The Executive's Guide to Financial Management: Improving Risk, Strategy, and Financial Performance

Hardcover | December 11, 2012

byDewey Norton

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Financial officers often face problems are so numerous and deep seated that it is difficult to know where to start, how to set priorities and which tasks should be deferred. This book provides tools to assess the performance of the entire finance function. The most effective techniques that are most relevant to the task of financial management are presented. This book is intended to expand and enhance the tools that are available to financial professionals to solve problems effectively and in a time efficient way, to strengthen accounting controls and all the other financial management functions.

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Financial officers often face problems are so numerous and deep seated that it is difficult to know where to start, how to set priorities and which tasks should be deferred. This book provides tools to assess the performance of the entire finance function. The most effective techniques that are most relevant to the task of financial ma...

Dewey Norton has been the CFO and corporate controller of several international companies in technology and manufacturing where he has led financial turnarounds. He has worked in public companies and several entrepreneurial firms. He has been president of the Los Angeles and Nebraska chapters of Financial Executives International (FEI...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 10.16 × 6.23 × 1.23 inPublished:December 11, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230341950

ISBN - 13:9780230341951

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Risk Management and Competitive Strategy

Assess Senior Management and Relationships

Assess Financial Performance

Analyze Business Processes, then Optimize

Manage Cash Flow

Manage Assets, Liabilities, and Equity

Improve Profits

Strategic Plans, Budgets, and Financial Models

International Financial Reporting Standards

Systems: From Albatross to Advantage

Work Smarter

Develop, Sell, and Implement an Improvement Plan

Paths to Success and Paths to Failure

Conclusions

Editorial Reviews

"The Executive's Guide to Financial Management is a substantial contribution to the discipline of financial management. In this work, Norton brings to bear his considerable talent and experience as a seasoned financial executive. His presentation is both thorough and thoughtful. This is a work that belongs on every CFO's desk." --William F. Knese Vice President, Finance & Administration, Angus Industries, Inc."The Executive's Guide to Financial Management comprehensively dissects the myriad of challenges facing senior financial executives in today's global business environment. It backs up its recommendations with clear examples of what makes companies successful and what causes them to fail. It provides advice on how to make sure your company and your career succeed. A 'must read' for any current or aspiring financial officer." --Tony Tripeny, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer, Corning Incorporated"A comprehensive and compelling guide for leaders and decision makers to understand how to deliver financial performance and results expected by the most discerning investors." --Taylor Hawes, CFO Intellectual Property & Licensing, Microsoft Corporation"The focus on strong, professional, and ethical financial management is essential to business success in these complex times. The tie of strategic issues to financial management highlighted in this book is the type of structure that is needed to navigate as a business today." --Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, President and CEO, American Institute of CPAs"In this book Dewey Norton covers most of the tools and techniques that senior financial executives do and should use. But he also does so much more, such as in providing advice about working effectively with key people, prioritizing tasks, and working smarter. There is a lot of wisdom in this book, and it is presented in an easily understandable style. I highly recommend this book." --Kenneth A. Merchant, Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair of Accountancy, University of Southern California"I have worked with entrepreneurial companies and large corporations for over 40 years. Dewey Norton captures in this book information that is of great value to nonfinancial managers in all sizes of companies, but especially entrepreneurial managers in privately held companies. I have used excerpts from this book in recent consulting discussions with a private equity investor and with the president of one of his portfolio companies. I highly recommend this book to nonfinancial executives, private equity partners, MBA students, and students in university entrepreneurial programs." --Dale Wallis, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer (Retired), The Aerospace Corporation