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The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting, 4th Edition

The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting, 4th Edition

Theodore Grossman, John Leslie Livingstone

ISBN: 978-1-118-25749-4

Nov 2011

672 pages

Description

The most comprehensive and authoritative review of B-School fundamentals—from  top accounting and finance professors  

For years, the Portable MBA series has tracked the core curricula of leading business schools to teach you the fundamentals you need to know about business-without the extreme costs of earning an MBA degree. The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting covers all the core methods and techniques you would learn in business school, using real-life examples to deliver clear, practical guidance on finance and accounting. The new edition also includes free downloadable spreadsheets and web resources.

If you’re in charge of making decisions at your own or someone else’s business, you need the best information and insight on modern finance and accounting practice. This reliable, information-packed resource shows you how to understand the numbers, plan and forecast for the future, and make key strategic decisions. Plus, this new edition covers the effects of Sarbanes-Oxley, applying ethical accounting standards, and offers career advice.

    • Completely updated with new examples, new topics, and full coverage of topical issues in finance and accounting—fifty percent new material
    • The most comprehensive and authoritative book in its category
    • Teaches you virtually everything you'd learn about finance and accounting in today's best business schools

Whether you’re thinking of starting your own business or you already have and just need to brush up on finance and accounting basics, this is the only guide you need.
List of Downloadable Materials.

Syllabus: How Chapter Topics in This Book Track the Core MBA Curriculum.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

About the Contributors.

PART I FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING.

1 Understanding Financial Statements (Les Livingstone).

2 Analyzing Financial Statements (Les Livingstone).

3 Analyzing Business Earnings (Virginia Earll Soybel).

PART II FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.

4 Discounted Cash Flow (James A. Elfter).

5 Capital Structure (Craig A. Stephenson).

6 Planning Capital Expenditure (Steven P. Feinstein).

7 Global Finance (Michael J. Riley).

PART III BUSINESS ENTITIES.

8 Choosing a Business Form (Richard P. Mandel).

9 Taxes and Business Decisions (Richard P. Mandel).

10 The Integrity of Financial Reporting (Les Livingstone).

PART IV MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING.

11 Forecasts and Budgeting (Robert F. Halsey).

12 Cost Structure Analysis, Profit Planning, and Value Creation (William C. Lawler).

13 Activity-Based Costing (William C. Lawler).

PART V PLANNING AND STRATEGY.

14 Business Planning (Andrew Zacharakis).

15 Financial Management of Risks (Steven P. Feinstein).

16 Business Valuation (Michael A. Crain).

17 Profitable Growth by Acquisition (Richard T. Bliss).

18 Outsourcing (Theodore Grossman).

PART VI ADVANCED TOPICS.

19 Information Technology and You (Dawna Travis Dewire).

20 Information Technology and the Firm (Dawna Travis Dewire).

21 Careers in Finance (Tracee Petrillo and Ralph J. Constantino).

Glossary.

Index.

Downloadable Instructions
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Downloadable Form 1.1: Balance Sheet-Assets= Liabilities + Equity
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Chapter 1 Bonus Material: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
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Downloadable Form 2.1: Analyzing Financial Statements
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Chapter 2 Bonus Material: Financial Statement Ratio Analysis
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Chapter 4 Bonus Material: How to Use Excel to Solve Financial Formulas
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Chapter 4.1: Discounted Cash Flow Exercises
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Chapter 5 Bonus Material: Capital Structure Practice Problems and Solutions
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Chapter 10 Bonus Material: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Integrity of Financial Reporting
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Chapter 10 Bonus Material Continued
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Chapter 10 Bonus Material: Ethics and the Golden Rule
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Chapter 19 Bonus Material: Information Technology and You
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Chapter 20 Bonus Material: Information Technology and the Firm
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Downloadable Form 3.23: The Sustainable Earnings Base Worksheet
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Downloadable Form 3.38: The Pfizer Worksheet Analysis
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Downloadable Instructions

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