While a highly practical text, the aim is to meet many of the learning outcome requirements of the Certificate in Management and Diploma in Management people management / empowerment modules
The math, formulas, and problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated. Corporate Finance For Dummies introduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis in a friendly, un-intimidating way that makes comprehension easy.
Corporate Finance For Dummies covers everything you'll encounter in a course on corporate finance, including accounting statements, cash flow, raising and managing capital, choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation.Serves as an excellent resource to supplement coursework related to corporate financeGives you the tools and advice you need to understand corporate finance principles and strategiesProvides information on the risks and rewards associated with corporate finance and lending
With easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Corporate Finance For Dummies is a helpful study guide to accompany your coursework, explaining the tough stuff in a way you can understand.
Based on the successful and highly regarded text previously edited by Norman Hart, this fifth edition contains up-to-date examples to illustrate key points and support underlying principles. Topics addressed range from introducing the roles of advertiser and the advertising agency, through to more specialised areas of advertising such as recruitment and directory advertising.
The specialist knowledge gained from the contributors provides a valuable insight for practitioners and students wishing to gain a solid grounding in the subject. By looking at the current situation as well as considering developments likely to occur in the future, the text demonstrates how best to implement existing methods as well as considering how improvements can be made.
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is written in plain English, with lots of step-by-step instructions and screenshots that demonstrate exactly what to do. This MS Excel tutorial references Excel 2016, but most of the step-by-step instructions apply to earlier versions of MS Excel released as part of the Microsoft Office and Office 365 suites, including Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. If you don't own Excel, the book explains how to use two free online spreadsheets programs: Excel Online and Google Sheets (part of the Google Drive online office suite). The book also covers the Excel mobile apps: Excel for Android and Excel for iOS.
Topics in this top-selling Excel book include:
* Excel screen layout, cells, and terminology
* Excel 2016 vs. Excel Online vs. Google Sheets
* Basic Excel formatting
* Excel formulas and functions
* How to make charts in Excel
* Sorting and filtering
* Collaboration and sharing
* Exporting PDF, CSV, and other forms
* Printing tips
* Excel import and export formats (PDF, .CSV, .TSV, text, etc.)
This is not an Excel bible, but rather a basic Excel tutorial and reference that answers the core questions that any new Excel user will have:
* What is a spreadsheet?
* What are cells?
* What is the button with the Greek letter for?
* How can Excel spreadsheets create basic financial projections?
* How can certain data in a worksheet be highlighted?
* How can data be alphabetized or ranked?
* How to edit a chart in Excel
* How to print an Excel spreadsheet without cutting off columns
The second edition is up-to-date with new instructions and high-resolution screenshots of Excel 2016, Excel Online, and the new Google Sheets. It includes new sections about collaboration, OneDrive, and other features.
Here are some real reader reviews of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes:
“Fast and easy, this book is everything it claims to be. The material presented is very basic but it is also incredibly accessible with step-by- step screenshots and a friendly tone more like a friend or co-worker explaining how to use Excel than a technical manual.”
"One thing I particularly liked about 'Excel Basics in 30 minutes' is that it covers BOTH the MS Excel basics and the Google version basics. Explaining anything this intricate in 30 minutes is a challenge. (Can it be read in 30 minutes? Yes, I could do it, but I am not a typical user, I did not need to stop and practice the examples.) I was impressed that the book does go into some of the ‘meat’ of Excel while still being a book that someone with NO previous exposure to a spreadsheet can grasp.”
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology writer and author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
Are you enrolled in a managerial accounting class and findingyourself struggling? Fear not! Managerial Accounting ForDummies is the go-to study guide to help you easily master theconcepts of this challenging course. You'll discover the basicconcepts, terminology, and methods to identify, measure, analyze,interpret, and communicate information in the pursuit of anorganization's goals.
Tracking to a typical managerial accounting course and packedwith easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples,Managerial Accounting For Dummies explores cost behavior,cost analysis, profit planning and control measures, accounting fordecentralized operations, capital budgeting decisions, ethicalchallenges in managerial accounting, and much more.Covers the key concepts and tools needed to communicateaccounting information for managerial decision-making within anorganizationPlain-English explanations of managerial accounting terminologyand methodsTracks to a typical college-level managerial accountingcourse
Managerial Accounting For Dummies makes it fast and easyto grasp the concepts needed to score your highest in a managerialaccounting course.
The authors use a wide range of examples to illustrate their themes and an informative series of guidelines and checklists of value not only to students but to those applying the various techniques.
Topics the authors examine include: The role of the advertising agencies, Planning advertising campaigns, Setting budgets, The scope of below-the-line promotion, How advertising materials are created and produced, The issue of control in advertising, International advertising.
'The Fundamentals and Practice of Marketing' has been substantially revised to take into account recent developments in the field - most particularly the changes wrought by new technology. It now follows a new structure and includes:
* New chapters on: direct marketing, public relations; integrated marketing planning; wholesale and retail operations; relationship marketing;
* Material on: services marketing, e-commerce, ethics and social responsibility, B2B marketing and external marketing environment
* A range of new examples
The book is accompanied by online resources for tutors which include: guidance notes on teaching methods for each chapter, case studies with suggested solutions and approaches, questions for discussion, and OHP masters.
Single Point of Failure: The 10 Essential Laws of SupplyChain Risk Management uses analogies and dozens of casehistories to describe the risk parasite that infectsall supply chains while revealing methods to neutralize thatparasite. The book addresses the questions: What are the "singlepoints of failure"? How exposed are customers, investors, otherstakeholders and ultimately the organization? What is themeasurable impact (i.e. brand, financial, strategic, andnon-compliance)? Who establishes the "risk paradigm"? How does theorganization efficiently and effectively allocate preciousresources - time, people, management attention, and capital? How issuccess measured? This book is both technically powerful andeffectively realistic, based on today's complex global economy.
The first book to introduce an emerging approach synthesizingERM and value-based management, Corporate Value of EnterpriseRisk Management clarifies ERM as a strategic businessmanagement approach that enhances strategic planning and otherdecision-making processes.A hot topic in the wake of a series of corporate scandals aswell as the financial crisisLooks at ERM as a way to deliver on the promise of balancingrisk and returnA practical guide for corporate Chief Risk Officers (CROs) andother business professionals seeking to successfully implementERM
ERM is here to stay. Sharing his unique insights and experiencesas a recognized global thought leader in this field, author SimSegal offers world-class guidance on how your business cansuccessfully implement ERM to protect and increase shareholdervalue.
"Mr. Anand's book is a practical study of the complicated issuessurrounding the world of corporate governance. He includesexcellent case studies and best practice solutions for improvinggovernance programs within all types of organizations."
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"This book is a highly practical, accessible guide to post-Enronreforms and an essential resource for managers who want more thanjust to comply with SOX; this book will help them benefit fromit."
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The Corporate Library
Written by Sanjay Anand, one of the world's leading corporategovernance, risk management, and regulatory compliance experts,this simple-to-use book is designed with appreciation for demandingprofessional obligations, with information easy to find and at yourfingertips. This professional guide's nuts-and-bolts presentationexamines why corporate governance is important, to put you in abetter position to understand its successful implementation foryour organization.
Essentials of Corporate Governance will challenge your concept ofcorporate governance and provide you with an understandingof:
The concept of governance
The competing goals that corporations may have
Why there is a call for corporations to be more ethical
The various forms of corporate structure
Corporate governance in emerging markets
Corporate governance within nonprofit organizations
Communicating the idea of corporate governance as a process and anideal rather than a set of criteria, this accessible and relevantbook is the resource and reference guide you will turn to time andagain for the knowledge you need to make corporate governance workfor your corporation.
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Full of valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-worldexamples, exhibits, and best practices, this handy and concisepaperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking,strategies, developments, and technologies in accountspayable.
"A real-world approach, with great insights and practical wisdom onall aspects of the accounts payable process. Essentials of AccountsPayable provides accounts payable professionals with a frameworkfor action in a rapidly changing environment."
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"Mary Schaeffer has combined her considerable knowledge of theaccounts payable process with the learning and benchmark statisticsfrom top companies to produce a world-class guide to the APprocess. Without Mary Schaeffer, and IOMA, AP would still be aneglected financial process without any formal reading to explainthe complexities of a process that most companies think is simplypaying the bills. This book is a must-read for anyone working in,directing, or managing AP operations, both seasoned professionalsand those new to the process."
-Linda Sawyer Sisko, Programs Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.
"This book does an excellent job of explaining the oftencomplicated basics of the accounts payable functions. It provides aquick snapshot for busy executives who need to know how an accountspayable department should run. It is an excellent update for thoseexecutives who need to keep up to date on numerous issues thataffect this rapidly evolving profession."
-Adrienne Glasgow, Chief Financial Officer, American Red Cross inGreater New York
The Wiley Essentials Series-because the business world is alwayschanging...and so should you.
As a follow-up to their book Enterprising Nonprofits, the authorsof Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs provide a full set ofpractical tools for putting the lessons of businessentrepreneurship to work in your nonprofit. The book offershands-on guidance that helps social sector leaders hone theirentrepreneurial skills and carry out their social missions moreeffectively than ever before. This practical and easy-to-use bookis filled with examples, exercises, checklists, and action stepsthat bring the concepts, frameworks, and tools to life. Detailedexplanations of all the tools and techniques will help youpersonalize and apply them to your nonprofit organization-making itstronger, healthier, and better able to serve the needs of ourcommunities.
Praise for Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs
"I search constantly for resources that can help provide insightand guidance to take Teach For America to a higher level; StrategicTools for Social Entrepreneurs does this and more. The book takesthe best practices of for-profits and social enterprises and adaptsthem to the needs of entrepreneurial, mission-driven nonprofits.Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs is a tremendouscontribution to social entrepreneurs and to the nonprofitsector-many thanks to the authors for identifying this need andfilling it!"
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All of the royalties from this book will be used by the EwingMarion Kauffman Foundation to support continuing work on socialentrepreneurship.
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Filled with pragmatic insights and proactive strategies, TheNew CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Third Edition is destinedto become your essential desktop companion. This thorough guidebookis filled with best practices to help you, as CFO, to improveefficiency, mitigate risks, and keep your organizationcompetitive.Includes updated information on the relationship of the CFOwith the Treasurer, registration statements and Fedwire payments,acquisitions integration, legal types of acquisitions, andgovernment regulationsContains control flowcharts for the main accounting cyclesProvides new chapters on Investor Relations and Risk Managementfor Foreign Exchange and Interest RatesFeatures an itemized list of the key tasks every new CFO shouldcomplete when first entering the position, a checklist of 100performance measures, and a detailed discussion of employeecompensation plans
The reference CFOs and other financial managers can turn to forquick answers to questions they have as well as to help them plantheir financial strategy, The New CFO Financial LeadershipManual, Third Edition is mandatory reading for every CFOwanting to play a strategic role in their organization.
Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance shows seniorexecutives and board members how to ensure that their companiesincorporate the necessary processes, organization, and technologyto accomplish strategic goals. Examining how and why some majorcompanies failed while others continue to grow and prosper, authorand internationally recognized expert Richard Steinberg reveals howto cultivate a culture, leadership process and infrastructuretoward achieving business objectives and related growth, profit,and return goals.Explains critical factors that make compliance and ethicsprograms and risk management processes really workExplores the board's role in overseeing corporate strategy,risk management, CEO compensation, succession planning, crisisplanning, performance measures, board composition, and shareholdercommunicationsHighlights for CEOs, senior management teams, and board membersthe pitfalls to avoid and what must go right for successOutlines the future of corporate governance and what's neededfor continued effectivenessWritten by well-known corporate governance and risk managementexpert Richard Steinberg
Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance lays a soundfoundation and provides critical insights for understanding therole of governance, risk management, and compliance and itssuccessful implementation in today's business environment.
Weygandt, Managerial Accounting is a best-selling program ideal for a one semester undergraduate Managerial Accounting Course that focuses on teaching students the core concepts.
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Leaving no stone unturned in covering all aspects of theprocurement and sourcing functions, The Procurement and SupplyManager's Desk Reference, Second Edition is filled witheverything every organization needs to know about the key roles andresponsibilities of a procurement professional. Presented logicallyto match the flow of the procurement and sourcing functions, thebook is filled with practical aids such as step-by-step guides toeach segment of the process, as well as checklists and customizableforms. The new edition of this essential book provides aneasy-to-use road map for the procurement and supply manager in thenew millennium.Coverage on how to select suppliers and measureperformanceReveals the easiest way to drive continuous improvement in thesupply baseFeatures tips on providing value to the organizationHelps you identify those strategies that will work best foryour business for years to come
Written for the worldwide profession of procurement and supplymanagement, The Procurement and Supply Manager's Desk Reference,Second Edition offers detailed coverage and tips with an eyetoward incorporating proactive strategies and best practices.
Learn about the functions that work together to automate many of the processes involved in Management Reporting. See how to take advantage of the many new features of Excel 2007 and 2010. Find out how to build validation structures into your spreadsheet reports. Discover how to identify missing or new codes, either in the creation process or in the day-to-day running of the reports. Do it all with Advanced Excel Reporting for Management Accountants.Explore the structures that simplify the report creation process and make the reports more maintainableLearn techniques to "cleanse" data so that it is ready for use in Pivot Tables and formula-based reportsFind out the tips and tricks that can make the creation process quicker and easierDiscover all you need to know about Excel's summing functions and how versatile they can be
Written in a hands-on style that works towards the completion of two reporting case studies, Advanced Excel Reporting for Management Accountants explains and demonstrates techniques so that Management Accountants can learn how to automate many aspects of the reporting process.
This second edition has been revised and updated throughout, offering:
an increased focus on post-crisis austerity
more international examples of public financial management
greater coverage of governance, accountability and risk management
With a glossary of terms to help managers understand and be understood by accountants, as well as learning objectives, case studies and discussion questions, this practical textbook will help students of public management and administration to understand the financial and accounting aspects of managing public services.
The Contract Negotiation Handbook demystifies complexlegal principles so that busy businesspeople can quickly and easilydigest them. With clear, practical examples and case studies tohelp illustrate and explain different types of contracts andcontractual situations, this comprehensive handbook will helpyou:prepare for negotiations and identify contractual termsmake sure you have covered the ‘springboard and thesafety net' -- combining the appealing and less appealing aspectsof contractsidentify the type of negotiator that your counter party is andhow that affects your negotiationsdevelop an overview of contract lawdevise a negotiation strategyidentify whether you are in a contractual disputeprepare for and acquire the best result out of any contractualdispute.
Successfully reduce costs in the area of indirect spend andwatch your bottom line grow. Managing Indirect Spendprovides you with the knowledge and tools necessary to get it donewith an overview of: the challenges faced when sourcing indirectspend categories; strategic sourcing process; tools that can helpdrive savings, and examples based on real world experience. Thishow-to guide clearly covers specific sourcing engagements andprovides the details needed to source effectively.Includes sections covering the process, the tools, real-worldexamples, guidance through specific sourcing engagements and theinformation needed to source effectivelyPresents guidance for achieving the object of strategicsourcing: cost reductionShows how effectively managing indirect costs can provide ahuge impact on bottom line growthCovers all areas of Market Intelligence (MI)
With tools, real world examples, and workable guidance,Managing Indirect Spend provides insider guidance for bigbottom-line growth through effective management of indirectcosts.
"Rob Reider is the ultimate 'on-target' consultant to the smallbusiness. Whether you are just starting out or have been in a smallbusiness for years, this book is a must-read. It is concise, clear,organized and addresses the management, financial, and personnelissues that confront and often destroy small business--eightypercent of all the businesses in America."
--Tom Torgerson, CPA, President, Torgerson AssociatesManagement andFinancial Consultants
"Dr. Reider's emphasis on first understanding the small businessenvironment and then identifying and integrating individualbusiness goals addresses a critical entry point for new businessowners. His detailed advice around realistic issues emphasizes asolutions-based orientation that provides even the novice with keysto successful business practices."
--Linda Lippitt, PhD, Director, Learning Legacies
"Rob Reider is an experienced consultant, seminar facilitator, andauthor who has written an important book for small business ownersand managers. The topics included are relevant to privately ownedbusiness managers who consider their organizations to be 'smallbusinesses' regardless of their actual sales volume. This is a bookthat should be on the bookshelf of every businessperson withresponsibility for the management of a small privately ownedbusiness."
--Peter B. Heyler, PBH Executive Services
"(This book) is an excellent resource not just for the smallbusiness owner, but also for colleges and universities. Any highereducation institution that has a business program entrepreneurialcomponent will find this book invaluable."
--Steve C. Martinez, PhD, Director, New Mexico HighlandsUniversity, Santa Fe and Espanola Centers
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings is an all-inclusive guide to M&As that illustrates how restructuring can be used successfully, how each form works, and the laws that govern them. This updated edition includes the latest statistics, research, graphs, and case studies on the private equity market, ethics, legal frameworks, and corporate governance, presented in a more approachable, manageable way. Written from a practical and historical perspective, this book carefully analyzes the strategies and motives that inspire M&As, the legalities involved each step of the way, and the offensive and defensive techniques used during hostile acquisitions.
Corporate restructurings are indispensable in building a new generation of re-engineered companies with the power and resources to compete on the global playing field. This book covers the full spectrum of transactions, from megadeals to downsizing, and takes a fresh look at restructuring and how it is being used to revitalize and supercharge companies.Learn how corporate restructuring helps companies compete Discover the common impetus behind M&As Understand the laws and rules that govern the field Examine more effective strategies for hostile acquisitions
The slowdown in the world's economy means that mergers and corporate restructuring will likely increase. It is essential for students and professionals to fully understand the concepts and mechanics behind these transactions, and Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings is the comprehensive guide to the field.
Understand how the psychologies of fraudsters and their victimsinteract as well as what makes auditors/investigators/regulatorslet down their guard. Learn about the psychology of fraud victims,including boards of directors and senior management, and what makesthem want to believe fraudsters, and therefore making themparticularly vulnerable to deception. Just as IT experts gave uscomputer forensics, we now have a uniquely qualified team immersedin psychology, sociology, psychiatry as well as accounting andauditing, introducing the emerging field of behavioral forensics toaddress the phenomenon of fraud.
Ever wonder what makes a white-collar criminal tick? Why doesshe or he do what they do? For the first time ever, see the mind ofthe fraudster laid bare, including their sometimes twistedrationalizations; think like a crook to catch a crook! TheA.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics takes you there, with expertadvice from a diverse but highly specialized authoring team ofprofessionals (three out of the four are Certified FraudExaminers): a former accounting firm partner who has a PhD inpsychology, a former FBI special agent who has been withinvestigative practices of two of the Big Four firms, an industrialpsychiatrist who has worked closely with the C-level suite of largeand small companies, and an accounting professor who hasinterviewed numerous convicted felons. Along with a fascinatingexploration of what makes people fall for the common andnot-so-common swindles, the book provides a sweepingcharacterization of the ecology of fraud using The A.B.C.'s ofBehavioral Forensics paradigm: the bad Apple (rogue executive),the bad Bushel (groups that collude and behave like gangs), and thebad Crop (representing organization-wide or evensocietally-sanctioned cultures that are toxic and corrosive). Thebook will make you take a longer look when hiring new employees andoffers a deeper more complex understanding of what happens inorganizations and in their people. The A.B.C. model will also helpthose inside and outside organizations inoculate against fraud andmake you reflect on instilling the core values of your organizationamong your people and create a culture of excellence and integritythat acts as a prophylactic against fraud. Ultimately, you willdiscover that, used wisely, behavioral methods trump solelyeconomic incentives. With business fraud on the rise globally,The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics is the must-have bookfor investigators, auditors, the C-suite and risk managementprofessionals, the boards of directors, regulators, and HRprofessionals.Examines the psychology of fraud in a practical way, relatingit to aspects of fraud prevention, deterrence, detection, andremediationHelps you understand that trust violation—the essence offraud—is a betrayal of behavioral assumptions about "trusted"peopleExplains how good people go bad and how otherwise honest peoplecross the lineUnderscores the importance of creating a culture of excellenceand integrity that inoculates an organization from fraud risk(i.e., honest behavior pays, while dishonesty is frowned upon)Provides key takeaways on what to look for when hiring newemployees and in your current employees, as well as creating andmaintaining a culture of control consciousnessIncludes narrative accounts of interviews with convictedwhite-collar criminals, as well as interpretive insights andanalysis of their rationalizationsFurnishes ideas about how to enhance professional skepticism,how to resist fraudsters, how to see through their schemes, how toinfuse internal controls with the people/behavioral element, andmake them more effective in addressing behavioral/integrityrisksProvides a solid foundation for training programs across thefraud risk management life cycle all the way from the discovery offraud to its investigation as well as remediation (so the samefraud doesn't happen again)Enables auditors/investigators to engage in self-reflection andavoid cognitive and emotional biases and traps that lead toprofessional judgment errors (e.g., overconfidence, confirmation,self-deception, groupthink, halo effect, availability,speed-accuracy trade-off, etc.)
Ever since the accounting scandals surrounding Enron andWorldCom surfaced, leading to the passage of the Sarbanes Oxley Actof 2002, as well as the continuing fall out from the Wall Streetfinancial crisis precipitating the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, fraudhas been a leading concern for executives globally. If you thoughtyou knew everything there was to know about financial fraud, thinkagain. Get the real scoop with The A.B.C.'s of BehavioralForensics.
Purchase Order Management Best Practices brings together the field’s latest advances and gives business professionals a comprehensive framework for lowering costs, improving efficiency, eliminating non-value added activities, and optimizing the transformation program for the POM process. It offers practical, proven tactics and detailed guidance into every aspect of POM process redesign: mapping the existing process, intelligently leveraging new technologies, building a strategy for strengthening the relationship with suppliers, identifying comprehensive related metrics, and much more, including industry success stories and lessons learned.
Although POM process transformation is a hot topic, there is not a single book that focuses on the recipe of success for a POM transformation program. This text fills the gap by providing a breakthrough start-to-finish roadmap for organizations to implement the POM transformation program successfully.
"For a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read guide to fixing thoseall-too-common shortcomings in your accounting department, look nofurther than this excellent book. Steve Bragg provides hundreds offixes, many of them requiring surprisingly little time or costwhile providing a handy guide to common implementation pitfalls. .. . I would recommend this invaluable book to anyone who is lookingto enhance their existing processes, whether due to growth in theirbusiness, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, or just as part of theirongoing improvement process."
—Martyn Webster, CPA, Director of Finance, XenoPort,Inc.
"This book is critical to running an efficient and accurateaccounting department. The use of RFID technology to trackdocuments is one of many valuable tools in this latest edition. Arequired read for the demanding accounting manager's role."
—Jason Charet, CPA
"I've used Steve Bragg's Accounting Best Practices booksfor years as a source of ideas for improvement. Like previouseditions, this edition has a number of new, actionable bestpractices as well as refinements of those ideas reported inprevious editions. The books are broad enough in their perspectiveso that nearly any organization could find ideas that could payback the cost of the book many times over."
—John Temmerman, Controller, Evangelical LutheranChurch in America
"What a great resource! I have been in the accounting field forover twenty years, and I was still able to gain insight intoimproving processes within my office. Thanks for putting it all inone book!"
—Tina M. Thomas, CPA, CTP, Controller, Goodman &Company, LLP
The ability of businesses to survive and thrive often requiresunconventional thinking and calculated risk taking. The key is tomake the right decisions—even under the most risky,uncertain, and turbulent conditions.
In the new book, Surviving and Thriving in Uncertainty: Creatingthe Risk Intelligent Enterprise, authors Rick Funston and SteveWagner suggest that effective risk taking is needed in order toinnovate, stay competitive, and drive value creation.
Based on their combined decades of experience as practitioners,consultants, and advisors to numerous business professionalsthroughout the world, Funston and Wagner discuss the adoption of 10essential and practical skills, which will improve agility,resilience, and realize benefits:
Challenging basic business assumptions can help identify "BlackSwans" and provide first-mover advantage
Defining the corporate risk appetite and risk tolerances canhelp reducethe risk of ruin. Anticipating potential causes of failure can improve chancesof survival and success through improved preparedness. Factoring in velocity and momentum can improve speed ofresponse and recovery. Verifying sources and the reliability of information canimprove insights for decision making and thus decisionquality. Taking a longer-term perspective can aid in identifying thepotential unintended consequences of short-term decisions.
The Vest Pocket Controller is the handy pocketproblem-solver that gives today's busy executives and accountantsthe helpful information they need in a quick-reference format.
Whether in public practice or private industry, professionalswill always have this reliable reference tool at their fingertipsbecause it easily goes anywhere-to a client's office, on a businesstrip, or to an important lunch meeting.Covers management areas a controller is likely toencounterEasy-to-use Q & A format offering hundreds of explanationssupported by a multitude of examples, tables, charts, andratiosOther titles by Bragg: Running an Effective InvestorRelations Department: A Comprehensive Guide, Accounting BestPractices, Sixth Edition, and Just-in-Time Accounting, ThirdEdition
Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb foranalyzing, evaluating, and solving the day-to-day problems everycontroller faces, The Vest Pocket Controller helps youquickly pinpoint what to look for, what to watch out for, what todo, and how to do it.
There has been much talk about how accountants should embrace value-based, business improvement services so that they can step up and truly embrace their trusted advisor status. Yet little has been written on how to go about doing that in a way that sits firmly within the accountant’s heartland – the numbers.
In this book, Colin Dunn reveals tried and trusted methodologies that all accountants can implement to become the advisor clients cannot do without. You’ll discover:
• How to align your firm with your passion
• How to select only those clients who are right for your firm
• How to use compliance work as a springboard into business improvement services
• How using the right language can transform your client relationships
• How planning sessions are the key to a thriving business improvement service offering
• How the Cloud is transforming the way in which accountants create value for their clients
Designed to give new controllers a firm foundation in theconcepts of managing the accounting department, locating GAAPinformation, and analyzing and knowing what to do with keyaccounting information, The Essential Controller, SecondEdition is the invaluable primer you can turn to for thefoundation you need to succeed. Whether your business is large,small, or medium-sized, this volume provides a complete overview ofthe controller's responsibilities and the role that today'scontrollers should be playing.Offers new coverage of finance strategyUpdates taxation strategyIncludes a new controller checklistQuick reference guide that controllers can turn toAlso by Steven M. Bragg: The Controller's Function: The Workof the Managerial Accountant, Fourth Edition
The Essential Controller, Second Edition is the go-tohandbook that you will use every day for dealing with the everydayissues facing today's controllers.
Now fully revised and expanded, Edison in the Boardroom,Second Edition takes an in-depth look at the revolutionaryconcept of intellectual asset management (IAM). Incorporatingstories and teachings from some of the most successful companies inthe world—such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Procter & Gamble,Rockwell, Dow, Ford and many others—Harrison and Sullivanhave made an exhaustive study of IAM and its implications fortoday's businesses.Features updated interviews of companies, and a new treatmentof the Profit Center LevelUpdates stories and teachings from some of the most successfulcompanies in the worldShowcases a hierarchy of best practices that today's companiescan integrate into their own business philosophies to gain the bestreturn from their intellectual assets
Edison in the Boardroom, Second Edition compiles a wealthof knowledge and successful stories that illustrate how farbusinesses have come in their ability to leverage and monetizetheir intellectual assets.
The topic is important as individuals in the above-mentioned audience need to analyze revenue management decisions from an accounting/finance perspective. Thus, an accounting/finance dimension is added to the existing marketing, modeling, and industry-specific literatures. Only a handful of references exist in the accounting/finance literatures at this time.
The reader will benefit from a comprehensive understanding of the field of revenue management, its history and applications, and its extensions to a variety of business types, as reflected in the various literatures of this field. These will be then integrated with managerial accounting and finance concepts so that the reader has a framework for the analysis of revenue management decisions.
The credit crunch highlighted to businesses the importance of cash management, as those firms which ran short of cash discovered when they found themselves in trouble or even went bust.This tightly-written guide clearly explains the six critical aspects of the effective management of cash and cash flow. These involve:
•forecasting likely cash receipts and payments
•establishing funding lines necessary to cover asset purchases or for working capital
•efficiently managing day-to-day operations with regard to the amount of cash required
•selecting appropriate investment opportunities that result in positive cash flow
•monitoring the profitability of products and services to ensure they are cash generative and not cash destroying,
•having a plan for managing excess cash that exceeds demand
Cash rather than profit has always been the ultimate determinant of whether a business survives.
The Financial Controller and CFO's Toolkit is a hybrid handbook and toolkit with over 100 lean practice solutions and a wealth of practical tools for senior financial managers of small, midsized and large companies. This book outlines the mindset of paradigm shifters relevant to future-ready finance teams, and contains guidelines on how to become an effective change leader. Guidance from world leading expert David Parmenter provides the insight and tools you need to reach your true leadership potential and achieve more for your organization. Packed with templates and checklists, this book helps you adhere to the best practices in reporting, forecasting, KPIs, planning, strategy, and technology. The companion website—a complete toolbox for positive, entrenched change—gives you access to additional resources that reinforce The Financial Controller and CFO's Toolkit strategy.
This new second edition has been updated to reflect the latest practices and technology to streamline your workflow and get more done in less time—without sacrificing quality or accuracy. As an all-in-one resource for the CFO role, this book provides a clear, practical strategy for demonstrating your value to your organization.Selling and leading change effectivelyGet more accurate information from your KPIsAttracting, recruiting and retaining talented staffInvest in and implement new essential toolsInvesting wisely in 21st century technologies
Report the month-end within three days, implement quarterly rolling forecasting, complete the annual plan in two weeks or less, and bring your firm into the 21st century with key tools that get the job done. Be the CFO that your organization needs and the leader that your teams deserve. The Financial Controller and CFO's Toolkit gives you everything you need to achieve more by doing less.
From flex budgeting to detailing the more sophisticated skillslike throughput analysis for capital investments and the fast closefor public companies, The Controller's Function, FourthEdition offers numerous real-world examples, expertly balancingboth the technical and managerial sides of the job.Provides an overview of the functions and responsibilities ofthe controller/management accountant in a corporationExplores how controllers can better perform their jobsOffers a solid foundation for those who are new to thisarea
Comprehensive and practical, this book fully defines the role,functions and responsibilities of the managerial accountant in acorporation.
Destined to become an essential desktop tool helpingprofessionals build a solid foundation in the background, history,and fundamental mechanics of foreign currency and exchange rates,this must-have guide allows you to report past transactionsaccurately and also to forecast the impacts that volatile exchangerates could have on your business. Packed with everything you needto know about exchange rate requirements, including world currencyformats and key links to additional resources, this is the singlesource you'll want to have at your side to understand andsuccessfully use foreign currency reporting concepts.Get from Yen to Euro without losing your wayClarifies an intimidating topic into practical applicationHelps you function effectively in the multicurrency reportingenvironmentAddresses common points of confusionDemystifies IFRS
Your company could swing from profit to loss without a singlechange in operations, simply by movement of exchange rates. Getready with the on-the-spot foreign currency answers you need inForeign Currency Financial Reporting from Euro to Yen toYuan. It's the easy-to-use, definitive source you can turn tofor a clear, concise, practical understanding of multicurrencyenvironments.
The book is divided into six parts :
• part 1 focuses on the strategic plan, as master plan of the enterprise
• part 2 covers the management functions whose able execution makes the difference between success and failure: forecasting, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling
• part 3 demonstrates that modern accounting rules, promoted by IFRS and US GAAP, not only assist in strategic financial planning but also provide a solid basis for management supervision and control
• part 4 brings your attention the fact that costs matter. Strategic business plans that pay little or no attention to cost factors are doomed
• part 5 addresses the issues associated with strategic products and markets. These range from research and development to market research, product planning, the able management of marketing functions, and sales effectiveness
• part 6 concludes the book with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations and the risks associated with an M&A policy
Chief executives, operating officers, treasurers, financial officers, budget directors, accountants, auditors, product planners, marketing directors, and management accounting specialists will find this book of practical examples helpful to their decisions and to their work.
* Shows the factors to consider when planning how to take your company to the next level, from identifying and making strategic choices to capital allocation and financial planning. All from a professional accountant's perspective and in their language
* Full of case studies to help you relate your ideas to what other major companies have done before, including IBM, Delta Airlines, and Bloomberg - so you can learn from their success or failure
* Shows why strategic cost control is good governance, why and how to account for the cost of risk and how IFRS relates to strategic accounting principles
An excellent primer for developing and implementing ananti-fraud program that works, Financial Services Anti-Fraud Riskand Control Workbook engages readers in an absorbing self-pacedlearning experience to develop familiarity with the practicalaspects of fraud detection and prevention at banks, investmentfirms, credit unions, insurance companies, and other financialservices providers.
Whether you are a bank executive, auditor, accountant, seniorfinancial executive, financial services operations manager, loanofficer, regulator, or examiner, this invaluable resource providesyou with essential coverage of:
How fraudsters exploit weaknesses in financial servicesorganizations
How fraudsters think and operate
The tell-tale signs of different types of internal and externalfraud against financial services companies
Detecting corruption schemes such as bribery, kickbacks, andconflicts of interest, and the many innovative forms of financialrecords manipulation
Conducting a successful fraud risk assessment
Basic fraud detection tools and techniques for financialservices companies, auditors, and investigators
Fraud prevention lessons from the financial meltdown of2007-2008
Written by a recognized expert in the field of fraud detectionand prevention, this effective workbook is filled with interactiveexercises, case studies, and chapter quizzes, and sharesindustry-tested methods for detecting, preventing, and reportingfraud.
Discover how to mitigate fraud risks in your organization withthe myth-busting techniques and tools in Financial ServicesAnti-Fraud Risk and Control Workbook.
Lean Cost Management demonstrates the importance of the relationship between the physical Lean enterprise and accounting for continued success. It offers a combination of principles, philosophies, and technical attributes for a transition to a Lean enterprise and the role cost management plays in this new enterprise. It is a must read for accountants, engineers, and operational, business, and engineering managers.