The CFO Handbook / Edition 2

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Obtain valuable guidance from today's financial leaders. First published to universal acclaim over ten years ago, The CFO Handbook has been updated and revised by editors Marke E. Haskins and Benjamin R. Makela to reflect changes in the profession during the tumult of the 80s and 90s. Among the many topics covered are: determining financial policies, budgeting, defining goals and rewarding performance; creating and implementing mission, values and strategy; assessing international risk and controlling global operations. The CFO Handbook is written for, and by, financial leaders! Just look at a few of the esteemed CFOs and/or financial professionals who have contributed chapters to this landmark volume: Robert M. Agate, Colgate Palmolive; Caroline Dorsa, Merck & Co.; Michael Grobstein, Ernst & Young International; Thomas G. Manoff, Saturn Corp.; Robert J. Chrenc, AC Nielsen; A. Nicholas Filippello, Monsato Company; George B. James, Levi Strauss & Co. . .and many more!
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Editorial Reviews

High-level officers from such corporations as Colgate-Palmolive, ICF Kaiser, DRI/McGraw-Hill, and Levi Strauss contribute their viewpoints on the nature of the tasks, challenges, and thinking of a successful corporate financial officer. In 21 chapters, they take on such issues as ethical values, the business and economic environment, information technology, privately held companies, budgeting systems, defining financial goals, increasing shareholder value, measuring and rewarding performance, income tax planning, pension management, health care, partnering, equity investors, international risk assessment, and global operations. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556238512
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 1,527,985
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.08 (d)

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
1 The High-Performance CFO Role or "Zen and the Art of Bean Counting" 3
2 Making Ethical Values a Tangible Part of the Enterprise's Financial Function 17
3 Understanding the Business and Economic Environment 35
4 Contemporary Best Practices in Making Information Technology Work for Your Customer and Organization 69
5 Challenges for CFOs in Privately Held Companies 117
6 Budgeting Systems: Operationalizing Goals and Values 131
7 Defining the Enterprise's Financial Goals 143
8 The Role of Finance in Increasing Shareholder Value 155
9 Measuring and Rewarding Performance 169
10 Making Working Capital Work 191
11 Financing with Debt 207
12 Income Tax Planning for the CFO 213
13 Pension Management 225
14 Managing Health Care 257
15 Supply Chain Management: The Role and Responsibilities of the CFO 275
16 Partnering for Performance 295
17 Relations with Equity Investors 309
18 Relations with Professional Resources 325
19 International Risk Assessment 343
20 Overseas Alliances: Assessing the Potential Benefit from, Searching for, and Structuring Them 367
21 Controlling Global Operations 397
Index 419
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