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FT Guide to Using and Interpreting Company Accounts (The FT Guides)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | FT Guide to Using and Interpreting Company Accounts (The FT Guides).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Wendy Mckenzie(Author)

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The Financial Times Guide to Using and Interpreting Company Accounts is designed for the non-accountant manager, investor or entrepreneur who is expected to have financial knowledge but may not have accounting training.  


Wendy McKenzie approaches the project via three key points: What information will I find in these accounts?; How do I analyse the accounts?; How can I use my analysis?


Using publicly available actual accounts, the book begins by covering the ‘numbers’ from company accounts then moves on to information such as the financial review and then explains the logic of the accounts. To help with the interpreting of the numbers Wendy shows the reader how to understand issues such as cash flow, what this will tell you about a company, how to consider a competitor’s accounts and how to perform ratio calculations to help with company analysis.

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Book details

  • PDF | 560 pages
  • Wendy Mckenzie(Author)
  • Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 4 edition (4 Dec. 2009)
  • English
  • 4
  • Business, Finance & Law

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  • By J. C. Grierson on 8 September 2011

    This book deals with the different regulations in considerable detail and, in this respect, is quite satisfactory. It does however fail to cover interpretation other than in a mechanical way reiterating ratios without providing much indepth advice.It is all the more surprising that it received such a ringing endorsement from " Management Today" and is marketed under the FT imprint.Where is does fall down is in poor editing where there are sentences that do not make sense because of missed words and examples that are not arithmetically correct.Furthermore it explains how to analysis accounts of suppliers and customers by covering the same ground twice quoting the same information verbatim.All in all not worth the money. If this is the best on offer what is the worst!!!!

  • By Limhi on 2 July 2015

    I found this book to be poorly written and edited. Two examples are sentences regurgitated throughout the same chapter again and again and referring to aspects of corporate accounting in detail long before it is introduced. I also struggled to understand sentences due to poor structure and inclusion of superfluous terms. At the beginning of the book the author explains that accounting is often over complicated by secular terminology and then goes on to over complicate everything in the exact same manner.Although finance, accounting and corporate accounts is a dry subject - it is written so poorly as to make it unintelligible many times with numerous re-readings required to decipher the author's point. I would recommend buying another book. I won't suggest any to try and prove I am a reader and not a competitor. I would add my surprise that the FT endorsed this.

  • By CW on 15 April 2013

    Gives a good overview for the non-accountant. It's pitched at a good level, lots of detail and not dumbed down. If you have to do analysis of company accounts I would recommend this book, it is not just aimed at accountancy students as so many of these books are. Very good.

  • By Gavala_85 on 2 March 2014

    As a private investor I use this book as a reference when i come across something I need clarification on. I would recommend this book to anyone else who would require such a reference.

  • By Tracy L on 20 April 2013

    This is a fabulous straight to the point book and a great read. It has been a great study resources and would definately recommend.

  • By flickersboy on 18 August 2016

    A excellent book, as to be expected from the FT!

  • By brennan on 6 October 2014

    Excellent value for money

  • By RL on 17 July 2016

    Excellent coaching manual

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