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Oxford University Press
10 April 2014
Economics & Business; Finance & accounting; Accounting
If you read the 'business pages' of a newspaper or if you listen to the financial news on the television or radio, you will often hear terms such as 'liability', 'balance sheet' or 'earnings'. These terms turn up in non-financial contexts as well: 'he was more of a liability than an asset'. If you invest in shares, have a building society account, or sit on a committee of the property company which owns your apartment block, you will receive financial statements every year. If you are a manager in a company, a hospital or a school, you will see accounting information often.

This Very Short Introduction provides a guide to understanding and using accounting information. Christopher Nobes explains the main areas of accounting work, from bookkeeping and financial reporting to auditing and management accounting.
By:   Christopher Nobes (Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway (University of London) and at the University of Sydney)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 173mm,  Width: 114mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   124g
ISBN:   9780199684311
ISBN 10:   0199684316
Series:   Very Short Introductions
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   10 April 2014
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Introduction ; 2. How accounting has developed internationally and over time ; 3. The fundamentals of financial accounting ; 4. Financial reports of listed companies ; 5. International differences and international standardization ; 6. Regulation and Audit ; 7. Costs and volumes ; 8. Budgets, standard costs and balanced scorecards ; APPENDIX

Christopher Nobes is Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He is also Professor of Accounting at the University of Sydney and Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the Norwegian Business School. He has written several popular works in the area of accounting including Pocket Accounting: The Essentials of Accounting from A to Z and the Dictionary of Accounting.

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