This collection focuses on the tricky subject of finance, gathering 14 related case studies that’ll help you get to grips with budgeting, investment appraisal and managing risk. To make sure your entire school or university can access the e-book, your teacher can choose the ‘Network Licence’.
The finance side of the curriculum isn’t always easy to understand, especially with investment and financial reporting, but with the friendly and easy-to-read hallmark of Business Case Studies, it won’t be long before you’re in the know. The format is a great way for you to approach real-world business issues from when you’re taking your GSCEs to starting a degree.
- Financial statements and reporting
This case study helps students understand the process of setting, reporting and evaluating financial performance.
- Trading places
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.
- The importance of accounting standards
This case study explains the role of professional consultancy services in helping companies meet rigorous accounting standards.
- Planning a budget
This case study shows how the development and use of budgets contribute to Davis Service Group meeting its objectives.
- The benefits of budgeting
This case study shos careful approach to budgeting is a contributory factor in gaining a competitive advantage.
- Budgeting and strategy
This case study looks at the purpose of budgeting, outlining the importance of identifying major variances and taking remedial actions and listing the advantages and disadvantages of budgeting.
- Controlling cash flow for business growth
This case study looks at how management accountants forecast, monitor and control cash flow in order to maintain the ongoing financial health of businesses.
- Decision making techniques
This case study illustrates how management accountants use financial data to help make informed decisions.
- Sustainability through investment
This case study explores how McCain Foods evaluated the benefits of proposed sustainable energy projects before making major financial investment.
- Investment appraisal in action
This case study reviews the analysis that helped Syngenta decide whether to proceed with its 2008 proposal for a new manufacturing capacity that would allow it to increase production of Amistar.
- Using cost-benefit analysis to appraise investments
This case study examines one major wastewater quality improvement investment made by United Utilities. It shows how important non-financial considerations were in arriving at the best decision.
- Investing in natural gas: drilling down into the risk
This case study looks at the importance of examining detailed data in making investment decisions and how a calculation involving an investment decision is made.
- Calculating the risks in making investment decisions
This case study helps students understand investment appraisal and decision making.
- Raising finance for SMEs
The case study examines the source of finance and the way SMEs find access to it.