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Financial games for training

Author: John Kind
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
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"Accounting and finance have a reputation for complexity and dullness. Financial Games for Training aims to change these perceptions! It is an original collection of more than 65 brainteasers, crosswords, puzzles and quizzes plus all the solutions. They've been specially designed to bring a light-hearted but rigorous approach to the study and teaching of an otherwise 'boring' subject. Whether you're a student or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Kind
ISBN: 9781351158220 1351158228 1351158236 9781351158237
OCLC Number: 1020318929
Notes: First published 2004 by Gower Publishing.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Section 1. Understanding Financial Statements and Financial Terminology --
Game 1. Nitty Gritty --
Double-entry book-keeping exercise --
Game 2. Nursery Slopes --
Accounting principles crossword --
Game 3. Rubric --
Flipchart exercise: balance sheets and profit and loss accounts --
Game 4. Beijing --
Balance sheet puzzle --
Game 5. Bottom Line --
Profit and loss account quiz --
Game 6. Snapshot --
Balance sheet quiz --
Game 7. Housey-Housey --
Profit and loss account quiz --
Game 8. Lotto --
Balance sheet quiz --
Game 9. The Bean Scale --
Balance sheet quiz --
Game 10. Squares --
Balance sheet quiz --
Game 11. Threadneedle --
Word search puzzle: the profit and loss account --
Game 12. Merlin --
Balance sheet puzzle --
Game 13. Scoop --
Profit and loss account puzzle --
Game 14. Wall Street --
Sources and uses of cash exercise --
Game 15. Hang Seng --
Cash flow true/false quiz --
Game 16. Lombard Street --
Cash flow case study and quiz --
Game 17. Go-Go --
Case study: generating cash/earning a profit --
Game 18. Cathedral Enterprises --
Calculating cash flows from the profit and loss account and balance sheets --
Game 19. Crystal Ball Plc --
Case study: cash flow forecasting --
Game 20. Alphabeta etc. --
Financial general knowledge quiz --
Game 21. Atticus --
Financial terminology crossword puzzle --
Game 22. Buzz Words --
Financial vignettes: explaining financial terms --
Game 23. Footsie --
More financial terms --
Game 24. 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' --
Financial general knowledge quiz --
--
Section 2. Analysing and Interpreting Financial Statements to Diagnose and then Improve Business Performance --
Game 25. Pairing Up --
Identifying financial ratios --
Game 26. Getting Better Plc --
Financial performance improvement plan --
Game 27. Puff Limited --
Calculating financial ratios/statistics --
Game 28. MasterMind --
Financial ratios quiz --
Game 29. Great Expectations --
identifying financial trends quiz --
Game 30. Cryptics --
Ratio anagrams --
Game 31. Shaping-Up --
Ratio jigsaw --
Game 32. CrossNumbers --
Number crossword puzzle on financial statements/ratios --
Game 33. Secret Genius® Limited --
Short-term financial planning quiz --
Game 34. Auntie EVA --
Economic value added quiz --
Game 35. Smoke and Mirrors --
Accounting manoeuvres: brainstorming --
Game 36. Brainstorm (or a 'Thought Shower') --
51 ideas for better financial results --
--
Section 3. Management Accounting: Using Financial Information to Make Better Business Decisions --
Game 37. Costorm --
Cost brainstorming: identifying the different categories of cost --
Game 38. Discriminate --
Cost matrix: classifying costs --
Game 39. Moorgate Limited --
Cost structures case study --
Game 40. St. Trinians --
Costing maze: calculating product costs --
Game 41. Wykeham Pharma Plc --
Standard costing and variance analysis --
Game 42. Pick 'n' Mix --
Management accounting quiz --
Game 43. Up to Standard --
True/false quiz on costing --
Game 44. Lubeoil --
Case study on break even and contribution --
Game 45. Finsbury Circus Bureau --
Case study on cost structure --
Game 46. Richard Osmond Limited --
Case study on 'relevant' costs --
Game 47. Supergrease Plc --
Case study on contribution analysis --
Game 48. Slithy Toves and Mome Raths --
Case study: 'make or buy?' --
Game 49. Line Dancing (1) --
Break-even analysis --
Game 50. Line Dancing (2) --
More advanced break-even analysis --
Game 51. Budget Builder --
Budgeting for the next financial year --
Game 52. Stanrow Airport --
Financial forecasting --
Game 53. St. Trinians II: As Easy as 'ABC' --
Calculating activity-based costs --
Game 54. Leeder Lingerie Limited (Part 1) --
Case study on cost terms and outsourcing --
Game 55. Leeder Lingerie Limited (Part 2) --
A more complex outsourcing decision --
Game 56. Culver Manufacturing --
Asset replacement case study --
Game 57. Ningbo Limited --
Case study: key factor analysis --
Game 58. Black Sheep --
'Odd one out' quiz on management accounting terms --
Game 59. Exchequer --
Crossword puzzle: management accounting terms --
Game 60. 'Inwords' --
Puzzle on cost terms --
Game 61. Blank Squares --
Crossword puzzle on customer profitability --
Game 62. Adding Value --
Value added statements quiz --
Game 63. Midas Touch --
Time value of money quiz --
Game 64. Omnibus --
Project appraisal quiz --
Game 65. Scrabbling --
Project appraisal quiz --
Game 66. Decent Proposal --
Preparing a business case crossword puzzle --
Game 67. Misfits --
'Odd one out' quiz on project appraisal terms --
--
Section 4. Suggested Answers --
--
Section 5. Appendices --
App. 1. Present value table --
App. 2. Future value table.
Responsibility: John Kind.

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"Accounting and finance have a reputation for complexity and dullness. Financial Games for Training aims to change these perceptions! It is an original collection of more than 65 brainteasers, crosswords, puzzles and quizzes plus all the solutions. They've been specially designed to bring a light-hearted but rigorous approach to the study and teaching of an otherwise 'boring' subject. Whether you're a student or executive, participant or tutor, here's the treasure chest you need to improve your grasp of finance for business. You won't think about the subject in quite the same way ever again!"--Provided by publisher.

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