduate levels. The Solutions Manual will be available via the SAGE website.
So begins the story of Farmer Able. Everyone on his farm -- people and animals alike – are downright downtrodden by him. He's overbearing and compulsively obsessed with profits and productivity. He's a typical top-down, power-based manager, forever tallying production numbers in his well-worn ledgers. But the more he pushes the hoofs and horns and humans, the more they dig in their heels. That is until one day when he hears a mysterious wind that whispers: "It's not all about me." Can he turn things around and begin attending to the needs of those on his farm, thus improving their attitudes and productivity?
Farmer Able is an engaging parable that entertains as it enlightens. It reveals a profound truth about the dysfunction in organizations and how dramatic improvements can be made when leaders liberate employees to operate at their fullest potential and discover the significance in their work.
If you're looking to develop a new and profoundly satisfying leadership style, one that advocates serving others and creating ethical, engaging workplaces and innovative environments, this book will set you on your way. If you are tired of "business as usual," this lively story will get you thinking about how to inspire your employees and produce better results.
Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced examiner Ian Harrison. This guide also includes a Questions and Answers section with exam-style questions, student's answers for each question, and examiner comments to ensure you're exam-ready.
- 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 end-of-topic questions and answers and tick off each topic as you complete it
- Practise your exam skills with exam-style questions and answers
This title has not been through the Cambridge International endorsement process.
This edition includes a new selection of modern 'Accounting Headlines' which provide current examples of organisations and individuals putting accounting theory into practice in both local and global settings. Financial Accounting Theory covers additional topics such as critical perspectives, public sector accounting and fair value. Workflows and processes are presented using enhanced visual charts to help demonstrate how accounting works in practice.
Deegan presents the concepts in a clear and straightforward style, while challenging students to think critically about the range of accounting theories. Financial Accounting Theory provides a sound basis for readers contemplating further research and develops habits of analytical reasoning and critical thinking.
The book focuses on methods based on GLMs that have been found useful in actuarial practice and provides a set of tools for a tariff analysis. Basic theory of GLMs in a tariff analysis setting is presented with useful extensions of standarde GLM theory that are not in common use.
The book meets the European Core Syllabus for actuarial education and is written for actuarial students as well as practicing actuaries. To support reader real data of some complexity are provided at www.math.su.se/GLMbook.
Inside you'll find: * A new chapter on asset retirement obligations and asset impairment * An added section on project analysis and investment decision making * Updated coverage of asset exchanges and fair value reporting requirements * Thorough discussion of oil and gas pricing and marketing arrangements * Updated examples and homework problems
Dr. Joseph Murphy, one of the world's best—known authorities on the power of the subconscious mind, shows readers not only how to unleash this power, but how to harness it and effectively use it to change their lives. Fully updated to reflect the sensibilities of the 21st century, this revised edition of a self—help classic is the key to overcoming the psychological barriers that stand in the way of greater material, spiritual, and emotional wealth.
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-Patrick J. McKenna, a leading international consultant toprofessional service firms
"The authors have captured the changing role of professionalservices marketing and firm management. There is valuable insight[in this] down-to-earth guide to competing successfully in the newenvironment."
-David Maister, author and consultant
"The book is a masterpiece! Aquila and Marcus have produced theessential guide for managing a professional services firm. They'vemarshaled their considerable real-life experiences and far-reachingvision into a veritable operating manual for the successfulfirm."
-Rick Telberg, Editor at Large, American Institute ofCertified Public Accountants
"At its heart, this book is the running shoe for legal andaccounting professionals who want to put the client first.Following the evolution of the industry over the past twenty-fiveyears, this must-have for every professional services firm is thekey to leading in the turbulent and highly competitive watersahead."
-Richard S. Levick, Esq., President, Levick StrategicCommunications, LLC coauthor, Stop the Presses: The Litigation PRDesk Reference
"Client selection and retention is one of the critical successfactors for a professional services firm, and Aquila and Marcus doa masterful job at educating us on the necessary ingredients ofeach. The chapters on firm governance and paying for performanceare thought provoking and certainly challenging to the conventionalwisdom. If you want a better understanding of marketing and leadinga professional firm in these turbulent times, this book isessential."
-Ronald J. Baker, author, Professional's Guide to ValuePricing and The Firm of the Future
"Client at the Core is a commonsense approach to keeping yourprofessional services firm relevant in the twenty-first century'sclient-driven economy. Aquila and Marcus have hit a home run withtheir insightful analysis and poignant prose."
-Jeffrey S. Pawlow, Managing Shareholder, The GrowthPartnership, Inc.
The technical details you need to know and decision making processes you need to understand, with plain language explanations and the power of unlimited practice.
Accounting is an engaging resource that focuses on current accounting theory and practice in Australia, within a business context. It emphasises how financial decision-making is based on accurate and complete accounting information and uses case studies to illustrate this in a practical way.
The new seventh edition is accurate and up-to-date, guided by extensive technical review feedback and incorporating the latest Australian Accounting Standards. It also provides updated coverage of some of the most significant current issues in accounting such as ethics, information systems and sustainability.
'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.
It is important for all those engaged in business to understand how financial ratios can be used to measure the performance of a business. This has never been more urgent and important, when corporate frauds and corporate governance are high on the public agenda. However it is also important to understand how they can be used positively to maximize value and success in a business.
This book covers the full scope of business. It uses a model, the Enterprise Stewardship Model which has received international acclaim, to illustrate the power – and the limitations – of financial ratios and explore the tangible and intangible aspects of creating value in a business. It shows how ratios can be used to describe, measure, and help to maximize, value and success. And it includes worked examples to illustrate how to generate and calculate key financial ratios.
The CD that is included with the book enables the reader to both understand and apply the subject for themselves through the use of interactive exercises. It also includes a short introductory video, a slide show and some structured questions to prompt a strategic business review using ratios.
Relationships are at the heart of this book. Ratios themselves are relationships – between different sets of numbers or measurements. It is important to understand them and be able to work with them. But is also important to understand and be able to work with people in a business and this book looks at different perspectives on a business and explores how financial ratios can be interpreted differently from different standpoints.
“A splendid job! You have made a complex subject highly accessible. It is very readable for anyone engaged in business whether in a small firm or a major corporation. - Peter Hutton, Managing Director of Brand Energy Research and formerly Group Development Director for MORI
“Great concept: nicely executed and well written. Financial Ratios has a logical structure and flows well – I really enjoyed reading it and couldn’t put it down! - Dr David Hillson FRSA FAPM FIRM FCMI, Director of Risk Doctor and Partners.
* Financial ratios can add value to any business - understand how
* Do you your customers need to understand what the finance department is telling them and what they should do about it?
* Understand the strengths and shortcomings of financial ratios which will help you grow and manage your business
* Accompanying CD enables the reader to both understand and apply the subject for themselves through the use of interactive exercises
The book is based on a partly pluralistic approach that assures unity in diversity. Unity, because all existence arises from physical reality; diversity, because emergent properties create biological and social realities that cannot be reduced to physical phenomena. Hence, the book recognizes not only concrete but also abstract entities. It shows, however, that the actualization of these abstract entities requires objectification and concrete manifestation. This pluralistic approach is central to this book. It also is a challenge to those who reject abstract entities as socially real, as well as to those who defend a non-realist position.
The major task of this book is to explore proposals towards a uniform ontological basis. This uniform and universal presentation extends beyond traditional ontology (asking ‘what is real?’) to such questions as ‘on which reality level is something real?’ and ‘in which (temporal and modal) way is it real?’. Such an extended analysis) is relevant to accountants, economists, information scientists, other social scientists as well as philosophers.
The chapters are organized to offer practically useful and theoretically sound knowledge of real estate finance. Realistic scenarios, examples, expert opinions, illustrations, and, most importantly, hands-on financial exercises are extensively used to offer a concrete knowledge of the intricacies of real estate finance. The book systematically progresses from basic financial concepts to more complex discussions (such as exotic home loan types and their analysis).
Beyond solved examples, the book also offers practice problems with answers so that a reader understands the financial instruments. PowerPoint presentations for the various chapters will be useful for instructors. Real estate investors (institutional or individuals), academics, students, professionals, and generalist real estate enthusiasts will find the book useful for their learning and real-life applications.