The Cfo Handbook

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-09-22
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Obtain valuable guidance from today's financial leaders. First published to universal acclaim over ten years ago, The CFO Handbook has been updated and revised by editors Marke E. Haskins and Benjamin R. Makela to reflect changes in the profession during the tumult of the 80s and 90s. Among the many topics covered are: determining financial policies, budgeting, defining goals and rewarding performance; creating and implementing mission, values and strategy; assessing international risk and controlling global operations. The CFO Handbook is written for, and by, financial leaders! Just look at a few of the esteemed CFOs and/or financial professionals who have contributed chapters to this landmark volume: Robert M. Agate, Colgate Palmolive; Caroline Dorsa, Merck & Co.; Michael Grobstein, Ernst & Young International; Thomas G. Manoff, Saturn Corp.; Robert J. Chrenc, AC Nielsen; A. Nicholas Filippello, Monsato Company; George B. James, Levi Strauss & Co. . .and many more!

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
The High-Performance CFO Role or "Zen and the Art of Bean Counting"p. 3
Making Ethical Values a Tangible Part of the Enterprise's Financial Functionp. 17
Understanding the Business and Economic Environmentp. 35
Contemporary Best Practices in Making Information Technology Work for Your Customer and Organizationp. 69
Challenges for CFOs in Privately Held Companiesp. 117
Budgeting Systems: Operationalizing Goals and Valuesp. 131
Defining the Enterprise's Financial Goalsp. 143
The Role of Finance in Increasing Shareholder Valuep. 155
Measuring and Rewarding Performancep. 169
Making Working Capital Workp. 191
Financing with Debtp. 207
Income Tax Planning for the CFOp. 213
Pension Managementp. 225
Managing Health Carep. 257
Supply Chain Management: The Role and Responsibilities of the CFOp. 275
Partnering for Performancep. 295
Relations with Equity Investorsp. 309
Relations with Professional Resourcesp. 325
International Risk Assessmentp. 343
Overseas Alliances: Assessing the Potential Benefit from, Searching for, and Structuring Themp. 367
Controlling Global Operationsp. 397
Indexp. 419
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