Finance case studies
Edition 18: This case study looks at the full range of accounting statements including the Income Statement; the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement
Edition 11: This case study helps students understand the process of setting, reporting and evaluating financial performance.
Edition 4: This case study explains the role of professional consultancy services in helping companies meet rigorous accounting standards.
Edition 4: This case study is intended to provide an understanding of the accounting process and how accounting information meets the needs and requirements of many different groups of people.
Edition 17: This case study shows how Zurich’s careful approach to budgeting is a contributory factor in gaining competitive advantage.
Edition 15: This case study shows how the development and use of budgetscontribute to Davis Service Group meeting its objectives.
Edition 9: As a result of carefully reading the Case Study, students should be able to: define the term budget and explain the purpose of budgeting, outline the importance of identifying major variances and taking remedial actions, list the advantages and disadvantages of budgeting.
Edition 15: This case study looks at how management accountants forecast, monitor and control cash flow in order to maintain the ongoing financial health of businesses.
Edition 17: This case study examines one major wastewater quality improvement investment made by United Utilities. It shows how important non-financial considerations, such as the impact on the environment, were in arriving at the best decision.
Edition 16: This case study looks at how in 2008 Syngenta proposed an investment in new manufacturing capacity that would allow it to increase production of Amistar. It reviews the analyses that helped the company decide whether to proceed with this investment.
Edition 13: This case study explores how McCain Foods evaluated the benefits of proposed sustainable energy projects before making major financial investment.
Edition 9: As a result of carefully reading the Case Study, students should be able to: understand the importance of examining detailed data in making investment decisions, know how to set out choices involved in decision making, understand how a calculation involving an investment decision is made.
Edition 3: This case study focuses on a recent appraisal of a key infrastructure project involving the West Coast Main Line and examines how such a development could significantly change the competitive position of the railway industry.
Edition 11: This case study helps students understand investment appraisal and decision making.
Edition 8: This case study concentrates on longer-term funds. Through Investment Trusts, well-managed businesses have access to secure finance. Whilst those investing, whether individuals or groups, can have confidence in the management of their funds.
Edition 4: This case study examines the importance of futures trading and focuses more specifically on commodity futures trading.
Edition 3: This case study examines the mortgage lending process and the detailed set of considerations that must be taken into account before granting a mortgage.
Edition 2: This case study focuses on the way in which a particular type of financial institution, Building Societies, are able to reduce their financial risks today by using the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE).