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The Economist Guide to Financial Management : Principles and practice.

Author: John Tennent; Economist Books.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Managers are constantly expected to make decisions that reflect a full understanding of the financial consequences. In the absence of formal training, few people are prepared for the responsibilities of dealing with management reports, budgets, and capital proposals, and find themselves embarrassed by their lack of understanding. This book is a practical guide to understanding and managing financial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Economist, The.
Economist Guide to Financial Management (2nd Ed) : Principles and practice.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Tennent; Economist Books.
ISBN: 9781610393942 1610393945
OCLC Number: 868488060
Description: 1 online resource (561 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; 1 Defining a successful business; 2 Business structures; 3 The role of the finance department; 4 Financial statements and accounting systems; 5 Accounting concepts and principles; 6 Investors; 7 Cost to serve; 8 Product pricing and profitability; 9 Portfolio management; 10 Investment appraisal; 11 Business planning, budgeting and reporting; 12 Operational ratios and measures; 13 Stockmarket and investor measures; 14 Working capital management; 15 Published reports and accounts; 16 Accounting complexities; Glossary of financial terms. List of companiesReferences; Index.

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Managers are constantly expected to make decisions that reflect a full understanding of the financial consequences. In the absence of formal training, few people are prepared for the responsibilities of dealing with management reports, budgets, and capital proposals, and find themselves embarrassed by their lack of understanding. This book is a practical guide to understanding and managing financial responsibilities. Each chapter examines actual tasks managers have to do, from?how to assemble a budget," "how to read variances on a report," "how to construct a proposal to invest.

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