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Budgeting For Managers : Briefcase Books Series - Sid Kemp

Budgeting For Managers

Briefcase Books Series

By: Sid Kemp

Paperback Published: 30th January 2003
ISBN: 9780071391337
Number Of Pages: 180

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Our Briefcase Books series has proven to be one of McGraw-Hill's most successful series, with 18 titles currently or soon to be in print and tens of thousands of copies sold. In addition, the books have been well received internationally. Rights have also been sold for seven languages: Chinese (both forms), Dutch, German, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. Budgeting for Managers provides a practical, easy-to-read overview of the budgeting process in any type of organization. It will help readers understand the purposes of a budget, how to collect information to create an accurate and useful budget, the relation between a budget and a business plane, and different types of budgets for different functional areas within an organization. Briefcase Books are always rich in practical techniques and examples. This book will help readers - Understand basic financial concepts and their use in creating a budget - Learn about a budgeting calendar - Learn how to gather accurate figures for a budget - How to forecast sales and expenses - How to use the budget to judge performance Briefcase Books feature a user-friendly, sidebar-rich format, which is designed to be easily read and digested for people at all levels of the organizational hierarchy. Books in the series feature short, informally written chapters, bulleted lists, self-examinations, and seven types of sidebars, and chapter-ending checklists of important points.

Prefacep. ix
Budgeting: Why and Howp. 1
Why Make a Budget? Who Reads Budgets?p. 2
Eight Steps to Creating a Budgetp. 5
Success Reviewp. 18
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 1p. 18
The Parts of a Budgetp. 20
Time Periods of Your Budgetp. 20
Budget and Visionp. 23
Forecasting Incomep. 29
Expense Categories vs. Account Codesp. 32
Key Accounting Conceptsp. 34
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 2p. 39
Gathering Production Figuresp. 41
Gathering Past Figuresp. 42
Working with Multiple Periodsp. 45
Working with Account Categories and Line Item Namesp. 50
Evaluating the Quality of Your Informationp. 50
Working with Multiple Periods and Trendsp. 52
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 3p. 53
Creating a Production Budgetp. 55
Estimation Methodsp. 56
Planning the Future in Detailp. 58
A Sample Manufacturing Budgetp. 61
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 4p. 71
Planning and Budgeting a Projectp. 72
Define the Projectp. 73
Create the Work Planp. 84
Calculate the Costp. 89
Tracking a Projectp. 89
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 5p. 90
Checking It Twicep. 92
Using a Partner for Proofreadingp. 92
Errors Created by Spreadsheet Programsp. 93
Automatic Cross-Checking in Spreadsheetsp. 96
Document Version Controlp. 97
Verifying Budgetary Assumptionsp. 100
The Final Proofreading Stepsp. 101
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 6p. 101
Preparing for Presentationp. 103
Combining Parts of Your Budgetp. 104
Revising Budgetary Assumptionsp. 107
Creating Templates and Formatting a Budgetp. 109
Adding Account Codesp. 110
Preparing a Budget Presentationp. 111
Presentation Formatsp. 117
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 7p. 121
Budgetary Spendingp. 123
Getting the Budget Authorizedp. 123
Adjusting to the Authorized Amountp. 126
Setting up Your Budget with Accountingp. 128
Spending at the Beginning and the End of the Yearp. 133
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 8p. 134
Tracking Your Budgetp. 136
Authorizing and Tracking Expensesp. 137
Closing a Budget Periodp. 142
Comparing Estimated Versus Actual Budgetsp. 144
Overspending and Underspendingp. 144
Adjusting the Budgetp. 147
Reviewing Financial Statementsp. 147
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 9p. 151
Budgeting and Human Resourcesp. 153
HR Management and HR Servicesp. 154
Use of Consulting Services and Outsourcingp. 155
Departmental Controlp. 156
Putting It All Togetherp. 165
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 10p. 166
Small Business Money Managementp. 168
Estimating Business Incomep. 170
Small Business Payrollp. 173
General Financial Managementp. 174
Seasonal Fluctuation and Available Cashp. 175
Setting Pricesp. 178
Budgets for Customer Proposalsp. 178
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 11p. 182
Mastering the Budget Processp. 184
Negotiating for Your Budgetp. 184
Improving Your Estimation Skillsp. 186
Timing Your Budget Preparationp. 188
The 15-Month Budgetp. 189
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 12p. 190
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780071391337
ISBN-10: 0071391339
Series: Briefcase Books Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 30th January 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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