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The new CFO financial leadership manual [electronic resource] /
Steven M. Bragg.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2007.
description
xxii, 433 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0470082003 (cloth : acid-free paper), 9780470082003 (cloth : acid-free paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2007.
isbn
0470082003 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780470082003 (cloth : acid-free paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
11907649
A Look Inside
Excerpts
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Today's Chief Financial Officer is faced with responsibilities that have become as diverse and dynamic as they are important. In addition to the management of day-to-day financial activities and the implementation of a long-term fiscal strategy, the CFO must also keep abreast of up-and-coming key issues such as electronic commerce, shared services, and outsourcing. These duties require both a thoughtful consideration of the changing nature of this job, as well as a reliable step-by-step guide to the nuts and bolts. Now in a Second Edition, The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual is the blueprint for the next millennium, filled with the best practices to help CFOs improve efficiency, mitigate risks, and keep their organizations competitive. Covering essential topics such as what to do in the first days on the job to deciding which products, if any, to eliminate, this valuable handbook equips CFOs with a comprehensive overview of their place in the corporation and straightforward advice on handling strategic decisions related to a variety of financial, tax, and information technology issues. The Second Edition is thoroughly updated and includes: A new chapter on corporate restructurings with'a discussion of spinoffs, divisional consolidations and splits, outsourcing and reacquisition of R&D units, and partnership arrangements Updated information on the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on the CFO Changes to the bankruptcy law Brimming with tools, including an itemized list of the key tasks that a new CFO should complete when first entering the position, a checklist of 100 performance measures, and a detailed discussion of employee compensation plans, The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual is a handy desk reference that CFOs, controllers, and treasurers will return to time and again.
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Praise for the First Edition of The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual"Steve Bragg has done it again! This manual shows what a CFO needs to do to truly add value. It should be mandatory reading for all CFOs who want to play a strategic role in their organizations." -Janice M. Roehl-Anderson, Partner Deloitte Consulting LLP"This timely guide will help CFOs master the right thinking and management skills. An effective tool for navigating today's corporate financial waters." -Clint Davies, Principal Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker"An excellent reference book and good reading besides. This book is a how-to for new and experienced CFOs. It is one place for new CFOs to get information on how to start in their job as well as functioning as a continuing reference on many issues-such as personnel, accounting and reporting, banking, credit, taxes, and so on." -Gail W. Sevier, CPA Member/Manager of Marrs, Sevier & Company LLC"What are my specific responsibilities? How do I increase the company's return on assets?"How can today's CFOs make crucial decisions in today's increasingly competitive, fast-paced, and volatile environment? The answers are found in the Second Edition of The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual. This thorough guidebook is essential reading for the CFO requiring an overview of strategies, measurement and control systems, financial analysis tools, funding sources, and management improvement tips. Filled with pragmatic insights, proactive strategies, and best practices, The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Second Edition is destined to become every CFO's essential desktop companion.
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Praise for the First Edition of The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual "Steve Bragg has done it again! This manual shows what a CFO needs to do to truly add value. It should be mandatory reading for all CFOs who want to play a strategic role in their organizations." -Janice M. Roehl-Anderson, Partner Deloitte Consulting LLP "This timely guide will help CFOs master the right thinking and management skills. An effective tool for navigating today's corporate financial waters." -Clint Davies, Principal Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker "An excellent reference book and good reading besides. This book is a how-to for new and experienced CFOs. It is one place for new CFOs to get information on how to start in their job as well as functioning as a continuing reference on many issues-such as personnel, accounting and reporting, banking, credit, taxes, and so on." -Gail W. Sevier, CPA Member/Manager of Marrs, Sevier & Company LLC "What are my specific responsibilities? How do I increase the company's return on assets?" How can today's CFOs make crucial decisions in today's increasingly competitive, fast-paced, and volatile environment? The answers are found in the Second Edition of The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual . This thorough guidebook is essential reading for the CFO requiring an overview of strategies, measurement and control systems, financial analysis tools, funding sources, and management improvement tips. Filled with pragmatic insights, proactive strategies, and best practices, The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Second Edition is destined to become every CFO's essential desktop companion.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a thorough guidebook for the CFO requiring an overview of strategies, measurement and control systems, financial analysis tools, funding sources, and management improvement tips.
Main Description
Filled with pragmatic insights, proactive strategies, and best practices, The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Second Edition is destined to become your essential desktop companion. This thorough guidebook is essential reading for the CFO requiring an overview of strategies, measurement and control systems, financial analysis tools, funding sources, and management improvement tips.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Overview
CFO's Place in the Corporation
First Days in the Position
Specific CFO Responsibilities
Overview of the Change Management Process
Differences between the Controller and CFO Positions
Relationship of the Controller to the CFO
Summary
Financial Strategy
Cash
Investments
Working Capital
Inventory: Inventory Reduction Decision
Fixed Assets: Lease versus Buy Decision
Payables
Debt
Equity
Fixed Expenses: Step Costing Decision
Payroll Expenses: Temporary Labor versus Permanent Staffing Decision
Entities: Divestiture Decision
Systems: When to Use Throughput Costing
High-Volume, Low-Price Sale Decision Using Throughput Costing
Capital Budgeting Decision Using Throughput Costing
Make versus Buy Decision Using Throughput Costing
Summary
Tax Strategy
Accumulated Earnings Tax
Cash Method of Accounting
Inventory Valuation
Mergers and Acquisitions
Net Operating Loss Carryforwards
Nexus
Project Costing
S Corporation
Sales and Use Taxes
Transfer Pricing
Unemployment Taxes
Summary
Information Technology Strategy
Reasons for Devising an Information Technology Strategy
Developing the Information Technology Strategy
Technical Strategies
Specific Applications
Summary
Accounting
Performance Measurement Systems
Creating a Performance Measurement System
Asset Utilization Measurements
Operating Performance Measurements
Cash-Flow Measurements
Liquidity Measurements
Solvency Measurements
Return on Investment Measurements
Market Performance Measurements
Quality of Earnings Ratio
Summary
Control Systems
Need for Control Systems
Types of Fraud
Key Controls
When to Eliminate Controls
Summary
Audit Function
Composition of the Audit Committee
Role of the Audit Committee
Purpose of the External Auditors
Dealing with External Auditors
Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on the Audit Function
Role of the Internal Audit Function
Managing the Internal Audit Function
Summary
Reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission
Overview
Securities Act of 1933
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Regulation S-X
Regulation S-K
Regulation S-B
Regulation FD
SEC Forms
EDGAR Filing System
Summary
Financial Analysis
Cost of Capital
Components
Calculating the Cost of Debt
Calculating the Cost of Equity
Calculating the Weighted Cost of Capital
Incremental Cost of Capital
Using the Cost of Capital in Special Situations
Modifying the Cost of Capital to Enhance Shareholder Value
Strategize Cost of Capital Reductions
Summary
Capital Budgeting
Hurdle Rate
Payback Period
Net Present Value
Internal Rate of Return
Problems with the Capital Budget Approval Process
Cash Flow Modeling Issues
Funding Decisions for Research and Development Projects
Capital Investment Proposal Form
Post-Completion Project Analysis
Summary
Other Financial Analysis Topics
Risk Analysis
Capacity Utilization
Breakeven Analysis
Business Cycle Forecasting
Summary
Funding
Cash Management
Cash Forecasting Model
Measuring Cash F
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