The Cost Management Toolbox

A Manager's Guide to Controlling Costs and Boosting Profits

The Cost Management Toolbox

Author: Lianabel Oliver
Pub Date: September 2006
Print Edition: $34.95
Print ISBN: 9780814474488
Page Count: 368
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780585176260

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How to use financial information to strategically manage costs.

Managers rarely get financial information the way they really need it. How can a nonfinancial manager minimize costs with the financial information he or she does get? By reading and absorbing this clear, concise new book.

The Cost Management Toolbox lucidly explains how financial information--especially information relating to costs--is generated and reported in today's service and manufacturing organizations. Avoiding hard-to-grasp technicalities, it shows business professionals how to:

* Accurately determine how well their business is performing* Quickly diagnose financial and operational problems

* Effectively evaluate new business propositions

* Confidently forecast future trends and project future costs

* Strategically plan and prepare a departmental budget

* Strictly analyze costs, including the rarely-discussed area of service costing.

About the Author

Lianabel Oliver (Rio Piedras, PR), CPA, CMA, is president of Pathways, a provider of business training and consulting services specializing in cost management and accounting processes. Her professional background includes finance and accounting positions with Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard.

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