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Understanding UK annual reports and accounts : a case study approach

Author: John Laidler; Peter Donaghy
Publisher: London : International Thomson Business Press, 1998
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook provides a user-friendly introduction to annual reports and accounts, explaining in simple language the basic terminology of accounts, their role and their importance in the business world. It is designed for business students taking modules in the subject. Its strengths are that it encourages the understanding of accounts within a broad management/business context, without going into double entry  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Laidler; Peter Donaghy
ISBN: 186152109X 9781861521095
OCLC Number: 464507344
Description: 208 s.
Contents: Part 1 UK company structure: forms of business organization; principal business sectors and trading activities; management and divisional structures. Part 2 Financial reporting in the UK: legal and other requirements; the annual general meeting; the annual report and accounts. Part 3 The balance sheet: what is a balance sheet; explanation of its main balance sheet items; exercises based on concepts and items within the balance sheet. Part 4 The profit and loss account; what is a profit and loss account?; explanation of its main profit and loss account items; exercises based on profit and loss account concepts and items. Part 5 The cash flow statement: what is a cash flow statement; explanation of items included in the cash flow statement; exercises based on cash flow statement concepts and items. Part 6 Notes to the accounts: what are notes to the accounts; explanation of the main items in these notes; exercises based on concepts and times in the notes to the accounts. Part 7 Other reports and information: the chairman's statement; the directors' report; the auditors' report; other information. Part 8 Developments in UK financial reporting: regulatory changes; social and environmental reports; current issues European works council; solutions to exercises.

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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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