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For all of their focus on asset prices, financial economists rarely ask if assets are priced ethically-that is, if their prices are compatible with the public good. Yet in a world facing major, possibly catastrophic problems-global warming, for instance, and growing inequality-it is now more important than ever that we allocate capital to projects that will benefit society as a whole, not just today but far into the future. In this book, Christian Gollier develops a powerful method for transforming our societal goals of collective prosperity into the cornerstone of our financial decision making. Ethical Asset Valuation and the Good Society starts by stating transparent moral principles and, from these, derives simple rules that can be used to evaluate saving and investment decisions in terms of the public good. Rather than trying to explain observed asset prices, Gollier derives what these prices ought to be in order to direct capital toward socially desirable investments. He focuses especially on the two prices that drive most financial decisions-the price of time as reflected in the interest rate and the price of risk-and explores the role these play in our long-term planning. If investment projects in renewable energy could be financed at a lower interest rate than those linked to fossil fuels, for instance, the energy transition would be easier to accomplish. Building on criticism of the short-term thinking of financial markets, Gollier suggests ways to shift investment toward the future through the discounting of the valuation of assets and investments with long-term benefits. In this sophisticated but accessible work, Gollier builds a bridge between welfare economics and finance theory to provide a framework for ethical valuation capable of establishing what asset prices should be on the basis of our shared moral values.
"How can you argue with the core principles of Lean, that you focus on what provides value to your customer and eliminate work that is not necessary (muda)? Internal auditors need to understand not only who their primary customers are, but what is valuable to them - which in most cases is assurance that the risks that matter to the achievement of objectives are properly managed. We need to communicate what they need to know and not what we want to say. This incessant focus on the customer and the efficient production of a valued product should extend to every internal audit team. How else can we ensure that we optimize the use of our limited resources to address the dynamic business and risk environment within which our organizations operate?" Norman Marks, GRC Thought Leader Using lean techniques to enhance value add and reduce waste in internal auditing Lean Auditing is a practical guide to maximising value and efficiency in internal audit through the application of lean techniques. It is an ideal book for anyone interested in understanding what progressive, value adding audit can be like. It is also ideal for anyone wondering whether audit activities can be streamlined or better co-ordinated with other activities. The book contains practical advise from the author's experience as CAE of AstraZeneca PLC; from his work as a consultant specializing in this field; as well as insights from leading CAEs in the UK, US and elsewhere. In addition, there are important insights from thought leaders such as Richard Chambers (IIA US) and Norman Marks (GRC thought leader) and Chris Baker (Technical Manager of the IIA UK). Increasing pressure on resources is driving a need for greater efficiency in all areas of business, and Internal Audit is no exception. Lean techniques can help streamline the workflow, but having only recently been applied to IA, lack the guidance available for other techniques. Lean Auditing fills this need by combining expert instruction and actionable advice that helps Internal Auditors: * Benchmark their efficiency against lean ways of working * Understand warning signs of waste and lower added value * Understanding practical ways of working that improve added value and reduce waste * Gain confidence about progressive ways of working in internal audit * Understand how improved ways of working in audit can positively impact the culture of the wider organization One of the keys to the lean audit is finding out exactly what the stakeholder wants, and eliminating everything else. Scaling back certain operations can delineate audit from advisory, and in the process, dramatically improve crucial outcomes. To this end, Lean Auditing is the key to IA efficiency.
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING: THE IMPACT ON DECISION MAKERS, Ninth Edition, is packed with decades of academic and real-world accounting experience. This text provides the appropriate blend of academic rigor with step-by-step learning and decision-making models that reach today's students and equip them with the skills they need to be effective decision makers and future business leaders. Instead of an abstract approach to accounting, FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING: THE IMPACT ON DECISION MAKERS takes students through recognizable focus companies and their specific financial data and business strategies, imparting students with real-life experience and a model to hone the skills necessary to making important decisions. This edition features three key models that provide students with a more structured approach to understanding financial data and how it is used to make sound business decisions. The Transaction Analysis Model helps students see the effects an economic event has on the accounting equation and financial statements. The Financial Decision Framework focuses on ratio analysis and financial decisions, and the Ethical Decision Model helps students apply ethical judgment when applying accounting principles. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING: THE IMPACT ON DECISION MAKERS, Ninth Edition, will not only help your students learn and understand core accounting rules and procedures but it will also give them a framework through which they can apply their knowledge to make effective business decisions.
Peter Scott's Introduction to Financial Accounting provides a thorough but accessible and engaging introduction to the subject for first year students. This highly practical textbook uses a multitude of worked and real life examples, supportive learning features, crystal clear explanations, and extensive online resources (all fully integrated with the book) to guide students towards a confident understanding of the fundamentals of financial accounting. Scott's lively writing style sets the numerical content within an easy-to-follow narrative, and the real life relevance of each tool or technique is explained at every turn. All key areas of first year financial accounting courses are covered to provide a solid foundation for more advanced modules, with two chapters and an extensive online case study dedicated to the important topic of double-entry bookkeeping. The book's online resources include a wealth of materials which can be downloaded into a university's local VLE. The student resources include: - Interactive Multiple Choice Questions for revising key topics; - Numerical exercises for practising the calculation of accounting information from given sets of data; - 'Go back over this again' features containing a mix of further examples, written exercises, true or false questions, and annotated accounting information to help consolidate learning and revise or revisit concepts; - 'Show me how to do it' videos that provide practical demonstrations of dealing with more complex accounting tasks; - Web links for primary source material and articles through which readers can learn more about the companies and organizations discussed in the book. Lecturer resources include PowerPoint slides, examples and solutions, and hundreds of ready-to-use multiple-choice questions, all arranged by chapter. Lecturers can choose to make the online materials available to their students via Dashboard, a learning and assessment tool which provides sophisticated analytics for student achievement and engagement with the resources, also facilitating discussions and course updates.
Are you looking for an engaging, decision-focussed approach to financial reporting that encourages students to develop their interpretative skills? Building on the success of the first edition, this textbook takes a 'how, why, what' approach to financial accounting, interwoven in each chapter. From chapter one, students understand how financial information is prepared and presented, why it is prepared and presented in this way, and what the resulting financial information means for users. Designed for students taking a step beyond their introductory financial accounting training, the textbook equips them with all the key tools they will require when they enter professional practice. Reflective of the latest International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS), this textbook delivers concise, clear explanations of all the key issues in accounting standards that students need to know. Content maps to professional accounting body syllabi, making this the perfect choice for accounting courses which offer exemptions. Chapters are rich with 3 types of examples to enhance understanding: - Illustrative examples of real-world situations; - Worked examples demonstrating the calculation of figures required for financial statements; - Extracts from company annual reports demonstrate how the theory relates to financial reporting in practice. More engaging, more balanced, and more applied than other offerings, this is exactly the textbook your financial reporting students need! An extensive Online Resource Centre accompanies the textbook and includes: For students: * Solutions to all the end-of-chapter questions in the book including walkthroughs of solutions to key questions; * Additional graded questions including professional body questions; * Additional interpretative case studies based on real-life companies; * A guided tour through a company report * Specific study skills tips for accounting students For lecturers: * Customisable PowerPoint slides * Solutions to all the additional online questions * Outline solutions to the interpretative case studies * Group discussion questions
A must-have reference for financial advisors In step-by-step detail, Success as a Financial Advisor For Dummies covers how a current or would-be financial advisor can maximize their professional success through a series of behaviors, activities, and specific client-centric value propositions. In a time when federal regulators are changing the landscape on the standard of care that financial services clients should expect from their advisors, this book affords professionals insight on how they can be evolving their practices to align with the regulatory and technological trends currently underway. Inside, you'll find out how a financial advisor can be a true fiduciary, how to compete against the growing field of robo-advisors, and how the passive investing trend is actually all about being an active investor. Additionally, you'll discover time-tested advice on building and focusing on client relationships, having a top advisor mindset, and much more. Master the seven core competencies Attract and win new business Pick the right clients Benchmark your performance Start your own firm Brimming with practical expert advice, Success as a Financial Advisor For Dummies is a priceless success tool for any wannabe or experienced financial advisor.
For courses in introductory financial accounting. A student-centered approach to financial accounting Accounting is the language of business, and understanding the role accounting plays in business is critical to a student's success in earning a business degree. Financial Accounting puts the focus on the purpose of Accounting in business. With student-friendly examples and streamlined chapters, the 12th Edition delivers a student-centric approach to learning financial accounting. Time-tested resources like the Turnkey Case Resources, help students grasp the practical concepts of accounting, so that they can put them into practice in their future business careers. Also available with MyLab Accounting By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Accounting does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Accounting, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Accounting, search for: 0134833139 / 9780134833132 Financial Accounting Plus MyLab Accounting with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134725980 / 9780134725987 Financial Accounting 0134727673 / 9780134727677 MyLab Accounting with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Financial Accounting
If you have experience in option trading, or a strong understanding of the options markets, but want to better understand how to trade given certain market conditions, this is the book for you. Many people have some knowledge of trading strategies, but have no idea how to pull it all together. Mark Sebastian's latest book will teach trade evaluation, using Greeks, trading various spreads under different market conditions, portfolio-building, and risk management. Sebastian's approach will help traders understand how to find edge, what kind of trade under what conditions will capture edge, and how to create and successfully hedge to help you build your own personal Goldman Sachs or Merrill Lynch. The book demonstrates how to structure a portfolio of trades that makes more money with less risk. Click here to watch the author's interviews with Fox Business and Nasdaq: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5759956686001/ https://youtu.be/dOEJ118vMnA
Already among the most important sectors of the US economy, the entertainment and media industries are continuing to grow worldwide. Fully updated, the tenth edition of Entertainment Industry Economics is the definitive reference on the economics of film, music, television, advertising, broadcasting, cable, casinos, publishing, arts and culture, performing arts, toys and games, sports, and theme parks. Its synthesis of a vast amount of data provides an up-to-date guide to the economics, financing, accounting, production, marketing, and history of these sectors in the United States and countries across the globe. This edition offers new material on streaming services, the relationship between demographics and entertainment spending, electromagnetic spectrum for broadcasters, and revised FASB accounting rules for film and television. Financial analysts and investors, economists, industry executives, accountants, lawyers, regulators, and journalists, as well as students preparing to join these professionals will benefit from this invaluable source.
Now going into its 9th edition, the successful textbook Book-keeping and Accounts is a vital guide for students undertaking studies of book-keeping and accounting for the first time. Through its gradual introduction of topics, explanation of technical terminology in a clear, easy to understand way, this text provides an accessible and reliable guide for any student in their undergraduate career. New to this edition: * Fully compliant with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), with current IFRS terminology. * Questions and exercises to test your understanding and help with revision. * Selected chapters amended and re-structured. * Full explanation of HMRC changes in VAT relating to cash discounts. * Illustrations and diagrams to help explain key concepts. * Updated 'learning objectives' and 'chapter summaries', to reflect developments in the financial environment * Easy to understand to double entry book-keeping using the 'IN' and 'OUT' approach. With its highly regarded authorship this text is used by lecturers for teaching students undertaking the following qualifications and examinations; Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), International Association of Book-keepers (IAB), A Level Accounting, Oxford Cambridge and Royal Society of Arts (OCR), and as a general foundation text for personnel employed in the accountancy profession. Accompanying the text is a collection of resources to support both lecturers and students which can be found at www.pearsoned.co.uk/wood - For instructors : Solution's manual, and Powerpoint slides - For students : Opportunities to practise and additional support with our companion website
Now in its sixth edition, Ingram, Albright, FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING WITH JOURNAL ENTRIES, INTERNATIONAL EDITION continues to teach students to understand the impact of accounting information on a company's financial statements. The authors illustrate accounting not as a set of technical procedures, but as a way of identifying and understanding business problems and a means for evaluating alternative solutions. By organizing the text around the flow of information through a business, the authors provide students with a sound understanding of the accounting information system and then an analysis of the financial, investing and operating activities of the firm. This approach is especially ideal for students who will become business managers, not accountants.
With a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject, Financial Accounting for Decision Makers focuses on the ways in which financial statements and information can be used to improve the quality of decision making. The practical emphasis throughout the book ensures the material is always relevant, whilst the authors' style of introducing topics gradually and explaining technical terminology in a clear, friendly style caters for all students, whether on specialist accounting or non-specialist business degrees. Key features: Updated and expanded examples from the real world demonstrate practical applications and the value of key concepts and techniques. Interactive 'open-learning' style, ideal for self-study, encourages you to check your progress continually. Coverage of developments to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) including an update to the discussion of the Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting. Recent changes to corporate governance provisions are explained. Chapter 12 now includes more detail about the role of the auditor. Activities and exercises which enable you to constantly test your understanding and reinforce learning. Key terms, glossary and bulleted summaries providing excellent revision aids. MyLab Accounting is not included. Students, if MyLab Accounting is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab Accounting should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Peter Atrill is a freelance academic and author who has worked with leading institutions in the UK, Europe and SE Asia. He was previously Head of Business and Management and Head of Accounting and Law at Plymouth Business School, Plymouth University. Eddie McLaney is an academic author who was formerly the Accounting Subject Group Leader and Principal Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Plymouth Business School, Plymouth University.
Financial Accounting, 9th Edition continues the strong reputation established by this leading Australian text as the most comprehensive book for students studying introductory accounting in undergraduate or postgraduate programs. The full-colour design and improved pedagogy provides students with a reader-friendly text to enhance their understanding of concepts and make their study more enjoyable. The text builds on the thorough and reliable explanation of the accounting process through the Business Knowledge chapter vignettes that apply the principles to practice. Previous editions were renowned for the number of exercises and problems, and the new edition builds on this superior teaching feature. The end-of-chapter activities are designed to encourage student confidence through the development of skills in decision making, critical thinking, ethical thinking, analysis and communication.
Optimizing Company Cash provides a comprehensive guide to all elements of cash management in a business including: * Inflows * Outflows * Cash conversion cycles * Short-term borrowing and investing * International business * How to structure a corporate treasury function In over 200 pages, the Guide explains how CPAs and financial managers can manage their company's short-term resources to sustain ongoing activities, mobilize funds and optimize liquidity. It also provides diagrams of work flows, step-by-step checklists, templates, and treasury tips for CPAs and finance managers who are responsible for making the most of working capital and short-term resources.
Financial Accounting: Group statements is a financial accounting textbook covering the topic area 'Group statements' which is an integral part of the syllabus at second and third year. 'Group statements' refers to the consolidated financial statements of a holding or parent company as well as its subsidiaries and provides information on the overall financial standing of the group of companies. The book takes a principles-based approach to financial accounting as it explains the 'why' as well as the 'how to' of preparing group statements. Financial Accounting: Group statements features the following: - Activity boxes that help students to acquire core pervasive skills - Short examples in the text that illustrate practical application of the principles discussed - Graded questions, divided into basic, intermediate and advanced for each chapter The book is beneficial to second- and third-year Financial Accounting students of BCom degrees at universities, and to National Diploma in Accounting students at universities of technology.
In this authoritative introduction to the subject, the authors explain and illustrate the ways in which financial accounting works in all its phases - from the use of source documents through to the formulation and presentation of accounts. In the process they explain basic concepts, with extended treatment of such fundamental issues as double-entry book-keeping and cash control.
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and its International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), have acquired a central position in the practice and regulation of financial reporting around the world. As a unique instance of a private-sector body setting standards with legal force in many jurisdictions, the IASB's rise to prominence has been accompanied by vivid political debates about its governance and accountability. Similarly, the IASB's often innovative attempts to change the face of financial reporting have made it the centre of numerous controversies. This book traces the history of the IASB from its foundation as successor to the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC), and discusses its operation, changing membership and leadership, the development of its standards, and their reception in jurisdictions around the world. The book gives particular attention to the IASB's relationships with the European Union, the United States, and Japan, as well as to the impact of the financial crisis on the IASB's work. By its in-depth coverage of the history of the IASB, the book provides essential background information that will enrich the perspective of everyone who has to deal with IFRSs or the IASB at a technical or policy-making level.
For courses in Financial and Managerial Accounting. Horngren's Financial and Managerial Accounting, The Managerial Chapters presents the core content of principles of accounting courses in a fresh format designed to help today's learners succeed. As teachers first, the author team knows the importance of delivering a student experience free of obstacles. Their pedagogy and content uses leading methods in teaching students critical foundational topics and concentrates on improving student results--all tested in class by the authors themselves. With this in mind, the 6th Edition continues to focus on readability and student comprehension and takes this a step further in the managerial chapters by employing a new theme to help students see how managerial accounting is used as a tool to help all business people make decisions. By providing more meaningful learning tools, this title gives professors the resources needed to help students clear hurdles inside and outside of the classroom, like never before.
Learning Financial Accounting can often feel like learning a foreign language to students. Before students even grasp the underlying concepts of Accounting, they are immersed in unfamiliar terms, and before students fully realize the purpose of financial statements, they are asked to make detailed recording procedures. This early emphasis on terminology and recording can be a struggle for non-accounting majors to see the relevancy, leading to increased dropouts and higher failure rates. This creates a challenge for Financial Accounting instructors, who must balance the need to engage and retain non-majors while fully preparing Accounting majors for the next level. The authors of Introductory Financial Accounting for Business offer a solution emphasizing an analytical approach to Accounting - teaching students to think like business professionals and speak in terms of bottom-line consequences: How will a given transaction impact my overall business? How can I make better business decisions whether I'm an accountant, manager, or entrepreneur? Business leaders are demanding that new graduates have these critical thinking skills in order to handle a rapidly changing modern business environment. Today's students will encounter new technological advances in automated data capture, data analytics, and artificial intelligence - processes that are automating traditional recording procedures. Rather than tallying transactions, students will be required to analyze and interpret data, making decisions early and often and thinking like business professionals. The Edmonds/Olds team's fresh approach and modern pedagogy helps prepare students for their business careers.
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