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Finance for Non-Financial Managers, 7th Edition

By Pierre Bergeron
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ISBN-10: 0176530835
ISBN-13: 9780176530839
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 7th

This ground breaking text continues to guide managers, executives, and business students with little experience in the field of finance. Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Seventh Edition, offers a practical introduction to financial decision making for students with no previous exposure to accounting or finance principles or for those that want to broaden their understanding of financial analysis or upgrade old skills in the field of financial management and accounting. This seventh edition improves the clarity and conciseness of many finance techniques and the relationship between the various concepts covered in the book, enabling students to master the language and concepts of finance and accounting to assist them in future careers as managers or entrepreneurs. It also incorporates International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as GAAP closes out in Canada.


  • *NEW* Problem Solving Examples: Over 85 worked-out problem-solving examples that walk students through the financial concepts are new to this edition. These examples guide the students on how to apply the financial theory and help to prepare them for the self-test exercises and end-of-chapter learning exercises
  • *NEW* Integrated Learning System: Each chapter's learning objectives give structure to the text contents as well as to the student and instructor resources. In addition to each chapter's learning objectives being directly linked to the chapter content and end-of-chapter summaries, they are now also tied to the Review Questions and Learning Exercises
  • *NEW* International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS.): The text has been updated to reflect the revised structures and contents of the new financial statements, including some of the new terms that will be used to list accounts presented in various sections of the statement of income, the statement of comprehensive income, the statement of changes in equity, the statement of financial position, and the statement of cash flows. Recommendations made by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) are also covered
  • *NEW* In the News: The majority of "In the News" boxed features linking the theory to real-life examples such as RIM, Enbridge Inc., Ottawa Hospital, Caterpillar, Best Buy, and Facebook have been replaced or updated
  • Chapters are grouped under four broad categories to reflect the types of decisions made in organizations: (1) accounting, financial statements, and ratio analysis decisions; (2) operating decisions; (3) financing decisions; and (4) investing decisions
  • Learning Objectives: Each chapter's learning objectives give structure and coherence to the text content, study aids, and instructor's ancillaries. These numbered objectives are introduced at the beginning of the chapter, in the end-of-chapter summaries, and the review questions and learning exercises
  • Opening Case: The chapter-opening case profiles the owners of a fictitious company named Com-puTech Inc. who are faced with investing, operating, and financing decisions. The case highlights topics covered in the chapter and helps to keep the students engaged. Opening cases are also linked to Self-Test Exercises in each chapter
  • Chapter Overview: Major topics covered in the chapter are highlighted in the chapter overviews. These overviews outline the key financial management themes covered in the chapter
  • Figures and Tables: More than 140 figures and tables throughout the book will help students understand the financial topics covered in the text and will help them visualize how these concepts are connected
  • In the News: This popular boxed feature provides current and real-world examples that show how chapter subject matter impacts profit and not-for-profit organizations. By using these real-life examples, students are able to see how managers and executives deal with challenging financial decisions and situations
  • Problem-Solving Examples: Over 80 worked-out problem-solving examples walk students through the processes, step-by-step. These examples show the students how apply the financial concepts and techniques explained in the text and help to prepare them for the self-test exercises and end-of-chapter learning exercises

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Author
  • Chapter 1: Overview of Financial Management
  • Chapter 2: Accounting and Financial Statements
  • Chapter 3: Statement of Cash Flows
  • Chapter 4: Financial Statement Analysis
  • Chapter 5: Profit Planning and Decision-Making
  • Chapter 6: Working Capital Management
  • Chapter 7: Planning, Budgeting, and Controlling
  • Chapter 8: Sources and Forms of Financing
  • Chapter 9: Cost of Capital, Capital Structure, and Financial Markets
  • Chapter 10: Time-Value-of-Money Concept
  • Chapter 11: Capital Budgeting
  • Chapter 12: Business Valuation
  • Appendix A: CompuTech Inc. Financial Statements
  • Appendix B: Interest Tables
  • Glossary
  • Index

Author Information

Pierre Bergeron

Pierre Bergeron is an adjunct professor at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. He is an experienced and well-respected author. He is the author of seven books and has written extensively on finance, planning, budgeting, and capital budgeting for professional journals. He is a highly skilled educator with more than 30 years experience.