Finance & Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers (5th Edition)

Author(s): Steven A. Finkler

Published: Jun 15, 2017
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ISBN: 9780808046905
Product Number: 10028508-0002
Volumes: 1
Update Frequency: As Needed
352 Pages

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For all entrepreneurs and nonfinancial professionals with budget and/or P&L responsibilities, Finance & Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers (5th Edition) provides the basics necessary to make a solid contribution to the financial goals and success of their companies. This indispensable and easy-to-read primer gives all entrepreneurs and managers in nonfinancial areas--sales, marketing, production, and more--a complete understanding of financial terms, statements, and ratios and how they affect the operations of a business or corporation. With this information, financial managers will be able to understand: owners' equity, ratio analysis; balance sheets; income statements; LIFO liquidations; asset valuation; cash flow statements; capital leasing; liabilities; present value; operating leverage; breakeven analysis; and more. New to the fifth edition are chapters covering: basic tax concepts; capital structure; business plans; working capital management and banking relationships; personal finances; and accountability and controls. This edition also provides access to a URL with interactive Excel templates that lets managers immediately apply the concepts and techniques covered.


Wolters Kluwer offers a complete teaching package to support adopting instructors. Instructors adopting this book receive a downloadable Instructor's Guide that includes:

  • Computer Slide Presentations for each chapter that help enhance and facilitate class lectures and discussion.
  • Solutions to the Questions for Review at the end of each chapter of the book. Microsoft Excel Templates: Students can download various Microsoft Excel Templates from

  • Table of Contents
  • Finance & Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers (5th Edition)

    Topics and Content


    Topics covered include:

    1. An introduction to financial management
    2. Excel basics
    3. Accounting concepts
    4. An introduction to the key financial statements
    5. Where does the organization's money come from? Capital structure
    6. Strategic planning and budgeting
    7. Business plans
    8. Cost accounting
    9. Leverage
    10. Dealing with uncertainty
    11. Capital budgeting
    12. Earned value management
    13. Depreciation: having your cake and eating it too!
    14. Long-term financing
    15. Working capital management and banking relationships
    16. Inventory costing: the accountant's world of make believe
    17. Varience analysis: using budgets for control
    18. Fraud
    19. The role of the outside auditor
    20. Recording and reporting financial information
    21. Valuation of assets, liabilities and stockholders' equity
    22. A closer look at financial statements
    23. Notes to the financial statements
    24. Ratio analysis
    25. Accounting for not-for-profit organizations
    26. A primer on taxes
    27. Summary and conclusion
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