Understanding Finance: Expert Solutions to Everyday Challenges
Harvard Business Review Press, Aug 20, 2007 - Business & Economics - 94 pages
Explains the essential concepts of finance—budgeting, forecasting, and planning—to managers who are not financial managers. Understanding Finance contains relevant information on how to: understand what the three basic financial statements and ratio analysis tell about a company's financial health; develop and track a budget; and assess an investment opportunity.
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