Financial Accounting for Decision Makers, 6th Edition by Peter Atrill, Eddie McLaney

By Peter Atrill, Eddie McLaney

A entire and available advent to the topic, monetary Accounting for selection Makers makes a speciality of the ways that monetary statements and knowledge can be utilized to enhance the standard of selection making. by means of introducing issues steadily and explaining technical terminology in a transparent, pleasant sort, the authors cater either for accounting scholars, and for these learning entry-level accounting inside of one other box. a realistic emphasis in the course of the ebook guarantees that the fabric is often proper and compatible to the choice makers of the long run.

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Each board has a chairman, elected by the directors, who is responsible for running the board in an efficient manner. In addition, each board has a chief executive officer (CEO), or managing director, who is responsible for running the business on a dayto-day basis. Occasionally, the roles of chairman and CEO are combined, although it is usually considered to be a good idea to separate them in order to prevent a single individual having excessive power. We shall come back to consider the relationship between directors and shareholders in more detail in Chapter 4.

They would not want to work for a company that was constantly in the news because of the allegedly cruel treatment of those who made its products. ’, Michael Skapinker, Financial Times, 11 June 2005. QXD 22 CHAPTER 1 6/17/10 9:55 Page 22 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING It is important to recognise that generating wealth for the owners is not the same as seeking to maximise the current year’s profit. Wealth creation is a longer-term concept, which relates not only to this year’s profit but to that of future years as well.

But if it was difficult then to predict where Morrison’s profits were heading, it is impossible now. Morrison itself cannot give guidance. ‘No one envisaged this,’ says Mr Procter. ’ Morrison says the complexity of the Safeway deal has put a ‘significant strain’ on its ability to cope with managing internal accounts. ‘This is impacting the ability of the board to forecast likely trends in profitability and the directors are therefore not currently in a position to provide reliable guidance on the level of profitability as a whole,’ admits the retailer.

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