on 21 June 2013
I really struggled to understand some areas of ACCA F9 e.g. cost of capital, CAPM, equity valuation and debt factoring. This book is far better than the standard textbooks on the market and really made a difference. The author explains these topics, and many other areas of the syllabus, in very simple clear language and illustrates the concepts and steps with colourful diagrams and worked examples.
The book, whilst geared towards a student at F9 level, does cover many of the key P4 topics and so will also be useful when I go on to study this.
on 14 December 2011
I bought this book to help study for an professional accountancy exam and it was the best investment I made this year. The book contains sections on investment appraisal, long term finance, working capital management, risk management and business valuation. These topics are vital for any finance student to grasp and the book explains each one in a refreshingly easy to understand way. Each topic is supported by working example and commercial illustrations to demonstrate application to practical scenarios which is great for exam preparation.
Risk management in particular is not an easy subject to comprehend and this book explains the principles and advanced techniques in a straight forward way.
The book itself is easy on the eye and compact enough to fit in a bag so can be carried around. Conveniently it also contains lots of need to know points which is useful for revision.
The book was constantly at my side during my revision and I will make reference to it in future. I recommend it as essential reading for any professional/academic finance student or anyone wanting to gain a deeper understanding of corporate finance.
on 20 January 2015
It's best investment I've done on Finance for years, self explanatory, practical application, easy to understand, highly recommended to anyone in Finance World.