Accounting
Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Finance
Paperback      ISBN: 1427797196

How do you make sense of the accounting report or balance sheet you've just been handed? How do these reports help you to understand the company's performance? How do you use the numbers you have been given to make good business decisions in the short- and long-term?

MBA Fundamentals in Accounting and Finance offers real-world accounting and finance basics that can be applied today. In the business world, we are frequently called on to review and analyze financial data. This convenient and straightforward guide offers everything you need to know about the numbers to ensure your business's growth.
  • Understand the functions of accounting
  • Learn how to read a financial statements, balance sheets, income statements, and more
  • Analyze profit and cash flow
  • Improve your forecasting and strategic-planning skills
Accounting at War: The Politics of Military Finance
Accounting at War
The Politics of Military Finance
Hardcover      ISBN: 1138859796

Accounting is frequently portrayed as a value free mechanism for allocating resources and ensuring they are employed in the most efficient manner. Contrary to this popular opinion, the research presented in Accounting at War demonstrates that accounting for military forces is primarily a political practice. Throughout history, military force has been so pervasive that no community of any degree of complexity has succeeded in.

Through to the present day, for all nation states, accounting for the military and its operations has primarily served broader political purposes. From the Crimean War to the War on Terror, accounting has been used to assert civilian control over the military, instill rational business practices on war, and create the visibilities and invisibilities necessary to legitimize the use of force.

Accounting at War emphasizes the significant power that financial and accounting controls gave to political elites and the impact of these controls on military performance. Accounting at War examines the effects of these controls in wars such as the Crimean, South African and Vietnam wars. Accounting at War also emphasizes how accounting has provided the means to rationalize and normalize violence, which has often contributed to the acceleration and expansion of war.

Aimed at researchers and academics in the fields of accounting, accounting history, political management and sociology, Accounting at War represents a unique and critical perspective to this cutting-edge research field.

Accounting Choices in Family Firms: An Analysis of Influences and Implications
Accounting Choices in Family Firms
An Analysis of Influences and Implications
Hardcover      ISBN: 331973587x

This book provides a critical analysis of the current state of knowledge on the relationship between family firms and a wide range of accounting choices, including earnings management, accounting conservatism, and financial and non-financial disclosure. In examining the choices made in family firms, the authors explore and elucidate the relevance of agency, socioemotional wealth, stewardship, and resource-based theories. Readers will also find close consideration of the impacts of a country’s culture and societal values on accounting choices. In particular, further evidence is provided on the impact of different cultures on accounting conservatism in family businesses. Finally, avenues for future accounting research on family firms are discussed, highlighting theoretical and empirical challenges. In addition to offering a revealing analysis of the influence of ownership types and cultures on accounting choices within family firms, the book identifies significant practical implications for the management of family firms and policy implications for regulators and standard setters.

Accounting Demystified, 2nd Edition
Accounting Demystified, 2nd Edition
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071763732

Accounting information and tips you can take to the bank

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.

Accounting for Biodiversity
Accounting for Biodiversity
Paperback      ISBN: 0415630649

'Biodiversity' at its simplest, refers to the variety of species inhabiting Planet Earth. It is essential to the well-being of the planet. There is now a scientific consensus around the current ongoing crisis in biodiversity arising from both climate change and human activities. Experts believe we are in the middle of a mass extinction of biodiversity with devastating consequences for our planet.

Accounting for Biodiversity explores the need for companies to actively protect, conserve and improve biodiversity within their sphere of operation. The 14 chapters written by a selected team of experts investigate the ways in which companies are embracing their responsibility through a variety of biodiversity initiatives and innovative models designed to improve the recording, reporting and valuing of biodiversity. Global case studies look at biodiversity accounting in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and South America. Overall, this book provides a comprehensive set of reflections on accounting for biodiversity and recommendations for the future.

This book is essential reading for all those interested in the contribution that accounting can make to the preservation of biodiversity. As we see increasing awareness of the importance of sustainability and ecological responsibility in business activity it is relevant and should prove informative to students, managers, accountants and those in business more generally. It is also important for all those interested in conserving biodiversity.

Accounting for Dummies
Accounting for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 1119245486
Open the books on accounting with this friendly guide

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 standards
  • Read and understand financial statements with ease
  • Report income and expenses for public or private sectors
  • Create 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

Accounting for Non-Accountants
Accounting for Non-Accountants
Paperback      ISBN: 0749480769

Accounting for Non-Accountants provides the perfect introduction to the basics of accounting and finance. Designed for non-specialists with little or no background in accounting, it guides readers through the maze of financial terms and accounting concepts and techniques in a clear and easy-to-follow style.

Now in its 11th edition, Accounting for Non-Accountants includes information on the UK GAAP accounting standards as well as an overview of current international standards, and updates including a new chapter on how competition, the financial markets and government economic policy can influence organizations. The book is structured clearly to provide in-depth understanding in three key areas: annual accounts (including income statements, balance sheets, cash flow and reporting standards); management accounting (costing, marginal costing and budgetary controls); and financial management (including the cost of capital, working capital, investment appraisal and performance analysis).

With updated online resources including additional review questions for each chapter and a multiple choice question section, Accounting for Non-Accountants is ideal for beginners and provides an excellent grounding for those taking accountancy qualifications.

Accounting for Non-Accountants: The Fast and Easy Way to Learn the Basics
Accounting for Non-Accountants
The Fast and Easy Way to Learn the Basics
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1402273045

A Quick, Compact, and Easy-to-Understand Resource for Non-Accountants The perfect financial accounting guide for beginners

Accounting for Non-Accountants is the must-have guide for all of us who have never taken an accounting class, are mystified by accounting jargon, and have no clue about balance sheets, income statements, payroll management, corporate taxes, or statements of cash flows. This simple to use accounting book is bookmaking made simple.

Whether you own a business, plan on starting one, or just want to control your own assets, you'll find everything you need to know:

  • How to prepare and use financial statements
  • How to control cash flows
  • How to manage budgets
  • How to use accounting ratios
  • How to deal with audits and auditors interpret financial statements

Let this book help you like it helped these readers:
"Dr. Labels explanations are simple and straightforward. "
"This will help me a lot as I set up my own business. "
"I have worked in accounting for over twenty-five years, and this is the best book I have seen to help people with the basics of accounting."
For entrepreneurs or anyone who needs to brush up on accounting fast, this book will have you up and running in no time.

Accounting for Small Business Owners
Accounting for Small Business Owners
Hardcover      ISBN: 1623159539

All the financial accounting a small business will ever need

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 "

Accounting for Small Business Owners
Accounting for Small Business Owners
Paperback      ISBN: 1623155363

All the financial accounting a small business will ever need

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 thats 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