Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers

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Prentice Hall Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 382 pages
For all entrepreneurs and nonfinancial professionals with budget and/or P&L responsibilities, this indispensable guide provides the basics necessary to make a solid contribution to the financial goals and success of their company.

Comprehensive and accessible, managers in non-financial areas -- sales, marketing, production, and others -- will readily understand the meaning of financial terms and concepts, statements, and ratios, but more importantly, they will discover how they affect the operations of a business or corporation.

This revised and expanded 3rd edition has retained its easy-to-read approach and broad coverage of equity, ratio analysis, balance sheets, future profits, lifo, liquidations, asset valuation, cash flow statements, capital leasing, liabilities, present value and operating leverage. In addition, six new chapters covering basic tax concepts, capital structure, business plans, working capital management and banking relationships, accountability and control, and personal finances have been added. Updates for the latest tax and account rule changes have been incorporated throughout the book. New to the CD-ROM are interactive Excel templates that allow readers to immediately apply many of the concepts and techniques discussed throughout the book and hyperlinks that will take the reader to relevant websites with just one click of the mouse. It also contains the complete -- thoroughly searchable -- text.

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About the author (2002)

Dr. Steven A. Finkler" is Professor of Public and Health Administration, Accounting, and Financial Management at New York University's (NYU) Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU/Wagner). At NYU/Wagner he heads the specialization in health services financial management. An award-winning teacher and author, Dr. Finkler is engaged in a variety of research topics in the areas of economics and accounting.

Among his publications are sixteen books, several of which are "Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers," third Edition, (2003), "Budgeting Concepts for Nurse Managers," third Edition, (2001), and "Cost Accounting for Health Care Organizations," second Edition, (with David Ward, 1999.). He has also published more than 200 articles in many journals, including "Health Services Research," the "Journal of Public Policy and Management," and "Healthcare Financial Management."

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (dual major in Accounting and Finance) and Master of Science degree in Accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His Master's degree in Economics and Doctorate in Business Administration were awarded by Stanford University.

Dr. Finkler, who is also a Certified Public Accountant, worked for several years as an auditor with Ernst and Young and was on the faculty of the Wharton School before joining NYU. He is a member of the Executive Board of the International Society for Research in Healthcare Financial Management, the Editorial Board of "Health Care Management Review," and the Board of Governors of Daughters of Israel Geriatric Center. He served as Editor of "Hospital Cost Management &Accounting" for 12 years, and is a past member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He consults extensively, both around the country and abroad.

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