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Preparing a budget : expert solutions to everyday challenges.

Author: Harvard Business School. Press.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Press, [2009] ©2009
Series: Pocket mentor series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A budget is a financial action plan for an organization. This guide will teach you how to: - Forecast future business results, such as sales volume, revenues, and expenses - Reconcile those forecasts  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Preparing a budget
(DLC) 2008051772
(OCoLC)276340673
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harvard Business School. Press.
ISBN: 9781422136584 1422136582
OCLC Number: 868705983
Description: 1 online resource (x, 85 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Mentor's message : the power of a well-prepared budget --
Preparing a budget : the basics --
An overview of budgeting --
What is a budget? --
How does the budgeting process work? --
Why is a budget valuable? --
Types of budgets --
Approaches to preparing a budget --
Traditional budgeting --
Alternative approaches --
Kaizen budgeting --
Budgeting and the balanced scorecard --
Categorizing expenses --
Fixed and variable costs --
Allocated costs --
Activity-based costing --
Activity-based budgeting --
Preparing an operating budget --
Defining your goals --
Articulating your assumptions --
Forecasting sales --
Forecasting revenues --
Forecasting cost of goods sold --
Estimating SG & A costs --
Calculating operating income --
Exploring "what-if" scenarios --
Preparing a capital budget --
What is a capital budget? --
Capital budgeting techniques --
When your budget and reality differ --
What is variance? --
What causes it? --
Tips and tools --
Tools for preparing a budget --
Test yourself --
Key terms --
To learn more.
Series Title: Pocket mentor series.

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