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Pricing your services and billing for them is one of the most important skills of the successful accountant. Unfortunately, formal education and training courses seldom discuss pricing or billing and firms rarely discuss pricing in an organized manner, making it all too easy to adopt bad habits and policies that impede profitability. David Cottle s Bill What You re Worth walks you through the most common pricing methods and methodologies, teaches you how to discuss pricing with clients, and offers advice on how to motivate employees to bill what they re worth. This edition includes a new discussion on gauging client satisfaction and the key performance indicators to monitor to ensure you are offering top-notch client service. Earn what you re really worth! Learn how to demonstrate your true value to clients. By following the advice in this book you will be able to: * Use tools to implement specific value pricing scenarios * Charge more for those engagements that justify a higher price * Avoid price disputes and handle misunderstandings in an agreeable manner * Upgrade your marginal clients profitability * Raise your standard chargeout rates if needed
The new, fully-updated edition of the respected guide to understanding financial extremes, evaluating investment opportunities, and identifying future bubbles Now in its second edition, Boombustology is an authoritative, up-to-date guide on the history of booms, busts, and financial cycles. Engaging and accessible, this popular book helps investors, policymakers, and analysts navigate the radical uncertainty that plagues today's uncertain investing and economic environment. Author Vikram Mansharamani, an experienced global equity investor and prominent Harvard University lecturer, presents his multi-disciplinary framework for identifying financial bubbles before they burst. Moving beyond the typical view of booms and busts as primarily economic occurrences, this innovative book offers a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes microeconomic, macroeconomic, psychological, political, and biological lenses to spot unsustainable dynamics. It gives the reader insights into the dynamics that cause soaring financial markets to crash. Cases studies range from the 17th Century Dutch tulip mania to the more recent US housing collapse. The numerous cross-currents driving today's markets--trade wars, inverted yield curves, currency wars, economic slowdowns, dangerous debt dynamics, populism, nationalism, as well as the general uncertainties in the global economy--demand that investors, policymakers, and analysts be on the lookout for a forthcoming recession, market correction, or worse. An essential resource for anyone interested in financial markets, the second edition of Boombustology: Adopts multiple lenses to understand the dynamics of booms, busts, bubbles, manias, crashes Utilizes the common characteristics of past bubbles to assist in identifying future financial extremes Presents a set of practical indicators that point to a financial bubble, enabling readers to gauge the likelihood of an unsustainable boom Offers two new chapters that analyze the long-term prospects for Indian markets and the distortions being caused by the passive investing boom Includes a new foreword by James Grant, legendary editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer A comprehensive exploration of how bubbles form and why they burst, Boombustology, 2nd Edition is packed with a wealth of new and updated information for individual and institutional investors, academics, students, policymakers, risk-managers, and corporate managers alike.
A comprehensive introduction to various numerical methods used in computational finance today
Quantitative skills are a prerequisite for anyone working in finance or beginning a career in the field, as well as risk managers. A thorough grounding in numerical methods is necessary, as is the ability to assess their quality, advantages, and limitations. This book offers a thorough introduction to each method, revealing the numerical traps that practitioners frequently fall into. Each method is referenced with practical, real-world examples in the areas of valuation, risk analysis, and calibration of specific financial instruments and models. It features a strong emphasis on robust schemes for the numerical treatment of problems within computational finance. Methods covered include PDE/PIDE using finite differences or finite elements, fast and stable solvers for sparse grid systems, stabilization and regularization techniques for inverse problems resulting from the calibration of financial models to market data, Monte Carlo and Quasi Monte Carlo techniques for simulating high dimensional systems, and local and global optimization tools to solve the minimization problem.
Accounting and finance are key aspects of business. All those who work for, or deal with, businesses need to understand these subjects. Essentially, understanding accounting and finance is a prerequisite for understanding business. Accounting and Finance is intended as an essential textbook for students studying accounting and finance for the first time and aims to equip them with the necessary understanding of the theory and practice of financial accounting, management accounting and business finance. The text provides a self-contained, introductory, one-year course covering all the major aspects of accounting and finance, which can be used by students on both accounting and non-accounting degrees, as well as those on MBA and MSC courses. It is designed to be useful for UK students and for those studying accounting in English overseas Designed to be engaging and accessible, Accounting and Finance features: * Lively and clear presentational style * Full IFRS coverage * Combination of theory and practice stressing the underlying concepts and the context within which accounting operates * Comprehensive chapter on the interpretation of accounts * Financial data from a wide variety of international companies * Numerous real-life examples to bring the subject to live * End-of-chapter question of escalating difficulty together with accompanying answers, enabling the student to develop their understanding of the key concepts * Rich supporting website at www.wileyeurope.com/college/jones featuring accounting concept modules for students as well as solutions, quizzes, extra questions and PowerPoint slides for lecturers.
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