FT Guide to Finance for Non-Financial Managers, by Jo Haigh

FT Guide to Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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The Financial Times Guide to Finance for Non-Financial Managers is a practical and accessible resource for individuals who need to understand finance but do not have a background in the subject. The book is designed to help readers feel confident in asking the right business questions, making the correct finance decisions, and competently speaking the language of commerce to colleagues, managers, customers, and stakeholders. The guide provides readers with the knowledge and tools to transform complex financial information and statistics into data that makes sense and helps formulate decisions on a day-to-day basis. It also helps readers identify warning signals, understand key performance indications and ratios, and make better financial decisions that increase profits and approach capital projects with confidence.

About the author



1. Data and Decisions

2. Who uses Accounting Information and why

3. The language of Finance

4. Profit and Loss Business Drivers

5. Cash and Profit – Understand the Difference

6. The Balance Sheet

7. Budgets and Forecasts

8. The Management Accounts Pack

9. Capital Investment (Capex) and Investment Appraisal

10. Health Checks and KPI’s

Glossary of Finance and Investing Terms

Appendix A: Sample Management Accounts Pack

Appendix B: Sample Full Published Accounts

Appendix C: Sample Abbreviated Published Accounts

Appendix D: KPI Summary

Appendix E: List of Regulators

Appendix F: Sample Budget


288 pages

Kindle Edition

First published December 18, 2011

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