by Gene Siciliano
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Preface (download as pdf file)
Chapter 1. Counting the Beans: How Critical Is Good Financial Information, Anyway?
The Game of Business
Managing a Company in Today’s Business Environment
The Role of the Finance Department
GAAP: The “Rules” of Financial Reporting
The Relationship of Finance and Accounting to the Other Departments
Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 1
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Chapter 2. The Structure and Interrelationship of Financial Statements
Chapter 3. The Balance Sheet: Basic Summary of Value and Ownership
Chapter 4. The Income Statement: The Flow of Progress
Chapter 5. A Profit vs. Cash Flow: What’s the Difference—and Who Cares?
Chapter 6. The Cash Flow Statement: Tracking the King
Chapter 7. Critical Performance Factors: Finding the “Hidden” Information
Chapter 8. Cost Accounting: A Really Short Course in Manufacturing Productivity
Chapter 9.Business Planning: Creating the Future You Want, Step by Step
Chapter 10. The Annual Budget: Financing Your Plans
Chapter 11. Financing the Business: Understanding the Debt vs. Equity Options
Chapter 12.Attracting Outside Investors: The Entrepreneur’s Path
ISBN for this title: 0-07-1441377-4
About the Author
Gene Siciliano, CMC, CPA, is a financial management consultant. His business is helping companies increase profits and cash flow by raising their financial awareness and employing best management practices. His tools of the trade include business planning and modeling, financial department effectiveness audits, board service, management coaching, and a series of training and workshop programs, largely focused on finance and accounting for predominantly non-financial clients.
An active member of the National Speakers Association and an avid communicator, Gene speaks to corporate and association audiences nationwide on financial and management topics. His articles on financial management, business planning, and cost control have been published internationally. He also publishes an electronic newsletter for managers of privately owned companies entitled We Thought You’d Like to Know.
Following graduation from Penn State University’s Smeal College with a business degree in accounting, Gene spent several years on active duty as a Naval Reserve officer. He carries the permanent rank of Commander, U.S. Navy—Retired. Returning to civilian life, he joined Alexander Grant & Company (now Grant Thornton), a large public accounting firm. After nearly eight years as a practicing CPA, he entered the corporate world, where he held senior financial management positions with Computer Sciences Corporation, Epson America, and several smaller companies. In 1986 he founded Western Management Associates, the consulting business that he owns and operates today. In his practice he often serves as the part-time chief financial officer for client companies. From that experience grew the trademark of his business, Your CFO for Rent.®
When not in the office, Gene has served nonprofit organizations—both professional and charitable—as president, board member, and treasurer. He is most often drawn to organizations that help children. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis and the theater, both available in abundance near his home in Redondo Beach, California. He can be reached at 310 645-1091 or gene@CFOforRent.com or by visiting his Web site at www.CFOforRent.com.
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