Publisher: Pitman Publishing, 1998, 324 pages
Reading and using company accounts are essential skills for any manager, entrepreneur or private investor. Yet most managers find analysing accounts a daunting prospect.
The Financial Times Guide to Using and Interpreting Accounts solves this problem by not only guiding you through the accounts but by also providing the tools to help you interpret them and make informed decisions.
The Financial Times Guide to Using and Interpreting Company Accounts answers these questions:
This book takes the subject of accounts into the advanced area of company analysis for those people who need more in-depth knowledge of a company's accounts before they make any major decisions regarding their involvement with that company.
Fully updated, it provides an understanding of the newer valuation analysis techniques, such as economic value-added and value-based management. It also provides an explanation of international accounting differences and standards, and 'creative' accounting proctices, showing you how to recognise and interpret these.
This book is essential reading for all non-financial managers who need to understand accounts and want to make more informed financial decisions.
At last, a book for us idiots that are confused by different accounting systems (US, GB, FR, JP, DE, etc).