The Meaning of Company Accounts

The Meaning of Company Accounts

by Walter Reid, David R. Myddelton
     
 

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This classic textbook (originally published in 1971) introduces students and managers to company accounts and explains how they relate to various business activities. Fourteen sections guide the reader from an understanding of general accounting issues through the intricacies of inter-company transactions, cash flow statements, and inflation accounting. The eighth

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This classic textbook (originally published in 1971) introduces students and managers to company accounts and explains how they relate to various business activities. Fourteen sections guide the reader from an understanding of general accounting issues through the intricacies of inter-company transactions, cash flow statements, and inflation accounting. The eighth edition has been updated to reflect current accounting standards in the UK and internationally. Distributed in the U.S. by Ashgate. Oversize: 11.75x8.25". Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Reid (accounting and finance control, London Business School) and Myddelton (finance and accounting, Cranfield School of Management) use a workbook approach to introduce the concept of company accounts and explain their relation to business activities. Chapters discuss topics like capital structure, analyzing performance, financial and stock market ratios, recording business transactions, measuring profit or loss, valuing stock, fixed assets and depreciation, company taxation, cash flow statements, group accounts, international accounting, inflation accounting, and interpreting company accounts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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...this excellent workbook will be of use to company executives having no training in accounting. It will also provide excellent support for anyone undertaking formal study in accounting.' Economic Outlook and Business Review (Sept 05) Reviews from seventh edition:

'The text flows naturally and questions are dropped in tactfully, so that you gently find yourself becoming more perceptive (answers are on the same page or next, so no fumbling to the back of the book to find them)...Anyone who enjoys accounts will find this book irresistible.' Accounting Technician

'This latest edition of a very relevant and useful book is most welcome...The text is well structured and logical in its development of the subject. Any study of the meaning of company accounts is generally an arduous and time-consuming task but this book achieves a right balance between basic and detailed material and also between the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject ...A decidedly "user-friendly" text well worth a place in any company library or on the book shelf of any student.' Company Accountant

'...this is a readable, user-friendly book which, with its workbook approach, would benefit financial and non-financial managers and readers unfamiliar with financial issues.' Chartered Secretary

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780566078217
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
6th ed
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Walter Reid was Professor of Financial Control at the London Business School from 1973 to 1988. He was subsequently Chairman of Management Development Associates Limited (MDA), a management training consultancy with a primary focus on financial management. D.R. Myddelton has been Professor of Finance and Accounting at the Cranfield School of Management since 1972. He has written books on tax reform, inflation accounting and accounting standards and textbooks on accounting, economics, and financial management. He is Chairman of the Trustees of the Institute of Economic Affairs.

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