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

  • ID: 2241032
  • January 2011
  • 504 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Third Edition

"This book is an excellent guide for the new CFOs of the world. Seasoned professionals will find it to be an extremely useful reference tool."
David Zatlukal, Treasurer, J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, LLC

"The Third Edition offers a comprehensive guide for the new, as well as the incumbent, CFO to successfully perform the vital role of financially informed business partner to the CEO and other management team members. This important manual discusses an encyclopedic collection of critical topics and issues, and supplies tools useful in approaching each. An essential item for the CFO bookshelf."
Barrett Peterson, CPA, Manager of Accounting Standards, Procedures, and Analysis, TTX Company

Find out how you can make crucial decisions in your role as CFO, especially in today's increasingly competitive, fast–paced, and volatile environment

The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Third Edition is essential reading for the CFO needing 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, Third Edition is destined to become the desktop companion you employ to improve efficiency, mitigate risks, and keep your organization competitive.

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Preface xiii


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


Chapter 5: Performance Measurement Systems 73

Chapter 6: Control Systems 100

Chapter 7: Audit Function 121


Chapter 8: Cost of Capital 137

Chapter 9: Capital Budgeting 153

Chapter 10: Other Financial Analysis Topics 173


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


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


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


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

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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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