Small Brewery Finance: Accounting Principles and Planning for the Craft Brewer
Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition: A Manager’s Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean
Since its release in 2006, Financial Intelligence has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers―helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also why they matter. This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years―including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy. Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives non-financial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers―to help bring everyday work to a new level
1 year ago$26
The Firm of the Future: A Guide for Accountants, Lawyers, and Other Professional ServicesProvides accountants in small and medium sized firms the tool to expand services beyond attest and compliance functions.
- Shows how to transition to other professional services that clients value.
- Provides a pro-forma business plan for mapping a three to five year plan for the transition to a successful practice.
- Positions consulting as an extension to traditional services, not just an alternative.
- Includes many real world examples of accountants who have made a successful transition to new services, discussing the challenges and the results achieved.
- Focuses on quality of life issues and how to get there.
2 years ago$78
Inside Real Estate: Buy, Sell and Profit in any Property MarketThe real world of modern real estate exposed
Inside Real Estate is a down-to-earth consumer guide for anyone navigating the property market in the digital age. Written by industry veteran Peter O’Malley, this book exposes the truth about modern real estate and shows you how to work the market to optimize your financial benefit. Forget what you’ve seen or heard ― the media’s hype surrounding real estate doesn’t accurately reflect the reality on the ground. With the rise of digital platforms, foreign buyers and property booms and busts, the agent’s role is changing amidst a rapidly evolving field; media spin benefits agents more than consumers, but this book offers step-by-step guidance on silencing the noise and working with reality.
Exposing common practices and blowing myths wide open, this book shows you what the property market is today ― and how to take advantage of it to buy, sell or invest in your best financial interest.
- Cut through the hype and learn the truth behind the myths
- Understand the agent’s new and changing role in a disrupted industry
- Learn the tips, traps and tactics that could sink or save your investment
- Deal with rising and falling markets as a buyer or seller
The industry’s digital disruption is not going away, and certain aspects of the market have been permanently changed as a result. The good news is that property is still a smart financial move, and it is possible to come out ahead regardless of the market’s behaviour ― but first you need to separate spin from reality. Inside Real Estate takes you behind the curtain to help you navigate the market with clear eyes and a solid understanding of the real-world market.
1 year ago$20
Behavioural Finance: A guide for financial advisers
This book is a financial adviser’s guide to behavioural finance – the psychology of financial decision-making. Psychological research shows that often people don’t conform with ‘rational’ financial models and theories. Rather, they are subject to a range of decision-making biases. These biases are often deeply rooted in the way people think, in the structures and functions of their brains, in their shared evolutionary histories, in their social environments and cultures, in the lessons they have learnt from past experiences, and sometimes even in their genetic codes. However, because many biases operate beneath the surface of conscious awareness, their influence on people’s decisions can remain hidden.
This book dives below the surface of consciousness and asks: how can financial advisers use what we find down there? The answer is that advisers can use insights from behavioural finance to improve face-to-face conversations, risk questionnaires, fact-finders, advice documents, application forms, websites and investment reports. Behavioural finance can be used to better understand and influence clients, to manage an adviser’s own decision-making biases, and to improve organisational cultures and practices. And it can be used with clients ranging from those who are financially illiterate and overwhelmed, to those who think they are too sophisticated to be biased.
The first half of the book shows how behavioural finance can help advisers to better align their advice with a client’s risk profile, to assist clients to set goals and to spend their money in ways that lead to happiness, to provide financial literacy education that clients are likely to respond to, to coach clients through market cycles, and to invest in portfolios that exploit other investors’ decision-making biases. The second half discussed how advisers can help clients to avoid common asset allocation and diversification errors, how they can more effectively communicate with and influence clients, how they can assist them to buy residential property and to save for retirement, and how they can mitigate the impacts of conflicts of interest.
By discovering and influencing the real drivers of people’s decisions, the strategies discussed throughout this book have the potential to improve outcomes for advisers, their clients and the organisations advisers represent.
2 years ago$49