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Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money -- That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Robert T. Kiyosaki
0446677450
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire eighth-grade dropout father of his closest friend. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his "poor dad" (whose weekly paychecks, while respectable, were never quite sufficient to meet family needs) pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his "rich dad" (that "the poor and the middle class work for money," but "the rich have money work for them"). Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at 47. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with consultant and CPA Sharon L. Lechter, lays out his the philosophy behind his relationship with money. Although Kiyosaki can take a frustratingly long time to make...


Management Accounting
Anthony A. Atkinson
0130082171
July 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
All Businesses Have the Same Goal Whether an enterprise intends to earn money for owners and stockholders or is a not-for-profit organization, the goal is the same: creating value. One company may be improving workforce conditions while another may be investing in new product development based on customer feedback. Whatever the strategy, the only management accounting textbook that understands and teaches how to use measurement and management systems for value creation is Management Accounting, Fourth Edition, by Anthony A. Atkinson, Robert S. Kaplan, and S. Mark Young. Management Accounting, Fourth Edition, Highlights the Strategic and Operational Uses of Management Accounting Information It's important that business managers as well as accountants have the necessary tools to implement new business strategies....


Management Accounting Demystified
Leonard Eugene Berry
0071459618
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn the essentials of management accounting in a flash! This hands-on self-teaching guide covers thefundamentals of management accounting,including cost accounting, how to develop anduse information for costing products and services,decision making, operational budgeting,performance evaluation, and other importantsubjects and provides an update on recent developments in the field. You will learn the keyaspects of management accounting as they applyto both for-profit companies and nonprofits.

From the Back Cover

The fast and easy way to learn management accounting!

Now anyone can grasp the fundamentals of management accounting--without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Management Accounting Demystified, retired CPA and accounting...



Fundamentals of Risk and Insurance
Emmett J. Vaughan, Therese M. Vaughan
0471216879
May 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This consumer-oriented textbook addresses the principles of risk management without skimping on the discussion of insurance. It summarizes the nature of pure risk on the individual and on society and illustrates how insurance can be used to deal with the problems posed by such risk. Mirroring the diverse experience of its authors, the text is equally effective in presenting the principles of insurance theory and offering how-to advice to students. Throughout, the main emphasis is on the insurance product and the use of insurance within the risk management framework. The traditional fields of life insurance, health insurance, property and liability insurance, and social insurance are treated in terms of their relationship to the wide range of insurable risks to which the individual and the business firm are exposed. ...


Accounting
Carl Warren
0324188005
January 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The most successful higher education text of all time keeps getting better. The authors adapt their proven approach to accounting's evolving role in business and use the preparation of financial statements as the framework for understanding what accounting is all about. Accounting provides a solid foundation of accounting concepts with unique features to show how users can use accounting to understand business.

About the Author
Dr. Carl S. Warren is Professor Emeritus of Accounting at the University of Georgia, Athens. For over twenty-five years, Professor Warren taught all levels of accounting classes. Professor Warren has taught classes at the University of Georgia, University of Iowa, Michigan State University, and University of Chicago. Professor Warren focused his...


The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual
Steven M. Bragg
0471210765
September 25, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Praise for The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual

"Steve Bragg has done it again! This manual shows what a CFO needs to do to truly add value. It should be mandatory reading for all CFOs who want to play a strategic role in their organizations."
—Janice M. Roehl-Anderson, Partner, Deloitte Consulting

"This timely guide will help CFOs master the right thinking and management skills. An effective tool for navigating today's corporate financial waters."
—Clint Davies, Principal, Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker

"An excellent reference book and good reading besides. This book is a how-to for new and experienced CFOs. It is one place for new CFOs to get information on how to start in their job as well as continuing reference on many issues-such as...



Construction Accounting & Financial Management
William Palmer
007135963X
Sept 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
An essential tool for contractors, construction managers, and accountants, this edition of this popular reference details the special accounting and financial problems faced by the construction industry, and provides clear solutions to them. Included is expert advice on everything from handling subcontracting, labor, materials, equipment, and overhead costs, to financial reporting, internal auditing, and tax considerations. Filled with checklists, forms, and report guidelines, the fifth edition covers the latest tax reforms and computer applications, as well as new methods-such as Partnering-to minimize contract disputes. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The New Successful Large Account Management: Maintaining and Growing Your Most Important Assets -- Your Customers
Robert B. Miller
0446694665
April 2005
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Applied Mergers and Acquisitions (Wiley Finance)
Joseph R. Perella (Foreword), Robert F. Bruner
0471395056
March 26, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A comprehensive guide to the world of mergers and acquisitions
Why do so many M&A transactions fail? And what drives the success of those deals that are consummated? Robert Bruner explains that M&A can be understood as a response by managers to forces of turbulence in their environment. Despite the material failure rates of mergers and acquisitions, those pulling the trigger on key strategic decisions can make them work if they spend great care and rigor in the development of their M&A deals. By addressing the key factors of M&A success and failure, Applied Mergers and Acquisitions can help readers do this. Written by one of the foremost thinkers and educators in the field, this invaluable resource teaches readers the art and science of M&A valuation, deal negotiation, and bargaining, and provides a framework...


Intangible Management
Ken Standfield
0126633517
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Nsombi Jaja, Director, Quality Management Consulting, Jamaica
"Ken Stanfield is among the greatest thinkers in the field of KM... This book is long overdue."

Review
"Ken Standfield is amongthe greatest thinkers in the field of knowledge management. He addresses real issues that enterprises are grappling with. His approach to intellectual asset management helps business leaders to make the transition from the traditional wau of valuing business enterprises. This book is long overdue."
Nsombi Jaja, Quality Management Consulting, Jamaica

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Real Numbers: Management Accounting in a Lean Organization
Orest J. Fiume
0972809902
January 2003
Hardcover
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J. Womack, Author of "Lean Thinking and The Machine That Changed The World"
Managers in every firm attempting a lean transformation need to read this book and make their numbers real.

J. Jennings, best selling author of: "Less is More" and "It's Not The Big That Eat The Small -- It's The Fast That Eat The Slow."
This book will change and improve your business forever.

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The Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Implementation Toolkit : Practice Aids for Managers and Auditors
Michael J. Ramos
0471712256
April 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The tools to manage ongoing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

In The Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Implementation Toolkit, author and consultant Michael Ramos provides a detailed road map to help companies not only streamline their compliance process, but also make the process manageable and repeatable year after year.

The first book to provide detailed implementation practice aids for Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance, The Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Implementation Toolkit is packed with work programs, audit checklists, and examples that readers can tailor to meet their own unique needs. Featuring a useful CD-ROM that contains all of the tools from the book, this timely workbook includes best practices that will benefit anyone who participates in the planning or performance of the effectiveness of internal...


Managerial Accounting
Ray H. Garrison
0072834943
December 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
As the long-time best-seller, Garrison has helped guide close to 2 million students through the challenging waters of managerial accounting since it was first published. It identifies the three functions managers must perform within their organizations-plan operations, control activities, and make decisions-and explains what accounting information is necessary for these functions, how to collect it, and how to interpret it. To achieve this, Managerial Accounting, 11/E, focuses, now as in the past, on three qualities: Relevance: Every effort is made to help students relate the concepts in this book to the decisions made by working managers. With insightful chapter openers, the popular Managerial Accounting in Action segments within the chapters, and stimulating end-of-chapter exercises, a student reading...


Introduction to Management Accounting
Michael L. Werner
0130327506
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Presents the fundamentals of management accounting for first-year accounting students. Offers new information on cost allocation and capital budgeting. Previous edition: c2002. DLC: Managerial accounting.

From the Back Cover
Mike Werner and Kumen Jones have crafted an exciting text designed to meet the needs of those faculty and students who are eager to embrace a user perspective in first-year accounting. Introduction to Management Accounting: A User Perspective, Second Edition, maintains the authors' well-received user approach and places a strong emphasis on decision making. Other unique features include: NEW—Separate Chapter on Cost Allocation and ABC (Chapter 4). User-Driven Approach to Cost Behavior (Chapters 5 and 6). NEW—Section on using Microsoft...


Introduction to Management Accounting & E Biz 2002 Pkg.
Michael L. Werner
0130744611
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This introduction to accounting and its significant role in making sound business decisions trains readers in becoming wise users, not necessarily preparers of accounting information—a strong user-based approach that's endorsed and supported by the AECC. The authors present accounting information in a broader business context—emphasizing what accounting information is, why it is important, and how it is used to make strategic economic decisions—but still include traditional debit/credit information as optional coverage. Discussions include Management Accounting: It's Environment and Future; Classifying Costs; Determining Costs of Products; Cost Behavior; Business Decisions Using Cost Behavior; Making Decisions Using Relevant Information; The Capital Budget: Evaluating Capital Expenditures; The...


The Price Advantage (Wiley Finance)
Michael V. Marn, et al
0471466697
February 4, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Price Advantage by three preeminent experts at McKinsey & Company is the most pragmatic and insightful book on pricing available. Based on in-depth, first-hand experience with hundreds of companies, this book is designed to provide managers with comprehensive guidance through the maze of pricing issues. The authors demonstrate why pricing excellence is critical to corporate success and profitability, then explain state-of-the-art approaches to analyzing and improving your own pricing strategy for any product or service. Their advice is critical for readers who need to develop pricing strategies that work in both good economic times and bad.

Download Description
The Price Advantage Workbookis a comprehensive and insightful book that facilitates the...


Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis
Charles T. Horngren
0131495380
March 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Horngren’s Cost Accounting defined the cost accounting market and continues to innovate today by consistently integrating the most current practice and theory. This acclaimed, number one market-leading book embraces the basic theme of “different costs for different purposes.” It reaches beyond cost accounting procedures to consider concepts, analyses, and management. This latest edition of Cost Accounting incorporates the latest research and most up-to-date thinking into all relevant chapters. Professional issues related to Management Accounting and Management Accountants are emphasized. Chapter topics cover the accountant's role in the organization to performance measurement, compensation, and multinational considerations. For future accountants who want to enhance their understanding...


Business Analysis and Valuation : Using Financial Statements, Text and Cases
Krishna G. Palepu, et al
0324118945
July 31, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Financial statements are the basis for a wide range of business analysis. Managers, securities analysts, bankers and consultants all use them to make business decisions. There is strong demand among business students for course materials that provide a framework for using financial statement data in a variety of business analysis and valuation contexts.

About the Author
Krishna G. Palepu joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1983. He has taught courses in finance & control, financial statement analysis, & competitive strategy in the Harvard MBA and Executive Educations program. His research has focused in the effectiveness of merger and acquisition strategies, corporate financing choices, and in rest of communication processes. Paul M. Healy is the MBA Class of...


Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise
Brian H. Maskell
1563272431
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise Brian Maskell and Bruce Baggaley As companies move ahead with the implementation of lean production, financial functions often lag behind. When this happens, not only do they fail to actively support the effort, but they can actually hinder it. In Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise, authors Brian Maskell and Bruce Baggaley present a step-by-step method for transforming a manufacturing company's financial functions to support lean manufacturing. This step-by-step method transforms the accounting system to follow the company's pathway through lean implementation covering what needs to be done at each stage to support lean. A case study runs throughout the text illustrating...


Cases in Management Accounting and Control Systems
William Rotch
0131031287
Mar 1995
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Book Description
This collection of cases challenges readers to diagnose a situation, lend order to a somewhat unstructured picture, and then to apply useful analytical frameworks to deal with the issues. It includes a variety of cases that range in length from one page to ten pages. Readers can select cases that match their own objectives. Offers three different levels of case complexity. In Level I the problem is well defined and the specific technique to be applied in clear. In Level II the problem is well defined but the appropriate choice of analytical techniques is less clear. In Level III the cases provide no clear signals about what techniques to use and often require several analytical approaches. These cases come close to the complexities of real-life situations, and many of them describe actual ...


The Fundamentals of Risk Measurement
Christopher Marrison
0071386270
June 27, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: The Basics of Risk ManagementThis chapter introduces how banks work. It describes how they make money, how they often lose money, and how they try to manage their losses. It includes thirteen short case studies showing how banks have lost money. Chapter 2: Risk Measurement at the Corporate Level: Economic Capital and RAROCChapter Two discusses the meaning of capital and how the risks that a bank faces are related to the amount of capital that the bank should hold. It then describes the two fundamental building blocks of integrated risk measurement: Economic Capital and Risk Adjusted Return on Capital (RAROC). Chapter 3: Review of StatisticsChapter Three is useful for those readers who do not have a recent working knowledge of statistics. It reviews the statistical relationships...


Construction Accounting and Financial Management
Steven J. Peterson
0131109391
April 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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From the Back Cover
Focusing on the principles of accounting and financial management needed to make construction projects and companies financially successful, Construction Accounting and Financial Management provides the background for prospective and practicing construction managers. Making no assumptions about any special training, Professor Peterson leads the reader step by step through the business practices needed for solid decision making. All applications are related to the construction field. Some of the key features include: Determining the profitability of different construction activities, project types, and potential customers, allowing managers to focus on the best aspects of their business. Projecting costs from the first subcontract and purchase order as well as potential cost overruns so they can be...


Introduction to Management Accounting, Chap. 1-17
Charles T. Horngren
013144073X
March 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Get refreshed with Horngren/Sundem/Stratton's Introduction to Management Accounting, 13th Edition. This best-selling book offers a relevant, real-world decision-making approach to management accounting. Readers develop a solid understanding of costs and cost behavior and the use of cost information for planning and control decisions, not just inventory valuation. This book emphasizes the notion that “You need to understand the business first, before you can understand the accounting of business.” Updated to cover the most recent methods in management accounting, topics include: cost behavior, cost management systems, and activity-based costing; marketing and product decisions; the master budget; flexible budget and variance analysis; management control systems; capital budgeting; cost allocation;...


Readings in Management Accounting
S. Mark Young
0131422154
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This reader contains thirty-nine recent business press and academic articles--all representing state-of-the-art thinking and examples on a wide variety of management accounting topics in many types of service and manufacturing contexts. Includes readings from many cutting-edge sources (e.g., The Wall Street Journal, Management Accounting, Journal of Cost Management, Harvard Business Review, and others) on topics in such areas as Management Accounting: Information That Creates Value. A Framework For Management Accounting And Control Systems. Cost Management Concepts And Cost Behavior. Traditional Cost Management Systems. Activity Based Cost Management Systems. Using Management Accounting Information For Activity And Process Decisions. Using Management Accounting Information For Pricing And Product Planning. Using...

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