The Business Owner S Guide To Reading And Understanding Financial Statements

Author: Lita Epstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118231090
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Financial statements hold the key to a company's fiscal health—so learn to read them! In order to gauge a company's health—as well as the competition's—managers must know how to properly read and understand financial statements. The Business Owner's Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Statements will introduce managers and business owners to various types of financial statements and explain why they are important. Serving as a desktop reference, especially for managers without a strong background in finance, this book will discuss the difference between internal and external financial statements and explain how they can be used for financial decision-making in order to avoid common missteps. Whether you're planning for major capital projects or simply managing the fiscal aspects of your department, this nontechnical, results-driven guide will arm you with the fundamentals to: Understand the budget process and why it is important Manage assets and track inventory Gauge profitability Monitor success throughout the year using internal reporting Set prices and make key cost decisions Financial statements are essential to determining a company's fiscal health. Understand where your company stands so that you can make informed decisions about its future.

The Entrepreneur S Guide To Financial Statements

Author: David Worrell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440829365
Size: 55.39 MB
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Like a detailed trail map through the jungle of finance, this book guides readers past small-business financial pitfalls, showing readers how to fine-tune operations and enhance profitability. • Written by a business owner for business owners, the author makes reading financial statements easy and interesting • Demonstrates how any business owner can shape unique financial statements to better manage their business • Breaks down the complexity of finance into easy-to-remember stories about real people and real companies • Examines and explains each of the three main financial statements and common ratios used by banks and investors • Shows how to build business dashboards that guide better decision making—and how simple analysis can show the financial future of your business • Helps small business owners to learn the difference between profits and cash flow, make better decisions by doing real analysis using only basic math, and do forecasting and budgeting quickly and easily

Accounting For The Numberphobic

Author: Dawn Fotopulos
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814434339
Size: 21.52 MB
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Why do so many business owners dread looking at the numbers? They make excuses…They don’t have time…That’s what the accountant is for....But the simple truth is that no one else will ever be as invested in their company as they are—and they need to take control. As a small-business owner, financial statements are your most important tools—and if you don’t know how to read them and understand their implications, you cannot possibly steer your business successfully. Accounting for the Numberphobic demystifies your company’s financial dashboard: the Net Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. The book explains in plain English how each measurement reflects the overall health of your business—and impacts your decisions. You will discover: How your Net Income Statement is the key to growing your profits • How to identify the break-even point that means your business is self-sustaining • Real-world advice on measuring and increasing cash flow • What the Balance Sheet reveals about your company’s worth • And more Illustrated with case studies and packed with practical action steps, this indispensable guide will put your business on the path to profitability in no time.

Financial Statements

Author: Thomas R. Ittelson
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601630239
Size: 76.71 MB
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Provides an introduction to financial accounting for non-financial managers by way of a transaction-based, business training tool. Includes real-life examples of how financial statements are built and how they interact to present a true financial picture of the enterprise.

Accounting For Fun And Profit

Author: Lawrence A. Weiss
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631575120
Size: 42.45 MB
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Accounting is an economic information system, and can be thought of as the language of business. Accounting principles cannot be discovered; they are created, developed, or decreed and are supported or justified by intuition, authority, and acceptability. Managers have alternatives in their accounting choices; the decisions are political, and trade-offs will be made. Accounting information provides individuals, both inside and outside a firm, with a starting point to understand and evaluate the key drivers of a firm, its financial position, and performance. If you are managing a firm, investing in a firm, lending to a firm, or even working for a firm, you should be able to read the firm’s financial statements and ask questions based on those statements. This book explains the fundamentals of financial statements. It is designed and meant to explain the language of accounting to non-accountants (i.e., those who hire accountants). After reading this book, you should be able to pick up an annual report, read it, understand much of it, and have a solid foundation to start asking questions about the firm. This book will show you that accounting can be informative and fun!

The Interpretation Of Financial Statements

Author: Benjamin Graham
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0887309135
Size: 33.39 MB
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"All investors, from beginners to old hands, should gain from the use of this guide, as I have." From the Introduction by Michael F. Price, president, Franklin Mutual Advisors, Inc. Benjamin Graham has been called the most important investment thinker of the twentieth century. As a master investor, pioneering stock analyst, and mentor to investment superstars, he has no peer. The volume you hold in your hands is Graham's timeless guide to interpreting and understanding financial statements. It has long been out of print, but now joins Graham's other masterpieces, The Intelligent Investor and Security Analysis, as the three priceless keys to understanding Graham and value investing. The advice he offers in this book is as useful and prescient today as it was sixty years ago. As he writes in the preface, "if you have precise information as to a company's present financial position and its past earnings record, you are better equipped to gauge its future possibilities. And this is the essential function and value of security analysis." Written just three years after his landmark Security Analysis, The Interpretation of Financial Statements gets to the heart of the master's ideas on value investing in astonishingly few pages. Readers will learn to analyze a company's balance sheets and income statements and arrive at a true understanding of its financial position and earnings record. Graham provides simple tests any reader can apply to determine the financial health and well-being of any company. This volume is an exact text replica of the first edition of The Interpretation of Financial Statements, published by Harper & Brothers in 1937. Graham's original language has been restored, and readers can be assured that every idea and technique presented here appears exactly as Graham intended. Highly practical and accessible, it is an essential guide for all business people--and makes the perfect companion volume to Graham's investment masterpiece The Intelligent Investor.

A Crash Course On Financial Statements

Author: David Bangs
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613080123
Size: 56.14 MB
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Are you a small business owner seeking to get a better grasp on your business financials? Led by small business expert David H. Bangs, take this crash course and learn how to read and understand your financial statements and discover the answers to necessary questions like: • Am I really profitable? • Am I going to continue to be profitable? • How can I get my business under control? • Where can things go wrong? • How can I secure financing? Supported by worksheets, templates, and visual tools, you’ll learn how to interpret your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow, uncovering your business’s financial story and allowing you to spot and avoid trouble, set financial goals, forecast for the future and more. Take this crash course and put your financial statements to work for you!

How To Use Financial Statements A Guide To Understanding The Numbers

Author: James Bandler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780786301973
Size: 13.77 MB
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Small business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, and managers with little or no financial background are some of the people who need to understand financial statements--but struggle for a grasp of even the simplest figures. Written especially for the nonfinancial professional, this practical guide includes an overview of financial statements--what they are and what they tell us--a thorough yet basic introduction to the actual concept, and easy-to-undertand explanations of profit and loss, statement of cash flows, and special reporting issues.

Understanding Financial Statements

Author: Jay Taparia
Publisher: Marion Street Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9780972993739
Size: 63.49 MB
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Provides the essentials for understanding a company's financial health by explaining how companies formulate their financial documents and how to evaluate financial statements.

The Guide To Understanding Financial Statements

Author: S. B. Costales
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070131972
Size: 68.83 MB
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This guide to understanding financial statements assumes no prior knowledge of accounting or mathematics, or even business sophistication. It contains numerous worked-out examples and sample balance sheets which clarify explanations, while end-of-chapter questions make the book useful for self-study and training programmes. Now in its second edition, it features new and expanded coverage of cash flow analysis, Subchapter S corporations, LIFO/FIFO accounting and profit margin analysis.