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
SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques: A Power User's Guide brings together a wealth of ideas about strategic and tactical solutions to everyday situations experienced when transferring, extracting, processing, analyzing, and reporting the valuable data you have at your fingertips. Best, you can achieve most of the solutions using the SAS components you already license, meaning that this book's insights can keep you from throwing money at problems needlessly.Author Philip R. Holland advises a broad range of clients throughout Europe and the United States as an independent consultant and founder of Holland Numerics Ltd, a SAS technical consultancy. In this book he explains techniques-through code samples and example-that will enable you to increase your knowledge of all aspects of SAS programming, improve your coding productivity, and interface SAS with other programs.He also provides an expert's overview of Graph Templates, which was recently moved into Base SAS. You will learn to create attractive, standardized, reusable, and platform-independent graphs-both statistical and non-statistical-to help you and your business users explore, visualize, and capitalize on your company's data. In addition, you will find many examples and cases pertaining to healthcare, finance, retail, and other industries.Among other things, SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques will show you how to:Write efficient and reus able SAS codeCombine look-up data sets with larger data sets effectivelyRun R and Perl from SASRun SAS programs from SAS Studio and Enterprise GuideOutput data into insightful, valuable charts and graphsSAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques prepares you to make better use of your existing SAS components by learning to use the newest features, improve your coding efficiency, help you develop applications that are easier to maintain, and make data analysis easier. In other words, it will save you time, money, and effort-and make you a more valuable member of the development team.What You'll LearnHow to write more efficient SAS code-either code that runs quicker, code that is easier to maintain, or bothHow to do more with the SAS components you already licenseHow to take advantage of the newest features in SASHow to interface external applications with SAS softwareHow to create graphs using SAS ODS Graphics Who This Book Is ForSAS programmers wanting to improve their existing programming skills, and programming managers wanting to make better use of the SAS software they already license.
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.
'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.
A fully updated guide to equity style management Pioneered by Nobel laureate William Sharpe, equity style management is derived from a correlation analysis of various equity style categories, such as value, growth, small cap, large cap and foreign stocks. In the Third Edition of The Handbook of Equity Style Management, twenty contributors from industry and academia help readers understand various equity style management issues, including equity style indices, different approaches to equity style measurement, foreign stock investing, tactical style management, behavioral aspects of equity style, and equity style benchmarks for manager selection and performance attribution. This updated edition gives readers the rationale behind equity style management, and shows how new strategies can be used to manage risk and improve returns. T. Daniel Coggin, PhD (Charlotte, NC), is an investment management consultant who has coauthored three books and numerous articles on investment management. Frank J. Fabozzi, PhD, CFA (New Hope, PA), is Editor of The Journal of Portfolio Management and author or editor of over 100 books on finance and investing.
A clear and comprehensive guide to financial modeling and valuation with extensive case studies and practice exercises Corporate and Project Finance Modeling takes a clear, coherent approach to a complex and technical topic. Written by a globally-recognized financial and economic consultant, this book provides a thorough explanation of financial modeling and analysis while describing the practical application of newly-developed techniques. Theoretical discussion, case studies and step-by-step guides allow readers to master many difficult modeling problems and also explain how to build highly structured models from the ground up. The companion website includes downloadable examples, templates, and hundreds of exercises that allow readers to immediately apply the complex ideas discussed. Financial valuation is an in-depth process, involving both objective and subjective parameters. Precise modeling is critical, and thorough, accurate analysis is what bridges the gap from model to value. This book allows readers to gain a true mastery of the principles underlying financial modeling and valuation by helping them to: * Develop flexible and accurate valuation analysis incorporating cash flow waterfalls, depreciation and retirements, updates for new historic periods, and dynamic presentation of scenario and sensitivity analysis; * Build customized spreadsheet functions that solve circular logic arising in project and corporate valuation without cumbersome copy and paste macros; * Derive accurate measures of normalized cash flow and implied valuation multiples that account for asset life, changing growth, taxes, varying returns and cost of capital; * Incorporate stochastic analysis with alternative time series equations and Monte Carlo simulation without add-ins; * Understand valuation effects of debt sizing, sculpting, project funding, re-financing, holding periods and credit enhancements. Corporate and Project Finance Modeling provides comprehensive guidance and extensive explanation, making it essential reading for anyone in the field.
Learn the essentials of finance theory and practice with the tools needed in day-to-day practice In this thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition of Fundamentals of Health Care Financial Management, consultant and educator Steven Berger offers a practical step-by-step approach to understanding the fundamental theories and relationships guiding financial decisions in health care organization. Using cases set in a fictional mid-sized hospital, the book takes the reader into the inner workings of the finance executive's office. As in the previous editions, this book introduces students to key practical concepts in fundamental areas of financial management. This innovative introduction to the most-used tools and techniques includes health care accounting and financial statements; managing cash, billings and collections; making major capital investments; determining cost and using cost information in decision-making; budgeting and performance measurement; and pricing. Also covered in depth are the financial implications of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will increase patient volume, reduce bad debt, factor quality and patient satisfaction into the financial picture, and significantly affect how hospitals and physicians are paid for services. Students focusing on the business side of health care will find Fundamentals of Health Care Financial Management: A Practical Guide to Fiscal Issues and Activities, 4th Edition a valuable text for understanding the workings of the health care financial system.
Essential guidance for the corporate finance professional -- advisor, Board Director, CFO, Treasurer, business development executive, or M&A expert--to ask the right questions and make the critical decisions. Strategic Corporate Finance is a practical guide to the key issues, their context, and their solutions. From performance measurement and capital planning to risk management and capital structure, Strategic Corporate Finance, translates principles of corporate finance theory into practical methods for implementing them. Filled with in-depth insights, expert advice, and detailed case studies, Strategic Corporate Finance will prepare you for the issues involved in raising, allocating and managing capital, and its associated risks. Justin Pettit (New York, NY) draws on his 15 years of senior advisory experience as an investment banker and management consultant. He advises corporate boards and executives on matters of capital structure, financial policy, valuation, and strategy. He also lectures on topics in advanced corporate finance to graduate and undergraduate students at universities in the New York area.