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Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money -- That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Robert T. Kiyosaki
0446677450
January 1998
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Book Review
Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire eighth-grade dropout father of his closest friend. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his "poor dad" (whose weekly paychecks, while respectable, were never quite sufficient to meet family needs) pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his "rich dad" (that "the poor and the middle class work for money," but "the rich have money work for them"). Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at 47. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with consultant and CPA Sharon L. Lechter, lays out his the philosophy behind his relationship with money. Although Kiyosaki can take a frustratingly long time to make...


Accounting and Finance for Small Business Made Easy
Robert J. Low
1932531173
Oct 2004
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Book Description
Finally, a book on accounting that focuses on street-smart financial management rather than accounting mechanics Most accounting books are either too basic or too boring. This one carves a niche all its own. Instead of trying to morph you into instant CPAs, it provides practical advice through real-life examples, making it the first accounting "page-turner." Author Robert J. Low even draws on notorious financial scandals for illuminating lessons to small and medium-size businesses. He minimizes technical information and offers straight talk on the art of controllership--a key to ensuring company profits. Accounting and Finance for Small Business Made Easy includes: An accounting primer that demystifies terms and practices for the non-accountant Invaluable perspective on the critical areas for managing...


Finance and Accounting for NonFinancial Managers: All the Basics You Need to Know
William G. Droms
0738208183
March 2003
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Book Description
The definitive guide to the principles of finance and accounting--revised and updated and including access to interactive worksheets online. Mastering the fundamentals of financial management is a must for those with a stake in their company's and their own professional future. Packed with step-by-step examples and illustrative case studies, and fully updated to reflect the latest changes in tax laws and accounting requirements, Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers is one-stop shopping for managers, entrepreneurs, seasoned executives, teachers, and students alike. Reading a balance sheet Mastering the accounting cycle Making long-term investment decisions Conducting breakeven analysis for profit planning Calculating cost of capital Evaluating closely held companies

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Streetwise Finance & Accounting
Suzanne Caplan
1580621961
Jan 1997
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The Accounting Game: A Semester's Worth of Accounting in One Easy Book
Darrell Mullis
1570713960
November 1998
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Book Description
Basic Accounting Fresh From the Lemonade Stand The world of accounting can be intimidating. But, more often than not, there's no way to avoid it - even non-financial jobs venture into financial jargon and concepts. For those trying to get more done at the office, organize the dollars and cents in a small business, or just in need of a refresher, there's no reason to turn to the average number-crunching class again. The Accounting Game presents financial information in a format so simple and so unlike a common accounting textbook, you may forget youre learning key skills that will help you get ahead! This book uses the world of a kid's lemonade stand to teach the basics of financial language and records. You'll run your own lemonade stand and make it grow by creating signs to advertise it, borrowing money from...


Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance
Edward J. Stone
0471713155
Sept 2004
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Book Description
This special edition of The Journal of Accounting and Finance focuses on the new Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, and will be of particular interest to accounting professionals and corporate financiers.


Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud in Financial Reports
Howard M. Schilit
0071386262
March 2002
Hardcover
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Barron's, October 2002
"Regulators, outside auditors and investors should all keep a copy handy."

Boyd, Brendan, The Cincinnati Post, 10/11/94
"For a book about accounting, "Financial Shenanigans" is "relatively easy, even fascinating read, liberally laced with reveting anecdotes about wayward companies," says Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers
Edward Fields
0814471226
May 2002
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Book Description
Outside of the accounting and finance departments, not many business people are interested in the finer points of financial reports. But every manager must have a thorough understanding of what their finance and accounting staffs do, why they do it, and what these reports really mean. This indispensable book demystifies the role that accounting and finance play in a corporation and demonstrates how financial decisions are manifestations of company goals. The author's crystal-clear examples show how managers can connect corporate financial information directly to their own strategies and actions. To demonstrate these connections, the author covers such essential topics as: * Balance sheets and income/cash flow statements * Reading and understanding annual reports * Fixed-cost and variable-cost issues * Financial...


Managerial Accounting
Ray H. Garrison
0072834943
December 2004
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Book Description
As the long-time best-seller, Garrison has helped guide close to 2 million students through the challenging waters of managerial accounting since it was first published. It identifies the three functions managers must perform within their organizations-plan operations, control activities, and make decisions-and explains what accounting information is necessary for these functions, how to collect it, and how to interpret it. To achieve this, Managerial Accounting, 11/E, focuses, now as in the past, on three qualities: Relevance: Every effort is made to help students relate the concepts in this book to the decisions made by working managers. With insightful chapter openers, the popular Managerial Accounting in Action segments within the chapters, and stimulating end-of-chapter exercises, a student reading...


Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Samuel C. Weaver
0071435360
Feb 2004
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Book Description
THE MCGRAW-HILL EXECUTIVE MBA SERIES "Executive education is suddenly every CEO's favorite strategic weapon." --BusinessWeek Now repackaged in easily transportable paperback editions, these informative titles--written by frontline executive education professors and modeled after the programs of the nation's top business schools--will find new popularity with today's on-the-go, every-second-counts executive.

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The Handy Paperback Edition of McGraw-Hill's One-Volume, MBA-Level Finance Course

As a manager, virtually everything you do has financial implications. Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers--today's most practical, in-depth introduction to the key elements of financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis--is your...



Finance and Accounting for NonFinancial Managers
Steven A. Finkler
0735546045
April 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
For all entrepeneurs and nonfinancial professionals with budget and/or P&L responsibilities, Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers provides the basics necessary to make a solid contribution to the financial goals and success of their companies. This indispensible and easy-to-read primer gives all entrepreneurs and managers in nonfinancial areas--sales, marketing, production, and more--a complete understanding of financial terms, statements, and ratios and how they affect the operations of a business or corporation. With this information, financial managers will be able to understand: owners' equity, ratio analysis; balance sheets; income statements; LIFO liquidations; asset valuation; cash flow statements; capital leasing; liabilities; present value; operating leverage; breakeven analysis; and more. New to...


If You're Clueless about Accounting and Finance
Paul Lim
0793128811
Apr 1998
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Book Review
If You're Clueless About Accounting and Finance and Want to Know More is an easy-to-follow guide for nonfiscal types who need to keep up with the bean counters and the number crunchers. One in a series of books on basic administrative tools by Seth Godin, this volume--produced with Money magazine finance writer Paul Lim--focuses on understanding the language of business capital and using it effectively to manage cash, credit, budgets, taxes, inventories, and the economic changes that impact companies. The subsequent advice should prove invaluable even to those who don't hold "traditional" financial positions. --Howard Rothman

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More and more Americans are reading the NYSE and NASDAQ daily reports and investing huge sums of money in mutual funds and...


Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise
Brian H. Maskell
1563272431
November 2003
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Book Description
Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise Brian Maskell and Bruce Baggaley As companies move ahead with the implementation of lean production, financial functions often lag behind. When this happens, not only do they fail to actively support the effort, but they can actually hinder it. In Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise, authors Brian Maskell and Bruce Baggaley present a step-by-step method for transforming a manufacturing company's financial functions to support lean manufacturing. This step-by-step method transforms the accounting system to follow the company's pathway through lean implementation covering what needs to be done at each stage to support lean. A case study runs throughout the text illustrating...


Finance Et Comptabilite
Katia Brille Lutz
0070568103
Aug 1992
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Book Description

Special Purpose Series In French and Spanish

With a growing number of companies looking for employees who can "speak the business" in a foreign language, individuals will find the competition for jobs fiercer than ever. Everyone can prepare for these challenges by choosing from this unique series.

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Text: French



Principles of Corporate Finance
Richard A. Brealey
0073130826
January 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Principles of Corporate Finance is the worldwide leading text that describes the theory and practice of corporate finance. Throughout the book the authors show how managers use financial theory to solve practical problems and as a way of learning how to respond to change by showing not just how but why companies and management act as they do. The text is comprehensive, authoritative, and modern and yet the material is presented at a common sense level. The discussions and illustrations are unique due to the depth of detail blended with a distinct sense of humor for which the book is well known and highly regarded. This text is a valued reference for thousands of practicing financial managers. Richard A. Brealey and Stewart C. Myers welcome Franklin Allen as a new coauthor to this Eighth Edition. Sometimes the...


Schaum's Quick Guide to Business Finance
Joel G. Siegel
0070580316
Nov 1997
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Book Description
For quick and authoritative answers to questions on business and financial formulas and tools, this unique book is unequaled! It not only clearly explains all major business and financial formulas, it shows you how to apply them, step by step. Perfect for college and graduate students in business, finance, marketing, operations, management, and accounting, this comprehensive, portable guide gives you quick access to all major financial and business formulas with explanations you can grasp and use in seconds. You get explanations, examples, and demonstrations of formulas for vertical analysis; net-cost method; sales mix analysis; regression statistics; profit margin; sampling formulas; discount cash flow analysis; weighted averages; cost of capital; earnings per share; inventory turnover; and nearly 200 more....


Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis
Charles T. Horngren
0131495380
March 2005
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Book Description
Horngren’s Cost Accounting defined the cost accounting market and continues to innovate today by consistently integrating the most current practice and theory. This acclaimed, number one market-leading book embraces the basic theme of “different costs for different purposes.” It reaches beyond cost accounting procedures to consider concepts, analyses, and management. This latest edition of Cost Accounting incorporates the latest research and most up-to-date thinking into all relevant chapters. Professional issues related to Management Accounting and Management Accountants are emphasized. Chapter topics cover the accountant's role in the organization to performance measurement, compensation, and multinational considerations. For future accountants who want to enhance their understanding...


Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Samuel C. Weaver
0071364331
May 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
J. Fred Weston provides managers and executives with the information they need to understand essential accounting principles, from vocabulary and financial statements to cash flow and valuation. Covering balance sheets, income statements, reporting measures, and even essential ratios, this practical, in-depth book provides a one-stop, reference for all aspects of finance and accounting, and will help managers take essential steps toward making informed decisions based on the numbers they face every business day.

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J. Fred Weston provides managers and executives with the information they need to understand essential accounting principles, from vocabulary and financial statements to cash flow and valuation. Covering balance sheets, income statements,...


Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging
Mark A. Trombley
0072440449
June 2002
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Book Description
Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging, by Mark Trombley, is a short (250-page) supplement for Advanced Accounting and other upper level accounting courses. While many books used for these courses contain some coverage of Derivatives, professors must spend valuable time preparing their own materials in order to thoroughly cover this complex subject. Trombley's text provides the desired information and detail, allowing faculty to cover derivatives in class without a lot of prep work. Using simple but realistic examples, Trombley explains options, forwards, futures, swaps, and other types of derivatives, and helps students understand applications of derivative financial instruments.


Governmental Accounting Made Easy
Warren Ruppel
047164868X
June 2004
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Review
"...a good written summary of the issues...illuminating..." (AccountingWEB UK, 6th September 2005)

Book Description
Read, interpret, and analyze governmental financialstatements–Governmental Accounting Made Easy explains everything you need to know, including: Basic accounting concepts underlying all governmental accounting and financial reporting Basic financial statements prepared under the new financial reporting model, including government-wide financial statements and fund financial statements Note disclosures that accompany governmental financial statements Complicated accounting issues commonly found in governmental financial statements Future issues impacting governmental accounting and financial reporting brought on by the...

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