CFO Guide

The CFO Guide is an reference manual for business owners and financial managers.

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The CFO Guide is a reference manual that provides the necessary tools to successfully manage the financial function. It is a complete manual containing all the basic financial skills and knowledge required for success in today’s business environment.

The Guide consists of the following four sections:

The following topics are presented in the Guide:

  • Cash Management and Cash Flow
  • Capital Structure
  • Long and Short Term Financing
  • Mergers and Internal Control
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Planning and Analysis Techniques

The CFO Guide is intended to be a supplement to the Controllership Guide. The two guides complement each other as reference tools. The tools include detailed instructions on application of the discounted payback period, internal rate of return (IRR), and net present value (NPV). The cost of equity using the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Cost of Debt using the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) are spelled out with instructions on how to apply these tools.

There is a section on capital budgeting and analyzing relevant cash flows. In addition, there is detailed guidance on managing and measuring the progress of projects. Instructions on the techniques for managing working capital and cash conversion efficiency are presented in addition to inventory management.

Also included are guidelines for developing and executing an acquisition strategy combined with a due acquisition due diligence checklist.