Finance for Managers

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422131734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Harvard Business Essentials are comprehensive, solution-oriented paperbacks for business readers of all levels of experience. Calculating and assessing the overall financial health of the business is an important part of any managerial position. From reading and deciphering financial statements, to understanding net present value, to calculating return on investment, Finance for Managers provides the fundamentals of financial literacy. Easy to use and nontechnical, this helpful guide gives managers the smart advice they need to increase their impact on financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting.

Accounting and Finance for Managers

A Decision-Making Approach

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Author: Matt Bamber,Simon Parry

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749469145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

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Accounting and Finance for Managers is specifically designed for the needs of MBA, EMBA and MA Business and Management students. It includes worked examples throughout the chapters, as well as real-world scenarios and full exercises at the end of each chapter. The book also includes 'Expert view' notes, which encourage students to think more broadly and present them with further issues to consider. For lecturers, the book begins with an indication of how the course material throughout the book might be divided over different time periods. Providing coverage of basic bookkeeping, readers will learn how to interpret financial statements and grasp underlying theory, interpret a cash budget and identify potential problems, identify appropriate pricing strategies to fit different markets and products/services and incorporate financial evaluation into operational decision making and problem solving. Online supporting resources for this book include bonus chapters covering topics such as cash flow, investment decisions and business planning, and lecture slides for each chapter.

Business Accounting and Finance for Managers and Business Students

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Author: John Bradshaw,Mel Brooks

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702129834

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 740

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This text is written for South African managers, business students and laymen with an interest in business and financial affairs. It assumes no prior knowledge of accounting or finance. It is also suitable as an explanation text for students at technikons and universities.

FINANCE FOR EXECUTIVES

A practical guide for managers

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Author: Nuno Fernandes

Publisher: NPVPublishing

ISBN: 9899885401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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The book Finance for Executives: A Practical Guide for Managers meets the needs of global executives, both finance as well as non-financial managers. It is a practical and fundamental finance reference book for any manager, as it makes a perfect balance of financial management theory and practice. It focuses on corporate finance concepts from value creation to derivatives, including cost of capital (and WACC), valuation, financing policies, project evaluation, and many other essential finance definitions. Finance for Executives makes finance simple and intuitive, through the use of real world data (brief company case studies and empirical examples of concepts), Excel financial modelling tools, and practical short chapters. Target Audience This finance book is appropriate for business executives, from all backgrounds, seeking to Focus on the links between financial management and the strategy of their company, be it a private or publicly traded company Discover how to create value for their company and boost its financial performance Understand the key topics of corporate finance for non-financial managers Create a cost of capital culture within a company Refresh and broaden their understanding of the latest financial concepts and tools Learn about financial management for decision makers - including financing and dividend policies, company valuation, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), project evaluation, cost of capital (WACC) estimation, or risk management and derivatives Finance for Executives is suited as a finance textbook for corporate finance programs, executive education courses, as well as in MBA, master's, and executive MBA programs. Indeed, the book is based on many years of executive education and consulting with world-class corporations from all continents of the world. What Is This Book About? Finance should be fun, and practical as well. With this book at hand, you will have access to a set of tools that will help you develop your intuition for solving key financial problems, improve your business decisions, and formulate strategies. This finance for managers' reference book is based on Simplicity - The core concepts in corporate finance are simple, and will become intuitively clear after using this book Conciseness - The chapters are short and self-contained to appeal to busy executives who are keen on value-added activities Practical focus - The key concepts of financial management are explained (and linked to Excel modelling tools), while you learn to identify the problems and pitfalls of different managerial choices Application of theory to practice - It highlights key academic research results that are relevant for practitioners Real-world focus - The book includes empirical data on several companies and industries around the world. Working with real-world problems and real-world data is more fruitful than theoretical discussions on formulas Excel Templates An Excel spreadsheet containing all the financial models used in the different chapters is available for download from the book's website. Practitioners will find the file easy to customize to their own requirements. It is useful in a variety of situations: value creation and its decomposition into managerial drivers or key performance indicators (KPIs), cost of capital (WACC) estimation, project evaluation, mergers and acquisitions, company valuation, derivatives valuation, etc. Editorial Reviews An excellent teach-yourself finance primer for non-financial executives, and, I dare say, even for most finance executives. Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman, Tata Motors, India The finance reference book for the desk of ANY manager. Michel Demaré, Chairman of the Board, Syngenta, Switzerland The perfect balance of practice and theory. Geert Bekaert, Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School, USA A key tool to improve your business decisions. Thilo Mannhardt, CEO of Ultrapar, Brazil Finance for Executives is easy to follow, and makes a boring subject actually quite exciting. Severin Schwan, CEO, Roche Group, Switzerland A must-have for your list of favorites. José Manuel Campa, Professor of Finance, IESE Business School, Spain

Finance for Managers

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Author: Eduardo Martinez Abascal

Publisher: UK Higher Education Business Finance

ISBN: 9780077140076

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 258

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Explains a manager needs to know about finance and transforms seemingly complex financial information into data that makes sense. This title deals with the basics of financial analysis or analysis of the Profit and Loss and balance sheet. It covers investment and financing decisions, as well as how to finance the investments planned.

Finance for managers

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Author: R. Vause,Nicholas Woodward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333306512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Finance for the nonfinancial manager

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Author: Herbert T. Spiro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 305

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Here2s clear sailing for managers who need to navigate through the intricacies of balance sheets, budgets, and other financial reports Credit reports. Financial statements. Cost-benefit analysis. Departmental budgeting. In today2s fiercely competitive economy, busy executives, managers, and small business owners need to interpret numbers correctly to make effective decisions and carry out their strategic planning. The completely revised fourth edition of this classic reference shows them how. It offers time-pressed managers a detailed, comprehensive picture of the basic business operations that can make or break the success of their organization. From understanding accounting concepts to deciphering financial statements to coping with tax rules and investment basics, this handy resource helps busy managers make sense of the financial side of running a business. Demystifies such critical business operations as designing budgets and P & L2s, using inventory policy formulas, and mastering the mathematics of interest Addresses the latest federal tax changes and regulatory codes that impact every manager2s financial decisions Includes new, timely examples, charts, and tables HERBERT T. SPIRO (Woodland Hills, California) is President of American Valuation Group, a financial consulting firm, and is Professor of Finance at California State University, Northridge. He has held financial management positions for Ford Motor Company and McDonnell-Douglas.

Financial Literacy for Managers

Finance and Accounting for Better Decision-Making

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Author: Richard A. Lambert

Publisher: Wharton School Press

ISBN: 1613630174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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The language of business In order to understand how your business is performing right now and to evaluate, assess, and devise new strategies to boost future performance, you need information. Financial statements are a critical source of the information you need. In direct and simple terms, Richard A. Lambert, Miller-Sherrerd Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, demystifies financial statements and concepts and shows you how you can apply this information to make better business decisions for long-term profit. You will learn to use and interpret financial data; find out what we can learn from Pepsi, Krispy Kreme, General Motors, and other companies; learn how to evaluate investment strategies; and apply your financial know-how to develop a coherent business strategy.