Finance Book, The

Stuart Warner / Si Hussain  
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April 2017
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- International Best Seller

- 2018 CMI & British Library Management Book of the Year Finalist

- Translated into three languages


No knowledge required

The book is purposefully designed to be quick and easy to use with no previous knowledge required to comprehend the concepts. We “tell you what you need to know” to quickly “get up to speed” in core finance concepts.


A key feature of this book is that you do not have read it from cover to cover to make sense of finance. Each chapter is written as a “standalone” topic.  This enables you to dip in and dip out of chapters. Further, we have taken otherwise complex topics and broken them down into key concepts that are explained in concise, easy to read sections.


Practitioners not academics

Whilst not an academic book, it is also not a “simplistic” book.  It is a practical book because it has been written by practitioners. We include throughout this book our first-hand personal experiences gained from working in businesses across many industries and sectors, rather than replicating knowledge from academia. 


In addition, the authors have spent countless hours instructing, teaching and training thousands of professionals from disciplines including marketing, sales, production, administration, HR and legal.


Focused on business application

The overwhelming majority of finance books available are better suited to trainee accountants because they take an academic approach to finance.  Whilst necessary for accountants, they immerse the reader in the “detail”.


The Finance Book is written for non-finance people like you. It is aimed at those who work or aspire to work in business.


It will help professionals in business or thinking about a career in business including board directors, business managers, MBA students, graduates and undergraduates.


Your book, your journey

To make the book easy to read, we have used a consistent format across chapters. Within each chapter there are multiple cross references (and links) to other relevant chapters as they occur. This will enable you to review chapters and make connections relevant to you. Allow your curiosity to determine your path through the book.



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The Finance Book de-mystifies the language of finance. Written specifically for non-finance professionals, this book will help you to understand business from a financial perspective and gives you the essential understanding necessary to make more effective decisions.


• Have the confidence to read and interpret financial statements

• Ask the right questions about financial performance

• Apply important financial tools and ratios

• Learn how to think financially and make better strategic financial decisions


Covering accounting fundamentals, business finance, budgeting, profitability and cash management, you’ll find all the essential tools you need in order to make better financial decisions for your business.


‘A really helpful, well organised and easy to those understand primer and reference book for those who aren’t accountants but still need to understand the accounts.’

Roger Siddle, Chairman, Cordium Group


‘A great book. At last, a guide that demystifies and encourages business owners to practically understand financial matters. A must read.’ 

Gordon Vater CEO, RiiG Limited



Stuart Warner Bsc (Hons) FCA is the author of four books. His goal is to help businesses increase productivity and profits through innovative and engaging finance training. He delivers finance-based training programmes around the world across multiple sectors. Over his career, Stuart has trained over ten thousand people. He has taught accounting trainees for professional qualifications and has delivered CPD courses for qualified accountants and interactive courses for non-finance professionals from graduate to board level. Stuart studied management sciences at UMIST and became a Chartered Accountant whilst working at PwC.


Saieem (Si) Hussain BSc (Hons) FCA is a Chartered Accountant. He trained at KPMG and qualified in 1990. Si has spent 25+ years delivering financial and business training to thousands of professionals. He has held senior positions in several listed companies, including Chief Executive of BPP Professional Education. Si runs an independent consultancy delivering financial and business training, including coaching to senior executives. He provides strategic and business advice to organisations across the training and education sectors.