Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers

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Kogan Page Publishers, May 3, 2012 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers is an accessible, practical and easy to understand guide that will allow any manager to gain confidence in understanding financial matters, managing a budget and dealing with bankers, accountants and finance professionals.

A source of invaluable expert advice on all the essential aspects of financial management within the context of running a business, it covers: business structures, accounting and financial statements, analysis and ratios, planning, budgeting, product and service costing, setting selling prices, investment appraisal, finance and working capital, taxation and international transactions. This book explains financial literacy in the context of management, showing how improved awareness of finances can lead to increased value creation and protection for your business. Aimed at the practicing business manager, Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers includes case studies, spreadsheets and worked examples to accompany key skills and practices explained in the book.

Online supporting resources for this book online template spreadsheets for planning, budgeting and variance analysis.


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01 Types of business structure and their finance
02 The role of the accounting and finance department
03 Accounting and financial statements
04 Analysis and financial ratios
05 Planning and budgeting
06 Product and service costing and pricing
10 International transactions and currency risk
11 Company taxation and financial management
12 The value of a business
13 Financial strategy
14 The cost of capital
15 Dividend policy
16 Case studies

07 Setting selling prices and marketing strategies
08 Investment appraisal
09 Finance funding and working capital

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Clive Marsh is a Chartered Banker, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, Associate Chartered Accountant (NZ) and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. His past experience includes key roles as Head of Finance & MIS, Director of Commercial Services, Director of Business Development and Divisional Manager of Corporate Services. He has worked for Shell, Mobil, NatWest, DataBank (BNZ), IBM UK, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and a number of niche strategy consulting firms. He now works as a coach and author with financial management skills as his main speciality.

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