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The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual. 3rd Edition. Wiley Corporate F&A

  • Published: January 2011
  • 504 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The comprehensive guide for CFOs who need an overview of leadership basics from strategies to management improvement tips

Filled with pragmatic insights and proactive strategies, The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Third Edition is destined to become your essential desktop companion. This thorough guidebook is filled with best practices to help you, as CFO, to improve efficiency, mitigate risks, and keep your organization competitive.
- Includes updated information on the relationship of the CFO with the Treasurer, registration statements and Fedwire payments, acquisitions integration, legal types of acquisitions, and government regulations
- Contains control flowcharts for the main accounting cycles
- Provides new chapters on Investor Relations and Risk Management for Foreign Exchange and Interest Rates
- Features an itemized list of the key tasks every new CFO should complete when first entering the position, a checklist of 100 performance measures, and a detailed discussion of employee compensation plans

The reference CFOs and other financial managers can turn to for quick answers to questions they have as well as to help them plan their financial strategy, The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Third Edition is mandatory reading for every CFO wanting to play a strategic role in their organization.

Preface xiii

PART ONE: OVERVIEW

Chapter 1: CFO’s Place in the Corporation 3

Chapter 2: Financial Strategy 15

Chapter 3: Tax Strategy 48

Chapter 4: Information Technology Strategy 61

PART TWO: ACCOUNTING

Chapter 5: Performance Measurement Systems 73

Chapter 6: Control Systems 100

Chapter 7: Audit Function 121

PART THREE: FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

Chapter 8: Cost of Capital 137

Chapter 9: Capital Budgeting 153

Chapter 10: Other Financial Analysis Topics 173

PART FOUR: FUNDING

Chapter 11: Cash Management and Consolidation 197

Chapter 12: Investing Excess Funds 213

Chapter 13: Obtaining Debt Financing 220

Chapter 14: Obtaining Equity Financing 238

PART FIVE: PUBLICLY HELD COMPANY

Chapter 15: Initial Public Offering 265

Chapter 16: Reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission 288

Chapter 17: Investment Community 311

Chapter 18: Taking a Company Private 325

PART SIX: MANAGEMENT

Chapter 19: Risk Management—General Concepts 333

Chapter 20: Risk Management: Foreign Exchange 348

Chapter 21: Outsourcing the Accounting and Finance Functions 363

Chapter 22: Mergers and Acquisitions 382

PART SEVEN: OTHER TOPICS

Chapter 23: Employee Compensation 429

Chapter 24: BANKRUPTCY 437

Appendix A: New CFO Checklist 451

Appendix B: Performance Measurement Checklist 456

Appendix C: Due Diligence Checklist 465

About the Author 474

Index 477

STEVEN M. BRAGG, CPA, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young and auditor at Deloitte. He is the author of over forty books primarily targeted toward controllers and their needs. He received a master's degree in finance from Bentley College, an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maine. He is also the author of Accounting Best Practices and Wiley GAAP, both published by Wiley.

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