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Accounting for Managers / Edition 1
     

Accounting for Managers / Edition 1

by William Webster
 

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ISBN-10: 0071421742

ISBN-13: 9780071421744

Pub. Date: 11/17/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Translated into 16 languages! The reader-friendly, icon-rich Briefcase Books series is must reading for all managers at every level.

All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well-established in the organizational hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help

Overview

Translated into 16 languages! The reader-friendly, icon-rich Briefcase Books series is must reading for all managers at every level.

All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well-established in the organizational hierarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their organizations.

While they don't need the knowledge of a CPA, all managers must still have a basic understanding of how money is tracked and accounted for in an organization.

Using the sidebars and down-to-earth style that has become the Briefcase Books trademark, Accounting for Managers defines essential terms—from general ledger to chart of accounts—and, more importantly, discusses their applications in everyday business. It also introduces managers to popular accounting software programs and their use in tracking and allocating funds in the organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071421744
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/17/2003
Series:
Briefcase Books Series
Pages:
225
Sales rank:
1,221,731
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1.How to Speak Accounting1
The Three Questions1
Visualize to Understand2
The Accounting System5
Accounting from the Bottom Up6
Double Entry7
Bookkeeping and Accounting12
Financial Statements15
Accounting Principles16
The Fundamental Equations of Accounting18
The Advantages of an Accounting System20
A Few Important Details20
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 124
2.Concepts and Principles, Checks and Balances26
Closing the GAAP28
Zen Accounting36
Checks and Balances37
Audits40
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 244
3.Financial Statements45
The Lemonade Stand45
Load, Wash, Rinse, Spin, Dry47
Past as Prologue49
The Income Statement50
Statement of Cash Flows53
The Balance Sheet57
A Delicate Balance: The Adjusting Entries59
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 363
4.Financial Ratios64
What Measures Performance?64
Liquidity Ratios69
Activity Ratios70
Debt Ratios74
Profitability Ratios75
Putting It All Together78
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 482
5.Management Accounting83
Management Accounting--for the Future84
Cost/Volume/Profit Analysis89
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 5101
6.Management Cost Accounting102
Cost Behavior, Inventory, and Overhead102
General Widget Company112
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 6122
7.Cost Accounting in Action123
Why the Fuss?123
Job-Order and Process Costing Systems125
As Complex as ABC132
Standard Costing139
Static and Flexible Budgeting143
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 7144
8.Other Management Accounting Systems146
They Want It, but They Don't Want It--Yet They Still Need It146
Balanced Scorecard150
Hybrid Costing156
Just-in-Time Inventory156
Operation Costing Systems159
Environmental/Full Cost Accounting160
Target Costing164
Transfer Pricing166
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 8168
9.Taxation170
The Principal Taxes173
Corporate Income and Deduction Tax Issues178
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)185
Tax Credits185
Tax Practice186
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 9188
10.Advanced Fraud189
Fraud--Here, There, and Everywhere190
Sarbanes-Oxley Act192
Employment Trust Fund Fraud193
External Fraud196
Beginning Finance199
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 10202
11.Where Will All This New Knowledge Take You?203
A Story206
Key Concepts208
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 11209
AppendixResources, Accounting for Managers211
Index217

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