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Now in its 9th edition, Financial Management is the leading text on the theory and application of corporate finance in southern Africa.
Set against the backdrop of recent developments in financial markets, instruments and financial theory, the text refers to real-world applications and financial decisions by South African companies.
The second edition of Cost and Management Accounting: Operations and Management is a southern African text which supports the latest curriculum offered by major accounting professional bodies and higher education institutions. It has been updated to cover current developments in management accounting. Its carefully developed pedagogical approach, offering a balance between the technical and the conceptual, combined with its focus on the requirements of professional bodies, gives students a solid exposure to the cost and management accounting profession while simplifying the learning process. Retaining its student-friendly writing style and practical approach, it is the ideal text for students of cost and management accounting across many levels, from introductory to advanced, undergraduate and postgraduate.
Let a professor who used to be a financial executive and CFO introduce you to today's most important financial management topics within the pages of PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, Eighth Edition. Author William R. Lasher uses his experience as a CFO to give you an insider's look into the issues and challenges facing financial managers every day. From hidden agendas to decision maker biases and their effect on the analyses of financial proposals, you will see principles in action in this dynamic text. You will examine the latest developments, like activist investors who put pressure on companies to change their ways and behavioral finance which uses psychological ideas to explain financial markets. Dr. Lasher keeps the presentation as relevant and practical as it is engaging with a thorough approach that's ideal for today's business students. He has made the necessary mathematics simple and easy to follow and included lots of worked out examples to show you how to do homework problems. Develop the first-hand understanding of financial management you'll need for your future success with PRACTICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, Eighth Edition.
The scope of this text focuses on the business environment in all the economic sectors in South Africa and as such will enable the reader to have an understanding of: The financial function of an organisation; The basic concepts of financial management; The banking issues and basics of insurance relating to an organisation; As well as managing: The buying and selling activities in an office; The wages, salaries and petty cash in an office Finally, to equip the reader to draw up and manage an office budget.
Personal Financial Management provides an excellent and holistic structure for planning and managing your personal finances.
Everything you need to know in order to make informed decisions about any and every aspect of your finances is contained in the nine key personal financial planning areas: career, income tax, estate, investment, protection, credit, healthcare, retirement and emigration planning.
Ultimately, we all hope for financial independence after retirement, and how you plan and manage your finances in any one of these key areas can have far-reaching positive or negative implications for your future.
Dr Mark Bussin has consistently contributed to the development of a host of human resource managers in the remuneration field in Africa via his corporate and consulting experience, wise counsel, writings, and hundreds of lectures, TV and radio interviews. He has developed a generation of remuneration experts, helped define the field of practice, and made a significant contribution to the national level of excellence in the field.
How we remunerate employees reflects the dynamics of the market and context in which we operate. It aligns at all times to the strategic direction and specific value drivers of the businesses within which our organisation operates. Remuneration plays a critical role in attracting, motivating and retaining high-performing individuals. Remuneration also reinforces, encourages and promotes superior performance.
Through variable remuneration linked to value drivers, superior performance is recognised and rewarded, while poor performance and under-achievement are coached and managed. Remuneration is never a stand-alone management process, but is rather fully integrated into other management processes, such as the performance management process, and the overall Human Resources policies.
Roland Fox joins Brigham and Ehrhardt in the new edition of Financial Management: Theory and Practice, written for students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This text combines Brigham and Ehrhardt's balance of solid financial theory and practical applications with Fox's expert knowledge of international financial management. Maintaining all the content that makes this textbook so valuable to students from fundamental through to intermediate level and beyond, this new edition also adds in material relevant to European, Middle Eastern and African students, such as a chapter on Islamic Finance. Financial Management: Theory and Practice is a must for any student who wants to understand financial management concepts and their real-world application.
"Marketers know that they must use metrics. The key--which this book addresses superbly--is which metrics to use and how to use them."
Erv Shames, Chairman, Western Connecticut Health Network; former President and CEO of Borden, Inc. and Stride Rite Corporation
“50+ metrics crackles like new money…this is the best marketing book of the year.”
Updated version of Strategy + Business “2006 Best Books in Marketing award winner”
WHAT TO MEASURE AND HOW TO MEASURE IT TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MARKETING
As the old adage goes, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Key Marketing Metrics is the definitive guide to today’s most valuable marketing metrics to measure the results of your marketing. In this thoroughly updated and significantly expanded book, you will understand the pros, the cons and the nuances of more than 50 of the most important metrics and know exactly how to choose the right metrics for every challenge.
Key Marketing Metrics gives you a portfolio, or "dashboard", of the most valuable metrics for your business to maximise the return on your marketing investment and identify the best new opportunities for profit. Discover high-value metrics for every facet of marketing: promotional strategy, advertising, and distribution; customer perceptions; market share; competitors’ power; margins and pricing; products and portfolios; customer profitability; sales forces and channels; and more.
This edition includes the latest web, online, social, and email metrics, plus new insights into measuring marketing ROI and brand equity, as well as practical advice for managing complex issues such as advertising elasticity and “double jeopardy.”
"No other textbook does a better job of providing public administration students with the financial skills, vocabulary, and knowledge that are necessary for successful careers in government, nonprofit, and health care." -David Matkin, University at Albany - SUNY Reflecting recent changes in accounting standards, this Sixth Edition of Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations provides a comprehensive yet practical introduction to the financial decision-making and management skills required of students and practitioners in the public, health, and not-for-profit sectors. Assuming that readers have no prior training in financial management, the authors artfully combine the principles, theory, and analytics of accounting and finance. In every chapter, a wide range of exercises, case studies, and problems help students develop strong financial assessment and judgment proficiencies while reinforcing the essential mechanics of accounting. Instructors, sign in at study.sagepub.com/finkler6e for chapter-specific discussion questions, editable PowerPoint (R) slides, and more!
This authoritative and accessible investment classic promises rare insight into what it really takes to run money in a top-performing investment fund. Anthony Bolton, the UK's most successful stock market investor, tells the story of his contrarian approach to managing money. He provides invaluable lessons on the factors that really matter in picking a stock: the need to identify good managers, how to run a portfolio, the importance of value investing, reading charts and how to trade successfully.
Were you looking for the book with access to MyFinanceLab? This product is the book alone, and does NOT come with access to MyFinanceLab. Buy Essentials of Corporate Financial Management with MyFinanceLab access card, 2/e (ISBN 9780273759027) if you need access to the MyLab as well, and save money on this brilliant resource. Essentials of Corporate Financial Management supports courses designed to cover the core topics of finance in 15 to 30 hours of lectures. The book is suitable for undergraduate students studying finance as part of a business related degree, MBA students, and others studying finance at business schools. It also provides the foundation elements needed by students going on to study more advanced finance. The step-by-step learning approach enables students to achieve a high level of financial knowledge without assuming a prior knowledge of finance. Selected core topics and key concepts are delivered with depth, allowing students to gain an understanding of the topical debates within this field, where disagreement or alternative perspectives lead to lively discussion. Need extra support? This title can be supported by MyFinanceLab, an online homework and tutorial system which can be used by students for self-directed study or fully integrated into an instructor's course. This product is the book alone, and does NOT come with access to MyFinanceLab. You can benefit from MyFinanceLab by speaking to your local Pearson Account Manager about setting up a version that is customised to suit your course via www.pearsoned.co.uk/replocator For educator access, contact your Pearson Account Manager. To find out who your account manager is, visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/replocator
Your practical step-by-step guide to planning and building cash valuation models. Through a set of comprehensive instructions and templates it provides the tools to build models that will enable you to carry out accurate and informed analysis of your company's cash liabilities, cash flow and value.
If you are buying the ebook, companion files can be downloaded from the digital downloads section of http: //www.financial-models.com/.
Risks are everywhere in the business world. "Mastering Risk Modelling" provides the busy financial manager with useful tips andpractical templates for assessing, applying and modelling risk and uncertainty in Excel. The book is designed specifically to be of help to you if you don't have time to start from scratch - it will improve your abilities in Excel and give you a library of basic examples that you can use as a basis for further development.
- Review of model design
- Risk and uncertainty
- Credit risk
- Project finance
- Financial analysis
- Value at risk
This second edition contains brand new chapters:
- Revised models
- More material on credit risk modelling e.g. portfolios, bankruptcy models
- Shows dual 2003/2007 Excel key strokes
- More theory especially on statistics in Excel
- Basic statistics in Excel - tools and methods
- Capacity to borrow and repay
- Finding optimum mix of risk and return
- Fixed income risk models
- Visual Basic approach
OpRisk Awards 2020 Book of the Year Winner! The Authoritative Guide to the Best Practices in Operational Risk Management Operational Risk Management offers a comprehensive guide that contains a review of the most up-to-date and effective operational risk management practices in the financial services industry. The book provides an essential overview of the current methods and best practices applied in financial companies and also contains advanced tools and techniques developed by the most mature firms in the field. The author explores the range of operational risks such as information security, fraud or reputation damage and details how to put in place an effective program based on the four main risk management activities: risk identification, risk assessment, risk mitigation and risk monitoring. The book also examines some specific types of operational risks that rank high on many firms' risk registers. Drawing on the author's extensive experience working with and advising financial companies, Operational Risk Management is written both for those new to the discipline and for experienced operational risk managers who want to strengthen and consolidate their knowledge.
This book is designed as a guide to the world of finance. It provides an opportunity to learn the language of the financial world. It also sets out the concepts and conventions of managerial finance and the main topographical features of the new territory of the statement of financial position, (balance sheet) income statement and cash flow statement. The information is offered in as simple a manner as the subject matter allows. Even a layman will glean valuable tips on how to manage finance in terms of systems and units of administration, and thus be better equipped to understand financing and investment decisions. The book is ideal for the first year student as additional reading material in order to grasp basic concepts. The book is also written for executive courses such as `Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers". Given the above, the book can be subscribed by all universities offering financial management as a subject, as well as all other organisations offering executive training. The book is also ideal as reading material for non-financial managers that want to get to grips with the basic principles of the subject matter.
The psychological dimension of managing risk is of crucial importance, and its study has led to the identification of specific do's and don'ts. Those with an understanding of the psychology underlying risk and the skills to recognize its manifestation in practice, have the opportunity to develop frameworks that embody the do's and don'ts, thereby producing sound judgments and good decisions. Those lacking the understanding and the skills are destined to be more hit and miss in their approach to risk management, doing the don'ts and not doing the do's. Virtually every major risk management catastrophe in the last fifteen years has psychological pitfalls at its root. The list of catastrophes includes the 2008 bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and subsequent global financial crisis, the 2010 explosion at BP's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico and the 2011 nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. A critical lesson from psychological studies for those involved in risk management is that people's judgments and decisions about risk vary with type of circumstance. In Behavioral Risk Management readers will learn that there are specific actions that organizations can undertake to incorporate understanding, recognition, and behavioral interventions into the practice of risk management. There are many examples throughout the book that illustrate doing the don'ts. The chapters in the first part of the book introduce the main ideas, and the chapters in the latter part provide insight into how to apply those ideas to the practical world in which risk managers operate.
The goal of investment management is to achieve the investor's required rate of return by putting assets to their most productive use. The return should compensate the investor for the time during which the funds are committed, the expected rate of inflation and the uncertainty of the future financial benefits anticipated from the investment. Investment management is a concise, yet comprehensive introduction to investment analysis and portfolio management, specifically in the South African context. Investment management provides a broad framework and a thorough network of guidelines for the investment management student. It focuses on investment in financial assets such as shares and bonds, and explains both fundamental and technical analysis. It investigates portfolio management and how derivative instruments such as futures, options and swaps may be used for this purpose. A chapter is devoted to the foreign exchange market and its management, and a new chapter dealing with the governance of investment management has been added. With self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter, it prepares undergraduates for postgraduate study and is written with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA (R) ) Level I learning outcomes in mind. Investment management is aimed at undergraduate investment management students. Johan Marx (editor) is a professor in financial and investment management at the University of South Africa (Unisa). He is the author of five financial management publications, and has presented and published numerous articles. He has a keen interest in financial markets. Johan de Beer lectured at Unisa before joining the University of Pretoria as a senior lecturer in investments and derivatives. He has since immigrated to Canada. He is a CFA charter holder and completed his MCom on the topic of single stock futures. His particular field of interest is derivatives and technical analysis. Raphael Mpofu is a professor and the deputy executive dean of the College of Economic and Management Sciences at Unisa. His research interests include financing small businesses and personal investments in emerging market economies. Henry Mynhardt is head of the School of Business and Economics at Southern Business School (SBS). He has vast experience in securities trading and has a keen interest in fixed interest securities as well as corporate governance, risk and compliance management.
The maths, the formulas, and the problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated, but help is at hand. Corporate Finance For Dummies, UK Edition covers all the basics of corporate finance, including: accounting statements; cash flow; raising and managing capital; choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation. It also serves as an excellent resource to supplement corporate finance coursework and as a primer for exams. Inside you ll discover: * The tools and expert advice you need to understand corporate finance principles and strategies * Introductions to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis - in plain English * Information on the risks and rewards associated with corporate finance and lending * Easy to understand explanations and examples * Help to pass your corporate finance exam!
Most managers and entrepreneurs end up in jobs or running companies where financial skills are critical to survival, but many do not have the basic understanding of money matters that is needed. Key financial skills is written in an easy-to-follow style to help the reader master what could be quite intimidating information. It starts with an overview in simple English of the basic financial statements that any manager must be familiar with: income statement, cash flow, balance sheet, budgets. The whole financial system of a company is then discussed systematically, using a particular company as a case study throughout – we can see what happens to the company as it expands and its finances get more complicated. Once the whole field has been covered, the book focuses on those key business calculations that every businessperson should be familiar with. The title is written for the local accounting and tax environment, for people who are either new to the field or have only a basic understanding of it.
How to use pricing as a strategic tool to increase revenues and win the war for profit
One of the greatest pitfalls in the war for profits is corporate strategists lack of a practical understanding of the link between overall revenues and overall costs. In Winning the Profit Game, the thought leaders at A. T. Kearney unveil a revolutionary new approach to establishing clear, strategic links between the top and bottom lines. No dry academic treatise, Winning the Profit Game is a guide to growing profits, in boom times and bust, using smart top-line strategies that optimize price, costs, customer behavior, and volumes. The authors clearly lay out the basic principles involved and also include:
'A compelling guide for leaders grappling with the pandemic' Financial Times 'A remarkable book telling business leaders what to do when disaster strikes' The Times AN INSPIRING STORY OF RESILIENT LEADERSHIP IN THE TOUGHEST OF TIMES Louai Al Roumani was head of finance and planning at one of the largest banks in Syria, when the war broke out in 2011. In Lessons from a Warzone, Al Roumani shares his very personal account of coping with the day-to-day realities of leading an organization in dangerous and hostile conditions. His story shows how inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places - from the timeless wisdom of merchants in ancient souks to the changing patterns of military checkpoints. During that time, not only did the bank remain robust when others faltered - it thrived and became the undisputed leading bank as people's trust in its capability to safeguard their life-long savings strengthened. In this book, Al Roumani distils the knowledge and skills he and his colleagues developed while steering the bank through four impossible years into ten lessons applicable to any leader facing a crisis today. His valuable, and often counterintuitive, advice - ranging from resisting over-planning to hacking your own IT department to cutting costs (but not morale) - will help anyone understand how to be resilient even in the most challenging of times.
A textbook with focus on the mastering of the theory of financial management. Presents concepts with narrative examples that are simple, easy to understand and practical. Aimed at students doing an introductory course in financial management at BCom level or equivalent and business practitioners, but also designed to accommodate the layperson reading purely for information.
Examining various methods of debt management used in the US., Handbook of Debt Management, provides a comprehensive analysis of securities offered for sale by municipalities, states, and the federal government. The book covers laws regarding municipal bonds, the economic choice between debt and taxes and the tax-exempt status of municipal bond owners, capital budgeting, including state and local government practices, developing governmental and intergovernmental debt policies, pay-as-you-go with debt financing for capital projects, US Internal Revenue Service regulations on arbitrage in state and local government debt proceeds investment, US treasury auctions, and more.
This introductory work lays a sound foundation for undergraduate study of public financial management. Written for students at universities, technikons and technical colleges, the book is an abstract of the same topics covered in 'Public Financial Management' yet couched in simpler terms. Focus rests more on facts and theories than the actual philosophy of the subject.
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