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Finance for Managers (Harvard Business Essentials)by Harvard Business Review
Synopses & Reviews
Harvard Business Essentials are comprehensive, solution-oriented paperbacks for business readers of all levels of experience. Calculating and assessing the overall financial health of the business is an important part of any managerial position. From reading and deciphering financial statements, to understanding net present value, to calculating return on investment, Finance for Managers provides the fundamentals of financial literacy. Easy to use and nontechnical, this helpful guide gives managers the smart advice they need to increase their impact on financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
Book News Annotation:
Written for corporate and small business managers who are not financial managers, the ten chapters in this collection explain how to finance assets, forecast future cash flows, maintain a budget, determine which operations are profit generators and which are not, and judge the economic merits of different investment opportunities. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This handbook offers financial advice for business managers. It seeks to provide the fundamentals of financial literacy, covering: reading balance sheets; net present value; return on investment; breakeven analysis; the budgeting process; financial planning and forecasting; and more.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-202) and index.
Providing the fundamentals of financial literacy, this guide gives business managers the smart advice they need to increase their impact on financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Financial statements — Finding meaning in financial statements — Important accounting concepts — Taxes — Financing operations and growth — Money and capital markets — Budgeting — Practical tools for management decisions — The time value of money — Valuation concepts.
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