Accounting and Finance for the NonFinancial Executive: An Integrated Resource Management Guide for the 21st Century, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Accounting and Finance for the NonFinancial Executive

An Integrated Resource Management Guide for the 21st Century, 1st Edition

By Jae K. Shim

CRC Press

312 pages

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Have you recently been promoted? Are you starting a new business? Do you suddenly find that you need to know more about finances than you ever expected, but have no time for formal training? If so, you need Accounting and Finance for the Non-Financial Executive. Whether you are a newly promoted middle manager or executive, a marketing manager of a small company, an entrepreneur, or own your own business, your results will be measured in dollars and cents. You need to know the basics of finance and accounting to make sound business decisions and become successful.

Shim shows you the strategies for evaluating investment decisions such as return on investment analysis. You will see what you need to know, what to ask, which tools are important, what to look for, what to do, and how to do it. Easy to read and useful, the book presents many practical examples, illustrations, guidelines, measures, rules of thumb, graphs, diagrams, and tables that make comprehending the subject easy.

Accounting and Finance for the Non-Financial Executive prepares you for additional managerial responsibilities. You will be better equipped to prepare, appraise, evaluate, and approve plans to accomplish departmental objectives. You will be able to back up your recommendations with carefully prepared financial support. Whether they are based on marketing, production, or personnel, by learning how to think in terms of finance and accounting you can intelligently express your ideas.

Table of Contents

THINKING FINANCE

Financial Decision Making and Analysis

What Can You Do About Your Departmental Costs

How You Can Use Contribution Margin Analysis

Are You Breaking Even?

How to Make Short-Term, Nonroutine Decisions

Financial Forecasting and budgeting

Using Variance Analysis as a Financial Tool

CRITICAL ASSET MANAGEMENT ISSUES

Working Capital and Cash Management

How to Manage Your Accounts Receivable

How to Manage Inventory

FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING FOR MANAGERS

Understanding the Concept of Time Value

Capital Investing Decisions

How to Analyze and Improve Management Performance

How to Evaluate Your Segment's Performance

How Taxes Affect Business Decisions

OBTAINING FUNDS

What to Know About Short-Term Financing

Looking at Term Loans and Leasing

Deciding on Long-Term Financing

DISSECTING FINANCIAL STATEMENT INFORMATION

Understanding Financial Statement Information

Recording Financial Information and Accounting Conventions

Analyzing Financial Statement Information

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS027000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance
BUS053000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
MAT029000
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General