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Budgeting

Find out more about all aspects of budgeting, from drawing up your first budget to refining your existing budgeting process. Our selection of books, articles and guides can help you navigate your balance sheet with confidence.

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Featured article

Budgeting for the next big thing
Describes the benfits of flexible budget planning systems for companies looking to capitalise on sudden opportunities.

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Featured book

Handbook of budgeting
(Wiley, 2012)
This detailed handbook will help identify the right type of budget to use and which tools to employ in completing it. The book also offers advice on comparing your budget against your expectations.

To borrow this book please contact the Library.

eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Accounting control best practices

How to develop a comprehensive system of accounting and operational controls.

Accounting for non-accountants

Provides a fast and easy way for the non-accountant to learn the basics of accounting.

Business accounting UK GAAP: volume 2

Accounting textbook for students, specifically for users of UK GAAP practice and terminology. Part 2 of a 2-part set.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

The benefits of budgeting for results

Article on the benefits of the ‘budgeting for results’ method for not-for-profit finance teams.

Budgeting for the next big thing

Describes the benfits of flexible budget planning systems for companies looking to capitalise on sudden opportunities.

Broken budgets?

Tips to fix your planning, budgeting and forecasting processes and transform them into a powerful tool for executing your business strategy.

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Useful links

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Reports and guides

Prophix white papers
Prophix have several white papers and articles on key budgeting issues. 

Budgeting & setting prices (Startups) 
Online resource for SMEs. Provides information and case studies on cashflow forecasting, profit and loss sheets, and pricing your products or services.

Budgeting practice and organisational structure 
This 2006 report summarises the results of an investigation into UK budgeting practices.

Budgeting
Business guide from Atom Content Marketing.

Articles and books in the Library collection

Handbook of budgeting
(Wiley, 2012)
This handbook will help identify the right type of budget to use and which tools to implement in completing the budget, as well as providing insight into analysing your budget against expectations.

Budgeting: the comprehensive guide
(2011)
Intended for both professional accountants and students, this book addresses all aspects of the budgeting conundrum - how to create a budget, whether there are variations on the concept that may work better, and how to operate without any budget at all. Appendix includes a sample proforma budget.

Financial planning using Excel: forecasting, planning and budgeting techniques
(Elsevier/CIMA, 2009)
The objective of this book is to help financial planners improve their spreadsheet skills by providing a structured approach to developing spreadsheets for forecasting, financial planning and budgeting applications. The book assumes that the reader is familiar with the basic operation of Excel and is not intended for beginners.

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