The Essentials of Finance and Budgeting

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Author: Harvard Business School Press

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781591395720

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

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From reading financial statements to mastering budget forecasts to measuring human capital, this book explains everything readers need to know to make wise financial decisions for the HR department and the organization. Today's HR professionals work side by side with senior executives to devise a strategy for their organizations and to marshal the talent and resources to implement it. That means going beyond the traditional HR domain and mastering the fundamentals of all aspects of business and management. "The Business Literacy for HR Professionals" series, developed in conjunction with the Society for Human Resource Management, is designed to help HR professionals do exactly that. Covering essential areas such as negotiation, decision making, change management, finance, and more, these highly practical books will help HR professionals in their goal to be true strategic partners who bring additional bottom line value to their organizations.

The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers

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Author: Edward Fields

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814436951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Numbers don't lie-when you know how to read them. Frustrated by financial statements? Dread the budget process? The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers is here to help. This new edition of a business classic demystifies finance and accounting and gives managers the tools they need make better decisions. Packed with fresh insights and the latest information on accounting regulations, international accounting practices, and global business trends, the book reveals how to: * Understand the fundamentals of financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting * Interpret balance sheets, income/cash flow statements, and annual reports * Sift through conflicting data to find the most relevant figures * Locate key information about competitors and suppliers * Analyze variances and calculate break-even points and other vital measures * And much more Expanded case studies and practice exercises reinforce the lessons and let you strengthen your skills. Imagine the impact when you grasp not only what the numbers mean-but how you can use that intelligence to drive your business forward.

The Essentials of Financial Analysis

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Author: Samuel Weaver

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071768378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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It’s easier than you think to understand the financial reports you face every day . . . If your job focus is on managing employees and overseeing corporate affairs, financial analysis may sound like a foreign language to you. But, in today’s competitive business environment, it is crucial that managers and business executives have a firm grasp of financial analysis. The Essentials of Financial Analysis simplifies an often difficult-to-understand topic so stakeholders ranging from employees to executives to investors can understand and discuss an organization’s financial workings. The Essentials of Financial Analysis delivers practical, in-depth coverage on the key components of financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis to help you better relate to the numbers behind the business issues you face every day. By the time you turn the final page of this book, you will be able to command confident discussions on performance, investment, and other financial situations with members of your finance team and senior management. This hands-on book helps you make better business decisions by showing you how to structure financial analysis, as well as: Contribute to an organization’s success and guide others companywide to make better financial decisions Reduce cost of capital and hurdle rates by selecting the financial markets, intermediaries, and instruments that work best for your company’s financing needs Increase shareholder value by pursuing growth through capital investment, new products, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategies Your career success and the prosperity of your company depends on your ability to understand and act upon basic financial principles. With The Essentials of Financial Analysis, you can go inside the numbers and get a clear picture of where your company has been, where it is going, and how you can help it get there.

Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting: Financial Intelligence Collection (7 Books)

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Author: Harvard Business Review,Karen Berman,Joe Knight,David A. Moss,Jeremy Hope

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633691829

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1601

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Don’t let your fear of finance get in the way of your success. This digital collection, curated by Harvard Business Review, brings together everything a manager needs to know about financial intelligence. It includes Financial Intelligence, called a “must-read” for decision makers without expertise in finance; A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics, which covers the essentials of macroeconomics and examines the core ideas of output, money, and expectations; Essentials of Finance and Budgeting, which explains everything HR professionals need to know to make wise financial decisions; Ahead of the Curve, Joseph H. Ellis’s forecasting method to help managers and investors understand and predict the economic cycles that control their businesses and financial fates; Beyond Budgeting; which offers a coherent management model that overcomes the limitations of traditional budgeting; Preparing a Budget, packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real life examples to help you hone critical skills; and HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers, which will give you the tools and confidence you need to master the fundamentals of finance.

Handbook of Budgeting

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Author: William R. Lalli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111817061X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 864

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No other management tool provides the operational direction that a well-planned budget can. Now in a new edition, this book provides updated coverage on issues such as budgeting for exempt organizations and nonprofits in light of the IRS' newly issued Form 990; what manufacturing CFOs' budgeting needs are; current technology solutions; and updated information on value-based budgets. Controllers, budget directors, and CFOs will benefit from this practical "how-to" book's coverage, from the initial planning process to forecasting to specific industry budgets.

Essentials of Financial Management

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Author: Musa Essayyad

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738670904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

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REA's Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals. Financial Management includes the finance function, business organization, financial statements, depreciation and cash flow, financial statement analysis, financial planning, operating and financial leverage, time value of money, risk and return, valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, cash and marketable securities, accounts receivables and inventories, and financing smaller firms and startups.

Essentials of Financial Management, 4th Edtion

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Author: I.M. Pandey

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 9325982331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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Essentials of Financial Management is designed to introduce the subject to the readers in a systematic way for developing a basic understanding of the concepts and techniques underlying financial management. The book talks about financial analysis and how to manage corporate funds and liquidity. It focuses on financial decision making and the role of the finance manager as an efficient user of financial resources. It introduces readers to the basic concepts of time value of money, return and risk and portfolio theory and discusses important financial topics like the cost of capital, capital budgeting, debt-equity mix, sources of finance, dividend policy, working capital management, and financial planning, in a simple and lucid way. KEY FEATURE • Chapter Summaries • Keywords • Quick-check Concepts • Solved Problems • Quiz Exercises • Use of Excel NEW IN THE FOURTH EDITION • Complete text revisited • Many difficult concepts simplified • Additional chapter on Financial Statement Analysis • Additional text in the chapter on Capital Budgeting • Cash budgeting models added in the chapter on Cash Management • Questions from the past examinations of BCom (Hons) included for practice

(Some Of) the Essentials of Finance and Investment

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Author: Ronald J. Gilson,Bernard S. Black

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

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Gibson and Black's casebook provides detailed information on the essentials of finance and investment. The casebook provides the tools for fast, easy, on-point research. Part of the University Casebook Series; , it includes selected cases designed to illustrate the development of a body of law on a particular subject. Text and explanatory materials designed for law study accompany the cases.

Essentials of Cost Accounting for Health Care Organizations

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Author: Steve A. Finkler,David Marc Ward

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834210110

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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This book provides a thorough coverage of the essentials of cost accounting from a health care perspective. It covers all of the basic tools of cost accounting common to all industries, and uses health care examples. Part I provides the reader with a solid foundation in the essentials of cost accounting. The chapters in this section provide an introduction to costing and cost definitions. Various approaches to product costing and cost allocation are discussed. Breakeven analysis is also covered, as are techniques for making nonroutine decisions. Part II presents a number of specific tools for improved planning and control. The chapters in this section focus on forecasting and prediction of future costs, budgeting, flexible budgeting, variance analysis, and management control. Part III addresses a number of additional cost accounting tools that can be helpful in generating management information for decision making. Specifically, there are chapters on cost accounting, productivity measurement, inventory, uncertainty, information systems, and performance evaluation. The criticisms of cost accounting and a number of suggested approaches for improvement are discussed in Part IV. The chapters in this part also examine activity-based costing, total quality management, and the future of costing. The last chapter provides a summary of the book.

Fundamentals of Health Care Financial Management

A Practical Guide to Fiscal Issues and Activities, 4th Edition

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Author: Steven Berger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118801741

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 3609

Learn the essentials of finance theory and practice with thetools needed in day-to-day practice In this thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition ofFundamentals of Health Care Financial Management, consultantand educator Steven Berger offers a practical step-by-step approachto understanding the fundamental theories and relationships guidingfinancial decisions in health care organization. Using cases set ina fictional mid-sized hospital, the book takes the reader into theinner workings of the finance executive's office. As in the previous editions, this book introduces students tokey practical concepts in fundamental areas of financialmanagement. This innovative introduction to the most-used tools andtechniques includes health care accounting and financialstatements; managing cash, billings and collections; making majorcapital investments; determining cost and using cost information indecision-making; budgeting and performance measurement; andpricing. Also covered in depth are the financial implications of PatientProtection and Affordable Care Act, which will increase patientvolume, reduce bad debt, factor quality and patient satisfactioninto the financial picture, and significantly affect how hospitalsand physicians are paid for services. Students focusing on the business side of health care will findFundamentals of Health Care Financial Management: A PracticalGuide to Fiscal Issues and Activities, 4th Edition avaluable text for understanding the workings of the health carefinancial system.