Fast Forward MBA in Finance

ISBN-10: 0471202851

ISBN-13: 9780471202851

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: John A. Tracy

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In this book, John A. Tracy offers readers a quick review of both the basic financial as well as more advanced accounting tools.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Financial Reporting Outside and Inside a Business
Getting Down to Business
Accounting Inside and Out
Internal Functions of Accounting
External Functions of Accounting
A Word about Accounting Methods
End Point
Introducing Financial Statements
Three Financial Imperatives, Three Financial Statements
Accrual-Basis Accounting
The Income Statement
The Balance Sheet
The Statement of Cash Flows
End Point
Reporting Profit to Managers
Using the External Income Statement for Decision-Making Analysis
Management Profit Report
Contribution Margin Analysis
End Point
Interpreting Financial Statements
A Few Observations and Cautions
Premises and Principles of Financial Statements
Limits of Discussion
Profit Ratios
Book Value Per Share
Earnings Per Share
Market Value Ratios
Debt-Paying-Ability Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
End Point
Assets and Sources of Capital
Building a Balance Sheet
Sizing Up Total Assets
Assets and Sources of Capital for Assets
Connecting Sales Revenue and Expenses with Operating Assets and Liabilities
Balance Sheet Tethered with Income Statement
End Point
Business Capital Sources
Business Example for This Chapter
Capital Structure of Business
Return on Investment
Pivotal Role of Income Tax
Return on Equity (ROE)
Financial Leverage
End Point
Capital Needs of Growth
Profit Growth Plan
Planning Assets and Capital Growth
End Point
Profit and Cash Flow Analysis
Breaking Even and Making Profit
Adding Information in the Management Profit Report
Fixed Operating Expenses
Depreciation: A Special Kind of Fixed Cost
Interest Expense
Pathways to Profit
End Point
Sales Volume Changes
Three Ways of Making a $1 Million Profit
Selling More Units
Sales Volume Slippage
Fixed Costs and Sales Volume Changes
End Point
Sales Price and Cost Changes
Sales Price Changes
When Sales Prices Head South
Changes in Product Cost and Operating Expenses
End Point
Price/Volume Trade-Offs
Shaving Sales Prices to Boost Sales Volume
Volume Needed to Offset Sales Price Cut
Thinking in Reverse: Giving Up Sales Volume for Higher Sales Prices
End Point
Cost/Volume Trade-offs and Survival Analysis
Product Cost Increases: Which Kind?
Variable Cost Increases and Sales Volume
Better Product and Service Permitting Higher Sales Price
Lower Costs: The Good and Bad
Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Changes in Fixed Costs
Survival Analysis
End Point
Profit Gushes: Cash Flow Trickles?
Lessons from Chapter 2
Cash Flow from Boosting Sales Volumes
Cash Flows across Different Product Lines
Cash Flow from Bumping Up Sales Prices
End Point
Capital Investment Analysis
Determining Investment Returns Needed
A Business as an Ongoing Investment Project
Cost of Capital
Short-Term and Long-Term Asset Investments
The Whole Business versus Singular Capital Investments
Capital Investment Example
Flexibility of a Spreadsheet Model
Leasing versus Buying Long-Term Assets
A Word on Capital Budgeting
End Point
Chapter Appendix
Discounting Investment Returns Expected
Time Value of Money and Cost of Capital
Back to the Future: Discounting Investment Returns
Spreadsheets versus Equations
Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
After-Tax Cost-of-Capital Rate
Regarding Cost-of-Capital Factors
End Point
End Topics
Service Businesses
Financial Statement Differences of Service Businesses
Management Profit Report for a Service Business
Sales Price and Volume Changes
What about Fixed Costs?
Trade-off Decisions
End Point
Management Control
Follow-through on Decisions
Management Control Information
Internal Accounting Controls
Independent Audits and Internal Auditing
Fraud
Management Control Reporting Guidelines
Sales Mix Analysis and Allocation of Fixed Costs
Budgeting Overview
End Point
Manufacturing Accounting
Product Makers versus Product Resellers
Manufacturing Business Example
Misclassification of Manufacturing Costs
Idle Production Capacity
Manufacturing Inefficiencies
Excessive Production
End Point
Glossary for Managers
Topical Guide to Figures
Index
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