The Finance Book

The Finance Book : Understand the numbers even if you're not a finance professional

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The Finance Book has been officially shortlisted in the 'Practical Manager' category for the 2018 Management Book of the Year prize which has just been announced by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the British Library.



The Finance Book will help you think and manage like a financial strategist. Written specifically for non-finance professionals, it will give you all you need to know to manage your business more effectively and think more strategically.



It will help you to:



Have the confidence to read and interpret financial statements
Ask the right questions about financial performance
Apply important financial tools and ratios
Learn how to think financially and make better strategic financial decisions

Covering business finance, accounting fundamentals, budgeting, profitability and cash management, you'll find the tools you need in order to make the best financial decisions for your business.



'Essential reading for any non-finance professional. This is an easy to read and practical guide to the world of finance.' Paul Herman, Group CEO, Bluebox Corporate Finance



'A really helpful, well organised and easy to understand primer and reference book for those who aren't accountants but still need to understand the accounts.' Roger Siddle, Chairman, Cordium Group



'A great book. At last, a guide that demystifies and encourages business owners to practically understand financial matters. A must read.' Gordon Vater CEO, RiiG Limited
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 10mm | 456g
  • FT Publishing International
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1292123648
  • 9781292123646
  • 77,338

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The Finance Book will help you think and manage like a financial strategist. Written specifically for non-finance professionals, it will give you all you need to know to manage your business more effectively and think more strategically.







It will help you to:

Have the confidence to read and interpret financial statements Ask the right questions about financial performance Apply important financial tools and ratios Learn how to think financially and make better strategic financial decisions

Covering business finance, accounting fundamentals, budgeting, profitability and cash management, you'll find the tools you need in order to make the best financial decisions for your business.
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Table of contents

1 Finance personnel and systems
2 Cash versus accruals accounting
3 Profit and loss (P&L)
4 The balance sheet
5 Cash flow statement
6 Revenue recognition
7 Opex and capex
8 Business tax
9 Tangible fixed assets and depreciation
10 Goodwill and other intangibles
11 Stock
12 Debtors and creditors
13 Prepayments and accruals
14 Provisions and contingencies
15 Capital and reserves
16 Group accounting
17 Revaluation
18 Impairment
19 Accounting and financial reporting standards
20 External financial audit
21 Information in the public domain
22 Corporate governance and whistleblowing
23 Profitability performance measures
24 Working capital and liquidity management
25 Insolvency and going concern risk
26 Long-term solvency performance measures
27 Investor ratios
28 Business valuation
29 Equity finance
30 Debt finance
31 Management accounts
32 Profitable pricing
33 Profit planning
34 Budgeting and forecasting
35 Investment appraisal
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About Stuart Warner

Stuart Warner Bsc (Hons) FCA is the author of four books. His goal is to help businesses increase productivity and profits through innovative and engaging finance training. He delivers finance-based training programmes around the world across multiple sectors. Over his career, Stuart has trained over ten thousand people. He has taught accounting trainees for professional qualifications and has delivered CPD courses for qualified accountants and interactive courses for non-finance professionals from graduate to board level. Stuart studied management sciences at UMIST and became a Chartered Accountant whilst working at PwC.





Saieem (Si) Hussain BSc (Hons) FCA is a Chartered Accountant. He trained at KPMG and qualified in 1990. Si has spent 25+ years delivering financial and business training to thousands of professionals. He has held senior positions in several listed companies, including Chief Executive of BPP Professional Education. Si runs an independent consultancy delivering financial and business training, including coaching to senior executives. He provides strategic and business advice to organisations across the training and education sectors.

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