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Accounting and Finance for Non-finance Managers

Accounting and Finance for Non-finance Managers

First Edition
  • Jai Kumar Batra - Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi
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November 2018 | 1 156 pages | SAGE Texts

Designed for management students from a non-finance background, this book introduces the basic concepts of accounting and finance in an easy-to-understand manner. The book comprehensively covers the fundamental concepts of financial accounting, cost accounting, management accounting and financial management. It also introduces international accounting standards covering US GAPP and IFRS. Accounting and Finance for Non-finance Managers helps to develop the generic skills of application, problem-solving, evaluation and communication in the areas of accounting and finance to aid young managers in making appropriate business decisions.

Key Features:

· Text and theory supported by numerous examples, diagrams, activities, solved illustrations, practice modules, unsolved exercises, case studies and suggestions for project work.

· Cases and examples extracted from newspapers, annual reports and financial reports of real-time companies to help practical understanding.

· Robust companion website including additional solved illustrations, test bank, PPTs and manuals for classroom teaching.
Part A: Financial Accounting
Overview of Business and Accounting
Basic Terminology and Source Documents of Accounting
Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting
Theory Base of Financial Reporting: Accounting Standards
Scope of Accounting and Its Relationship with Other Disciplines
Primary Books of Accounts
Subsidiary Books of Accounts
Depreciation Accounting
Inventory Valuation
Trial Balance, Errors Rectification, Bank Reconciliation, Reserves and Provisions
Preparation of Financial Statements of a Sole Trader
Understanding Financial Statements of a Company
Part B: Cost and Management Accounting
Cost Accounting: An Overview-Concept, Classification and Analysis
Cost Elements:- Material, Labour and Overheads
Management Accounting: An Overview
Budgeting and Budgetary Control
Standard Costing and Variance Analysis
Marginal Costing Analysis and Decision Making
Part C: Financial Management
Financial Management: An Overview
Sources of Business Finance
Working Capital Management
Investment Analysis
Analysis of Financial Statements
Cash Flow and Fund Flow Analysis
FDI Policy
Rates of Depreciation
References and Further Readings


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ISBN: 9789352806966