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CFO Techniques

A Hands-On Guide to Keeping Your Business Solvent and Successful

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Scouting Your Surroundings and Defining Your Mission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marina Guzik
      Pages 9-13
    3. Marina Guzik
      Pages 15-19
    4. Marina Guzik
      Pages 21-25
    5. Marina Guzik
      Pages 27-32
  3. Enforcing the Law: Policies, Procedures, and Controls

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Marina Guzik
      Pages 43-52
    3. Marina Guzik
      Pages 53-63
    4. Marina Guzik
      Pages 65-75
    5. Marina Guzik
      Pages 77-83
    6. Marina Guzik
      Pages 85-91
  4. Deep Pockets: Your Capital Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Marina Guzik
      Pages 95-112
    3. Marina Guzik
      Pages 113-122
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      Pages 123-130
    5. Marina Guzik
      Pages 131-138
  5. Cash Must Flow: Treasury Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139

About this book


CFO Techniques: A Hands-on Guide to Keeping Your Business Solvent and Successful is a comprehensive and instructive working manual for multitasking chief financial officers and controllers working in the fast-paced commercial environment. Every senior financial professional with an ever-broadening span of control will benefit from this complete outline of the core activities—with specific descriptions of individual tasks—comprising the daily agenda of a successful CFO or controller. It covers everything from traditional responsibilities like budgeting and financial reporting, to more innovative tasks like performance analytics and business strategy development.

While emphasizing specific guidelines on what it takes to excel as a company's head of finance, the book refrains from overwhelming dryness by using cultural references, real-life examples, and a casual tone. With its bite-sized, easy-to-read chapters, CFO Techniques serves as both an invaluable desktop reference handbook and a good bedtime read. Whether you need a quick recommendation on treasury procedures, adhering to GAAP, keeping funds safe from embezzlers, or advice on dealing with the CEO, you will find the answers in this book.

  • Guides you through CFO/controller core responsibilities, function by function
  • Serves as a reference manual on financial matters specific to the small and mid-size commercial environment
  • Goes beyond finance and accounting, addressing the administrative and behavioral issues all CFOs occasionally must address 


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About the authors

Marina Guzik s career in finance and accounting spans 24 years, with the last 17 years in chief financial officer and controller positions in small and mid-size companies. She has worked in both the public and private sectors, including manufacturing, global supply chain, e-commerce, professional services, asset management, and consulting. Marina s functional expertise spans a broad range of tasks and duties, from international treasury to mergers & acquisitions and everything in between. She holds several academic degrees, including a master's in business administration in accounting. She believes in the strength of fundamental knowledge and commercial acumen, which can be intelligently applied to any particular business model.

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