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Accounting and Finance for Managers

Accounting and Finance for Managers

A Decision-Making Approach

Matt Bamber, Simon Parry


Strengthen your decision-making processes with this interpretive approach to accounting and financial information. Specifically designed for the needs of MBA, EMBA and MA Business and Management students.

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About the book

Accounting and Finance for Managers is specifically designed for the needs of MBA, EMBA and MA Business and Management students. It includes worked examples throughout, as well as real-world scenarios, 'expert view' notes and full exercises at the end of each chapter, encouraging students to think more broadly by presenting them with further issues to consider. For lecturers, the book begins with an indication of how the course material can be tailored to individual needs and divided over different periods of time.
As well as providing coverage of basic bookkeeping, readers will learn how to understand financial statements and grasp underlying theory, interpret a cash budget and identify potential problems, recognise appropriate pricing strategies to fit different markets and products/services, and incorporate financial evaluation into operational decision making and problem solving.

Online supporting resources for Accounting and Finance for Managers include bonus chapters covering topics such as cash flow, investment decisions and business planning, and lecture slides that align with each chapter.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Introduction to Accounting;
    • Chapter - 02: Accounting Concepts and Systems;
    • Chapter - 03: Financial Analysis: Part I;
    • Chapter - 04: Financial Analysis: Part II;
    • Chapter - 05: Business Planning;
    • Chapter - 06: Budgets and Performance Management;
    • Chapter - 07: Cash Flow;
    • Chapter - 08: Pricing Decisions;
    • Chapter - 09: Investment Decisions;
    • Chapter - 10: Operational Decisions


Managers seeking to improve analytical skills with new accounting and finance tools will find this handbook emphasizes learning through example, and teaches the basics of accounting from how to prepare a set of basic financial statements to interpreting profit, cash budgets, pricing strategies to suit different kinds of markets, and more. Each chapter is paired to course structures so the book can be used as a classroom text, and each melds theory with real-world business applications for maximum effect. It's rare to find a title suitable for self study and classroom learning alike: this book fits the bill, on both.
Midwest Book Review, California Bookwatch, The Business Shelf


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749469139
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd April 2014
  • Paperback
  • Format: 240x170
  • 488 pages

About the Author

Matt Bamber
Matt Bamber is a lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of Bristol. He is a chartered accountant with several years' experience of teaching on a range of programmes, including MBA, professional and Master's courses.

Simon Parry
Simon Parry is a lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Newcastle University. He is a chartered accountant with over 25 years' experience. He has 15 years' experience of teaching on professional, MBA and other postgraduate courses.

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