Role of the Finance Director:
Strategy, Leadership, Value & Risk

3rd edition
Financial Times Executive Briefings Series

By Terry. Carroll
August 2002
ISBN: 0-273-65655-4
271 pages, 8 1/4 x 11 3/4"
$197.50 Paper Original

This special series deals with actionable information, allowing executives to ask the right questions and make the right decisions. The finance director's role is now under tremendous scrutiny, and this title provides areas of concern, some of which are: Shareholders. Stakeholders. Creating efficient & effective financial systems. Old & new skills. Global variation. Industry sectors. Nonprofit organizations. Financial director as strategist--sacking the CEO, succeeding the CEO.

Valuing the business. Value creation & value chains. Business models. People management. Managing expectations. Annual report. Performance measurement. Value added or value earned. Profits & costs. Controlling burn rate. Making derivatives work. Foreign exchange & commodities. Audit committee. Governance. Risk assurance. Role of the audit. Internal control. Auditors. Fraud. Venture capitalism. Investment appraisal. Mergers & acquisitions. The new economy. E-business.

Integrating the Internet with traditional business. B2B & e-procurement. A new look at risk. Strategic evaluation. Optimizing risk & reward. Risk-related returns. Coaching, motivating, mentoring, empowering. Information strategy. Global, virtual operations. Implementation of information systems. TQM. Targets & quality costs. Quality standards. Benchmarking. Ethics. Knowledge manager. Appendix: Survey results. Bibliography.

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