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Understanding annual reports and accounts

Author: J Laidler; P J Donaghy
Publisher: London : International Thomson Business, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Provides a user-friendly introduction to annual reports and accounts, explaining in clear and simple language the basic terminology of accounts, their role and their importance in the business world.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Laidler; P J Donaghy
ISBN: 186152109X 9781861521095
OCLC Number: 47868158
Description: ix, 208 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I UK COMPANY STRUCTURE 1. Forms of Business Organisation 2. Principal Business Sectors and Trading Activities 3. Management and Divisional Structures PART II FINANCIAL REPORTING IN THE UK 1. Legal and Other Requirements 2. The Annual General Meeting 3. The Annual Report and Accounts PART III THE BALANCE SHEET 1. What is a Balance Sheet 2. Explanation of its Main Balance Sheet Items 3. Exercises Based on Concepts and Items Within the Balance Sheet PART IV THE PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT 1. What is a Profit and Loss Account? 2. Explanation of its Main Profit and Loss Account Items 3. Exercises Based on Profit and Loss Account Concepts and Items PART V: THE CASH FLOW STATEMENT 1.What is a Cash Flow Statement 2. Explanation of Items Included in the Cash Flow Statement 3. Exercises Based on Cash Flow statement concepts and items PART VI: NOTES TO THE ACCOUNTS 1. What are Notes to the Accounts 2. Explanation of the Main Items in These Notes 3. Exercises Based on Concepts and Items in the Notes to the Accounts PART VII OTHER REPORTS AND INFORMATION: 1. The Chairman's Statement 2. The Directors' Report 3. The Auditors' Report Other Information PART VIII: DEVELOPMENTS IN UK FINANCIAL REPORTING 1. Regulatory Changes 2. Social and Environmental Reports 3. Current issues 4. European Works Council 9 Index of Terms Used 10. Solutions to Exercises
Responsibility: John Laidler, Peter Donaghy.


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