Financial Analysis: A Controller's Guide, Second Edition

  • 8h 10m
  • Steven M. Bragg
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2007

Today's proactive controllers can soar past their mundane responsibilities and become active participants in their corporation's success with the visionary tools found in Steven Bragg's Financial Analysis: A Controller's Guide, Second Edition.

Now updated to include analyses of intangible asset measurement and performance improvement as well as evaluation methods to determine which products and services should be eliminated, Financial Analysis: A Controller's Guide, Second Edition helps financial managers upgrade their skills so they can answer their organization's call for company operations reviews, investment evaluations, problem reporting, and special investigation requests. Controllers prepared to address this growing need for more innovative financial analysis will open doors to a variety of promotions and high-level interactions with other departments.

Become a highly valued member of your company's infrastructure with the indispensable tools found in Financial Analysis: A Controller's Guide, Second Edition.

About the Author

STEVEN M. BRAGG, CPA, CMA, CIA, CPM, CPIM, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young. 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 has also written or cowritten the following books: Accounting and Finance for Your Small Business, Accounting Best Practices, Accounting Reference Desktop, Advanced Accounting Systems, Controllership, Cost Accounting, Financial Analysis, Just-in-Time Accounting, Managing Explosive Corporate Growth, Outsourcing, Sales and Operations for Your Small Business, and The Controller's Function.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Role of Financial Analysis
  • Evaluating Capital Investments
  • Evaluating Financing Options
  • Evaluating Cash Flow
  • Evaluating Acquisition Targets
  • Increasing Shareholder Value
  • Intangible Asset Measurement and Performance Enhancement
  • Breakeven Analysis
  • Business Cycle Forecasting
  • Evaluating Management Performance
  • Analyzing Process Cycles
  • Product and Service Profitability Analysis
  • Financial Analysis of Operational Topics
  • Capacity Utilization Analysis
  • Financial Analysis with an Electronic Spreadsheet
  • “What If” Analysis with an Electronic Spreadsheet
  • Financial Analysis Reports
  • Determining the Cost of Capital
  • Analyzing Risk