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Principles of Project Finance This introduction for practitioners offers a balanced view of project financing, integrating legal, contractual, scheduling, and other areas that participate in large multiparty projects, large single-asset purchases, and broad-based financing programs for fleets of assets. It mixes theories and case studies but avoids becoming too oriented toward applications in any one particular industry. It focuses on the concepts and techniques required by project finance people without being overly academic or beset by case studies. The author, who has a legal background, recognizes that some legal information is necessary, but he doesn't attempt to write a law book. Project Finance refers to the techniques of financing projects which are dependent oncash flows for repayment, as defined by the contractual relationships within each project. By their very nature, these types of projects rely on a large number of integrated contractual arrangements for successful completion and...
Financial Optimization The use of mathematical models in financial management is today common business practice. The state of the art is constantly being advanced by academia and refined by industry. This book achieves two objectives. First, it brings together the (apparently)diverse fields of finance and management science/operations research. It presents a variety of techniques used in complex problems for financial management: optimization, simulation, stochastic programming and supercomputing. Second, it links current industrial practices with academic research to a degree unparalleled by any previous publication in the field.
Financial Accounting Theory and Analysis: Text Reading and Cases Serves as an excellent review material for the financial portion of the CPA Exam. * Provides alternatives to current practice. * Evaluate conclusions reached by APB and FASB using readings and research documented at the end of each chapter.
Driving Value Using Activity-Based Budgeting A practical guide to the ABCs of ABB This unique resource takes an in-depth look at creating value through activity-based budgeting (ABB). As most organizations are dissatisfied with some aspects of their performance, ABB has become an increasinglypopular process for which many companies are abandoning traditional methods that no longer meet their demands. Emphasizing the importance of budgeting by activities and features rather than by cost elements, Driving Value Using Activity-Based Budgeting offers a complete overview of feature costing, a technique used in conjunction with ABB, as well as the underlying principles of ABB, including linking strategy to activities, forecasting revenue, capacity management, and gap analysis. With numerous examples and case studies, it shows how to use state-of-the-art tools for achieving strategic goals, such as customer survey, core competency analysis, benchmarking, house of activities, reverse engineering to cascade strategy so everyone can...
Principles of Accounting with Annual Report This text helps students hit the road with a practical set of tools, and the confidence they need to use those tools effectively in making business decisions. The goal is to introduce a new Principles of Accounting text that better reflects a more conceptual and decision-making approach to the material. The authors have taken a new "macro- to micro-" approach to the Principles of Accounting course by starting with a discussion of real financial statements first, rather than starting with the Accounting Cycle (although the Accounting Cycle is thoroughly covered in Chapters 3 and 4). The objective is to establish how a financial statement communicates the financing, investing, and operating activities of a business to users of accounting information.They motivate students by grounding the discussion in the real world, showing them the relevance of the topics covered to their future career.
Intermediate Accounting, Chapters 15-24 This bestseller has powered the careers of countless professionals. The new edition builds on the book's reputation for comprehensiveness, accuracy, and currency, incorporating all the recent changes to the accounting literature.
Live Rich : Everything You Need to Know To Be Your Own Boss Money can Buy You Happiness In Die Broke Stephen Pollan introduced a new radical new strategy for spending, saving, and investing money in today's financial market. In Live Rich, he now concentrates on the earning side--with the compelling observation that living rich has less to do with net worth and everything to do with freedom. You can live the life you want by adhering to the four tenets of the Live Rich philosophy: Make Money Too many of us have been fed the line that "work isn't necessarily about making money." Tell that to Visa next time they send you a bill. Don't Grow, Change Be ready to change your work paradigm on a moment'snotice, to morph from career to career several times as conditions--and you--change. Take Charge In the twenty-first century, you must become proactive and start taking measured risks. Become a...