Accounting for Managers: Second Edition

Author: Steven Bragg



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Book Description
Non-financial managers need a sufficient knowledge of accounting to interpret a company’s financial statements and make key business decisions. The Accounting for Managers book describes how accounting transactions are compiled into financial statements and how information about company performance can be extracted from those statements. It also addresses decisions in such areas as sales and marketing, human resources, and acquisitions that are impacted by accounting information. The book describes several tools, including target costing and constraint analysis, which can be used to improve upon business decisions. In short, Accounting for Managers is the ideal toolkit for understanding how accounting information can be used to drive business decisions. [338 pages]


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Need for Accounting Information

Part I - Financial Accounting
Chapter 2. Introduction to Accounting
Chapter 3. The Financial Statements
Chapter 4. Interpreting Financial Statements
Chapter 5. Evaluation of Responsibility Centers
Chapter 6. Overview of Selected Accounting Standards 

Part II - Managerial Accounting
Chapter 7. Sales and Marketing Decisions
Chapter 8. Human Resources Decisions
Chapter 9. Investment Decisions
Chapter 10. Acquisition Decisions

Part III - Accounting Tools
Chapter 11. Cost Accounting Tools and Concepts
Chapter 12. Target Costing
Chapter 13. Constraint Analysis
Chapter 14. Budgeting Concepts
Chapter 15. Budgetary Control