The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers

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Based on the bestselling AMA seminar, a nuts-and-bolts guide to the dollars-and-cents issues that drive your organization! As a department manager, the last thing you want to think about is numbers. But the truth is, that’s the only thing your executives and senior managers are thinking about so it’s crucial to understand key financial information like balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, budgets and forecasts, and annual reports. With over 40,000 copies sold, The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers has long provided readers with insight into the financial fundamentals. It demystifies the role accounting and finance play in a corporation, demonstrates how financial decisions reflect business goals, and shows how managers can connect corporate financial information directly to their own strategies and actions. Now revised to reflect new accounting and financial standards, the second edition includes: Strategies for getting your share of the budget • New case studies and practice sessions • An explanation of Sarbanes-Oxley and its relevance to nonfinancial managers • How to manage cash flow in tough times • Fraud detection tools • An expanded glossary including up-to-the-minute business concepts and terminology • And more
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About the author

EDWARD FIELDS has taught a popular AMA course on finance and accounting fundamentals for decades and consults with many multinational corporations on strategic and financial issues.

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Publisher
AMACOM
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Published on
Mar 15, 2011
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9780814416259
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Accounting / General
Business & Economics / Accounting / Managerial
Business & Economics / Budgeting
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This content is DRM protected.
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