The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers / Edition 1

The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers / Edition 1

by Edward Fields
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814471226

ISBN-13: 9780814471227

Pub. Date: 05/24/2002

Publisher: AMACOM Books

"Outside of the accounting and finance departments, not many business people are interested in the finer points of financial reports. But every manager must have a thorough understanding of what their finance and accounting staffs do, why they do it, and what these reports really mean.

This indispensable book demystifies the role

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Overview

"Outside of the accounting and finance departments, not many business people are interested in the finer points of financial reports. But every manager must have a thorough understanding of what their finance and accounting staffs do, why they do it, and what these reports really mean.

This indispensable book demystifies the role that accounting and finance play in a corporation and demonstrates how financial decisions are manifestations of company goals. The author’s crystal-clear examples show how managers can connect corporate financial information directly to their own strategies and actions. To demonstrate these connections, the author covers such essential topics as:

• Balance sheets and income/cash flow statements

• Reading and understanding annual reports

• Fixed-cost and variable-cost issues

• Financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814471227
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
05/24/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Table of Contents

"Part 1: Understanding Financial Information

1. The Balance Sheet

2. The Income Statement

3. The Statement of Cash Flows

4. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles: A Review

5. The Annual Report and Other Sources of Incredibly

Valuable Information

Part 2: Analysis of Financial Statements

6. Key Financial Ratios

7. Using Return on Assets to Measure Profit Centers

8. Overhead Allocations

Part 3: Decision-Making for Improved Profitability

9. Analysis of Business Profitability

10. Return on Investment

Part 4: Additional Financial Information11. Financing the Business

12. Business Planning and the Budget

13. Selected Business Readings

Appendices

A. Financial Statement Practice

B. A Matching Exercise

C. Paley Products

D. A Matching Exercise

Answer Key to Exercises

Glossary"

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