New Books Cover Auditing and Analysing Corporate Reports for Non-Financial Managers

July 23, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Two new books designed to help non-financial managers better understand the role of an auditor and analyse and interpret financial reports have been launched by Kaplan Publishing, the specialist accountancy publisher.

The new books are the latest in Kaplan's Student's Guide series that covers key accountancy and financial topics in a clear and easy-to-read format.

"Written by experienced accountancy teachers in a down-to-earth style, these are practical and engaging books that explain what an auditor does and what a set of accounts can - and can't - tell you about corporate performance," said Michael Smith, Head of Learning Solutions at Kaplan Publishing. "They'll be of value to non-financial managers who want a broad overview of these aspects."

The two new titles are:

A Student's Guide to Auditing, by Alan Lewin, a chartered accountant with auditing experience who has been a chief examiner, specialising in audit for 14 years, and who has taught auditing for 25 years. The 318-page book covers issues such as the rationale behind auditing; the ethical principles; the objectives of an audit; quality control; documentation; planning an audit; assessing risks; how to complete an audit; audit evidence; analytical procedures; internal audit and understanding the audit report.

A Student's Guide to Analysing Corporate Reports, by Paul Robins, a former university lecturer and a professional accountancy examiner who runs bespoke courses on finance for non-financial managers. The 192-page book covers issues such as the structure of financial statements; profitability analysis; liquidity and gearing; efficiency analysis and working capital management; investor-based analysis and non-financial analysis.

Each book is priced at £25 and can be purchased online from Kaplan Publishing or Amazon. They are also available in leading bookshops.

For more information, please call Kaplan Publishing on 0118 989 0629 or e-mail For information about the ACCA course or the AAT course offered by Kaplan Financial, please call 0845 873 6314.