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The new CFO financial leadership manual (2nd Ed.)

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. 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.

The new CFO financial leadership manual (2nd Ed.)

Part 1: Overview
1 CFOs 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. 2 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. 3 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. Information Technology Strategy. Reasons for Devising an Information Technology Strategy. Developing the Information Technology Strategy. Technical Strategies. Specific Applications. Summary.

Part 2: Accounting
5 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. 6 Control Systems. Need for Control Systems. Types of Fraud. Key Controls. When to Eliminate Controls. 7 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. 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.

Part 3: Financial Analysis
9 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. 10 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.11 Other Financial Analysis Topics. Risk Analysis. Capacity Utilization. Breakeven Analysis. Business Cycle Forecasting.

Part 4: Funding
12 Cash Management. Cash Forecasting Model. Measuring Cash Forecast Accuracy. Cash Forecasting Automation. Cash Management Controls. Cash Management Systems. Foreign Exchange with the Continuous Link Settlement System. Natural Hedging Techniques. 13 Investing Excess Funds. Investment Criteria. Investment Restrictions. Investment Options. Obtaining Debt Financing. Management of Financing Issues. Bank Relations. Credit Rating Agencies. Accounts Payable Payment Delay. Accounts Receivable Collection Acceleration. Credit Cards. Direct Access Notes. Employee Trade-Offs. Factoring. Field Warehouse Financing. Floor Planning. Inventory Reduction. Lease. Line of Credit. Loans. Preferred Stock. Sale and Leaseback. Obtaining Equity Financing. Types of Stock. Private Placement of Stock. Layout of the Offering Memorandum. Establishing a Valuation for the Offering Memorandum. Swapping Stock for Expenses. Swapping Stock for Cash. Stock Warrants. Stock Subscriptions.

Jeudi 17 Juillet 2008

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