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The Essential CFO: A Corporate Finance Playbook

Format:  Paperback,

349 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: May 2012

ISBN-13: 9781118173046

ISBN-10: 111817304X

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Discover the power of the CFO's role in delivering shareholder value

During the past decade, the CFO role has expanded dramatically in its breadth, complexity, and criticality. Filled with proven strategies, best practices, and keen insights, "The Essential CFO" describes how today's CFOs are responding to their expanded roles within both public and private companies. With straightforward and pragmatic guidance, author Bruce Nolop shows how CFOs are partnering with CEOs to deliver shareholder value by articulating a strategic plan, determining capital allocations, managing the capital structure, driving financial performance, and implementing strategic transactions.Covers how CFOs are establishing robust accounting and risk management processes and effectively communicating with both external and internal constituenciesLooks at the role of the CFO in transforming financial organizations to drive effectiveness and efficienciesExamines how CFOs can develop talent with the experience, expertise, and leadership skills to meet the challenges of the future

Written from a balanced, top-down perspective of the modern CFO, "The Essential CFO" provides you with practical prescriptions for executing impactful corporate finance strategies.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: May 2012
ISBN-13: 9781118173046
ISBN-10: 111817304X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 349
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 9.25 x 1.25

Chapter outline

Introduction
Strategy
Articulating a Strategic Plan
Business Objectives
Strategic Themes
Long-Term Financial Model
Total Shareholder Return
Capital Allocation Strategies
Acquisition Strategies
Target Shareholders
Elevator Pitch
Plan Revisions
Communicating and Achieving Alignment
Consistency and Transparency
Incentive Compensation Programs
Investor Alignment
Analyst Relations
Investor Presentations
Company Website
Social Media
Media Relations
Potential Media Pitfalls
Coordinating Communications
Interview Formats
Media Training
Note
Assessing Enterprise Risks
Enterprise Risk Management
Implementation of ERM
Risk Identification
Risk Quantification
Major Exposures
Mitigation Strategies
Rewarded versus Unrewarded Risks
Governance of ERM
CFO's Role in ERM
Capital Allocations
Estimating the Cost of Capital
WACC Formula
Hurdle Rates
Risk Premiums
Acquisition Cost of Capital
Prioritizing Capital Investments
Cash Flow Projections
Investment Budget
Evaluating Projects
Categorizing Projects
Monitoring Projects
Pension Fund Contributions
Considering Dividends and Repurchases
Dividend Policy Alternatives
Dividend Policy Considerations
Special Dividends
Dividend Declarations
Repurchase Considerations
Open Market Programs
Tender Offers
Retaining Strategic Cash
Cash Investment Policies
Mergers and Acquisition
Identifying Acquisition Candidates
Rationale for Acquisitions
Adjacent Spaces
Portfolio Approach
Business Sponsor
Patience and Flexibility
Strategic Purpose
Types of Acquisitions
Note
Evaluating Acquisition Candidates
Valuation Methodologies
Standalone and Synergy Values
Pro Forma Analyses
Acquirer's Stock Valuation
Risk Considerations
Executing a Merger or Acquisition
Due Diligence
Business Plan
Financial Projections
Financing Plan
Price Negotiations
Contract Terms
Acquisition Integration
Note
Executing Divestitures and Spinoffs
Divestiture Evaluations
Hiring Investment Bankers
Auction or Negotiated
Stock or Assets
Financing Conditions
Management Participation
Tax-Free Spinoffs
Split-Ups
Equity Carve-Outs
Responding to Takeover Offers
Governance Policies
Reviewing an Offer
Conducting a Sale Process
Activist Shareholders
Going Private Transactions
Funding
Establishing Capital Structure Objectives
Leverage Targets
Leverage Criteria
Rating Agencies
Ratings Categories
Rating Agency Dialogues
Ratings Criteria
Informing Investors
Note
Developing Financing Strategies
Financing Principles
Debt Financing
Equity Financing
Off Balance Sheet Financinq
Debt Covenants
Debt Refinancings
Debt for Equity Swaps
Bankruptcy
Ensuring Short-Term Liquidity
Bank Lines
Cash Planning
Contingency Planning
Liquidity Ratios
Working Capital Strategies
Trapped Cash
Obtaining Long-Term Financing
Venture Capital
Private Equity
Initial Public Offering
Subsequent Equity Offerings
Term Loans
Syndicated Bank Loans
Investment Grade Securities
High Yield Securities
Strategic Alliances
Note
Performance
Driving Business Performance
Organic Revenue Growth
Cost Reduction Strategies
Fixed versus Variable Costs
Note
Providing Planning and Analysis
Budgets
Forecasts
Cash Flows
Performance Metrics
Business Unit Metrics
Performance Reports
Business Analysis
Managing Financial Risks and Taxes
Insurance
Interest Rates
Currencies
Commodities
Inflation
Pension Fund
Tax Planning
Accounting and Controls
Establishing Accounting Processes
Financial Reporting
SEC Filings
External Auditors
Audit Committee
Note
Communicating Financial Results
Earnings Call
Non-GAAP Measures
Earnings Guidance
Note
Implementing Sarbanes-Oxley
Overview of Provisions
Auditor Independence
Certification of Financials
Assessment of Internal Controls
Reinforcing Compliance and Controls
Control Environment
Auditor and Board Support
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Fraud Prevention
Whistleblowers
Cost of Compliance
Note
Leadership
Achieving Finance Transformation
Organizational Structure
Technology Systems
Process Reengineering
Outsourcing Advantages
Outsourcing Implementation
Analysis versus Data
Developing Financial Talent
Recruitment Strategies
Development Objectives
Development Tools
Diversity
Future Requirements
Note
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Index

Book description

Discover the power of the CFO's role in delivering shareholder value

During the past decade, the CFO role has expanded dramatically in its breadth, complexity, and criticality. Filled with proven strategies, best practices, and keen insights, The Essential CFO describes how today's CFOs are responding to their expanded roles within both public and private companies. With straightforward and pragmatic guidance, author Bruce Nolop shows how CFOs are partnering with CEOs to deliver shareholder value by articulating a strategic plan, determining capital allocations, managing the capital structure, driving financial performance, and implementing strategic transactions.

  • Covers how CFOs are establishing robust accounting and risk management processes and effectively communicating with both external and internal constituencies
  • Looks at the role of the CFO in transforming financial organizations to drive effectiveness and efficiencies
  • Examines how CFOs can develop talent with the experience, expertise, and leadership skills to meet the challenges of the future

Written from a balanced, top-down perspective of the modern CFO, The Essential CFO provides you with practical prescriptions for executing impactful corporate finance strategies.

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