The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 4, 2011 - Business & Economics - 456 pages
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Filled with pragmatic insights, proactive strategies, and best practices, The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Second Edition is destined to become your essential desktop companion. This thorough guidebook is essential reading for the CFO requiring an overview of strategies, measurement and control systems, financial analysis tools, funding sources, and management improvement tips.
  

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Contents

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE PAYMENT DELAY
CREDIT CARDS
FACTORING
FLOOR PLANNING
LEASE
PREFERRED STOCK
SALE AND LEASEBACK
TYPES OF STOCK

WORKING CAPITAL
INVENTORY REDUCTION DECISION
LEASE VERSUS BUY DECISION
DEBT
EQUITY
STEP COSTING DECISION
TEMPORARY LABOR VERSUS PERMANENT STAFFING DECISION
DIVESTITURE DECISION
HIGHVOLUME LOWPRICE SALE DECISION USING THROUGHPUT COSTING
CAPITAL BUDGETING DECISION USING THROUGHPUT COSTING
MAKE VERSUS BUY DECISION USING THROUGHPUT COSTING
SUMMARY
ACCUMULATED EARNINGS TAX5
INVENTORY VALUATION
NET OPERATING LOSS CARRYFORWARDS8
PROJECT COSTING
S CORPORATION10
TRANSFER PRICING12
UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES13
REASONS FOR DEVISING AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY
DEVELOPING THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY
TECHNICAL STRATEGIES
SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS
SUMMARY
CREATING A PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
OPERATING PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
CASHFLOW MEASUREMENTS
LIQUIDITY MEASUREMENTS
SOLVENCY MEASUREMENTS
RETURN ON INVESTMENT MEASUREMENTS
MARKET PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
QUALITY OF EARNINGS RATIO
SUMMARY
NEED FOR CONTROL SYSTEMS
TYPES OF FRAUD
KEY CONTROLS
WHEN TO ELIMINATE CONTROLS
SUMMARY
COMPOSITION OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
PURPOSE OF THE EXTERNAL AUDITORS
DEALING WITH EXTERNAL AUDITORS
ROLE OF THE INTERNAL AUDIT FUNCTION
MANAGING THE INTERNAL AUDIT FUNCTION16
PLANNING CONTROLS
OVERVIEW17
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
REGULATION SK
REGULATION SB
SEC FORMS
EDGAR FILING SYSTEM
SUMMARY
COMPONENTS
CALCULATING THE COST OF DEBT
CALCULATING THE COST OF EQUITY
CALCULATING THE WEIGHTED COST OF CAPITAL
INCREMENTAL COST OF CAPITAL
USING THE COST OF CAPITAL IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS
MODIFYING THE COST OF CAPITAL TO ENHANCE SHAREHOLDER VALUE
STRATEGIZE COST OF CAPITAL REDUCTIONS
SUMMARY
HURDLE RATE
PAYBACK PERIOD
NET PRESENT VALUE
INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN
PROBLEMS WITH THE CAPITAL BUDGET APPROVAL PROCESS
CASH FLOW MODELING ISSUES
FUNDING DECISIONS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROPOSAL FORM
POSTCOMPLETION PROJECT ANALYSIS
SUMMARY
RISK ANALYSIS
CAPACITY UTILIZATION
BREAKEVEN ANALYSIS
BUSINESS CYCLE FORECASTING
SUMMARY
CASH FORECASTING MODEL
MEASURING CASH FORECAST ACCURACY
CASH FORECASTING AUTOMATION
CASH MANAGEMENT CONTROLS
CASH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
SUMMARY
INVESTMENT CRITERIA21
INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS
SUMMARY
MANAGEMENT OF FINANCING ISSUES
BANK RELATIONS
PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF STOCK
ESTABLISHING A VALUATION FOR THE OFFERING MEMORANDUM
SWAPPING STOCK FOR EXPENSES
STOCK WARRANTS
COMMITTED LONGTERM CAPITAL SOLUTIONS
SUMMARY
REASONS TO GO PUBLIC
REASONS NOT TO GO PUBLIC
COST OF AN IPO
FINDING AN UNDERWRITER
REGISTERING FOR AND COMPLETING THE IPO
ALTERNATIVES FOR SELLING SECURITIES
SCOR
TRADING ON AN EXCHANGE
OVERTHECOUNTER STOCKS
SUMMARY
GOING PRIVATE TRANSACTION
FILLING OUT SCHEDULE 13E3
INTENTIONAL DELISTING
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES
RISK MANAGEMENT PLANNING
MANAGER OF RISK MANAGEMENT
RISK MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES
TYPES OF INSURANCE COMPANIES
EVALUATING THE HEALTH OF AN INSURANCE CARRIER
CATASTROPHE BONDS
CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION
INSURANCE FILES
KEYMAN LIFE INSURANCE FOR THE CFO
SUMMARY
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF OUTSOURCING
CONTRACTUAL ISSUES
TRANSITION ISSUES
CONTROLLING SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE
MEASURING OUTSOURCED ACTIVITIES
MANAGING SUPPLIERS
SUMMARY
BEST PRACTICES
SUMMARY
EVALUATING ACQUISITION TARGETS26
COMPLEXITY ANALYSIS
EVALUATE ACQUISITION TARGETS WITH ALLIANCES
DETERMINING THE VALUE OF SYNERGIES
FORM OF PAYMENT FOR THE ACQUISITION
WHEN TO USE AN INVESTMENT BANKER
PURCHASE METHOD27
COST METHOD
CONSOLIDATION METHOD
INTERCOMPANY TRANSACTIONS
CONTINGENT PAYMENTS
LEVERAGED BUYOUTS
SUMMARY
ADVANTAGES OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
ECOMMERCE BUSINESS MODEL
RESTRUCTURING THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECOMMERCE
ECOMMERCE ARCHITECTURE
ECOMMERCE SECURITY28
ECOMMERCE INSURANCE
SUMMARY
DEFERRED COMPENSATION29
LIFE INSURANCE
BONUS SLIDING SCALE
SUMMARY
APPLICABLE BANKRUPTCY LAWS
CREDITOR AND SHAREHOLDER PAYMENT PRIORITIES
TAX LIABILITIES IN A BANKRUPTCY30
SPECIAL BANKRUPTCY RULES
THE BANKRUPTCY ACT OF 2005
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
APPENDIX C
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B
C
D
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G
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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, also from Wiley: Accounting and Finance for Your Small Business, Accounting Best Practices, The Ultimate Accountants' Reference, 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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