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This revised and up to date 5th variation of Accounting for Managers builds at the foreign good fortune of the former versions in explaining how accounting is utilized by non-financial managers.

Emphasizing the translation instead of the development of accounting details, Accounting for Managers encourages a serious, instead of an unthinking popularity of accounting techniques.  while immensely helpful for making plans, decision-making and keep watch over, clients of accounting details have to realize the assumptions in the back of, and the restrictions of specific accounting techniques.  As within the prior variations, the e-book hyperlinks thought with functional examples and case reviews drawn from actual enterprise events throughout a variety of production, retail and repair industries. 

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However, as mentioned above, the pressure on listed companies from analysts to meet stock market expectations of profitability has resulted from time to time in ‘creative’ accounting practices (discussed in Chapter 7), such as those that led to problems at Enron and WorldCom. Disclosure The accounting standards and principles that have been applied in the financial statements are described in the financial reports. In the UK, there is a substantial body of principles governing what information is to be disclosed in financial reports (see Chapter 6), although in the US the disclosure requirements are rule based rather than principle based.

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