The world of finance and accountancy can seem one of impenetrable mystery but it is one that many managers have to face in their day to day lives. With its comprehensive coverage of the subject, Teach Yourself Finance for Non Financial Managers allows you not only to ask pertinent questions but also to understand the answers. Chapter by chapter, the workings of finance are mapped out and laid bare - the formal reports, the methods used to prepare the numbers and what accountants actually do every day. This fourth edition is fully updated to reflect current allowances, rates and regulations and further information. It also includes even more questions (with comprehensive answers) to challenge the reader's understanding. Detailed explanations are provided in a clear, jargon-free style and backed up with lots of practical examples. Areas covered include: - basic terminology - accounting concepts and principles - profit & loss accounts and cash flow management - how accounts departments work - corporate financial planning. There is also a section on personal finance.
Philip Ramsden BA, MBA, MA, FCMA has worked in accounting and systems development in various sectors of business. He has also written a number of financial books, including the first 3 editions of Teach Yourself Finance for non Financial Managers.