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Business Accounting and Finance

Business Accounting and Finance

Tony Davies, Ian Crawford

Jul 2011, Paperback, 800 pages
ISBN13: 9780273723127
ISBN10: 027372312X
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Business Accounting and Finance, is a clear, comprehensive and engaging text that is essential reading for anyone studying accounting and finance. Carefully structured to reflect the topics covered in most one or two semester modules, the book comprises three parts: Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Business Finance.

Guided Tour of the book

Part I Financial Accounting
Chapter 1 The importance of accounting and finance
Chapter 2 Classifying and recording financial transactions
Chapter 3 Balance sheet
Chapter 4 Income statement
Chapter 5 Statement of cash flows
Chapter 6 Corporate governance
Chapter 7 Financial statements analysis
Chapter 8 Annual report and accounts
Case Study I
Case Study II

Part II Financial Management
Chapter 9 The nature of costs
Chapter 10 Managing costs
Case Study III
Chapter 11 Relevant costs, marginal costs, and decision-making
Chapter 12 Short-term planning – the operating budget
Chapter 13 The control budget and variance analysis
Case Study IV
Chapter 14 Financing the business, and the cost of capital
Chapter 15 Investment appraisal and the capital budget
Case Study V
Chapter 16 Working capital management
Case Study VI
Appendix 1 Present value tables
Appendix 2 IFRSs and IASs
Appendix 3 Solutions to selected exercises

Glossary of key terms


Up-To-Date Topic Coverage
This book is fully up-to-date with regard to IFRS and IAS reporting requirements, and includes integrated coverage of contemporary accounting and financial issues and topics of growing importance, including a chapter on corporate governance and sustainability reporting.

Worked Examples and Progress Checks
Comprehensive step-by-step Worked Examples and Progress Checks with Illustrative Charts and Diagrams are provided throughout every chapter to provide frequent reinforcement and facilitate effective learning.

Press Extracts
The inclusion of contemporary Press Extracts offer insights into real-life business scenarios that highlight the practical application and relevance of topics across a range of companies including Amazon, Liverpool FC, Marks & Spencer, Nokia, Apple, and Ryanair.

Annual Report and Accounts
The most recent annual report and accounts of Johnson Matthey, a leading UK plc, are used to illustrate the techniques of financial analysis and trend analysis.

Case Studies and End-of-Chapter Exercises
The book includes a large range of End-of-Chapter Exercises and Solutions, Questions, and Discussion Points, and six major Case Studies, which provide the opportunity to apply and develop the techniques, analytical skills and judgment acquired from working through each chapter.

Tony Davies FCMA MBA MCMI heads up Lucis Consulting, an international business and financial consultancy and training provider, and formerly lectured on finance and accounting at Bangor Business School, University of Wales.

Ian Crawford CPFA is a lecturer in accounting and finance at the University of Bath.