The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course In Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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9780071425469: The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course In Finance for Non-Financial Managers

A fully revised guidebook on the basics of accounting-- updated to cover an increasingly complex financial arena

In the wake of recent accounting scandals, most managers now realize they need to know more about the inner workings of finance. Many, however, don't know where they will find the time. The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Finance for Non-Financial Managers is designed to give readers a working mastery of all finance essentials in just 36 hours and has now been updated to help readers understand the substantial regulatory and practical changes that have taken place in the new world of business accounting. This hands-on workbook delivers its information in accessible and reader-friendly style, including self-study questions and case studies for each chapter. Information new to this edition includes:

  • Key updates to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Sections detailing what auditing is and what auditors do
  • Entirely new sections on pro forma financial statements, stock options as an expense, and more

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The step-by-step, easy-to-understand coursebook on what the numbers mean to your company--and to you

If you're like most managers, today's high-profile accounting scandals have you thinking you should really learn more about your company's numbers--what they are, where they come from, and how they impact you. But who has the time?

The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Finance for Nonfinancial Managers will give you the working knowledge you need to understand what the numbers are really saying, without unnecessary backroom accounting terms. Updated from its bestselling first edition to include recent financial and regulatory changes that have transformed the practice of finance, this accessible primer will tell you everything you need to know about:

  • The essential concepts of finance, so that you can ask intelligent questions and understand the answers
  • Vital statements and reports, with entirely new sections on pro forma financial statements, expensing of stock options, and more
  • Auditing--what is measured, how and why it is measured, and what you can do to help ensure accuracy and completeness

As a time-pressed manager, you can't be expected to know everything about everything. But there is absolutely no question that a working knowledge of finance will improve your career performance and success. Let The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Finance for Nonfinancial Managers provide you with the basics you need to become knowledgeable about the high-stakes world of finance.

About the Author:

Robert A. Cooke, C.P.A. (Green Cove Springs, FL) has nearly two decades of experience as a business consultant, speaker, and author of a number of books on finance. He has also owned and managed a several successful businesses.

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