The Essentials of Finance and Budgeting

The Essentials of Finance and Budgeting

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Perseus Publishing
From reading financial statements to mastering budget forecasts to measuring human capital, this book explains everything readers need to know to make wise financial decisions for the HR department and the organization. Today's HR professionals work side by side with senior executives to devise a strategy for their organizations and to marshal the talent and resources to implement it. That means going beyond the traditional HR domain and mastering the fundamentals of all aspects of business and management. "The Business Literacy for HR Professionals" series, developed in conjunction with the Society for Human Resource Management, is designed to help HR professionals do exactly that. Covering essential areas such as negotiation, decision making, change management, finance, and more, these highly practical books will help HR professionals in their goal to be true strategic partners who bring additional bottom line value to their organizations.

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For HR professionals, a guide to using basic financial information for tasks such as analyzing key financial statements; creating an implementing an HR scorecard; understanding the implications of tax laws; making accurate forecasts and budgets; measuring and reporting human capital; and performing cost/benefit analyses. The work uses a fictional manufacturing company to illustrate concepts, but the techniques it covers apply to many kinds of companies and industries. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Boston : Harvard Business School Press ; Alexandria, Va. : Society for Human Resource Management, 2005
ISBN: 9781591395720
Characteristics: xviii, 329 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Finance and budgeting

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