The Basics of Finance: Financial Tools for Non-Financial Managers

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iUniverse, 2003 - Business & Economics - 220 pages
The Basics of Finance provides the tools you can use to understand the principles of financial management in your business.

The Basics of Finance can help you:

  • understand your company’s annual report
  • interact with the financial people in your organization
  • understand the viability of projects you are considering
  • use financial analyses to help you better understand your business
  • explain your ideas more convincingly using financial terms

The book includes explanations of fundamental accounting principles, basic financial statements, budgeting, and forecasting…All made clear and understandable for managers who may lack a background in business finance and accounting.

  • 31 fundamental principles of financial management clearly and concisely explained
  • Simple case histories illustrate each principle
  • A glossary of key terms help you understand the language of finance
  • Simple straightforward language dispenses with much of the accounting and finance jargon and clarifies the basic tenets of effective financial management
  • “FINANCIAL FACTS,” one or two sentence ideas found throughout the book, provide the conceptual and practical foundation for profitable financial management

As you work through a business and management career, it’s essential to know The Basics of Finance.

 

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The book is simple ideal for non-financial managers. The financial facts provided is a gleaming sign to be noted by the readers or non-financial managers. This is highly recommended for managers and non accounting students.

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A good introductory book on financial management.

Contents

Component Analysis
6
Assessing a Firms Financial Condition
9
Evaluating a Firms Financial Progress
17
Accrual Accounting and Cash Flow
25
The Foundation for Financial Analysis
35
Performance Analysis
51
Analyzing Management Performance
59
Management Analysis Accounts Receivable
83
Management Analysis Liquidity
135
Leverage in the Financial Structure
141
Management Analysis Leverage
151
Profit Planning and Financial Forecasting Formulas
161
Profit Planning Formulas
163
Financial Forecasting Formulas
175
Financial Management Formulas
183
Glossary
197

Investment in Inventory
99
Management Analysis Inventory
107
Structural Analysis Chapter 12 Liquidity in the Financial Structure
127

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