Finance for Managers (Harvard Business Essentials Series): Your Guide and Mentor to Doing Business Effectively

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Overview

Harvard Business Essentials are comprehensive, solution-oriented paperbacks for business readers of all levels of experience. Calculating and assessing the overall financial health of the business is an important part of any managerial position. From reading and deciphering financial statements, to understanding net present value, to calculating return on investment, Finance for Managers provides the fundamentals of financial literacy. Easy to use and nontechnical, this helpful guide gives managers the smart advice they need to increase their impact on financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578518760
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Harvard Business Essentials
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 130,016
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Financial Statements: The Elements of Managerial Finance 1
2 Finding Meaning in Financial Statements: A Look behind the Numbers 21
3 Important Accounting Concepts: The Rules That Shape Financial Statements 37
4 Taxes: Important Details You Should Know 61
5 Financing Operations and Growth: Funding the Different Stages of Growth 75
6 Money and Capital Markets: Another Option for Funding Growth 95
7 Budgeting: Forecasting Your Company's Financial Future 109
8 Practical Tools for Management Decisions: Making the Numbers Work for You 137
9 The Time Value of Money: Calculating the Real Value of Your Investment 149
10 Valuation Concepts: Evaluating Opportunity 171
App.: Activity-Based Budgeting 185
Notes 189
Glossary 191
For Further Reading 200
Index 203
About the Subject Adviser 209
About the Writer 210
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