Finance for the Nonfinancial Manager

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 11, 1996 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
Finance for the Nonfinancial Manager, Fourth Edition.

If you're a manager, odds are you're playing a larger and moreimportant role in the financial matters of your company. As today'smarketplace becomes increasingly competitive, it's essential thatall managers have a basic understanding of the tools, objectives,and functions of finance if they are to stay ahead of thecompetition. Covering the gamut of the "numbers" end of management,Finance for the Nonfinancial Manager helps you develop a soundbasis for carrying out strategic financial planning anddecision-making responsibilities.

This comprehensive reference has served as an indispensable guidefor executives, managers, and small business owners for almost twodecades. Now in its fourth edition, this classic has been updatedto reflect the latest federal tax and regulatory legislation, andit is filled with new charts, tables, and examples suitable for theneeds of today's manager. From basic economic concepts toaccounting conventions, the broad range of topics examined inFinance for the Nonfinancial Manager include: cash flow management,banking relationships, security markets, credit policies, andcapital acquisition. You'll also find practical guidelines for suchimportant skills as how to:
* Interpret balance sheets.
* Design budgets and P & Ls.
* Apply break-even analyses.
* Decipher financial statements.

Now more than ever, being a manager in the competitive marketplacerequires a solid understanding of key aspects of finance. Thisrevised and expanded edition of Finance for the NonfinancialManager shows you how to get a handle on the basic concepts andprinciples you need to run and maintain a successful business.
 

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Contents

Economic Concepts
12
International Perspective
28
TAccounts
37
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
43
Funds Statement
50
Fund Accounting
60
Value Added Tax
66
Credit Management
79
Mathematics of Interest
145
Excerpt from Table A for computing F the future value
150
Capital Budgeting
162
Leasing
176
Cash Management
185
Capital Structure
195
Stockholder Relations
226
Capital Acquisition
235

The Future Environment
92
Capital Market Line
106
Summary
119
Hospital Service Corporation cash budget JanuaryJune 1998
123
International Gadget Corporation contribution income
129
Banking Relationships
136
Security Markets
244
Valuation
250
Personal Finance
257
Financial Management
268
Glossary
290
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About the author (1996)

Herbert T. Spiro is President of American Valuation Group, a financial consulting firm based in Woodlan Hills, California. He is also Professor of Finance at California State University.

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