Budgeting for Managers

ISBN 13: 9780071416801

Budgeting for Managers

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9780071416801: Budgeting for Managers

Now translated into 11 languages! This reader-friendly, icon-rich series is must reading for all managers at every level

All managers, whether brand new to their positions or well established in the corporate heirarchy, can use a little "brushing up" now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations.

Managers in all types of organizations and environments must be able to prepare, or at least understand, a realistic and results-oriented budget. Budgeting for Managers­­rich in practical techniques and examples­­walks the reader through the entire budgeting process, from basic financial concepts and their use in creating a budget to methods for tracking actual spending.

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From the Back Cover:

Everything You Need to Prepare--and Work With--a Budget for Your Department or for Your Own Small Business

While managers may have vast experience dealing with people and experts in their field, they are often novices when it comes to managing money. Budgeting for Managers starts with the basics of a simple expense budget and gives you everything you need to know to create, present, and track a budget with a spreadsheet or accounting package. From definitions of fundamental accounting terms to techniques for working within your budget and managing money with your team, it will take you through the basics and beyond so that you can:

  • Negotiate for the money you need
  • Create budgets for growth or downsizing
  • Track your budget and measure work results throughout the year

Whether you work for a small business or a large company, Budgeting for Managers will help you succeed. Detailing the standard practices of finance and accounting as well as the best practices of today's successful entrepreneurs, this value-packed Briefcase Book will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to take charge of money, and work alone or with a team to bring success to both your company and your career.

Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page:

[Key Terms icon] Clear definitions of key terms, concepts, and jargon

[Smart Managing icon] Sensible strategies for producing an accurate and useful budget

[Tricks of the Trade icon] Hints for successfully executing your budget

[Mistake Proofing icon] Common budgeting mistakes and how to avoid them

[Caution icon] Warning signs of things going wrong during the budget process

[For Example icon] Stories and insights that show how the budgeting process works in real-world situations and companies

[Tools icon] Specific steps for implementing budgeting tools and procedures

About the Author:

Sid Kemp is a trainer, author, and consultant, and the head of Quality Technology & Instruction, Inc.

Eric Dunbar is CFO of QTI and works with entrepreneurs to set up financial systems.

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