The Economist Guide to Financial Management: Principles and practice

The Economist Guide to Financial Management: Principles and practice

by The Economist, John Tennent

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610393935
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Series: Economist Books Series
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition, paperback original
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 514,832
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


John Tennent is co-author of The Economist Guide to Business Modelling and The Economist Guide to Cash Management. He is an accountant, who for the past 20 years has been involved in training and consultancy with firms such as Unilever, BOC, BAE, Kraft, Thomson Corp, Cable & Wireless, BT, St Gobain and EMI.

Table of Contents

Preface vi

1 Defining a successful business 1

2 Business structures 13

3 The role of the finance department 20

4 Financial statements and accounting systems 30

5 Accounting concepts and principles 51

6 Investors 77

7 Cost to serve 105

8 Product pricing and profitability 130

9 Portfolio management 144

10 Investment appraisal 161

11 Business planning, budgeting and reporting 201

12 Operational ratios and measures 232

13 Stockmarket and investor measures 261

14 Working capital management 281

15 Published reports and accounts 305

16 Accounting complexities 318

Glossary of financial terms 330

List of companies 341

References 344

Index 345

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