Matt Bamber is an assistant professor in accounting at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He is a chartered accountant with several years' experience of teaching on a range of programmes, including MBA, professional and master's courses. Simon Parry is a research fellow at Newcastle University who has taught professional, MBA and other postgraduate courses for 15 years. He is also a chartered accountant with over 25 years' experience.
"Managers seeking to improve analytical skills with new accounting and finance tools will find this handbook emphasizes learning through example, and teaches the basics of accounting from how to prepare a set of basic financial statements to interpreting profit, cash budgets, pricing strategies to suit different kinds of markets, and more. Each chapter is paired to course structures so the book can be used as a classroom text, and each melds theory with real-world business applications for maximum effect. It's rare to find a title suitable for self-study and classroom learning alike: this book fits the bill, on both." * Midwest Book Review, California Bookwatch, The Business Shelf *