Effective Financial Management

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Kogan Page Publishers, Feb 3, 2010 - Business & Economics - 152 pages

Financial management comprises more than accounting and reporting. It is crucial at all stages in the business cycle, whatever the state of your business.

Effective Financial Management starts with advice on raising money for a business, continues through maintaining investor relationships, includes useful information on accounting, reporting and communicating effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, gives vital tips on budgeting, forecasting and managing business costs and cash flow, and tells you how to successfully assess projects and buy assets. This indispensible guide will appeal if you are a financial or non-financial manager, in a small or medium sized enterprise, an established entrepreneur or if you are setting up your own business for the first time. It covers day to day financial concerns of a business in a practical commonsense way.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The business plan
3
2 Assessing projects
23
3 The budget process
35
4 Cash
45
5 Managing costs
69
6 Supply
85
7 Property
95
8 Buying undervalued assets
101
9 Banks and borrowing
107
10 Company accounts
119
11 Administration as a business tool
135
12 Use all those free resources
143
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Brian Finch is a consultant, company director and writer; co-founder of a medium sized retail and internet business; he was previously Director of Business Development with several large UK public companies. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the London Business School and is a qualified accountant. He is the author of the best selling How to Write a Business Plan, also in the Creating Success series.