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
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 www.stevecollings.co.uk 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 Amazon.com 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 AccountingWEB.co.uk on financial reporting and auditing subjects and also lectures on auditing and financial reporting issues.
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