Total Business Budgeting: A Step-by-Step Guide with Forms / Edition 2

Total Business Budgeting: A Step-by-Step Guide with Forms / Edition 2

by Robert Rachlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471351032

ISBN-13: 9780471351030

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Ask any financial analyst and they'll tell you the same thing: successful budgeting of a company is crucial in today's volatile business markets. The right development and evaluation of every aspect involved in the budgeting process can mean higher profits, company stability, and, ultimately, a well-managed, efficient, and extremely successful corporation. Total…  See more details below

Overview

Ask any financial analyst and they'll tell you the same thing: successful budgeting of a company is crucial in today's volatile business markets. The right development and evaluation of every aspect involved in the budgeting process can mean higher profits, company stability, and, ultimately, a well-managed, efficient, and extremely successful corporation. Total Business Budgeting: A Step-by-Step Guide with Forms, Second Edition can start your company on this path. This updated edition gives you the vital budgeting techniques and applications your company needs-from planning and control to implementation. You'll learn how to analyze outside influences, develop performance targets and budgeting segments, and organize and administer the right budgeting process that can often make the difference between corporate success and failure. Guiding you step by step and using clear, nontechnical language, author Robert Rachlin provides detailed instructions, as well as forms, exhibits, schedules, and formats to help you navigate through the complex details involved when preparing a successful budget. This essential reference can help nearly every business to readily identify opportunities, define problems, and allocate resources-saving you time and, most importantly, money. In addition to establishing guidelines, assessing economic input, and understanding capital investments, this informative manual shows you how to:
* Select a budgeting system that suits your corporation's specific needs
* Construct a budget to reflect your long-term objectives and performance targets
* Utilize pricing and leasing in budget decisions and pinpoint budget variances
* Add credibility to your budget proposal
* Develop budgets for all activities of your company
* Reflect your personal input through appropriate performance reports
Comprehensive and instructive, Total Business Budgeting: A Step-by-Step Guide with Forms, Second Edition is a must-have guide for any CEO, senior member of management, controller, or financial director who wants to fully understand and prepare a highly successful budget.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471351030
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 10.21(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Budgeting and the Management Process1
Ch. 2Analyzing Outside Influences9
Ch. 3Developing Performance Targets18
Ch. 4Budgeting Shareholder Value29
Ch. 5Budgeting Return on Investment37
Ch. 6Developing Budget Segments52
Ch. 7Organizing and Administering the Budgeting Process58
Ch. 8Budgeted Costs70
Ch. 9Using Breakeven Analysis to Make Budget Decisions79
Ch. 10Budgeting Shared Resources or Common Costs92
Ch. 11Pricing97
Ch. 12Developing the Sales Budget104
Ch. 13Preparing Production Budgets123
Ch. 14Preparing the Distribution Cost Budget134
Ch. 15Preparing the Administrative Budget137
Ch. 16Preparing the Advertising and Promotion Budget141
Ch. 17Preparing the Research and Development Budget145
Ch. 18Preparing the Other Income and Expense Budget149
Ch. 19Preparing the Estimated Statement of Earnings152
Ch. 20Preparing the Cash Budget154
Ch. 21Preparing the Accounts Receivable Budget163
Ch. 22Preparing the Inventory Budget166
Ch. 23Preparing the Other Current Assets Budget174
Ch. 24Preparing the Capital Investments Budget176
Ch. 25Techniques of Evaluating Capital Investments200
Ch. 26Developing the Loan Budget216
Ch. 27Developing the Accounts Payable Budget218
Ch. 28Developing the Other Liabilities Budget220
Ch. 29Developing the Equity Budget223
Ch. 30Developing the Balance Sheet Budget227
Ch. 31Preparing the Statement of Cash Flows230
Ch. 32Leasing239
Ch. 33Monitoring and Controlling Budget Variances246
Ch. 34Behavioral Implications of Budgeting260
App.: Worksheets and Schedules263
Index313

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