Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-profit Organizations

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005 - Business & Economics - 636 pages
One of the few books that addresses financial and managerial accounting within the three major areas of the public sector--government, health, and not-for-profit--the Second Edition provides the fundamentals of financial management for those pursuing careers within these fields. KEY TOPICS: " With a unique presentation that explains the rules specific to the public sector, this book outlines the framework for readers to access and apply financial information more effectively. Employing an engaging and user-friendly approach, this book clearly defines essential vocabulary, concepts, methods, and basic tools of financial management and financial analysis that are imperative to achieving success in the field. This book is intended for financial managers and general managers who are required to obtain, understand, and use accounting information to improve the financial results of their organizations, specifically within the areas of government or public policy and management, not-for-profit management, and health policy and management.

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Dr. Steven A. Finkler is Professor of Public and Health Administration, Accounting, and Financial Management at New York University's (NYU) Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU/Wagner). At NYU/Wagner he heads the specialization in health services financial management. An award-winning teacher and author, Dr. Finkler is engaged in a variety of research topics in the areas of economics and accounting.

Among his publications are sixteen books, several of which are Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers, third Edition, (2003), Budgeting Concepts for Nurse Managers, third Edition, (2001), and Cost Accounting for Health Care Organizations, second Edition, (with David Ward, 1999.). He has also published more than 200 articles in many journals, including Health Services Research, the Journal of Public Policy and Management, and Healthcare Financial Management.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (dual major in Accounting and Finance) and Master of Science degree in Accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His Master's degree in Economics and Doctorate in Business Administration were awarded by Stanford University.

Dr. Finkler, who is also a Certified Public Accountant, worked for several years as an auditor with Ernst and Young and was on the faculty of the Wharton School before joining NYU. He is a member of the Executive Board of the International Society for Research in Healthcare Financial Management, the Editorial Board of Health Care Management Review, and the Board of Governors of Daughters of Israel Geriatric Center. He served as Editor of Hospital Cost Management & Accounting for 12 years, and is a past member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He consults extensively, both around the country and abroad.

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