E-Books - Publication dates range from 2018 - 2021
Accounting for Business by Roger Hussey; Audra OngThis book is written for those who may be responsible for, or are generally interested in, the activities of organizations but do not have the knowledge to interpret the financial information that is available. As an owner of a business or a manager, you will deal with numbers of various types. This book is written for those who may be responsible for, or are generally interested in, the activities of organizations but do not have the knowledge to interpret the financial information that is available. The book identifies the types of organizations that generate financial information and explains how you can use it for your benefit. The early chapters focus on the information that is publicly available for large companies and demonstrate how to select and analyze the figures for decision making. The later chapters concentrate on the detailed management accounting information that is available internally for managers so that they can make decisions, investigate problems, and set performance targets. The final chapter, explores emerging and very pertinent issues such as "Can the organization obtain the basic resources to stay in business?" and "Are its activities harmful to the environment?"
Publication Date: 2021
Advances in Accounting Education by Thomas G. Calderon (Editor)Advances in Accounting Education is a refereed, academic research publication whose purpose is to help meet the needs of faculty members interested in ways to improve accounting classroom instruction at the college and university level. We publish thoughtful, well-developed articles that are readable, relevant, and reliable. Articles may be either empirical or non-empirical, and should emphasize pedagogy, i.e., explaining how faculty members can improve their teaching methods or how accounting units can improve their curricula and programs.
Publication Date: 2018
Advances in Management Accounting by Laurie L. Burney (Editor); Mary A. Malina (Editor)Advances in Management Accounting(AIMA)is a publication of quality applied research in management accounting. The journal's purpose is to publish thought-provoking articles that advance knowledge in the management accounting discipline and are of interest to both academics and practitioners. As one of the premier management accounting research journals, AIMA is well-poised to meet the needs of management accounting scholars. Featured in Volume 31 are articles on: Competitor monitor and revenue management in hotels; The tie between CEO compensation and the 2008 financial crisis; The inclusion of qualitative measures in CEO incentive compensation; The association between performance-based pay and employee honesty; Managerial ability's linkage to earnings management within discontinued operations; Cash-to-cash and its association with long-term profitability in the manufacturing industry.
Publication Date: 2019
Asset-Liability and Liquidity Management by Pooya FarahvashAsset-Liability and Liquidity Management distils the author's extensive experience in the financial industry, and ALM in particular, into concise and comprehensive lessons. Each of the topics are covered with a focus on real-world applications, based on the author's own experience in the industry. The author is the Vice President of Treasury Modeling and Analytics at American Express. He is also an adjunct Professor at New York University, teaching a variety of analytical courses. Learn from the best as Dr. Farahvash takes you through basic and advanced topics, including: The fundamentals of analytical finance Detailed explanations of financial valuation models for a variety of products The principle of economic value of equity and value-at-risk The principle of net interest income and earnings-at-risk Liquidity risk Funds transfer pricing A detailed Appendix at the end of the book helps novice users with basic probability and statistics concepts used in financial analytics.
Publication Date: 2020
Case Studies in Strategic Management by by Gunther Friedl, Andreas BiagoschMost business schools use case studies in their courses. However, these are typically based on past cases and assigned to students to solve. This book describes a new approach for teaching with case studies, which was developed and applied successfully at TUM School of Management. In this approach, student teams write and solve their own case study on a topic concerning current and future businesses. A case can thus be on their own startup or a strategic decision of existing companies. During the course, the students receive intensive coaching while selecting and developing the case topic by the course advisors as well as feedback by industry experts and executives for whom the case is actually a burning question. The authors present 17 cases covering strategic questions for startups and technology companies such as Deutsche Post, BMW, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Stadtwerke München, Fielmann, adidas, Siemens, Caribou Biosciences, eon, Airbus, Unicredit and UBS.
Publication Date: 2018
The changing role of the management accountants : becoming a business partner by by Panida Chotiyanon, Vassili Joannidès de LautourThis book presents a comprehensive and holistic study on being a financial practitioner today. Using a practice theory approach, the book analyzes the work life stories of four financial practitioners who have been working between 13 and 25 years during the period of 1973 to 2015 and explains how their work identities are constituted in the practices throughout the years. It clarifies the public image of the management accountants and provides a better understanding of today's management accountants--who they are and how they are formed--while theorizing on how to develop the next generation.-- Provided by publisher.
Publication Date: 2018
Earnings quality : definitions, measures, and financial reporting by by Elisa MenicucciThis book provides an overview of earnings quality (EQ) in the context of financial reporting and offers suggestions for defining and measuring it. Although EQ has received increasing attention from investors, creditors, regulators, and researchers in different areas, there are various definitions of it and different approaches for its measurement. The book describes the relationship between EQ and earnings management (EM) since they can be considered related challenges, especially in the context of international financial reporting standards (IAS/IFRSs). EM occurs when managers make discretionary accounting choices that are regarded as either an efficient communication of private information to improve the informativeness of a firm's current and future performance, or a distorting disclosure to mislead the firm's true performance. The intentional manipulation of earnings by managers, within the limits allowed by the accounting standards, may alter the usefulness of financial reporting and lead to lower quality of earnings. The use of fair value in financial reporting has created a current debate about the impact it might have on EQ. At times, the high subjectivity in estimating fair value can allow opportunities for the exercise of management judgments and intentional bias, which can reduce the quality of financial reporting. Management discretion can result in high EM and hence in a reduction of EQ. Particularly during difficult financial periods, managers engage in EM to mask the negative effects of the turmoil, and in such circumstances accruals and earnings smoothing are attempts to reduce abnormal variations of earnings in such circumstances. This book is a valuable resource for those interested in wider perspectives on EQ and it adds to the research studies on this topic in the context of financial reporting.
Publication Date: 2019
A Guide to the New Language of Accounting and Finance by Roger Hussey; Audra OngThe disciplines of accounting and finance have been rapidly changing in recent years. The methods and techniques being used have created a new language for managers, students, practitioners, academics. The Guide focuses specifically on the terms used in accounting and finance. Important terms and phrases are identified but with a much longer, in-depth explanation than you would normally find in a dictionary. Not only does each entry gives a thorough explanation of each term, it provides two or more references to academic articles that go into much greater depth. Hence, the entries give the reader immediate access to the literature. At the end of the book, the full reference to all the articles that have been cited in the text is given including a list of the many acronyms used in the new world of accounting and finance.
Publication Date: 2021
Management Accounting in Support of Strategy by Graham S. PitcherManagement Accounting in Support of Strategy explores how management accounting can support the strategic management process of analysis, formulation, implementation, evaluation, monitoring, and control. If the management accountant is to add value to the business they need to understand how the business works. The toolbox available to the management accountant does not just contain the accounting techniques, but also includes the strategy models and frameworks described in this book. Armed with this array of tools the management accountant is well placed to add significant value to the business. The reader will gain an understanding of the strategic management framework, strategic models and tools, and how management accounting can support the strategic management process. It will be beneficial for undergraduate and postgraduate course students studying strategy or management accounting. The book will also enable practicing accountants to understand how they can make a significant contribution to the success of their organization by demonstrating how management accounting can be used in support of strategy.
Publication Date: 2018
The personal MBA by by Josh Kaufman, Recorded Books, Inc.The 10th anniversary edition of the bestselling foundational business training manual for ambitious readers, featuring new concepts and mental models: updated, expanded, and revised. Many people assume they need to attend business school to learn how to build a successful business or advance in their career. That's not true. The vast majority of modern business practice requires little more than common sense, simple arithmetic, and knowledge of a few very important ideas and principles. The Personal MBA 10th Anniversary Edition provides a clear overview of the essentials of every major business topic: entrepreneurship, product development, marketing, sales, negotiation, accounting, finance, productivity, communication, psychology, leadership, systems design, analysis, and operations management...all in one comprehensive volume. Inside you'll learn concepts such as: The 5 Parts of Every Business: You can understand and improve any business, large or small, by focusing on five fundamental topics. The 12 Forms of Value: Products and services are only two of the twelve ways you can create value for your customers. 4 Methods to Increase Revenue: There are only four ways for a business to bring in more money. Do you know what they are' Business degrees are often a poor investment, but business skills are always useful, no matter how you acquire them. The Personal MBA will help you do great work, make good decisions, and take full advantage of your skills, abilities, and available opportunities--no matter what you do (or would like to do) for a living.
Publication Date: 2020; 10th anniversary edition
Project Profitability by Reginald Tomas LeeProject Profitability explains why opportunities are not realized and offers a framework that will guarantee your teams identify projects that align with your strategy, calculate cash savings appropriately, and realize these cash savings upon implementation. Consultants and internal project teams often make substantial claims about the savings opportunities resulting from their projects. Most of the time, these claims do not come true. Project Profitability explains why these opportunities are not realized and offers a framework that will guarantee your teams identify projects that align with your strategy, calculate cash savings appropriately, and realize these cash savings upon implementation. Customers of consulting organizations can use this book to keep their consultants honest when savings are promised. Consulting organizations can use this book to help document the value their solutions bring, how much of that value can be realized, and what's necessary to achieve it. If you are a consultant, you do not want to risk having your customer know the content of this book and challenge the value promise!
Twenty-First Century Corporate Reporting by Gerald TritesHow and why do corporations use the internet for reporting to their stakeholders? How and why has corporate reporting extended beyond financial reporting to include environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting and even integrated reporting. The major drivers of modern reporting have changed, to include data driven decision making, big data, and advanced analytics, as well as the use of electronic representations of data with tools such as XBRL. Here we explore the various vehicles for using the internet, including social media and blogs as well as corporate websites and the websites of regulators. And we delve into the impact of portable devices, like smartphones and tablets. Corporate reporting on the internet is changing fast because of changes in technology and stakeholder expectations. Companies are having a hard time keeping up. This book offers a roadmap to follow-a roadmap to start on now. Most importantly, the book lays out a strong case for integrated reporting and shows how reporting on the internet is ideally suited to the creation of integrated reports. This book is of interest to executives in charge of the reporting function for their companies, students of accounting and management, and to serious investors and others with a strong interest in corporate reporting and the direction in which it is headed.
Publication Date: 2021
Value-Based Management in Government by Douglas W. Webster; Gary CokinsThis book consists of 13 chapters and three appendices: Chapter 1 describes why activity-based cost management has become so relevant for the public sector and government organizations.Chapters 2, 3, and 4 describe why managerial accounting has evolved from reporting budget and spending information to calculating the costs of outputs of all forms. These chapters describe how activity-based cost systems are constructed and designed. They also provide insight into why misconceptions cause some ABC/M implementation projects to fall short of expectations.Chapter 5 describes a bonus that comes with ABC/M: attributes. Attributes provide an additional dimension to the cost data to tag and score various types of costs. For example, the organization can view its cost structure based on where it is adding greater or less value. Another example describes how quality management efforts can be quantified in financial terms.Chapter 6 addresses the topic of performance measurements and how ABC/M supports strategy mapping and balanced scorecard principles.Chapter 7 advances the use of ABC/M for predictive planning purposes. Here we discuss not only reforms to budgeting, but the broader uses of predictive accounting as well.Chapter 8 introduces the concept of risk management and why there is an increasing need to develop a comprehensive framework for balancing and integrating cost, performance, and risk management.Chapter 9 describes how ABC/M can be implemented quickly using rapid prototyping techniques. This method is in stark contrast to the traditional approach of taking years to construct massive, detailed ABC/M systems while postponing results.Chapter 10 presents a series of examples of public sector organizations that have implemented ABC/M.Chapter 11 describes critical success factors for implementing ABC/M and what pitfalls to avoid.Chapter 12 touches on information technology systems integration issues related to ABC/M.Chapter 13 concludes the book with a crystal ball description as to where ABC/M is likely to evolve. It summarizes the book's central theme that managerial accounting will become the managerial economics for better decision making.
Publication Date: 2020
E-Books - Older publication dates
Breakeven Analysis by Michael E. Cafferky; Jon WentworthThis second edition continues with the successfulcomprehensive collection of cost-volume-pro t applications.Whether you're a business professional,entrepreneur, business professor, or student, you willbene t from this one stop how-to book of formulas,explanations, and examples. This new edition offers awide range of topics, from calculating basic breakeven,to dealing with multiple products, mixed costs, changingcosts, and changing prices.Michael E. Cafferky is the Ruth McKee Chair for Entrepreneurshipand Business Ethics at Southern AdventistUniversity's School of Business and Management. In anaddition to a doctoral degree in business from AndersonUniversity Falls School of Business he also holds mastersdegrees in public health and religion. The authorof eight books, Cafferky is a member of the Academyof Management and the Christian Business Faculty Association.He has received Southern's President's Awardfor Excellence in Scholarship and the national SharonJohnson Award from the Christian Business FacultyAssociation.
Publication Date: 2014
The Controller's Function by Steven M. BraggThe go-to resource managerial accountants can turn to for sustaining their company's competitive advantage From flex budgeting to detailing the more sophisticated skills like throughput analysis for capital investments and the fast close for public companies, The Controller's Function, Fourth Edition offers numerous real-world examples, expertly balancing both the technical and managerial sides of the job. Provides an overview of the functions and responsibilities of the controller/management accountant in a corporation Explores how controllers can better perform their jobs Offers a solid foundation for those who are new to this area Comprehensive and practical, this book fully defines the role, functions and responsibilities of the managerial accountant in a corporation.
Publication Date: 2011
Decision Analysis for Managers by David CharlesworthEverybody has to make decisions--they are unavoidable. Yet we receive little or no education or training on how to make decisions. Business decisions can be dif_ cult: which people to hire, which product lines or facilities to expand and which to sell or shut down, which bid or proposal to accept, which process to implement, how much R&D to invest in, which environmental projects should receive the highest priority, etc. This book gives you all the tools you need to... * clarify and reach alignment on goals and objectives and understand trade-offs in reaching those goals, * develop and examine alternatives, * systematically analyze the effects of risk and uncertainty, and * maximize the chances of achieving your goals and objectives. Success (getting what you want) depends on luck and good decision making. You can't control your luck, but you can maximize your odds by making the best possible decisions, and this book gets you there. Broadly speaking, this book organizes and presents otherwise formal decision-making tools in an intuitively understandable fashion. The presentation is informal, but the concepts and tools are research-based and formally accepted.
Publication Date: 2013
The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers by Edward FieldsBased on the bestselling AMA seminar, a nuts-and-bolts guide to the dollars-and-cents issues that drive your organization! As a department manager, the last thing you want to think about is numbers. But the truth is, that's the only thing your executives and senior managers are thinking about so it's crucial to understand key financial information like balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, budgets and forecasts, and annual reports. With over 40,000 copies sold, The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers has long provided readers with insight into the financial fundamentals. It demystifies the role accounting and finance play in a corporation, demonstrates how financial decisions reflect business goals, and shows how managers can connect corporate financial information directly to their own strategies and actions. Now revised to reflect new accounting and financial standards, the second edition includes: Strategies for getting your share of the budget * New case studies and practice sessions * An explanation of Sarbanes-Oxley and its relevance to nonfinancial managers * How to manage cash flow in tough times * Fraud detection tools * An expanded glossary including up-to-the-minute business concepts and terminology * And more
Publication Date: 2011
An Introduction to Accounting and Managerial Finance by Harold BiermanThis book introduces corporate financial management, based on the basic capital budgeting framework and the time value of money. It focuses on theoretical formulations and correct application of financial techniques that will help improve managerial and financial decisions. Based on fundamental principles of accounting and finance like time value of money and after-tax cash flows, it introduces readers to real-world constraints and complexities in the two fields.Written in a simple and accessible manner, this book can be read by students of finance and accounting courses, business professionals and general public alike.
Publication Date: 2010
The Power of Accounting by Lawrence D. LewisThe Power of Accounting: What the Numbers Mean and How to Use Them provides a highly readable text for non-financial managers. It explores accounting's uses and limitations in the management process. The text is intended for users of accounting information as opposed to preparers. It focuses on aiding the reader in understanding what accounting numbers mean, what they do not mean, when and how they can be used for decision making and planning and when they cannot. Thenbsp;book discusses the importance of accounting information in the economy and the fact that accounting numbers are often the result of estimates and arbitrary allocations. It also includes a cautionary word about the imprecise use of terminology often found in accounting and financial literature.
Publication Date: 2012
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Valuation Using Financial Statements by Greg Sommers; Peter Easton; Phil Drake"Valuation Using Financial Statements is intended for use in a valuation and/or financial statement analysis course in which a structured approach to company valuation via financial statement reformulation, profitability analysis, and forecasting is emphasized. With a clear (yet detailed) focus on each of the key steps in valuation, the book provides a template for students to follow as they complete a valuation using cash flow- and/or accounting-based models. This book accommodates graduate and advanced undergraduate courses ranging from a partial semester to a full semester in length. Some knowledge of accounting is assumed."--Page v.
Publication Date: 2021
What the Best MBAs Know by Peter NavarroEasy access to the essential knowledge and skills of a top-level M.B.A. program--without having to attend a lecture What the Best MBAs Know provides professionals who don't have the coveted M.B.A. designation with the skills and knowledge taught in today's finest programs. Professors from Stanford, MIT, Northwestern, and other influential programs contribute detailed chapters on broad-scope topics such as strategy, functional areas including accounting, and key disciplines from managerial economics to decision analysis. The resulting application-based book gives readers complete mastery over the most important concepts of an M.B.A. education, leveling the playing field between M.B.A. and non-M.B.A. professionals. Organized according to the subject matter of the core M.B.A. curriculum, this unique and valuable book features: Fascinating boxes discussing real-world situations and applications Companion website with interactive exercises, key links, and more Focused review questions and exercises for each chapter and area Contributors Charles P. Bonini, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Leslie K. Breitner, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington Richard J. Lutz, Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida Steven L. McShane, Graduate School of Management at the University of Western Australia Steven Nahmias, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University Stephen A. Ross, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University