Finance

Accounts

Trading places

In order to make judgements about business activities, individuals require information. Accounting acts as an information system...

Interpreting and understanding accounts

How much is the business worth? Are sales growing or declining? What about cash flow? These and...

The importance of accounting standards

PricewaterhouseCoopers was created in July 1998 by the merger of two firms - Price Waterhouse and Coopers...

Financial statements and reporting

Limited companies (those owned by shareholders) are required by law to produce Financial Statements. These statements must...

Assets

The role of asset management

British Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace and defence with annual sales exceeding £8 billion and...

Budgeting

The benefits of budgeting

Zurich Insurance Group is a leading global provider of insurance services. Zurich’s mission is to help customers...

Planning a budget

Davis Service Group is a large public limited company employing around 17,000 people. Its shares are quoted...

Budgeting and strategy

What is a budget?A budget is a financial plan that sets out, using figures, an organisation's expected...

Cash Flow

Controlling cash flow for business growth

CIMA is the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Its members are trained and qualified in the vital...

Costs

Costing aircraft components

When we think about the cost of an aircraft, we tend to think of the cost of...

Financial Risk

The role of investment trusts in the capital market

The capital market enables individuals and organisations with spare capital (money which they want to invest) to...

Managing trading risk

This case study examines the importance of futures trading and focuses more specifically on commodity futures trading....

The business mission of Britannia

Britannia is the third largest UK building society, with group assets exceeding £16 billion. Following the conversion...

Managing financial risk

There is an element of risk in an activity when the outcome cannot be predicted with any...

Investment Appraisal

Using cost benefit analysis to appraise investments

Every morning millions of people in the UK have a bath or shower, make a cup of...

Investing in natural gas drilling down into the risks

Investment decisions involve weighing up the risk and the likely rewards of various options. It is often...

Assessing a major infrastructure project

The development of a transportation system which links up places both within the UK and across the...

Sources Of Finance

Raising finance for SMEs

It was the European Commission that first coined the term ‘small and medium enterprise’ (SME) to describe...

Private Finance Initiatives

PricewaterhouseCoopers was created in 1998 by the merger of two firms - Price Waterhouse and Coopers &...

Finance

Private Finance Initiatives

PricewaterhouseCoopers was created in 1998 by the merger of two firms - Price Waterhouse and Coopers &...

Managing financial risk

There is an element of risk in an activity when the outcome cannot be predicted with any...

Managing trading risk

This case study examines the importance of futures trading and focuses more specifically on commodity futures trading....

Costing aircraft components

When we think about the cost of an aircraft, we tend to think of the cost of...

Raising finance for SMEs

It was the European Commission that first coined the term ‘small and medium enterprise’ (SME) to describe...

The business mission of Britannia

Britannia is the third largest UK building society, with group assets exceeding £16 billion. Following the conversion...

The role of investment trusts in the capital market

The capital market enables individuals and organisations with spare capital (money which they want to invest) to...

Calculating the risks in making investment decisions

Investment decisions involve weighing up the risk and the likely rewards of various options. It is often...

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