Accounting And Financial Fundamentals For Nonfinancial Executives

Overview

Finance and accounting are the backbone of any organization. Yet plenty of executives and businesspeople are befuddled and intimidated by number crunching. Now there's a complete, concise, non-technical guide to grasping all the essentials of accounting -- and directly applying financial data. Readers will learn how to:

* pinpoint the most profitable products or sales regions
* figure the rate of return from a capital investment
* make internal management reports more useful
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Overview

Finance and accounting are the backbone of any organization. Yet plenty of executives and businesspeople are befuddled and intimidated by number crunching. Now there's a complete, concise, non-technical guide to grasping all the essentials of accounting -- and directly applying financial data. Readers will learn how to:

* pinpoint the most profitable products or sales regions
* figure the rate of return from a capital investment
* make internal management reports more useful
* understand and prepare a statement of cash flows

Its straightforward approach will appeal to all managers and executives who need a practical, comprehensible lesson in using financial analysis to set key business goals, measure results, and make smart decisions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814479285
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 2/26/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 287,218
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

"ROBERT RACHLIN (Plainview, NY) is president of Robert Rachlin Associates and serves as Assistant Dean for Business Studies at Hofstra University. He wrote The Handbook of Business Budgeting, along with many other books.

ALLEN SWEENEY (Miami, FL) is a former senior vice president and CFO of Del Monte Foods."

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Dual Aspect Principle 1
2 The Accrual Concept 13
3 Other Basic Concepts 23
4 Accounting Conventions 30
5 Financial Photography: Balance Sheets and Income Statements 34
6 Special Accounting Problems 46
7 The Basic Accounting Process 64
8 Manufacturing and Merchandising Cost Essentials 87
9 Other Basic Cost Concepts and Their Applications 105
10 Fundamentals of Investment Analysis: Evaluating New Investments - Some Basic Considerations 119
11 Fundamentals of Investment Analysis: Evaluating New Investments - Present Value ROI Analysis 135
12 Fundamentals of Investment Analysis: Evaluating New Investments 157
13 Setting the Rate of Return 163
14 Fundamentals of Investment Analysis: Measuring Overall Business Performance Using ROI 169
15 Fundamentals of Financial Analysis: Balance Sheets and Income Statements 190
16 Understanding Cash Flows 205
Appendix A: Compound Interest Tables 219
Appendix B: Present Value Tables 223
Index 231
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