The accounting dilemma: the gap in GAAP -- The basic financial statements: what your Mama didn't tell you about the balance sheet -- Essential ratios: rolling up your numerical sleeves -- What statements do not reveal: dirty little accounting secrets -- Footnotes, part one: an overview of the real disclosures -- Footnotes, part two: red flags you can find on your own -- Structure of the annual report: a public relations document -- The auditing role: accounting culture and the audit mentality -- How the numbers are manipulated: accounting shell games -- Sources of free information: you don't need to pay for help -- Modifying your game plan: a new form of portfolio management.
Introduction -- Contemporary financial management -- The tax environment -- Financial accounting fundamentals -- Introduction to financial statements -- Accounting, a financial information system -- Special topics in accounting -- Financial analysis and control -- Financial statement analysis -- Financial forecasting and cash budgeting -- Breakeven analysis for profit planning -- Working capital decisions -- Working capital policy -- Working capital management -- Long-term investment decisions -- Mathematics of compound interest -- Capital budgeting -- Cost of capital -- Long-term financing decisions -- Valuation of financial assets -- Valuing closely held businesses -- Sources and forms of long-term financing -- Special topics in finance -- Governnance and risk management -- International finance -- Mergers and acquisitions.
In the current environment of cut-throat competition, razor-thin profit margins, and increasing scrutiny from stakeholders, mastering the fundamentals of financial management is a must for everyone with a stake in their companies and in their own professional futures. Packed with step-by-step examples and illustrative case studies, and updated to reflect the latest trends in the economy and in financial policy, Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers is a nuts-and-bolts guide for managers, entrepreneurs, seasoned executives, teachers, and students alike. Featuring new commentary on corporate accountability, updated interactive templates, study questions, and an online instructor's guide, this new edition covers all the key aspects of financial management.
Now in a second edition, Federal Accounting Handbook is the handbook that every financial federal employee can use, covering all of the recent revisions including new FASAB standards and how Congress wants the intent and objectives of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to be implemented by federal departments and agencies. Written for both the professional and the non-professional, this handbook equips you with the what, why, when, and how of federal financial management,
The SAGE Course Companion on Financial Accounting is an accessible introduction to the subject that will help readers to master key concepts and enhance their thinking skills in line with course requirements. It provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces. Designed to compliment existing textbooks for the course, the companion provides: - Easy access to the key issues in Financial Accouting - Practice questions and sample answers to help you prepare for exams and assignments - Tips to help you remember key points and earn extra marks - Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks - Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course The SAGE Course Companion on Financial Accounting is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.