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Mastering Financial Management : Palgrave Master Series - John Whiteley

Mastering Financial Management

Palgrave Master Series

Paperback Published: 31st October 2003
ISBN: 9781403913364
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book offers a unique blend of academic rigour and practical insight and uses examples and illustrations drawn from a wide range of real-life situations. Mastering Financial Management will help you to tease out meaning from company accounts, make your financial reports interesting and influential, manage budgets and motivate people to achieve targets, and much more. Ideal as a text for all students requiring an introduction to financial management and for business managers with no financial background.

Prefacep. viii
Introductionp. 1
Taking controlp. 1
The art and craft of financial managementp. 1
Understanding accountsp. 4
Introductionp. 4
What is behind the figures?p. 4
Comparisonsp. 9
Statistical analysis and key ratiosp. 10
Performance measures for non-profit organisationsp. 22
Summaryp. 25
Assignmentp. 26
Financial reportingp. 30
Introductionp. 30
Reporting--external and internalp. 30
Break-even analysisp. 33
Effective presentation of figuresp. 36
Assignmentp. 40
The budgeting processp. 42
Introductionp. 42
The budgeting cyclep. 42
Making plansp. 42
Measuring performancep. 44
Monitoring performancep. 45
Investigating variancesp. 45
Amending plansp. 46
Time scalep. 47
SWOT analysisp. 49
The bottom linep. 50
Targetsp. 50
Assignmentsp. 51
Controlling working capitalp. 59
Introductionp. 59
What is working capital?p. 59
Why does working capital need to be controlled?p. 62
Stock controlp. 63
Work in progress controlp. 67
Creditorsp. 68
Credit controlp. 69
Three golden rulesp. 83
Cash managementp. 83
Assignmentp. 85
Financial input into management decisionsp. 89
Introductionp. 89
Selling and pricingp. 89
Cost accountingp. 90
Risk managementp. 94
Insuring against risksp. 101
Fraud preventionp. 102
Tax compliance and planningp. 107
Rewarding employeesp. 107
Treasury managementp. 107
Internal and financial controlsp. 112
Audit--external and internalp. 118
Measures of successp. 121
Introductionp. 121
The investment approachp. 121
Total shareholder valuep. 122
Four key measures of successp. 124
Organic growthp. 125
Other corporate valuesp. 125
Measurement of future successp. 125
Assignmentsp. 139
Phases of business lifep. 145
Introductionp. 145
Start upp. 145
Growthp. 146
Acquisitions, mergers and demergersp. 147
Crisis managementp. 159
Assignmentp. 162
Managing bank relationsp. 166
Introductionp. 166
What does the bank have to offer?p. 166
How the bank manager approaches the customerp. 167
Writing winning business plansp. 170
Cash flow forecastingp. 174
Loan capital, overdrafts and working capital financep. 182
Introductionp. 182
Gearing and capital structurep. 182
Term matchingp. 184
Raising long-term loan capitalp. 184
Raising short-term financep. 188
Finance leases and hire purchasep. 191
Grantsp. 192
Equity capitalp. 193
Introductionp. 193
Share capitalp. 193
Capital marketsp. 194
Issuing sharesp. 196
Classes of shares and retaining controlp. 198
Repaying capital to shareholdersp. 198
Venture capitalp. 199
Dividend policyp. 201
Useful websitesp. 205
Investment termsp. 211
Answersp. 218
Glossaryp. 234
Further readingp. 236
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9781403913364
ISBN-10: 1403913366
Series: Palgrave Master Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 31st October 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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