Getting to grips with balance sheets

This essential introduction will help you dig deep into your company accounts. It will help you discover the true cost of your products and determine how much to charge for for them. And it will help you make effective decisions through proven financial and management accounting techniques.

Profit and loss accounts and balance sheets can tell you so much about the financial strength of an organisation. But you have to know what you are looking for.
 
This essential introduction to the vital discipline of accounting will help you dig deep into your company accounts. It will help you discover the true cost of your products and therefore determine how much to charge for for them.
 
And it will help you make effective decisions based on a thorough understanding of financial and management accounting techniques plus their strengths and weaknesses.
 
Topics Covered
 
  • An introduction to accounting and the accounting equation.
  • The profit and loss account.
  • The balance sheet.
  • The cash flow statement.
  • Framework for financial reporting.
  • Interpretation of financial statements.
  • Emerging issues and managerial options in reporting.
  • An introduction to cost and management accounting.
  • Cost characteristics and behaviour.
  • Allocating costs to jobs and processes.
  • Costs for decision making.
  • Budgeting.
  • Standard costing.
  • Accounting for divisions.
  • Investment decisions.
  • New developments in management accounting.

Accounting satisfies a desire to measure what we've done....

Murray Steele

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