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Budgeting basics and beyond by Jae K. Shim, Joel G. Seigel and Allison I. Shim

By: Shim, Jae K.
Contributor(s): Siegel, Joel G | Shim, Allison I.
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ, USA Wiley 2012Edition: 4th ed.Description: xiv, 544 p. : ill 24 cm.ISBN: 9781118096277.Subject(s): BUDGETS | SPREADSHEETS | FORECASTING | CASH FLOW | Budgets
Contents:
The what and why of budgeting: an introduction ; Strategic planning and budgeting: process, preparation, and control ; Administering the budget: reports, analyses, and evaluations ; Break-even and contribution margin analysis: profit, cost, and volume changes ; Profit planning: targeting and reaching achievable goals ; Master budget: genesis of financial forecasting and profit planning ; Cost behaviour: emphasis on flexible budgets ; Evaluating performance: the use of variance analysis ; Manufacturing costs: sales forecasts and realistic budgets ; Marketing: budgeting for sales, advertising, and distribution ; Research and development: budgets for a long-term plan ; General administrative costs: budgets for maximum productivity ; Capital expenditures: assets to be bought, sold and discarded ; Forecasting and planning: reducing risk in decision making ; Moving averages and smoothing techniques: Quantitative forecasting ; Regression analysis: popular sales forecast system ; Cash budgeting and forecasting cash flow: two pragmatic methods ; Financial modeling: tools for budgeting and profit planning ; Using software packages and e-budgeting: computer-based models, spreadsheets, and web-based systems ; Capital budgeting: selecting the optimum long-term investment and real options ; Budgeting for cost management: activity-based budgeting and life-cycle budgeting ; Zero-based budgeting: priority budgeting for best resource allocation ; Managers' performance and balanced scorecard: evaluation at the division level ; Budgeting for service organizations: special features ; Budgeting for nonprofit organizations: diverse types ; Using management games for executive training ; APPENDICES : Future and present value tables ; Statistical table
Summary: Provides a comprehensive budgeting guide for businesses of all sizes. Covers practical budgeting tools such as estimate preparation techniques, control and variance analysis devices, pricing guidelines for products and services, sales and financial forecasting methodology, and balanced scorecard and performance metrics. Discusses recent developments such as e-budgeting, web-based budgeting systems and budgeting for cost management. Includes examples of each budgeting tool and provides step-by-step instructions for their use.

The what and why of budgeting: an introduction ; Strategic planning and budgeting: process, preparation, and control ; Administering the budget: reports, analyses, and evaluations ; Break-even and contribution margin analysis: profit, cost, and volume changes ; Profit planning: targeting and reaching achievable goals ; Master budget: genesis of financial forecasting and profit planning ; Cost behaviour: emphasis on flexible budgets ; Evaluating performance: the use of variance analysis ; Manufacturing costs: sales forecasts and realistic budgets ; Marketing: budgeting for sales, advertising, and distribution ; Research and development: budgets for a long-term plan ; General administrative costs: budgets for maximum productivity ; Capital expenditures: assets to be bought, sold and discarded ; Forecasting and planning: reducing risk in decision making ; Moving averages and smoothing techniques: Quantitative forecasting ; Regression analysis: popular sales forecast system ; Cash budgeting and forecasting cash flow: two pragmatic methods ; Financial modeling: tools for budgeting and profit planning ; Using software packages and e-budgeting: computer-based models, spreadsheets, and web-based systems ; Capital budgeting: selecting the optimum long-term investment and real options ; Budgeting for cost management: activity-based budgeting and life-cycle budgeting ; Zero-based budgeting: priority budgeting for best resource allocation ; Managers' performance and balanced scorecard: evaluation at the division level ; Budgeting for service organizations: special features ; Budgeting for nonprofit organizations: diverse types ; Using management games for executive training ; APPENDICES : Future and present value tables ; Statistical table

Provides a comprehensive budgeting guide for businesses of all sizes. Covers practical budgeting tools such as estimate preparation techniques, control and variance analysis devices, pricing guidelines for products and services, sales and financial forecasting methodology, and balanced scorecard and performance metrics. Discusses recent developments such as e-budgeting, web-based budgeting systems and budgeting for cost management. Includes examples of each budgeting tool and provides step-by-step instructions for their use.

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