Source of Finance

Sources of information on finance and accounting for non-specialists
Prepared by CIMA Technical Information Service March 2008

CIMA members can obtain articles on this topic from the Business Source Corporate database which can be found in the Professional Development section of the CIMA website. de Mesa Graziano, C. “What do users of private company financial statements want?” Financial Executive, May 2006, Vol. 22, Issue 4, p. 44. Maynard, M. “Understand your financial statements.” Contractor Magazine, Sept. 2005, Vol. 52, Issue 9, p. 30. Mautz Jr., D., Angell, R.J. “Understanding the basics of financial statement analysis.” Commercial Lending Review (Aspen), Sept. 2006, Vol. 21, Issue 5, p. 27. Sautner, D. “Accounting: an introduction”. Landscape Management, Dec. 1993, Vol. 32, Issue 12, p. 15. “Financial statements demystified: what HR needs to know”. Human Resources Department Management Report, Feb. 2005, Vol. 5, Issue 2, p. 1. “How to take the fear and loathing out of financial statements”. PR News, 16/07/2007, Vol. 63, Issue 28, p. 1. “Understanding basic accounting”. Finweek, 24/08/2006, p. 45.

Books (continued)
Elliot, S. 2006. How to evaluate business financial performance. London: Business Services Support Ltd. Gachihi, J., Spurling, D. 2006. An introduction to accounting. Suffolk: Arima Publishing Isaaks, C., Sanderson, P., Hand, L. 2004. Introduction to accounting for non-specialists. London: Thomson Learning Jones, M. 2006. Management accounting: an introduction. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Knight, R., Bertoneche, M. 1998. Financial performance. Oxford: Elsevier Science & Technology Meckin, D. 2008. Naked finance: business finance pure and simple. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing Rice, A. 2007. Accounts demystified: how to understand financial accounting and analysis. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Stittle, J. 2002. Company financial reporting: an introduction for non accountants. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Stott, J.R., Truman,...