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Short Introduction to Accounting Dollar Edition : Cambridge Short Introductions to Management - Richard Barker

Short Introduction to Accounting Dollar Edition

Cambridge Short Introductions to Management

Hardcover Published: 28th November 2011
ISBN: 9781107015517
Number Of Pages: 176

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An introduction to the fundamentals of accounting and how it is used that will help students apply accounting as a usable, everyday business tool. It adopts an intuitive, informal approach to describe basic principles - what they are, why they exist and how they are used - to help students see the connections between different parts of accounting and the rest of the business world. Written by an award-winning teacher and former management accountant, it encourages students to engage with the material by using questions and worked examples to test knowledge and understanding as they read. It includes a glossary of financial terms that is a useful guide to the language of business. Part of the Cambridge Short Introductions series of concise, authoritative guides to core subjects in business and management.

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'Essential reading for the business beginner. In lucid prose Barker strips out the jargon to reveal the basic and surprisingly elegant concepts of accounting.' David Champion, Senior Editor, Harvard Business Review
'A gem of a book. A must-read for anyone daunted by the complexities of financial statements.' Jake Cohen, Dean of MBA Programme, INSEAD

List of figures
List of tables
Introduction
Introduction to Part I
A guided tour of the financial statements
The need for financial information
Keeping track of economic activity
Summary of the foundations of accounting
Introduction to Part II
The accounts as a lens on growth
Measuring value creation
Understanding risk
Building a corporate valuation model
Glossary of accounting terms
Further reading
Index
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ISBN: 9781107015517
ISBN-10: 1107015510
Series: Cambridge Short Introductions to Management
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 28th November 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.39

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