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

  • 6h 42m
  • Dewey Norton
  • Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
  • 2012

A guide to expand and enhance the tools available to financial professionals to solve problems effectively, efficiently and to strengthen accounting controls. This is the result of an extensive effort to develop an innovative, highly practical approach to the task of improving financial management and cash flow.

About the Author

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), and vice chairman of the FEI Committee on Finance and Information Technology as well as chairman of their international forum on business and technology. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. He is a CMA, has an MBA from The Wharton School, and graduated from college at the University of Pennsylvania.

In this Book

  • 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
  • Works Cited