Do you want to see financial documents as a story of what your business has accomplished and draw meaning from a wealth of information that would have previously been unavailable to you? The financial statement phrasebook and dictionary element of this book will help you to understand the wealth of information contained within financial documents. Take commercial documents and visualise how they interact with the work of an accountant understanding accounting terminology not only assists your own understanding, but will also enable you talk the talk so that others in business will understand you. Understand the impact of choices in accounting treatment upon the financial data an entity produces Use tools to complement the financial data, and enable you to ask perceptive questions that elicit answers that would not otherwise be made available Develop an approach that enables you to review previous unseen financial information efficiently and effectively Add value within a commercial business environment Understand the groundswell movement towards international harmonisation of accounting rules and the need for general awareness of this fact A worked case study shows the interpretation of the international rules in practice. This book is an invaluable springboard to those starting out in the world of accountancyPaul Rodgers is the author of 'Commercial Awareness and Business Decision Making Skills: How to understand and analyse company financial information', published 2007 under ISBN 9780750683845 and ISBN 0750683848.