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Financial Accounting For Dummies (UK Edition) (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance)) [Paperback]

Steven Collings
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12 April 2013 For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance)
Your plain–English guide to financial accounting for students and trainees. Financial Accounting For Dummies provides students who are studying finance, accounting and business with the basic concepts, terminology, and methods to interpret, analyse, prepare and evaluate financial statements. Covers concepts accountants and other business professionals use to prepare reports; mergers and acquisitions purchase and pooling; free cash flow; and financial statement analysis. Whether you′re a student on your way to earning a degree, working towards your ACCA qualification, or a trainee just starting out in your accounts career, Financial Accounting For Dummies gives you a wealth of information to grasp the subject. This UK version is adapted to take in UK accounting practice and international reporting standards Provides a firm grounding in interpreting, analysing, preparing and evaluating corporate financial statements Includes easy–to–understand explanations and real–life examples to consolidate learning

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; UK Edition edition (12 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111855437X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118554371
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 18.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Steve is the audit and technical director for Leavitt Walmsley Associates Ltd who are a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants based in Sale, South Manchester and he specialises in financial reporting and auditing as well as having an interest in small business taxation issues. You can find out more about Steve and his books by visiting his personal website at or follow Steve on Twitter - @stecollings

In 2011 Steve was named 'Accounting Technician of the Year' at the British Accountancy Awards. In 2013 he received the Outstanding Contribution to the Accountancy Profession award from the Association of International Accountants.

Steve's first book 'The Core Aspects of IFRS and IAS' was published in August 2009 and was re-branded and re-published in May 2011 by Sift Media titled 'The AccountingWEB Guide to IFRS'. Interpretation and Application of International Standards on Auditing was also published in March 2011. IFRS For Dummies published on 20 April 2012 in the UK and shortly afterwards on in May 2012. Steve's next book, 'FAQs in IFRS' will be published on 1 March 2013. Financial Accounting for Dummies will follow closely on 19 April 2013.

Steve writes extensively for on financial reporting and auditing subjects and also lectures on auditing and financial reporting issues.

For full details on Steve's profile, visit his LinkedIn page.

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Learn to: Determine what each line of a financial statement tells you Tackle the core accounting methods and concepts Understand financial accounting in the context of GAAP and IFRS Master financial accounting basics – fast! Whether you're an accountancy student studying for your degree, you're working towards ACCA qualification or you're just starting out in your accounts career, this plain-English guide delivers easy-to-understand explanations and tons of examples that make getting to grips with all important financial accounting concepts, terminology and methods faster and easier than ever. Learn the business – get the lowdown on financial accounting as a career and see the big picture of financial accounting and international accounting Process those processes – get to grips with the key financial accounting processes and concepts, for both UK GAAP and IFRS Balance the numbers – make sense of the various parts of a balance sheet and how taken together they illustrate a company's financial status Search for profit (and loss) – interpret financial statements to get a clear picture of a company's revenue, expenses, gains and losses Follow the money – figure out the cash flow statement and what it should be telling you Open the book and find: Different ways to interpret and analyse financial statements How to prepare financial statements and report to shareholders How to investigate income and cash flow The key regulatory issues to be aware of The financial ins and outs of mergers and acquisitions Financial accountants' ethical responsibilities The latest on building a career as a financial accountant

About the Author

Steve Collings is the audit and technical director for Leavitt Walmsley Associates Ltd, a Chartered Certified Accountants based in Sale, south Manchester. He specialises in financial reporting and auditing, and has an interest in small business taxation issues. Steve has written extensively for and is author of The Interpretation and Application of International Standards on Auditing and IFRS For Dummies , also published by Wiley. Maire Loughran, CPA, is a member of the American Association of Certified Public Accountants. An adjunct professor of auditing, accounting and taxation courses, she is also the author of Auditing For Dummies.

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5.0 out of 5 stars not only for dummies... 1 Mar 2014
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this is a great bok with lots of helpful reminders and tips in.
Easily understandable narrative, but what else would we expect from the writers of the "Dummies" series ?- well done again, guys.
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