For most managers, the normal round of hectic schedules, tricky staff issues and impending deadlines are well within their management capabilities. It is the financial issues that give them headaches. Nobody has ever explained how to balance sales against costs, how to interpret financial reports, how to prepare a budget or even how to argue the case for the new equipment their department needs so badly. They have no idea why the company's share price keeps falling and certainly don't understand why this should result in layoffs. In fact, the whole issue of finance is a mystery. Successful management of the finances of a business requires an understanding of some key principles - and that is what NAKED FINANCE is all about. It strips away all the technical issues surrounding financial management and lays bare the principles needed to make sound financial decisions. Firstly, Meckin shows how to identify financial objectives so you know where you are going - explaining the importance of profit and cashflow, how to measure financial performance and which are the key figures to watch. He then outlines how to use financial information to understand what's going on around you, covering the format and content of financial statements and how they can be used to assess past trading performance. Finally he describes how to ensure financial control and create a financial plan so you can take control of where you are going, managing costs, sales, profit and cash flow and long-term projects. Purely and simply, NAKED FINANCE provides the skills necessary to manage a profitable business.
Published by Nicholas Brealey on 05/12/2011
Book details: 228 pages.
BUSINESS FINANCE presents finance from a business point of view. This text, written specifically for high school students, covers finance fundamentals, long-term and short-term funding sources, business risk management, use of technology, and international finance. Business Finance combines fundamental concepts with a strong lesson-based instructional design, weaving in interesting real-world features, creative methods of assessment, research opportunities, financial calculations, case studies, and academic connections. Whether your course is offered at an Academy of Finance, within a Finance Career Cluster Concentration, or as part of a business curriculum, Business Finance provides you with complete coverage. The comprehensive package of print and technology resources reaches students with a variety of learning styles, skills, and educational backgrounds. Students examine the financial side of running a business, keeping records, protecting against loss, offering credit, and making strategic decisions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Published by Cengage Learning on 03/27/2007
Book details: 448 pages.
This textbook introduces students to the fundamental workings of business and finance in the global economy. It brings clarity and focus to the complexities of the field and demonstrates the key linkages between the foreign exchange markets and world money markets. Core topics examined include: corporate aspects of international finance, with special attention given to contractual and operational hedging techniques the mechanics of the foreign exchange markets the building blocks of international finance the optimal portfolio in an international setting. Michael Connolly also provides up-to-date statistics from across the globe, relevant international case studies, problem sets and solutions and links to an online PowerPoint presentation. International Business Finance is an engaging and stimulating text for students in undergraduate and MBA courses in international finance and a key resource for lecturers.
Published by Routledge on 11/28/2006
Book details: 232 pages.
Published by Rex Bookstore, Inc. on 09/19/1988
Book details: 318 pages.
Previous editions of this comprehensive reference book have been called arequired reading for students, investors, and writersa by" USA Today," and aa teeming reservoir of informationa by the" Oakland Tribune." Updated to reflect the 2006 investment climate, the new edition of Barronas" Finance and Investment Handbook" presents a financial dictionary of more than 5,000 terms, an analysis of many current investment opportunities, guidelines for non-experts on what to look for when reading corporate reports and financial news sources, an up-to-date directory of hundreds of publicly traded corporations in the United States and Canada, and a directory listing the names and addresses of brokerage houses, mutual funds families, banks, federal and state regulators, and other major financial institutions. Here in one big volume is indispensable information for planning and maintaining a healthy investment portfolio.
Published by Barron's Educational Series on 09/19/2018
Book details: 1220 pages.
Published by Rex Bookstore, Inc.
Book details: 1220 pages.
The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship of existing ones, and far too much to secondary-market dealing in existing assets. Regulation has contributed more to the problems than the solutions. Why? What is finance for? John Kay, with wide practical and academic experience in the world of finance, understands the operation of the financial sector better than most. He believes in good banks and effective asset managers, but good banks and effective asset managers are not what he sees. In a dazzling and revelatory tour of the financial world as it has emerged from the wreckage of the 2008 crisis, Kay does not flinch in his criticism: we do need some of the things that Citigroup and Goldman Sachs do, but we do not need Citigroup and Goldman to do them. And many of the things done by Citigroup and Goldman do not need to be done at all. The finance sector needs to be reminded of its primary purpose: to manage other people’s money for the benefit of businesses and households. It is an aberration when the some of the finest mathematical and scientific minds are tasked with devising algorithms for the sole purpose of exploiting the weakness of other algorithms for computerized trading in securities. To travel further down that road leads to ruin.
Published by PublicAffairs on 09/22/2015
Book details: 352 pages.
Published by Goodwill Trading Co., Inc.
Book details: 352 pages.
Like a detailed trail map through the jungle of finance, this book guides readers past small-business financial pitfalls, showing readers how to fine-tune operations and enhance profitability. • Written by a business owner for business owners, the author makes reading financial statements easy and interesting • Demonstrates how any business owner can shape unique financial statements to better manage their business • Breaks down the complexity of finance into easy-to-remember stories about real people and real companies • Examines and explains each of the three main financial statements and common ratios used by banks and investors • Shows how to build business dashboards that guide better decision making—and how simple analysis can show the financial future of your business • Helps small business owners to learn the difference between profits and cash flow, make better decisions by doing real analysis using only basic math, and do forecasting and budgeting quickly and easily
Published by ABC-CLIO on 01/22/2014
Book details: 268 pages.
Step-by-step, easy-to-follow guidelines for setting up and maintaining records for your building business. A practical, newly-revised guide to all accounting methods showing how to meet state and federal accounting requirements and the new depreciation rules. Explains what the 1986 Tax Reform Act can mean to your business. Full of charts, diagrams, blank forms, simple directions and examples. Updated with every printing to reflect current accounting procedures. New with this edition: expanded test questions.
Published by Craftsman Book Company on 07/01/2001
Book details: 355 pages.