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Analytical Corporate Finance by This book draws readers' attention to the financial aspects of daily life at a corporation by combining a robust mathematical setting and the explanation and derivation of the most popular models of the firm. Intended for third-year undergraduate students of business finance, quantitative finance, and financial mathematics, as well as first-year postgraduate students, it is based on the twin pillars of theory and analytics, which merge in a way that makes it easy for students to understand the exact meaning of the concepts and their representation and applicability in real-world contexts. Examples are given throughout the chapters in order to clarify the most intricate aspects; where needed, there are appendices at the end of chapters, offering additional mathematical insights into specific topics. Due to the recent growth in knowledge demand in the private sector, practitioners can also profit from the book as a bridge-builder between university and industry. Lastly, the book provides useful information for managers who want to deepen their understanding of risk management and come to recognize what may have been lacking in their own systems.
Publication Date: 2018-06-12
Financial Accounting and Management Control by This book is about financial accounting and management control and how these two information systems are related as well as how their objectives conflict. At the most fundamental level, the objective of financial accounting is to provide owners and funders with comparable information on a company's value creation. The aim of management control, on the other hand, is to give the board, senior executives and employees unique information for strategy formulation and implementation. One often-mentioned negative effect is the risk of financial accounting affecting management control design and use, making it less relevant for decision-making at the company level. The book provides an analysis of the complex relationship between financial accounting and management control. The analysis is based on theoretical reasoning as well as several examples of how financial accounting standards affect not only the annual report but also the control system. An interesting, and perhaps unexpected conclusion is that management control seems to affect financial accounting almost as much as financial accounting affects management control. These complex relationships, which can influence the design and use of both financial accounting and management control, are discussed in detail in this book.
Publication Date: 2015-02-20
Financial Intelligence by The book Inc. magazine calls one of "the best, clearest guides to the numbers" on the market. Inc. magazine calls it one of "the best, clearest guides to the numbers" on the market. Readers agree, saying it's exactly "what I need to know" and calling it a "must-read" for decision makers without expertise in finance. Since its release in 2006, Financial Intelligence has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers--helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also why they matter. This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years--including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy. Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers--to help bring everyday work to a new level.
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
Financial Management by Financial Managementis written by the author in quite an easy-to-understand, interesting and entertaining manner and his sincere endeavour was worth the effort. This book will be useful for the students (of B Com and M Com, MBA and PGP, degrees and diplomas), the Chartered Accounts, the professional and practising bankers and industrialists. Practising professionals of commercial banks and industries may find the book quite relevant for reference and refreshing purposes. A summary, containing the essence of each Chapter at its end, may be found very useful and handy for the students at the time of their examination. Even the Professors, teaching the subject, may find the synopsis immensely useful for preparing the required transparencies or slides on PowerPoint Software, for use in their lecture sessions.
Publication Date: 2015-11-30
Harriman's Financial Dictionary by - A comprehensive dictionary focusing on financial and investment terminology.- An essential reference work for anyone working in the City or related industries.- More than 2,600 essential financial terms and acronyms covering the stock, options, futures and capital markets, as well as personal finance.- Based on the popular website, www.Finance-Glossary.com.- The majority of terms are cross-referenced and any relevant URLs are also provided.- Edited by two highly experienced financial writers.
Publication Date: 2007-07-28
HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers by DON'T LET YOUR FEAR OF FINANCE GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR SUCCESS Can you prepare a breakeven analysis? Do you know the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet? Or understand why a business that's profitable can still go belly-up? Has your grasp of your company's numbers helped--or hurt--your career? Whether you're new to finance or you just need a refresher, this go-to guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to master the fundamentals, as all good managers must. The HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers will help you: Learn the language of finance Compare your firm's financials with rivals' Shift your team's focus from revenues to profits Assess your vulnerability to industry downturns Use financial data to defend budget requests Invest smartly through cost/benefit analysis
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
How Finance Works by Based on a popular class taught by a Harvard Business School professor. If you're not a numbers person, then finance can be intimidating and easy to ignore. But if you want to advance in your career, you'll need to make smart financial decisions and develop the confidence to clearly communicate those decisions to others. In How Finance Works, Mihir Desai--a professor at Harvard Business School and author of The Wisdom of Finance--guides you into the complex but endlessly fascinating world of finance, demystifying it in the process. Through entertaining case studies, interactive exercises, full-color visuals, and a conversational style that belies the topic, Professor Desai tackles a broad range of topics that will give you the knowledge and skills you need to finally understand how finance works. These include: How different financial levers can affect a company's performance The different ways in which companies fund their operations and investments Why finance is more concerned with cash flow than profits How value is created, measured, and maximized The importance of capital markets in helping companies grow Whether you're a student or a manager, an aspiring CFO or an entrepreneur, How Finance Works is the colorful and interactive guide you need to help you start thinking more deeply about the numbers.
Publication Date: 2019-04-23
A Manager's Guide to Financial Analysis : Powerful Tools for Analyzing the Numbers and Making the Best Decisions for Your Business Financial analysis is the key to smarter business decisions. It helps companies chart the best course of action—whether identifying operational improvements, evaluating investment choices, or preparing for an acquisition. Covering in-depth financial statement analysis, ratio analysis, asset management, capital structure, and more, this comprehensive course gives students the tools they need to crunch the numbers, focusing on prediction rather than reporting. Students will learn how to: • Connect a company's past experience to future expectations • Apply the right analytical techniques to problems or decisions • Identify and explain deviations from anticipated results • Make needed adjustments to financial statements, taking into account current values, off-balance-sheet financing, and unrecognized items • Use financial ratios to analyze trends, identify issues, and compare results to the competition and the industry as a whole • Evaluate capital investments using net present value, internal rate of return, profitability index, and other methods • Manage current assets including cash, credit and collections, and inventory • Build a robust financial forecast • Determine a company's optimal capital structure and debt policy • Measure the financial impact of a merger or acquisition Now completely revised, the sixth edition of A Manager's Guide to Financial Analysis includes a chapter on forecasting and valuation; sections on alternative asset management, liability and equity; guidance on analyzing return on equity (ROE) using DuPont Analysis; coverage of total asset turnover; updated information on stock repurchases; a glossary of key terms; as well as exercises and review questions throughout to help increase comprehension and reinforce new skills.
Reframing Finance by Since the 2008 financial crisis, beneficiary organizations--like pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, and foundations--have been seeking ways to mitigate the risk of their investments and make better financial decisions. For them, Reframing Finance offers a path forward. This book argues that institutional investors would better serve their long-term goals by putting money into large-scale, future-facing projects such as infrastructure, green energy, innovation in agriculture, and real estate development. At the same time, redirecting long-term investments would close significant financial gaps that government cannot. Drawing on key contributions in economic sociology, social network theory, and economics, the book conceptualizes a collaborative model of investment that is already becoming increasingly common: Large investors contribute more directly to private market assets, while financial intermediaries seek to foster co-investment partnerships, better aligning incentives for all. A combination of rich case studies and rigorous theory enables asset owners to move toward more efficient, private-market investing, while also laying groundwork for research at the frontier of finance.
Publication Date: 2017-08-08
Terms of Trade by Have you ever wondered what a term in international economics means? This useful reference book offers a glossary of terms in both international trade and international finance, with emphasis on economic issues. It is intended for students getting their first exposure to international economics, although advanced students will also find it useful for some of the more obscure terms that they have forgotten or never encountered.Besides an extensive glossary of terms that has been expanded about 50% from the first edition, there is a picture gallery of diagrams used to explain key concepts such as the Edgeworth Production Box and the Offer Curve Diagram in international economics. This section is followed by over 30 lists of terms that occur a lot in international economics, grouped by subject to help users find terms that they cannot recall.Prior to an enlarged bibliography is an expanded section on the origins of terms in international economics, which records what the author has been able to learn about the origins of some of the terms used in international economics. This is a must-have portable glossary in international trade and international economics!
Publication Date: 2014-02-01