Budgeting Basics and Beyond / Edition 4

Budgeting Basics and Beyond / Edition 4

by Jae K. Shim, Joel G. Siegel, Allison I. Shim
     
 

ISBN-10: 1118096274

ISBN-13: 9781118096277

Pub. Date: 11/01/2011

Publisher: Wiley

A convenient and up-to-date reference tool for today's financial and nonfinancial managers in public practice and private industry

If the very thought of budgets pushes your sanity over the limit, then this practical, easy-to-use guide is just what you need. Budgeting Basics and Beyond, Fourth Edition equips you with an all-in-one resource

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Overview

A convenient and up-to-date reference tool for today's financial and nonfinancial managers in public practice and private industry

If the very thought of budgets pushes your sanity over the limit, then this practical, easy-to-use guide is just what you need. Budgeting Basics and Beyond, Fourth Edition equips you with an all-in-one resource guaranteed to make the budgeting process easier, less stressful, and more effective. The new edition covers rolling budgets (forecasts), activity-based budgeting, life-cycle budgeting. Cloud computing, Balanced Scorecard, budgeting for nonprofit organizations, business simulations for executive and management training, and much more!

  • Includes several new software packages, computer-based models and spreadsheet applications, including Value Chain Management software, Financial Planning and Performance software, Web 2.0, Cloud computing, and capital budgeting software
  • Features case studies, illustrations, exhibits, forms, checklists, graphs, samples, and worked-out solutions to a wide variety of budgeting, planning, and control problems
  • Offers financial planning and new types of financial modeling, variance analysis, Web-based budgeting, active budgeting illuminating "what-if" analyses throughout, spreadsheet applications, break-even analysis, project analysis, and capital budgeting

Budgeting Basics and Beyond, Fourth Edition is a practical, easy-to-use problem-solver and up-to-date reference tool for today's financial and nonfinancial managers in public practice and private industry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118096277
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Wiley Corporate F&A Series, #574
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
1,067,728
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1The what and why of budgeting : an introduction1
2Strategic planning and budgeting : process, preparation and control21
3Administering the budget : reports, analyses, and evaluations35
4Break-even and contribution margin analysis : profit, cost, and volume changes45
5Profit planning : targeting and reaching achievable goals63
6Master budget : genesis of forecasting and profit planning77
7Cost behavior : emphasis on flexible budgets95
8Evaluating performance : the use of variance analysis105
9Manufacturing costs : sales forecasts and realistic budgets155
10Marketing : budgeting for sales, advertising, and distribution167
11Research and development : budgets for a long-term plan185
12General and administrative costs : budgets for maximum productivity197
13Capital expenditures : assets to be bought, sold, and discarded201
14Forecasting and planning : reducing risk in decision making227
15Moving averages and smoothing techniques : quantitative forecasting235
16Regression analysis : popular sales forecast system245
17Cash budgeting and forecasting cash flow : two pragmatic methods255
18Financial modeling : tools for budgeting and profit planning267
19Software packages : computer-based models and spreadsheet software279
20Capital budgeting : selecting the optimum long-term investment291
21Zero-base budgeting : priority budgeting for best resource allocation331
22Managers' performance : evaluation on the division level339
23Budgeting for service organizations : special features359

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