Accounting for Finance & Business

Book Title

By: Geoff Black & Mahmoud Al-Kilani
October 2013
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780273773948
501 Pages
$110.00 Paper Original


Accounting and Finance for Business provides a comprehensive coverage for those who are coming to the subject of accounting and finance for the first time, at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. With many case studies using real-life companies across a range of industries and countries, the text brings the subject to life by applying theory to practice wherever possible. The authors have adopted a very clear writing style – avoiding jargon wherever possible – and the many illustrations serve to make the text clear and accessible. Current topics such as Environmental Accounting have been included to ensure the text’s relevance to contemporary university accounting and finance courses.

Key features:

  • Includes nearly 500 questions and three complete practice exam papers
  • A running case study to link theory to practice
  • Many fully worked exercises showing step-by-step how to solve problems
  • QR codes used throughout to give you fast access to relevant web materials
  • Focuses on 'real world' international case studies, examples include Tesco, Facebook, Puma, Groupon and Walmart
  • Includes chapters on Decision Making, Environmental Accounting and Contemporary Issues in Finance
  • Fully up-dated in line with current International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)


  • The background to accounting
  • Recording financial transactions
  • Applying controls and concepts to financial information
  • The profit and loss account and balance sheet
  • Assets and liabilities
  • Accounting and financing of multi-owner organisations
  • Incomplete records and not-for-profits
  • Cash flow statements
  • Making sense of financial statements
  • An introduction to management accounting
  • Absorption costing and marginal costing
  • Product costing
  • Break-even and cost-volume-profit analysis
  • Budgeting , including standard costing
  • Investment appraisal
  • Decision-making
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Contemporary Issues in Finance