Authored by Shihan Sheriff (ACMA, CGMA, CPA - Australia, MBA - General, MBA - Data Science & AI, UAECA)
From balance sheets and income statements to cash flow analysis, we unravel the intricacies of financial reporting.
We explore how to interpret financial data effectively and utilize it for sound decision making.
Uncover the mysteries of budgeting and forecasting, and learn how these tools can guide your strategic planning.
Understand the real meaning behind ratios and financial metrics, and how they can reveal the health and performance of your business.
Learn the vital role of working capital management and capital budgeting in driving business success.
Discover the nuances of taxation, auditing, and corporate finance, all explained in a non-technical, easy-to-understand manner.
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"Practical Financial Insight"
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2023
Shihan Sheriff’s ‘Accounting Fundamentals’ is a brilliant resource that brilliantly achieves ‘Finance Demystified’ for non-finance managers.
With a clear focus on ‘Practical Financial Insight,’ Sheriff breaks down complex concepts into easily digestible explanations, making it an essential guide for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of finance and accounting.
The book’s approach empowers readers to confidently navigate financial statements, budgeting, and more. ‘Empower Your Business’ takes on a new meaning as Sheriff’s expertise ensures readers are equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions.
A must-read for professionals seeking to enhance their financial acumen.
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2023
“Accounting Fundamentals: A Non-Finance Manager’s Guide to Finance and Accounting” by Shihan Sheriff is a phenomenal guide. This book is thorough and well researched. It includes everything you need to know when it comes to finance and accounting.
The author’s tone is engaging and supportive, making it an easy to read, easy to follow, and easy to understand.
I personally loved the quizzes after each chapter and the chapter takeaways. A definite must read that I will be recommending to others.
Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2023
This book is an exceptional guide for anyone seeking to understand finance and accounting.
It offers a clear and concise approach that makes complex concepts easy to grasp. With its empowering content,
I've gained valuable financial acumen and feel confident in making informed decisions for my career and business. A definite must-read!
"Really Lives up to the Title"
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 3, 2023
I stumbled upon this gem while searching for resources to improve my financial knowledge, and it has exceeded my expectations.
I have only just started the book and therefore can't give a full review, however...
What I appreciate most about this book is its straightforward and approachable writing style. The author does an excellent job of breaking down complex financial concepts into easily understandable terms, making it accessible even to those with little prior knowledge of finance and accounting. I found myself gradually building a solid foundation as I progressed through the chapters.
The practicality of the content is the book's strongest suit. It doesn't just bombard you with theoretical information; instead, it emphasizes real-world applications.
I also appreciated the focus on empowerment. The book doesn't spoon-feed information but rather encourages critical thinking and self-reliance. It equips readers with the knowledge and tools to analyze financial situations independently, which is invaluable in today's rapidly changing financial landscape.
The organization of the book is well-thought-out, providing a logical flow of topics that build upon each other. It starts with the basics and gradually delves into more advanced concepts, making it easy to follow and retain the information.
In conclusion, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking to improve their financial literacy. It offers a clear and concise guide to finance and accounting, making it an excellent resource.
"Thorough and Comprehensive"
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2023
I'm a finance professional and have to say this book is a thorough guide to anyone looking to gain knowledge in accounting and finance.
I love how the author spends time giving the history of finance and accounting and then takes a deep dive into the accounting principle and line-by-line forensics of the P&L metrics from financial terms to COGS right down to the tax line.
The quizzes at the end of each chapter are just a bonus to help rubber-stamp your understanding. What a great guide for non-finance managers!
Meet Shihan Sheriff: a dynamic Chief Financial Officer at Esanjo and VP of Finance at Nomod, a renowned business and tech giant in Dubai, U.A.E. Shihan isn't just another CFO; he's a financial maestro with two MBAs, one from Torrens University Australia and another specializing in Data Science and AI from Collège de Paris, France.
His credentials? Impressive. He's affiliated with global accounting bodies such as CIMA - UK, CPA - Australia, CGMA - U.S.A, and UAECA - U.A.E. Not to mention, he's enriched his knowledge with over 100 online courses, spanning from Finance to Leadership and even Self-help. Currently, he's on the path to earning a Doctorate in Business Administration.
With a rich tapestry of 18 years in finance, including 11 as a CFO, Shihan's expertise spans industries from e-commerce to hotel management, payment processing, warehousing and logistics and agri-commodity trading etc. His journey, from an Assistant Accountant to VP of Finance, is a testament to his dedication, teamwork, and unparalleled performance.
Shihan's unique vantage point, having worked with both public companies and family businesses, makes his books a treasure trove of insights. As a beacon in the finance realm, his resilience and optimism have seen him through challenges, always emerging stronger.
Drawing inspiration from the legendary poet Rūmī, Shihan believes in self-growth and empowering others. His philosophy? Improve oneself, then uplift others. With this spirit, he's on a mission to enlighten many through his books on finance and accounting.
Beyond the numbers, Shihan is a fervent community supporter, having served pivotal roles in the Sri Lankan Business Council in Dubai, U.A.E. And when the calculators are set aside, he revels in quality time with family and the thrill of tennis and cricket.
To get in touch with Shihan Sheriff please visit his Website, send a message via the contact form on this website or connect with him on LinkedIn.
Join Shihan in his quest to redefine success and make the world a place where dreams have no limits. Dive into his world, and let's transform finance together!
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