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101 marketing strategies for accounting, law, consulting, and professional services firms

A guide to marketing, selling and persuading.

Accounting and business valuation methods: how to interpret IFRS accounts

A detailed guide to the different methods of ascertaining the value of a business.

Accounting and finance for your small business

A guide to help small business owners through all of the key accounting and financial information required to operate a small business.

Accounting and finance policies and procedures

Policies and procedures are the foundation of internal controls for organizations, this book enables you to hit the ground running and significantly accelerate your completion of a solid policies and procedures program. This book provides sample documents can be personalised and customised to meet your company's needs

Accounting control best practices

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

Accounting ethics

This book is a thorough and engaging exploration of the ethical issues that accountants encounter in their professional lives.

Accounting for value

Accounting for Value aims to teach investors and analysts how to handle accounting in evaluating equity investments.

Accounts payable and Sarbanes Oxley

Looks at the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and how accounts payable functions can strengthen their internal controls.

Advances in accounting education: teaching and curriculum innovations

Articles on teaching and curriculum innovations for faculty members interested in ways to improve their classroom instruction.

Alternative alternatives

Provides a comprehensive but accessible introduction to the assets known as Alternative Alternatives (AA).

Anyone can do it: building Coffee Republic from our kitchen table

Takes the reader step by step through every aspect of starting and growing a business.

Assessment methods in recruitment selection and performance

A manager's guide to psychometric testing, interviews and assessment centres.

Auditing for managers: the ultimate risk management tool

Guide to help managers and their teams set standards for self-auditing, risk management, compliance review, and formal disclosure reporting.

Auditing the risk management process

Guide to auditing the risk management process, including developments in risk management which are relevant to auditors.

Auditing the risk management process

Guide to auditing the risk management process, including developments in risk management which are relevant to auditors.

Balanced Scorecard Diagnostics : Maintaining Maximum Performance

A step-by-step guide to analysing the effectiveness of an organisation's balanced scorecard and ensuring it is operating at maximum performance.

Boardroom realities: building leaders across your board

Looks at building leaders across a board, with the latest trends in board leadership and performance as well as talent management for the board and the C-suite.

Bridging the culture gap

A practical guide to international business communication.

Building a resilient organisation

How to build a prosperous and sustainable business.

Business accounting: volume 2 (10th edition)

A textbook for students on bookkeeping and accounting. This book continues to focus mainly on UK accounting standards, although International accounting standards were introduced to this edition for the first time. Part 2 of a 2 part set.

Business and the beautiful game

A guide to how you can apply the skills and passion of football to be a winner in business.

Business continuity strategies

A practical guide to protecting against unplanned disasters.

Business ethics and values

Introduces students to the complexities and principles of ethical issues.

Business ethics: a case study approach

Explores issues relating to ethics and ethical behavior in organisations

Business ethics: the ethical revolution of minority shareholders

Looks at why and how companies do not act ethically towards their minority shareholders.

Business insights China: practical advice on operational strategy and risk management (2nd edition)

Provides practical advice on setting up and managing business in China.

Business plans that work

A guide for small businesses to writing a successful business plan.

Business process management and the balanced scorecard

Shows managers how to optimally use the balanced scorecard to achieve strategic success.

CFO insights: achieving high performance through finance business process outsourcing

This title gives practical advice and strategies for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and answers questions that CFOs may have.

CFO insights: enabling high performance through leading practices for finance ERP

Examines the end-to-end business processes that enable leading practices in finance.

Change 2.0: beyond organisational transformation

Consultants, managers and academics share their experience and insights on change communication.

Changing your group structures

Looks at the challenges involved in corporate restructuring, recapitalisation and large-scale change management.

Commodity options: trading and hedging volatility in the world's most lucrative market

A guide to commodity options trading.

Companies limited by guarantee

A guide to the incorporation and structure of a CLG and its managerial functions.

Competing in tough times: business lessons from L.L.Bean, Trader Joe's, Costco, and other world-class retailers

A guide to winning business strategies for retailers.

Complete CFO handbook: from accounting to accountability, The

An overview of cost accounting for financial executives.

Consultant's quick start guide: an action plan for your first year in business, The

A guide to working as a consultant from a US perspective.

Controller's function: the work of the managerial accountant, The

A complete operations reference manual for corporate controllers.

Corpocracy: how CEOs and the business roundtable hijacked the world's greatest wealth machine - and how to get it back

A critical overview corporate governance from a US perspective.

Corporate governance: a practical guide for accountants

A user-friendly guide to compliance for corporate accountants.

Corporate governance: a practical guide to the legal frameworks and international codes of practice

An introduction to governance for directors and executives.

Corporate strategy

A wide-ranging and critical approach to strategic management.

Cost accounting for dummies

This book tracks to a typical cost accounting course and provides in-depth explanations and reviews of the essential concepts you'll encounter in cost accounting.

Cost of capital

The title covers the relationship between risk, return and the cost of capital is contextualized by relating it to the needs of investors and borrowers, the historical evidence, and theories of choice and behavior. The text spans financial theory, its empirical tests and applications to real-world financial problems while keeping an entertaining easy-to-read style

Count down: the past present and uncertain future of the big four accounting firms (2nd edition)

This title looks at 'the questionable value and the uncertain viability of Big Audit— the business, regulatory and legal model by which audit services are delivered to the world's largest companies by the surviving global accounting networks: the Big Four - Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC'. It looks at the current state of 'Big Audit' and the future of these firms.

Creating and implementing an ethics policy

A framework for writing and implementing the best corporate ethics policy for an organisation.

Creating value in a regulated world: CFO perspectives

A guide to handling regulatory and reporting demands for senior executives.

Derivatives: markets, valuation, and risk management

A guide to using derivatives to create risk management, valuation, and investment solutions.

Developing leadership talent

A book for human resource or organization development professionals responsible for designing leadership development and talent management.

Dictionary of business

A business dictionary aimed at readers who use English as a second language.

Digital finance: big data, start-ups, and the future of financial services

This book takes a thoughtful look at how the industry is evolving, and it explains how to integrate concepts of digital finance into existing traditional finance platforms. It explores what successful companies are doing to maximize their opportunities in this context and offers suggestions on how to introduce digital finance into a firm's structure. Specific strategies for a digital future are presented, alongside numerous case studies that explore key attributes of success.

Director's guide (5th edition)

The ICSA Director's Guide explains all the core duties and liabilities of being a director from appointment to resignation, including disclosures, shareholder relations and corporate governance.

Discount business strategy: how the new market leaders are redefining business strategy

A book examining how companies use discount business strategies to create value.

Doing business in China (4th edition)

This title offers business-people a theoretical framework for the understanding of business practices, markets, negotiations, organizations, networks and the Chinese business context.

Doing business in Ghana

This title looks at the realities of doing business in Ghana, outlining the economic, social, technological, and cultural dimensions of the society. It offers insight for entrepreneurs into the region's markets based on GDP growth, political and governmental systems, relationships with investors, and other factors

Doing business with China: avoiding the pitfalls

A guide to working with and within China.

Doing business with Estonia

A guide to working with and within Estonia.

Doing business with Hungary

A guide to working with and within Hungary.

Doing business with Latvia

A guide to working with and within Latvia.

Doing business with Lithuania

A guide to working with and within Lithuania.

Doing business with Malta

A guide to working with and within Malta.

Doing business with Poland

A guide to working with and within Poland.

Driven to the brink: why corporate governance, board leadership and culture matter

A collection of stories about how inadequate governance and flawed culture caused a massive destruction of shareholder value.

Due diligence: an M&A value creation approach

A guide to mergers and acquisitions with an emphasis on the due diligence process.

Effective people management

A short guide to team management and leadership.

Employee share schemes

Accounting treatment, tax relief and reporting obligations for employee share schemes.

Employer's handbook 2017-18

The Employer's Handbook gives guidance for all small- to medium-sized employers in the UK, clearly identifying the legal essentials and best-practice guidelines for effective people management.

Enron and world finance: a case study in ethics

An analysis of the Enron case from the point of view of corporate practice and ethics.

Environmental accounting, sustainability and accountability

The book closely explores how organizations can embed care for the environment as fundamental to their functioning... [and] covers traditional accounting as a measuring instrument, contemporary advances and unresolved problems, alternative perspectives and recent developments.

Environmental reporting

Covers on environmental reporting requirements in the UK, including the measurement of environmental impacts.

Essential business finance: a complete guide to starting, expanding and selling your business

An introduction to finance aimed at the average business manager.

Essential guide to business etiquette, The

A guide to business etiquette and its role in professional advancement.

Essentials of business ethics: creating an organisation of high integrity and superior performance

A practical guide to managing ethics in organisations.

Excel models for business and operations management

A step-by-step guide to building financial models in Excel.

Executive's guide to COSO internal controls: understanding and implementing the new framework

Provides a step-by-step plan for installing and implementing effective internal controls with an emphasis on building improved IT as well as other internal controls and integrating better risk management processes.

Exit right: achieving a golden goodbye by realising the maximum value for your business

A guide for business owners, group executives, accountants and lawyers involved in selling a company.

Extraordinary performance from ordinary people: value creating corporate leadership

The book looks at four styles of leadership and how they can add value to an organisation.

Fifty key figures in management

The lives and ideas of notable people who have influenced management thinking.

Finance director's handbook

Guide to the duties of modern finance directors.

Financial Times guide to business start up 2017/18

Startup guide for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Financial Times guide to management : how to be a manager who makes a difference and gets results.

A guide to becoming an effective manager, full of practical tips and advice on to the everyday challenges of: Managing yourself; Developing communication skills and emotional intelligence; Managing others; Setting strategic direction; Managing change; Managing money, resources and technology.

Financial Times guide to strategy: how to create and deliver a winning strategy

Introduction to creating, delivering and understanding successful strategy.

Financial Times guide to using the financial pages

Guide to finding and using financial and economic statistics.

Financial controller and CFOs toolkit, The: lean practices to transform your finance team

This title is a handbook and toolkit with over 100 lean practice solutions and practical tools for senior financial managers of small, medium and large companies. Includes templates and checklists which help you adhere to the best practices in reporting, forecasting, KPIs, planning, strategy, and technology.

Financial planning using Excel: forecasting, planning and budgeting techniques

For financial planners who want to improve their spreadsheet skills.

Financial regulation in the EU: from resilience to growth

This publication looks to provide a bigger picture view of the impact and future of financial regulation in the EU, exploring the relationship between microeconomic incentives and macroeconomic growth, regulation and financial integration, and the changes required in economic policy to further European integration.

Financial risk manager handbook

For candidates studying for the Global Association of Risk Professionals annual FRM exams

Fintech book, The: the financial technology handbook for investors, entrepreneurs and visionaries

A guide to the financial technology revolution for entrepreneurs, bankers and investors with information required to capitalise on this market.

From idea to profit: how to market innovative products and services

Current thinking and practice in business marketing.

Good small business guide: how to start and grow your own business

A practical guide for anyone interested in starting a business.

Growing business handbook: inspiration and advice from successful entrepreneurs and fast growing UK companies, The

A guide to maximising growth and controlling risk.

Handbook of hedge funds

A personal analysis of hedge funds and their use.

Hands-on financial modeling with Microsoft Excel 2019: build practical models for forecasting, valuation, trading, and growth analysis using Excel 2019

This book will help you understand financial modeling concepts using Excel, and provides you with an overview of the steps you should follow to build an integrated financial model.

Hospitality financial accounting

A theoretical and practical guide to financial accounting for the hospitality industry.

Hospitality management accounting

The fundamental concepts and analytical techniques of management accounting for the hospitality industry.

How to build a successful consulting practice

Practical guide to creating and sustaining a consulting practice.

How to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley section 404: assessing the effectiveness of internal control

Corporate responsibility from a US perspective.

How to measure anything: finding the value of intangibles in business

A guide to measuring intangible assets within a business.

How to prepare a business plan

A practical guide to writing a business plan for SMEs.

How to prepare business cases: an essential guide for accountants

Aimed at accountants running a business.

How to write a business plan: creating success

A guide to writing business plans for non-specialists.

How to write reports and proposals

A practical guide to writing persuasive business proposals.

ICCA handbook of corporate social responsibility, The

Best practice guide to CSR for large companies.

IFRS, fair value and corporate governance: the impact on budgets, balance sheets and management accounts

IFRS for managers and business professionals.

ISO 27001 controls : a guide to implementing and auditing

This guide is designed to provide you with assistance in establishing, implementing and maintaining your ISMS to help you prepare for ISMS certification... [and] has been updated to reflect the publication of the latest versions of ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002.

Information security risk management for ISO 27001/ISO 27002 (3rd edition)

This book draws on emerging national and international best practice around risk management and has been written to provide detailed and practical guidance to information security and risk management teams on how to develop and implement a risk assessment and risk management process that will be in line with the requirements of ISO 27001.

Inspiring leadership: learning from great leaders

Analysis of the skills shown by great leaders from history.

Intelligent credit scoring : building and implementing better credit risk scorecards.

This book presents a business-oriented process for the development and implementation of risk prediction scorecards. Credit scoring is now a very common tool used by banks, Telcos, and others around the world for loan origination, decisioning, credit limit management, collections management, cross selling, and many other decisions.

Internal audit reports post Sarbanes-Oxley: a guide to process-driven reporting

Modern approaches for internal audit reporting.

Internal control policies and procedures

A how-to manual to quickly and effectively put a successful program of internal controls in place. Complete with flowcharts and checklists, this essential desktop reference is a best practices model for establishing and enhancing your organization's control framework

International valuation handbook 2015: guide to cost of capital

The handbook provides data and guidance that will enable you to assess risk and to develop cost of capital estimates on a global scale.

International valuation handbook 2016: guide to cost of capital

The handbook provides data and guidance that will enable you to assess risk and to develop cost of capital estimates on a global scale.

Introduction to derivative financial instruments: options, futures, forwards, swaps, and hedging

A comprehensive guide to derivative financial instruments.

Investment management: meeting the noble challenges of funding pensions, deficits, and growth

Comprehensive guide to investing for pensions.

Key performance indicators: developing, implementing and using winning KPIs

A manager's guide to implementing KPIs.

Leading corporate turnaround: how leaders fix troubled companies

Advice and best practice from turnaround professionals.

Lean Six Sigma for dummies

A guide to the Lean Six Sigma management model.

Long and short of hedge funds: a complete guide to hedge fund valuation and investing, The

The hedge fund industry from a US perspective.

M is for (data) monkey: the Excel Pro's definitive guide to Power Query

Power Query is one component of the Power BI (Business Intelligence) product from Microsoft, and "M" is the name of the programming language created by it. As more business intelligence pros begin using Power Pivot, they find that they do not have the Excel skills to clean the data in Excel; Power Query solves this problem. This book shows how to use the Power Query tool to get difficult data sets into both Excel and Power Pivot, and is solely devoted to Power Query dashboarding and reporting.

Making the business case: proposals that succeed for projects that work

A practical guide to writing a business case. It is written for anyone, novice or expert, who needs to produce a business case, whether for a defined project or a broader programme.

Management accounting in enterprise resource planning systems

ERP implementation for management accountants.

Managing business risk: a practical guide to protecting your business

A guide to all major topics of concern for risk management.

Mergers and acquisitions basics: the key steps of acquisitions, divestitures, and investments

The goal of this book is to provide the reader with a primer and overview of the key steps and features of most deals.

Mergers and acquisitions: a practical guide for private companies

Introduction to M&A for companies contemplating a merger or acquisition.

Mergers and acquisitions: business strategies for accountants

Introduction to M&A from an American accounting perspective.

Modern internal auditing (7th edition)

A complete guide to the process and profession of internal auditing. The 6th edition of this title (2005) is also available from our Ebook Central subscription

New CFO financial leadership manual, The

Understanding the role of a chief financial officer.

No small change: why financial services needs a new kind of marketing

This book takes the form of a 13-point practical manifesto arguing that the fast-changing financial services world urgently needs to rethink the whole of its approach to marketing. The thirteen chapters look at the key components of the new approach.

Non-executive director's handbook (4th edition)

An essential source of reference and route map for the position of Non-executive director. Contains case studies and checklists throughout.

Not-for-profit audit committee best practices

The role of audit committees from an American perspective.

Outsourcing handbook: to implement a successful outsourcing process, The

Outsourcing best practice guide for managers.

Pareto's 80/20 rule for corporate accountants

A guide to good accounting practice.

Passport Argentina: your pocket guide to Argentine business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Argentina.

Passport Brazil: your pocket guide to Brazilian business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Brazil.

Passport China: your pocket guide to Chinese business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in China.

Passport France: your pocket guide to French business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in France.

Passport Germany: your pocket guide to business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Germany.

Passport Hong Kong: your pocket guide to Hong Kong business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Hong Kong.

Passport India: your pocket guide to Indian business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in India.

Passport Indonesia: your pocket guide to Indonesian business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Indonesia.

Passport Israel: your pocket guide to Israeli business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Israel.

Passport Japan: your pocket guide to Japanese business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Japan.

Passport Korea: your pocket guide to Korean business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Korea.

Passport Mexico: your pocket guide to Mexican business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Mexico.

Passport Philippines: your pocket guide to Filipino business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in the Philippines.

Passport Poland: your pocket guide to Polish business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Poland.

Passport Russia: your pocket guide to Russian business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Russia.

Passport Singapore: your pocket guide to Singaporean business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Singapore.

Passport South Africa: your pocket guide to South African business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in South Africa.

Passport Spain: your pocket guide to Spanish business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Spain.

Passport Switzerland: your pocket guide to Swiss business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Switzerland.

Passport Taiwan: your pocket guide to Taiwanese business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Taiwan.

Passport Thailand: your pocket guide to Thai business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Thailand.

Passport UK: your pocket guide to British business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in the United Kingdom.

Passport USA: your pocket guide to American business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in the USA.

Passport Vietnam: your pocket guide to Vietnamese business, customs and etiquette

A guide to doing business in Vietnam.

Payroll best practices

A list of more than 120 best practices in managing payroll.

Pension trustee's investment guide

Guide to investments and financial markets for pension trustees.

People on people: the Oxford dictionary of biographical quotations

Organised alphabetically by subject.

Performance dashboards: measuring, monitoring and managing your business

A guide to performance measurement.

Performance management: key strategies and practical guidelines

Understanding and implementing performance measurement.

Practical financial management

Introduction to financial management and business accounting.

Practice aid: Enterprise Risk Management: Guidance For Practical Implementation and Assessment

This publication gives guidance for anyone responsible for or advising on an enterprise risk management process (ERM), This resource will help ensure the ERM process is well designed, well executed, and ultimately successful. Provides illustrative examples, best practices, and guidance for implementing or assessing an enterprise risk management process.

Professional services marketing: how the best firms build premier brands, thriving lead generation engines, and cultures of business development success

Guide to marketing from a US perspective.

Project disasters and how to survive them

A guide to project risk management.

QFinance calculation toolkit

Key calculations for everyday business management and financial analysis. Each metric is explained showing what it measures, why it's important and how it works in practice with examples and tips on using and interpreting calculations.

Responsible leadership

An introduction to business ethics.

Routledge dictionary of business management, The

Business management for students and working professionals.

Small business cash flow: strategies for making your business a financial success

Guide to managing cash flow in a small business.

Starting a successful business

Step-by-step guide to starting and running a small business.

Strategic corporate finance: applications in valuation and capital structure

Practical guide to modern corporate finance.

Strategic human resource management: a guide to action

Provides guidance on combining human resource management with business strategy.

Sustainable investing: the art of long-term performance

This book charts how sustainable investing has involved, what impact it has today, and what prospects are emerging for the years ahead.

Trading places?: VAT and Customs treatment of imports, exports and 'Intra-EU' transactions, and cross-border supplies of services in the Digital Age.

This book introduces the main concepts and trade facilitation reliefs that businesses must understand if they are to trade internationally with the least intervention and disruption from the Tax Authorities

Understanding Islamic finance

Introduction to the essential issues and products involved in Islamic finance.

Valuation handbook 2016: guide to cost of capital

The handbook is designed to aid finance professionals in estimating the cost of equity capital and establishing hurdle rates for investment projects.

Venture capital funding: a practical guide to raising finance

Deals with the process and consequences of raising venture capital for a business.

Wealth creation in the world's largest mergers and acquisitions: integrated case studies

This book highlights research-based case studies in order to analyze the wealth created in the world's largest mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Each chapter covers a specific case and offers a focused clinical examination of the entire lifecycle of M&A for each mega deal, exploring all aspects of the process.

Woman's place is in the boardroom, A

Details the advantages of having women on the board of directors.

Woman's place is in the boardroom, A: the roadmap

Guide to promoting women in the workplace.

Women in business: the changing face of leadership

Describes the process of increasing gender diversity in leadership positions.

Writing at work: a guide to better writing in administration, business and management

A guide to written communication at work.

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