Budgeting for Managers

Budgeting for Managers

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This book contains 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 which provides clear definitions of key terms, concepts, and jargon; Smart Managing icon - which offers sensible strategies for producing an accurate and useful budget; Tricks of the Trade icon which gives hints for successfully executing your budget; Mistake Proofing icon which describes common budgeting mistakes and how to avoid them; Caution icon which shows the warning signs of things going wrong during the budget process; For Example icon which contains stories and insights that show how the budgeting process works in real-world situations and companies; and Tools icon which provides specific steps for implementing budgeting tools and procedures.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 15mm | 304g
  • McGraw-Hill Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 10 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0071391339
  • 9780071391337
  • 667,779

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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
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Table of contents

Preface
1. Budgeting: Why and How
Why Make a Budget? Who Reads Budgets?
Eight Steps to Creating a Budget
Success Review
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 1
2. The Parts of a Budget
Time Periods of Your Budget
Budget and Vision
Forecasting Income
Expense Categories vs. Account Codes
Key Accounting Concepts
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 2
3. Gathering Production Figures
Gathering Past Figures
Working with Multiple Periods
Working with Account Categories and Line Item Names
Evaluating the Quality of Your Information
Working with Multiple Periods and Trends
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 3
4. Creating a Production Budget
Estimation Methods
Planning the Future in Detail
A Sample Manufacturing Budget
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 4
5. Planning and Budgeting a Project
Define the Project
Create the Work Plan
Calculate the Cost
Tracking a Project
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 5
6. Checking It Twice
Using a Partner for Proofreading
Errors Created by Spreadsheet Programs
Automatic Cross-Checking in Spreadsheets
Document Version Control
Verifying Budgetary Assumptions
The Final Proofreading Steps
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 6
7. Preparing for Presentation
Combining Parts of Your Budget
Revising Budgetary Assumptions
Creating Templates and Formatting a Budget
Adding Account Codes
Preparing a Budget Presentation
Presentation Formats
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 7
8. Budgetary Spending
Getting the Budget Authorized
Adjusting to the Authorized Amount
Setting up Your Budget with Accounting
Spending at the Beginning and the End of the Year
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 8
9. Tracking Your Budget
Authorizing and Tracking Expenses
Closing a Budget Period
Comparing Estimated Versus Actual Budgets
Overspending and Underspending
Adjusting the Budget
Reviewing Financial Statements
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 9
10. Budgeting and Human Resources
HR Management and HR Services
Use of Consulting Services and Outsourcing
Departmental Control
Putting It All Together
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 10
11. Small Business Money Management
Estimating Business Income
Small Business Payroll
General Financial Management
Seasonal Fluctuation and Available Cash
Setting Prices
Budgets for Customer Proposals
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 11
12. Mastering the Budget Process
Negotiating for Your Budget
Improving Your Estimation Skills
Timing Your Budget Preparation
The 15-Month Budget
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 12
Index
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About Sid Kemp

Sid Kemp (San Antonio, TX), is a leading expert in project management for information technology and telecommunications implementations. His company, Quality Technology and Instruction, provides a custom project management methodology to businesses, government agencies, and educational organizations. He has assisted Fortune 500 companies and government agencies in the deployment of new technology, and developing custom project management methodologies. Mr. Kemp has more than 15 years of experience in IT and telecommunications, and has authored 5 textbooks for use in courses and corporations. He has been teaching a seminar on Project Management for Information Technology for three years.
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