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Accounting for Managers explains how accounting info is utilized by non-financial managers. The ebook emphasizes the translation, instead of the development, of accounting details and encourages a severe, instead of unthinking attractiveness, of the underlying assumptions at the back of accounting. It hyperlinks thought with useful examples and case reports drawn from genuine existence company occasions in carrier, retail and production industries.
Paul M. Collier applies a managerial method of convey find out how to: comprehend the connection among approach, company occasions and monetary info. Use accounting info in making plans, decision-making and regulate. determine the innovations that underlie the development of accounting experiences and the constraints of accounting numbers. The e-book has been written for MBA and different postgraduate scholars, undergraduate scholars who're venture classes in accounting that don't result in specialist accreditation, and non-financial managers who desire a greater figuring out of the function of accounting of their firms.

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One intention is to reinforce to readers that: 12 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS accounting information provides a window through which the real activities of the organization may be monitored, but it should be noted also that other windows are used that do not rely upon accounting information. (Otley and Berry, 1994, p. 46) References American Accounting Association (1996). A Statement of Basic Accounting Theory. Saratosa, FL: American Accounting Association. Ansoff, H. I. (1988). The New Corporate Strategy.

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A conservative approach tends to recognize the downside of events rather than the upside. However, as mentioned above, the pressure on listed companies from analysts to meet stock market expectations of profitability has resulted from time to time in ‘creative’ accounting practices (discussed in Chapter 7), such as those that led to problems at Enron and WorldCom. Disclosure The accounting standards and principles that have been applied in the financial statements are described in the financial reports.

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