Taking Stock: Licensed, Catering & Retail Trades

Taking Stock, ILTSA publicationThe Institutes book “Taking Stock” gives the facts, the figures and the guidelines to becoming an effective Catering and Licensed Trades specialist.

Originally published in 1989 the long awaited second edition was published in 2008.  A must for those entering the trade or for stocktakers with many years experience.

Compiled by experts

This book has been compiled by qualified people with a comprehensive experience of all sectors of the Catering and Licensed trades. It explains the principles and procedures; the advantages and benefits of regular stocktaking.

The book covers most aspects of the Stock Auditors work and will be a valuable aid, both to practitioners and their clients. For the qualified or “trainee” stock auditor, the book provides an up-to-date and detailed guide to liquor, food and retail stock auditing and to the particular procedures involved in the change of business ownership – an area of equal interest to lawyers and accountants.

Focus on profitability and control

Great emphasis is placed on profitability and control. Efficient financial management skills are required in every sector of the trade and apply equally to the small country pub and to the large city-centre hotel; to the local working men’s club and the multi-bar night club operation.

This book will be of use to anyone needing an insight into the profession.




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