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1st Edition

Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers

ISBN 9781439851937
Published November 10, 2010 by River Publishers
298 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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