Finance and accounting for business

A new insight, third edition

By Bob Ryan and Nicholas Collett

Finance and accounting for business


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9271-2
  • Pages: 400
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £30.00
  • Published Date: February 2017
  • BIC Category: Financial accounting, Finance & accounting, Finance, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General, Business & Management, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance / General, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Accounting / Financial, Finance & Accounting, Economics, finance, business & management / Business & management, Financial Accounting, Economics


This is a self-contained treatment of all the of the accounting and finance needed for students to be able to work effectively at the highest levels within business. It is written in a readily accessible style, covering three key areas: financial accounting, including the analysis and forecasting of accounting information; management accounting; and corporate finance. The focus is on the interpretation and analysis of accounting and financial information and is especially relevant for courses in either accounting, finance and financial management.

The book is filled with examples taken from the practical world of business and draws on the authors' extensive experience of the problems of the senior manager. The style is designed to make the subject easily accessible even for the student who finds numbers and analysis challenging. A suite of teaching materials is available for download including tips and templates to help establish a new course of study.


1 The role of accounting and finance in business
2 Introduction to financial accounting
3 Building the accounts
4 Cash flow statements
5 Principles of financial accounting
6 Accounting for companies
7 The analysis of accounting information
8 Forecasting the financial accounts
9 The principles of cost and revenue measurement
10 Cash forecasting, business planning and management control
11 Cost management and pricing
12 The management of working capital
13 Investment appraisal 304 Matching cash flows over time
14 The financial markets and the cost of capital
15 Market measures of performance and value
16 Dividends, dividend policy and capital structure


Bob Ryan is Emeritus Professor and Senior Honorary Fellow at Alliance Manchester Business School

Nicholas Collett is Senior Lecturer in Financial Management at Alliance Manchester Business School

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