The Power of Accounting

The Power of Accounting Front Cover
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2012-01-22
264 pages

Book Description

The Power of Accounting: What the Numbers Mean and How to Use Them

The Power of Accounting: What the Numbers Mean and How to Use Them provides a highly readable text for non- managers. It explores accounting’s uses and limitations in the process. The text is intended for users of accounting 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.

The book discusses the importance of accounting information in the 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.

Table of Contents

1. The Basics
2. Costs, Cost and Cost
3. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
4. Decision Making I: The Basics
5. Decision Making II: Capital Budgeting Decisions
6. Planning and Budgeting
7. Control
8. Allocation
9. Financial Statement Analysis
Appendix A – Portions of Columbia Sportswear’s 2009 10-k Report
Appendix B – Glossary
Appendix C – Answers to End-of-Chapter Exercises

Book Details

  • Title: The Power of Accounting
  • Author:
  • Length: 264 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2012-01-22
  • ISBN-10: 0415884314
  • ISBN-13: 9780415884310
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