Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Amber Rudd (born London, 16 August 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician who was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the East Sussex constituency of Hastings and Rye at the May 2010 general election, defeating the incumbent Labour MP Michael Foster. Rudd is an alumna of Edinburgh University. Before entering Parliament she worked in finance, as a venture capitalist and financial journalist, as well as a recruitment consultant.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS: Doctor of Management in "Homeland Security" from Colorado Tech University, Denver, USA, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in "Finance and Accounting" from Regis University, Denver, USA, Bachelor in Economics, "Financial Management", C. University of Kinshasa/Congo, Certified (C.P.E) in Taxation, The Tax University, Denver/USA. GENERAL SKILLS: International Consultant in the area of Homeland Security, finance, Management,taxation, accounting, and Audit, Studies, Analysis, Design and Orientation of the National Security Plan, Security, Intelligence, and Criminal Investigation, Management and Development Organization, University professor in the area of national security and Homeland Security, Management of Leadership, Government Policy, Anti-terrorist strategies in major public places, and Other areas: Administration, budgets and financial forecasts on a regular basis, Audit and Control, Management and Monitoring of Development and Humanitarian Aid, Innovation Analysis of Security Tactics, Emergency Management, etc.
The book is aimed primarily at employees in the finance, controlling, planning and IT departments. Likewise to Business experienced IT and Business Consultant.As with most software implementations, implementing or moving to Business Process and Consolidation (BPC), an SAP application for financial planning and consolidation, requires more than just technical know-how. Although the big beneficiaries of the BPC implementation are financial planners, controllers and analysts, the success (or failure) of many other actors is influenced by the implementation of SAP BPC. It should be clear to all involved that BPC can not equate a SEM-BCS system with its professional versatility. This primarily relates to the IFRS-compliant consolidation application in the daily FAST CLOSING PROCESS in legal and management consolidation. In addition, support for the SAP application SEM-BCS is more effective than the limited support / support resources at SAP BPC.In large corporations, a combined application of SEM-BCS with BPC is performed, which is an optimal complement between actual consolidation and planning / budgeting.To what extent in the future in a cloud landscape an effective integration of the components S / 4HANA, BPC, IP and SEM-BCS respectively BOFC successfully designed the FAST CLOSING PROCESS will depend to a great extent on the know-how of the business consultant, IT colleagues, users and SAP support.This book is your comprehensive guide to setting up standard and embedded SAP BPC. Preview Real-Time Consolidation and see how to migrate to SAP BPC 10.1 to stay on the cutting edge of SAP BPC.Application examples show the handling and setting of the following functions-Implement standard and embedded SAP BPC-Set up consolidation: ownership, intercompany eliminations, journal entries.....-Standard and embedded SAP BPC-Reporting-Data loading-Forecasting, planning-Consolidation-SAP HANA-Data Manager-Migration-Real-Time Consolidation
Business of all sizes have a problem: How do you know—in real time—whether you are earning the profit you need to grow or even just stay in business? And which products or services are doing the “heavy lifting” in contributing to profit? Financial statements tell only part of the story. They are backward looking, for one thing, and they generally show results only in the aggregate. Worse, they never seem to reflect the hard work you’re doing on a daily basis. As one manager said, “If I’m adding 25% profit to every job, why am I getting barely 5% net profit at the end of the year?” Improving Profit: Using Contribution Metrics to Boost the Bottom Line solves this dilemma. As this book shows, Contribution-Based Activity (CBA) measures focus on two key levers that are fundamental to the operation of any business: financial contribution and units of activity. Knowing how to use these levers gets your company off the treadmill and on your way to stellar profitability. And as the 21 case studies show, CBA is surprisingly easy to apply to businesses of all types and all sizes. What is “financial contribution”? Simply the amount above and beyond the cost of goods or materials sold that contributes to covering overhead and creating profit. As entrepreneur, business consultant, and professor Keith Cleland shows, few managers actually know the financial contribution their products and services make, nor how to amplify that contribution by incremental adjustments to one or both levers. As you’ll learn, the financial tool Cleland created, TARI (Target Average Rate Index), provides insight into each product’s value. You’ll not only learn which products are contributing the most to the bottom line, but how to unlock the profit potential in run-of-the-mill products or services. Improving Profit will help you: Restore and boost profit levels for your entire operation Relate your daily efforts to a transaction's actual profitability Focus on the two key performance indicators that can help you identify and solve problems affecting finance and productivity Help everyone in the company—from CEO to janitor—understand how their activities help or hinder the company’s fortunes Make effective financial decisions If you’ve ever wondered why your results don’t match your hard work, hopes, and dreams, read this book. As the case studies make clear, identifying and applying TARI results in a significant—and often dramatic—boost to the bottom-line.
Bookkeeping for Nonprofits Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a hands-on guide that offers nonprofit leaders, managers, and staff the tools they need to create and maintain a complete and accurate set of accounting records. This much-needed resource provides those with little or no bookkeeping experience with practical advice in a highly accessible format. Written by Murray Dropkin and Jim Halpin, Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a step-by-step introduction to keeping accounting records, which form the foundation for a nonprofit organization s financial reports, tax returns, budgets, cash forecasts, and grant proposals. Using this volume as a guide, nonprofit leaders and staff will be able to set up books with or without accounting software and ensure that the records meet the needs of their organization. Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is a comprehensive resource that Discusses how transactions provide day-to-day information for tracking cash balances and cash requirements Shows how transactions provide information to management and the board of directors for budgeting and other essential tasks Explains basic bookkeeping concepts, such as the accounting equation, the chart of accounts, and income and expense tracking Guides readers through the nuts and bolts of recording a transaction Provides an overview of alternative recordkeeping methodologies and how to choose among them Designed to be easy to use, the book is filled with illustrations and checklists. 'Bookkeeping for Nonprofits is the remarkable new guide for a new generation of accounting challenges bookkeepers face every day.' --Frances Hesselbein, chairman and founding president, Leader to Leader Institute 'Bookkeeping for Nonprofits provides a rare combination of consummate professionalism and clear, accessible writing. Underlying the wealth of technical information lies a great deal of wisdom. The authors have found a way to translate their enormous, on-the-ground experience into usable, actionable policies, procedures, and practices. It is a book that gives all you need to create a fiscally responsible agency with the bonus of helping you become a better manager and a wiser person.' --Peter Block, business consultant and author of Flawless Consulting and The Empowered Manager 'Bookkeeping for Nonprofits provides an excellent understanding of the practical application of bookkeeping in the real work environment.' --Ron Werthman, vice president, finance/treasurer and CFO, Johns Hopkins Health System, The Johns Hopkins Hospital 'This is a wonderful book that every bookkeeper in a nonprofit organization should have.' --Eusebio David, fiscal director, Federation of Multicultural Programs, Inc.
Precise instructions and descriptions in this book enable users, consultants, IT managers, and students to understand Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly Dynamics AX) rapidly. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, the premium ERP solution of Microsoft, is a comprehensive, nevertheless user-friendly business management solution for large and mid-sized organizations. This book provides the required knowledge to handle all basic business processes in Dynamics 365. The exercises in the book also make it a good choice for self-study. Content Basics and Technology &#8211; Navigation and User Interface &#8211; Supply Chain Management &#8211; Trade and Logistics &#8211; Advanced Warehouse Management &#8211; Manufacturing &#8211; Financial Management Target Group IT executives IT professionals and consultants for business management solutions New and current users of Dynamics 365 Students of information technology, business administration, and similar disciplines Author Dr. Andreas Luszczak is a project manager, consultant, and trainer for Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX. Apart from his engagement in numerous implementation projects, he has been teaching it at renowned universities in Austria. Before focusing on Dynamics 365/AX, he has been working as an IT manager/CIO and consultant for other business solutions (including Microsoft Dynamics NAV).
'In this second edition, Hooman Estelami solidifies his reputation as one of the foremost thinkers in the financial services sector. The book is indispensable for anyone working in the industry as it covers all aspects of consumer behavior, marketing strategy, and regulatory aspects of financial services.' (Russell Winer, Chair, Marketing Department, Stern School of Business, New York University) 'Marketing Financial Services is not only an excellent text for the course, but can serve as a reference to be used frequently well after the course work is completed.' (Alison Munsch, Principal, Insights For Actions Research) 'Both finance and marketing have been transformed in the turbulent present. Estelami's book notes these changes while emphasizing the core elements of both disciplines. Anyone, student, academic, or practitioner, will gain useful theoretical and practical insights from this book.' (Arthur Kover, Consulting Director at HCD Research Inc., Management Fellow at Yale University, and former editor of the Journal of Advertising Research) 'Estelami takes a strategic perspective to marketing while at the same time differentiating among strategy, tactics and policies. This is an insightful and highly informative book and one that is a must read for anyone involved in financial services.' (Kent B. Monroe, author of Pricing: Making Profitable Decisions) This book provides a scientific approach to the practice of marketing financial services. The book approaches the topic from the perspective of the customer. Research findings related to consumer psychology and human decision making provide the foundation for a structured approach to understanding how individuals make their financial decisions. Drawing from this analysis, the book establishes successful marketing practices for advertising, distributing, and pricing financial products and services. In addition, the book provides a detailed outline of regulations affecting marketing practices, and discusses tactical and strategic tools used by financial services companies to penetrate the market. The book has been developed for use by individual readers eager to gain in-depth training on the topic on their own, and for classroom use by instructors in business schools at the MBA, undergraduate, and executive levels. Hooman Estelami is a full professor of marketing at Fordham University in New York. He received his Ph.D. in marketing from Columbia University, and has served as a consultant to several leading financial services companies. Dr. Estelami is the associate editor of the Journal of Product and Brand Management, and has published dozens of articles, research reports, and book chapters on topics relating to financial services marketing, pricing, customer service management, and buyer behavior. He has received several national awards for his research and teaching, and his work has been published in journals such as Journal of Financial Services Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Research, and Journal of Services Marketing. He is also the author of Marketing Turnarounds: A Guide to Surviving Downturns and Rediscovering Growth.
A well-rounded guide for those interested in European financial markets With the advent of the euro and formation of the European Union, financial markets on this continent are slowly beginning to gain momentum. Individuals searching for information on these markets have come up empty-until now. The Handbook of European Fixed Income Markets is the first book written on this burgeoning market. It contains extensive, in-depth coverage of every aspect of the current European fixed income markets and their derivatives. This comprehensive resource includes both a qualitative approach to products, conventions, and institutions as well as quantitative coverage of valuation and analysis of each instrument. The Handbook of European Fixed Income Markets introduces readers to developed markets such as the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Holland, as well as emerging markets in Eastern Europe. Government and corporate bond market instruments and institutions are also discussed. U.S.-based investors, researchers, and academics as well as students and financial professionals in other parts of the world will all turn to this book for complete and accurate information on European financial instruments and markets. Frank J. Fabozzi (New Hope, PA) is a financial consultant, the Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management, and Adjunct Professor of Finance at Yale University's School of Management. Moorad Choudhry (Surrey, UK) is a Vice President with JPMorgan Chase structured finances services in London.
Measuring and Controlling Interest Rate and Credit Risk provides keys to using derivatives to control interest rate risk and credit risk, and controlling interest rate risk in a mortgage-backed securities derivative portfolio. This book includes information on measuring yield curve risk, swaps and exchange-traded options, TC options and related products, and describes how to measure and control the interest rate of risk of a bond portfolio or trading position. Measuring and Controlling Interest Rate and Credit Risk is a systematic evaluation of how to measure and control the interest rate risk and credit risk of a bond portfolio or trading position, defining key points in the process of risk management as related to financial situations. The authors construct a verbal flow chart, defining and illustrating interest rate risk and credit risk in regards to valuation, probability distributions, forecasting yield volatility, correlation and regression analyses. Hedging instruments discussed include futures contracts, interest rate swaps, exchange traded options, OTC options, and credit derivatives. The text includes calculated examples and readers will learn how to measure and control the interest rate risk and credit risk of a bond portfolio or trading position. They will discover value at risk approaches, valuation, probability distributions, yield volatility, futures, interest rate swaps, exchange traded funds; and find in-depth, up-to-date information on measuring interest rate with derivatives, quantifying the results of positions, and hedging. Frank J. Fabozzi (New Hope, PA) is a financial consultant, the Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management, and an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Yale University's School of Management. Steven V. Mann (Columbia, SC) is Professor of Finance at the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. Moorad Choudhry (Surrey, UK) is a Vice President with JPMorgan Chase structured finance services in London. Moorad Choudhry (Surrey, England) is a senior Fellow at the Centre for Mathematical Trading and Finance, CASS Business School, London, and is Editor of the Journal of Bond Trading and Management. He has authored a number of books on fixed income analysis and the capital markets. Moorad began his City career with ABN Amro Hoare Govett Sterling Bonds Limited, where he worked as a gilt-edged market maker, and Hambros Bank Limited where he was a sterling proprietary trader. He is currently a vice-president in Structured Finance Services with JPMorgan Chase Bank in London.