Accounting for Non-Accountants

Learn how to navigate the maze of accounting concepts and financial terms with this guide to the basics of financial and management accounting.
EAN: 9781789664300
Edition: 12
Format: 235x150
392 pages

About the book

Accounting has a reputation as a technical and jargon-heavy subject, but there is no reason why those without formal training cannot master the basics of interpreting accounts and making good decisions.

Accounting for Non-Accountants assumes no prior knowledge of the subject area and is designed to serve as an introductory text for managers and non-specialists who wish to gain an oversight of the accounting discipline. The book covers both financial and management accounting in sufficient detail to allow data to be interpreted but in a clear and accessible manner so the reader can quickly gain an understanding of the basic principles of the subject area.

Now in its 12th edition, Accounting for Non-Accountants has been fully updated to the latest regulatory requirements including the UK GAAP framework, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS). The final chapter focuses on the impact of changes in the economic environment on businesses and there are introductions to areas including tax, transfer pricing and creative accounting. This practical guide includes review questions in each chapter, with answers and workings where appropriate, and is supported online by over 200 questions and a glossary to develop a firm understanding of all topics.

About the authors

David Horner has taught Accounting and related courses for over 25 years in the UK. He currently teaches at Birkdale school, Sheffield. He has written numerous textbooks aimed at students both for schools and university level. He has worked with AQA, a major examination board in the UK, for over 20 years.

This book provides an easy-to-understand essential guide for managers to learn key concepts and systems of financial accounting, management accounting, and corporate finance. With balanced coverage of practical applications of preparing financial statements, financial analysis and related questions and exercises, the book gives managers the necessary skills in understanding and using accounting information for decision-making in the real business world. I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in Accounting and Finance.

Professor Aly Salama, Professor of Accounting and Head of Accounting Subject Group, Northumbria University