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Controller's guide to planning and controlling operations
Bragg, Steven M.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, 2004.
Physical Description:
ix, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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HG4027.3 .B73 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The Controller's Guide to Planning and Controlling Operations is a comprehensive guide for controllers, CFOs, and budget managers who need to determine: The soundness of sales forecasts The best approach for setting product prices The profitability of customers and market segments Federal tax remittance rules The impact of a just-in-time system on inventory levels

Packed with clear and realistic strategies, it helps create a coherent framework of financial plans that apply to the full breadth of ongoing corporate control systems, as well as illustrates:

When to use labor and materials standards to control manufacturing How to control research and development costs How to grant appropriate credit levels to customers How to set up an effective capital budgeting process How to create a cost-of-capital calculation

Author Notes

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, CMA, CIA, CPIM, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
1 General Discussionof Accounting/Statistical Standards: Benchmarkingp. 1
2 Planning and Control of Salesp. 25
3 Planning and Control of Marketing Expensesp. 72
4 Planning and Control of Manufacturing Costs: Direct Material and Direct Laborp. 106
5 Planning and Control of Manufacturing Costs: Manufacturing Expensesp. 130
6 Planning and Control of Research and Development Expensesp. 170
7 Planning and Control of General and Administrative Expensesp. 194
8 Planning and Control of Cash and Short-Term Investmentsp. 207
9 Planning and Control of Receivablesp. 239
10 Planning and Control of Inventoriesp. 251
11 Planning and Control of Plant and Equipment or Capital Assetsp. 278
12 Management of Liabilitiesp. 316
13 Management of Shareholders' Equityp. 344
Indexp. 369