Balance Sheet Basics: Financial Management for Nonfinancial Managers

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Penguin, Jul 27, 2004 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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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About the author (2004)

Ronald C. Spurga, CFP, has worked as an investment banker and Wall Street analyst for several decades. He received his graduate degree from Dartmouth College and taught at Rutgers University, Fordham University, and New York University.

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