1st Edition

Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers

By S. Bobby Rauf Copyright 2010
    298 Pages
    by River Publishers

    Understanding finance and accounting principles is important in interfacing and conducting business with accountants, financial analysts, and members of upper management. In a relatively simple and easy-to-understand manner, this book familiarizes professionals with decision making skills founded on financial calculations and quantitative analysis. It covers finance and accounting ratios and other metrics; income statements, balance sheets, cash flow, and working capital concepts; inventory concepts; life cycle, period, direct, and indirect costs; and energy performance contracting. Each chapter concludes with a list of questions or problems for self-assessment and knowledge affirmation purposes. Answers to the questions are at the back of the book.

    Finance, Accounting, Definitions, Concepts & Organizational Structures
    Break-Even Analysis Concepts & Analysis
    Energy Engineering Economics
    Financial Reporting Requirements
    Income Statements & Balance Sheets, Cash Flow & Working Capital
    Financial Metrics & Ratios: Payback Period, Future Value, Present Value, Time Value of Money Conversions
    Depreciation Alternatives
    Inventory Concepts
    Electric & Gas Bill Schedules, Calculations & Analysis
    Types of Costs, Life Cycle Costs & Repair vs. Replace Decisions & Analysis
    Energy Performance Contracting & ESCOs: Business, Economic & Financial Perspective


    S. Bobby Rauf