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  • Financial Management: The Ultimate Guide to Planning, Organizing, Directing, and Controlling the Financial Activities of an Enterprise

  • By: Greg Shields
  • Narrated by: Michael Reaves
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Money & Finance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you're looking for a practical audiobook that provides useful knowledge about financial management, then pay attention....

Whether you are running a social enterprise with just two full-time staff members, an Internet start-up, a craft business on Etsy, or a Fortune 500 multinational, you will need to have a good feel for financial management to get the best out of it. 

Are you a small-business owner, student, or a senior manager in another discipline who needs to brush up on financial concepts? If so, this audiobook will explain finance simply and with plenty of real-life examples that make it easy to see how to apply the concepts in practice. 

This audiobook is also concentrated on explaining what the financial figures mean and how to figure out the message they are sending, rather than on how to construct a balance sheet or do an audit. Many trained accountants focus on the "right answers" rather than reading between the lines to see what is going on - this audiobook takes the opposite approach. 

Here are some of the topics that are discussed in this audiobook: 

  • What is financial management and why do you need it?
  • Financial statements
  • Looking at cash flow
  • Forecasting, budgeting, and flex
  • Capital spending and discounted cash flow analysis
  • Some aspects of treasury management
  • Managing your working capital
  • Hedging your bets
  • Management accounting
  • Ratios - your management dashboard
  • A quick look at risk management
  • And much, much more

So, if you want to learn more about financial management in less time compared to reading a tedious textbook, click "Buy Now"!

©2018 Greg Shields (P)2018 Greg Shields

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  • Aryeh Madina
  • 11-03-2019

Very well explained in an easy way.

Financial Management (The Ultimate Guide to Planning, Organizing, Directing, and Controlling the Financial Activities of an Enterprise) acted like a learning springboard for me by providing a foundation for me to read deeper into finance. I love this book.

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  • Linda Cherylh
  • 16-03-2019

Great Book On Finance

Learned a lot from this top audiobook. It really teaches you the basics of Financial Management.

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  • Barry Helenh
  • 16-03-2019

A plus for this book!

Indeed excellently written audiobook! Loved it! All important topics covered and explained with great detail in very simple layman terms. Thanks!

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  • Stanley Espinosa
  • 16-03-2019

Good online audiobook

I came here first time, I thought this would be top Financial Management book and it would have advance content but there were nothing like this. Still good work from the author but only for the new to this field. Thanks publisher for the free stuff.

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  • Klaudia Fink
  • 16-03-2019

Gives good reminder on basic finance Management

Interesting book. It gave me some reminders on basic finance management.. I work in a financial related field but not as a financial expert so it was a good way to understand some basic principle.

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  • Aviles Nettie
  • 16-03-2019

Concise and Precise

This audiobook contains excellent overview of the basics to advance. Well written, free of nonsense. A great primer for any manager not trained or schooled in accounting.

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  • Debrah Sandra
  • 16-03-2019

Indeed an easy to understand

The author does a great job of elucidation many financial terms and means. Very easy to understand for all audiences.

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  • David Wright
  • 16-03-2019

Good for those with little knowledge.

Someone suggested me this and indeed this audiobook is amazing! This would have made undergrad accounting courses that much easier. Great gift for high school grads or pre-business students. If you have a simple degree in business this book is a recurrence of your financial and managerial accounting courses in undergrad

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  • Matthew Beamon
  • 16-03-2019

Excellent primer for non-financial managers

Outstanding audiobook for non-financial managers, looking to cover financial information, which information is relevant in what grounds, and how to finest influence the information to make knowledgeable business decisions. The audible does a good job of explaining the difference between various financial statements, how they narrate to one another, and why it substances. If you're a new manager who abruptly challenged with budgeting conclusions or accountable for running a P&L, this book is a great place to start your education.

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  • Pamela
  • 15-03-2019

Great book, a must read

It is an easy to follow book covering all areas of Financial Management. I recommend the book to anyone working in the financial industry but most important to regulators.

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  • William Williams
  • 11-03-2019

Give this book a try.

These book is great for start-up business owners looking for somewhat easy to listen that will support them with the need to know information. If you're just starting out or perhaps you just need to be repeated of the things you already know, give this book a try.

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  • Mary Amelia
  • 11-03-2019

A must read for every employee.

This audiobook will give you a much better perspective on how finance for companies work and what matters when deciding to work for someone, work on something that will influence the balance sheet or even making an investment in a company. A very good finance book.

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  • Bruno Timothy
  • 11-03-2019

For all employees at all levels...

I always try to interruption obstacles and most of my time is spent as an interpreter...truth be told, I’ve always wriggled with translating the financial vernacular...this book did it for me and has assisted me paint a picture and tell the story behind it so everyone understands.

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  • Fredrik Eklund
  • 11-03-2019

Don't completely agree.

Still the provided information is pure but missing somethhing from it. Still I liked that. Good everyday read.

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  • Lydia Gough
  • 12-03-2019

Quick review and refresh

An easy to understand book with understandable info. One does not have to start at the beginning, you can pick and choose chapters without loss of steadiness. Lots of serious advice on instructive paths and how that education might affect your future career path.

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  • Daisy Lees
  • 12-03-2019

The book was very well put together. I'm impressed

If you don't have any background in Accounting and want a simple info on the subject matter, I will suggest this very book is for you. Great thing also, is that you aren't bogged down with Exercise questions as you read- which is what you'd find with an Accounting text book. I got the book on kindle and it was very convenient.

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  • Eleanor Bruce
  • 12-03-2019

Helped a great deal.

I got this book to help me do a quick review of common financial management issues in preparation for the some exam. It's great for quickly referencing something.

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  • George Wheeler
  • 12-03-2019

Great reference materials!

Helpful Reference, Helpful book and good introduction but probably better as a reference book. Love it.

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  • Zoe Hall
  • 12-03-2019

Improve your business here.

Awesome stuff! I love that it has super supportive guidelines to help your clients and to teach them in a simple way how to read financial statements.

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  • Noah Johnson
  • 11-03-2019

This author is fabulous.

Thank you Greg Shields for continuing to share your knowledge to help others learn in these areas of what your books cover!

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