Finance for Managers

ISBN-10: 1578518768

ISBN-13: 9781578518760

Edition: 2003

Authors: Harvard Business School Press Staff

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This handbook offers financial advice for business managers. It seeks to provide the fundamentals of financial literacy, covering: reading balance sheets; net present value; return on investment; breakeven analysis; the budgeting process; financial planning and forecasting; and more.
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 1/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Financial Statements: The Elements of Managerial Finance
Why Financial Statements?
The Balance Sheet
The Income Statement
The Cash Flow Statement
Where to Find It
Summing Up
Finding Meaning in Financial Statements: A Look behind the Numbers
Ratio Analysis
Percentage-Format Financial Statements
From Financial Measures to a Balanced Scorecard
Summing Up
Important Accounting Concepts: The Rules That Shape Financial Statements
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Accrual versus Cash Accounting
Accounting for Inventory
Accounting for Leases
Historic Cost and Its Implications
Cost Accounting
Summing Up
Taxes: Important Details You Should Know
Taxes and the Legal Form of the Business
Progressive Tax Rates
Marginal Tax Rate
Credits versus Deductions
Tax Loss Carryback and Carryforward
Summing Up
Financing Operations and Growth: Funding the Different Stages of Growth
Start-Up Financing
Financing Growth
Other Forms of External Financing
The Matching of Assets and Financing
A Life-Cycle View of Financing
Summing Up
Money and Capital Markets: Another Option for Funding Growth
Money Markets
Capital Markets
Capital Market Securities
Summing Up
Budgeting: Forecasting Your Company's Financial Future
What Is Budgeting?
Budget Functions
Types of Budgets
The Master Budget
The Human Side of Budgeting
Summing Up
Practical Tools for Management Decisions: Making the Numbers Work for You
Cost/Benefit Analysis
Accounting Return on Investment
Payback Period
Breakeven Analysis
Estimating Nonquantifiable Benefits and Costs
Tracking Performance
Summing Up
The Time Value of Money: Calculating the Real Value of Your Investment
What Is Time Value?
Net Present Value
Internal Rate of Return
Sensitivity Analysis
Economic Value Added
Summing Up
Valuation Concepts: Evaluating Opportunity
Asset-Based Valuations
Earnings-Based Valuation
Discounted Cash Flow Method
Summing Up
Activity-Based Budgeting
For Further Reading
About the Subject Adviser
About the Writer
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