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Accounting for Managers By Paul M. Collier

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Accounting for Managers, 2nd Edition explains how accounting information is used by non-financial managers. The book emphasizes the interpretation, rather than the construction, of accounting information and encourages a critical, rather than an unthinking acceptance, of the underlying assumptions behind accounting.

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Accounting for Managers: Interpreting Accounting Information for Decision-making by Paul M. Collier

"Accounting for Managers, 2nd Edition" explains how accounting information is used by non financial managers. The book emphasizes the interpretation, rather than the construction, of accounting information and encourages a critical, rather than an unthinking acceptance, of the underlying assumptions behind accounting. It links theory with practical examples and case studies drawn from real life business situations in service, retail and manufacturing industries.

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About Paul M. Collier


Paul M. Collier is senior lecturer at Monash University in Australia and was previously senior lecturer in management accounting at Aston Business School in Birmingham. Having also worked in senior financial and general management positions in the UK and Australia, this book is a result of his practical experience as a producer and user of accounting information as well as his teaching and training experience.

Table of Contents


Preface. Acknowledgements. About the Author. PART I Context of Accounting. 1 Introduction to Accounting. 2 Accounting and its Relationship to Shareholder Value and Business Structure. 3 Recording Financial Transactions and the Limitations of Accounting. 4 Management Control, Management Accounting and its Rational-Economic Assumptions. 5 Interpretive and Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Decision-Making. PART II The use of financial statements for decision-making. 6 Constructing Financial Statements and the Framework of Accounting. 7 Interpreting financial statements. 8 Interpreting Financial Statements under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). 9 Governance and the Operating and Financial Review (OFR): Understanding the Context of Accounting. PART III Using Accounting Information for Decision-Making, Planning and Control. 10 Marketing Decisions. 11 Operating Decisions. 12 Human Resource Decisions. 13 Accounting Decisions. 14 Strategic Investment Decisions. 15 Performance Evaluation of Business Units. 16 Budgeting. 17 Budgetary Control. PART IV Supporting Information. 18 Research in Management Accounting, Conclusions and Further Reading. 19 Introduction to the Readings. Appendices: Questions and Case Studies. Appendix 1: Questions. Appendix 2: Solutions to Questions. Appendix 3: Case Studies. Appendix 4: Solutions to Case Studies. Author Index. Subject Index.

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GOR003589502
Accounting for Managers: Interpreting Accounting Information for Decision-making by Paul M. Collier
Paul M. Collier
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2006-03-17
536
0470016094
9780470016091
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