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2nd Edition

Finance for Non-Finance People

ISBN 9780367185084
Published March 30, 2019 by Routledge India
458 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Finance is key to every business organisation as well as outside. This book makes sense of the finance world from a non-finance perspective. It introduces, explains and demystifies essential ideas of business finance to those who do not have financial background or training. Lucid, accessible, yet comprehensive, the book delineates the financial workings of businesses and offers an overview of corporate finance in the global context. The volume:

  • Contains effective tools for financial communication, monitoring, analysis and resource allocation;
  • Provides important learning aids such as figures, tables, illustrations and case studies;
  • Highlights fundamental concepts and applications of finance;
  • Surveys global corporate practices, recent trends and current data.

This updated second edition contains new sections on Tax Planning, including Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax in India. A guide to building financial acumen, this book will be a useful resource for executive and management development programmes (EDPs & MDPs) oriented towards business managers, including MBA programmes. It will benefit business executives, corporate heads, entrepreneurs, government officials, teachers, researchers, and students of management and business, as well as those who deal with finance or financial matters in their daily lives.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION 1. Business Organisations 2. Fundamentals of Accounting 3. Accounting Principles II. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND ANALYSIS 4. Financial Statements 5. Financial Analysis III. COST ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT 6. Cost Concepts and Classification 7. Budgeting 8. Marginal Costing and Managerial Decision-making IV. FINANCIAL SYSTEM 9. Financial Markets 10. Mutual Funds 11. Forex Market V. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 12. Nature of Financial Management 13. Capital Budgeting: Concept and Application 14. Time Value of Money 15. Estimation of Cash Flows 16. Capital Budgeting Appraisal Methods 17. Cost of Capital 18. Capital Structure Planning 19. Working Capital Management 20. Dividend Policy VI. VALUE-BASED MANAGEMENT 21. Economic Value added 22. Human Resource Valuation VII. STRATEGIC FINANCE 23. Mergers and Acquisitions 24. Corporate Governance. VIII. TAX PLANNING 25. Direct Taxation: Income Tax 26. Indirect Taxation: Goods and Services Tax. Appendix I: Future/Compound Value Factor of a Lump Sum (FVIF/CVIF) of Re 1, FVIF (i,n). Appendix II: Future/Compound Value Factor of an Annuity (FVIFA/CVIFA) of Re 1, FVIFA (i,n). Appendix III: Present Value Factor of a Lump Sum (PVIF) of Re 1, PVIF (i,n) Appendix IV: Present Value Factor of an Annuity (PVIFA) of Re 1, PVIFA (I,n) Appendix V: List of Corporates and Business Organisations

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Sandeep Goel is Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, India. He holds two doctorates, one in Finance; and another in Accounting from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. He completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, and the Department of Commerce, University of Delhi, respectively. He has over two decades of industry and academic experience across various organisations and institutions, including the Shri Ram Group, the University of Delhi and MDI. He is a management trainer and consultant to top business organisations and has conducted over 200 programmes dealing with financial skills and consultancy assignments on financial management, accounting application and corporate governance. His areas of teaching and research interests are financial reporting and analysis, corporate finance, forensic accounting and corporate governance. He has authored ten books, including Financial Management Practices in India (2016) and Financial Statements Analysis: Cases from Corporate India (2014), and over 75 articles in journals, as well as being the financial columnist for Purchase.