Gives you the confidence to ask the right business questions, make the correct finance decisions and competently speak the language of commerce to your colleagues, managers, customers and stakeholders.
The Financial Times Guide to Finance for Non-Financial Managers will show you how to transform seemingly complex financial information and statistics into data that makes sense. And into data that you'll feel confident talking about. You'll learn the language of finance, which will help you better formulate decisions on a day-to-day basis. The book will also help you identify the warning signals and understand key performance indications and ratios. You'll learn how to make better financial decisions, identify ways to increase profits and have increased confidence in approaching capital projects and making sound business decisions.
Jo Haigh is Head of Corporate Finance and a Partner at ATF Group Ltd and Head of Corporate Finance for MGR, an accountancy and financial management firm. Jo has been the Institute of Directors (IOD) Business Adviser of the Year and Business Woman of the Year and is the author The Business Rules; Buying and Selling a Business and Tales from the Glass Ceiling. All published by Piatkus/LittleBrown.
About the author Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Data and Decisions 2. Who uses Accounting Information and why 3. The language of Finance 4. Profit and Loss Business Drivers 5. Cash and Profit Understand the Difference 6. The Balance Sheet 7. Budgets and Forecasts 8. The Management Accounts Pack 9. Capital Investment (Capex) and Investment Appraisal 10. Health Checks and KPI's Glossary of Finance and Investing Terms Appendix A: Sample Management Accounts Pack Appendix B: Sample Full Published Accounts Appendix C: Sample Abbreviated Published Accounts Appendix D: KPI Summary Appendix E: List of Regulators Appendix F: Sample Budget Index