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Today's proactive controllers can soar past their mundane responsibilities and become active participants in their corporation's success with the visionary tools found in Steven Bragg's Financial Analysis: A Controller's Guide, Second Edition. Now updated to include analyses of intangible asset measurement and performance improvement as well as evaluation methods to determine which products and services should be eliminated, Financial Analysis: A Controller's Guide, Second Edition helps financial managers upgrade...
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Financial Analysis: A Controller's Guide

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Overview

Today's proactive controllers can soar past their mundane responsibilities and become active participants in their corporation's success with the visionary tools found in Steven Bragg's Financial Analysis: A Controller's Guide, Second Edition. Now updated to include analyses of intangible asset measurement and performance improvement as well as evaluation methods to determine which products and services should be eliminated, Financial Analysis: A Controller's Guide, Second Edition helps financial managers upgrade their skills so they can answer their organization's call for company operations reviews, investment evaluations, problem reporting, and special investigation requests. Controllers prepared to address this growing need for more innovative financial analysis will open doors to a variety of promotions and high-level interactions with other departments. Become a highly valued member of your company's infrastructure with the indispensable tools found in Financial Analysis: A Controller's Guide, Second Edition.
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"This book is designed to assist a company controller, or any other member of the accounting and finance staffs, in the analysis of all corporate activities" (from the Preface). It offers advice on evaluating acquisitions, analyzing risk, improving corporate performance, asset procurement, increasing shareholder value, detecting and diagnosing problems, using financial analysis reports, and predicting future conditions. Appendices include lists of symptoms and solutions and commonly used ratios. Bragg has worked as a chief financial officer and as a consulting manager. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118428924
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

STEVEN M. BRAGG, CPA, CMA, CIA, CPM, CPIM, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young. He received a master's degree in finance from Bentley College, an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maine. He has also written or cowritten the following books: Accounting and Finance for Your Small Business, Accounting Best Practices, Accounting Reference Desktop, Advanced Accounting Systems, Controllership, Cost Accounting, Financial Analysis, Just-in-Time Accounting, Managing Explosive Corporate Growth, Outsourcing, Sales and Operations for Your Small Business, and The Controller's Function.

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Table of Contents


About the Author     vii
Preface     xi
Overview
Introduction     3
The Role of Financial Analysis     7
Financial Analysis
Evaluating Capital Investments     17
Evaluating Financing Options     36
Evaluating Cash Flow     48
Evaluating Acquisition Targets     66
Increasing Shareholder Value     102
Intangible Asset Measurement and Performance Enhancement     130
Breakeven Analysis     141
Business Cycle Forecasting     155
Operational Analysis
Evaluating Management Performance     171
Analyzing Process Cycles     184
Product and Service Profitability Analysis     197
Financial Analysis of Operational Topics     205
Capacity Utilization Analysis     239
Other Analysis Topics
Financial Analysis with an Electronic Spreadsheet     253
"What If" Analysis with an Electronic Spreadsheet     279
Financial Analysis Reports     289
Determining the Cost of Capital     324
Analyzing Risk     341
Appendices
Symptoms and Solutions     357
Commonly Used Ratios     380
Index     393
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