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.
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.
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.
Control systems are needed to ensure that a company's assets are used in the most productive manner and that they are not lost through fraudulent activities. However, an excessive use of controls can interfere with the efficient completion of activities within a company. Whether your company is in start-up mode, installing new systems, or simply dissatisfied with existing controls due to fraudulent losses, Accounting Control Best Practices, Second Edition is the reference handbook every accountant and systems analyst can use to ensure that their company has constructed a durable and efficient set of controls.
This easy-to-use handbook clearly explains how to develop an effective system of accounting and operational controls and offers the best practices with pragmatic insights and proactive strategies to protect organizations from suffering further substantial losses of assets and reputation that occur from financial dishonesty within an organization.
Author and renowned accounting expert Steven Bragg provides control flowcharts in every chapter for all major processes as well as a thorough set of corporate policies designed to support the system of controls. Now containing chapters on budgeting, collections, and acquisition integration, this valuable reference handbook offers essential information on control best practices for:Order entry, credit, and shipmentInventory managementBillingCash-handlingPayrollFixed assetsBudgetingFinancial reportingJust-in-time manufacturingPetty cashAnd many more
Encompassing all of the major accounting and operational processes with nearly 500 controls presented in basic, intermediate, and advanced layers, from those needed for a very basic paper-based system, to computerized systems, to the use of advanced best practice enhancements in computerized systems, Accounting Control Best Practices, Second Edition is the only guidebook needed to devise a set of controls precisely tailored to every company's system.
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.
With over 300 images, Forensic Analytics reviews andshows how twenty substantive and rigorous tests can be used todetect fraud, errors, estimates, or biases in your data. For eachtest, the original data is shown with the steps needed to get tothe final result. The tests range from high-level data overviews toassess the reasonableness of data, to highly focused tests thatgive small samples of highly suspicious transactions. These testsare relevant to your organization, whether small or large, forprofit, nonprofit, or government-related.Demonstrates how to use Access, Excel, and PowerPoint in aforensic settingExplores use of statistical techniques such as Benford's Law,descriptive statistics, correlation, and time-series analysis todetect fraud and errorsDiscusses the detection of financial statement fraud usingvarious statistical approachesExplains how to score locations, agents, customers, oremployees for fraud riskShows you how to become the data analytics expert in yourorganization
Forensic Analytics shows how you can use Microsoft Accessand Excel as your primary data interrogation tools to findexceptional, irregular, and anomalous records.
Valuation is the single best guide of its kind, helping financial professionals worldwide excel at measuring, managing, and maximizing shareholder and company value. This new sixth edition provides insights on the strategic advantages of value-based management, complete detailed instruction, and nuances managers should know about valuation and valuation techniques as applied to different industries, emerging markets, and other special situations.
Valuation lies at the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance. In today's economy, it has become an essential role — and one that requires excellence at all points. This guide shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the understanding you need to be effective.Estimate the value of business strategies to drive better decision makingUnderstand which business units a corporate parent is best positioned to ownAssess major transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and restructuringsDesign a capital structure that supports strategy and minimizes risk
As the valuation function becomes ever more central to long- and short-term strategy, analysts and managers need an authoritative reference to turn to for answers to challenging situations. Valuation stands ahead of the field for its reputation, quality, and prestige, putting the solutions you need right at your fingertips.
Bookkeeping Essentials: How to Succeed as a Bookkeeper isthe handy problem-solver that gives today's busy bookkeepers andaccountants the helpful information they need in a quick-referenceformat. Whether in public practice or private industry,professionals will always have this reliable reference tool attheir fingertips.Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb foranalyzing, evaluating, and solving the day-to-day problems everyaccountant facesHelps bookkeepers and accountants quickly pinpoint what to lookfor, what to watch out for, what to do, and how to do itOffers hundreds of explanations supported by a multitude ofexamples, tables, charts, and ratios
Filled with dozens of accounting best practices, BookkeepingEssentials is a powerful companion for the ever-changing worldof today's accountant and bookkeeper.
The Practitioner's Guide
Treasury Management: The Practitioner's Guide describes all aspects of the treasury function. This comprehensive book includes chapters covering the treasury department, cash transfer methods, cash forecasting, cash concentration, working capital management, debt management, equity management, investment management, foreign exchange risk management, interest risk management, clearing and settlement systems, and treasury systems.
If you are a treasurer, CFO, cash manager, or controller, Treasury Management: The Practitioner's Guide allows you to quickly grasp the real world of treasury management and the many practical and strategic issues faced by treasurers and financial professionals today.
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.
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.
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.