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By Paul C. Collier

ISBN-10: 0470845023

ISBN-13: 9780470845028

Accounting for Managers explains how accounting info is utilized by non-financial managers. The booklet emphasizes the translation, instead of the development, of accounting info and encourages a serious, instead of unthinking attractiveness, of the underlying assumptions at the back of accounting. It hyperlinks thought with useful examples and case reports drawn from actual existence company events in provider, retail and production industries.
Paul M. Collier applies a managerial method of convey the way to: comprehend the connection among procedure, company occasions and monetary details. Use accounting info in making plans, decision-making and keep watch over. determine the suggestions that underlie the development of accounting reviews and the constraints of accounting numbers. The ebook has been written for MBA and different postgraduate scholars, undergraduate scholars who're venture classes in accounting that don't bring about expert accreditation, and non-financial managers who desire a higher realizing of the function of accounting of their companies.

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In R. Munro and J. Mouritsen (eds), Accountability: Power, Ethos and the Technologies of Managing, International Thomson Business Press. Stone, W. E. (1969). Antecedents of the accounting profession. The Accounting Review, April, 284–91. Vatter, W. J. (1950). Managerial Accounting. New York, NY: Prentice Hall. 2 Accounting and its Relationship to Shareholder Value and Business Structure This chapter develops the two themes that were identified in Chapter 1 as being important to the content of this book: the separation of ownership from control and the divisionalized form of business.

This provides a limited though important perspective on business performance. The criticism of accounting numbers is that they are lagging indicators of performance. In Chapter 4 we consider non-financial measures of performance that are more likely to present leading indicators of performance. An emphasis on financial numbers tends to overlook important issues of customer satisfaction, product/service quality, innovation and employee morale, which have a major impact on business performance. Historic cost Accounting reports record transactions at their original cost less depreciation (which is explained in Chapter 6), not at market (realizable) value or at current (replacement) cost.

One of the consequences of growth was the separation of ownership from management. Although the corporation, as distinct from its owners, had been in existence in Britain since 1650, the separation of ownership and control was enabled by the first British Companies Act, which formalized the law in relation to ‘joint stock companies’ and introduced the limited liability of shareholders during the 1850s. The London Stock Exchange had been formed earlier in 1773 by stockbrokers, who had previously worked from coffee houses.

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