Balance Sheet Basics: Financial Management for Nonfinancial Managers

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Penguin, Jul 27, 2004 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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The balance sheet is the most basic tool of financial management, yet to most of today's nonfinancial managers it is a complete mystery. In Balance Sheet Basics, Ronald Spurga takes you step by step through the balance sheet to explain not only the line items and what they mean, but also how to interpret ratios derived form the balance sheet, providing an indispensable road map to good financial management. More importantly, you'll find page after page of information that will show you how to improve your 401(k), invest successfully, and increase your net worth.
 

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Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Epigraph Preface
WHAT IS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT?
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
RATIO ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
CONTROL IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
BUSINESS RATIOS AND HOW THEY WORK
STANDARD OR TYPICAL RATIOS
A CASE HISTORY
LOOKING AHEAD
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FINANCING
UNSECURED BORROWINGS FOR WORKING CAPITAL
SECURED WORKING CAPITAL FINANCING
SECURED GROWTH CAPITAL FINANCING
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
APPENDIX
Index

EVALUATING AND INTERPRETING RATIOS

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RONALD C. SPURGA is a Certified Financial Planner and a Vice President of ABN AMRO Bank. He has also worked as an investment banker and financial analyst on Wall Street. Spurga graduated from the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management of the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He has an MBA in finance and has taught finance courses at Rutgers University, Fordham University, and New York University. In his spare time, Spurga writes poetry, which has appeared in "Penumbra," the literary magazine of California State University, and in "Cimarron Review," the literary magazine of Oklahoma State University.

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