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Strategic Financial Management for Small and Medium Sized Companies


Strategic Financial Management for Small and Medium Sized Companies.

Author:

Hande Karadag, MEF University, Turkey

Synopsis:

Research shows a majority of small businesses fail in their early years due to poor financial management, turning the dreams of many business owners and novice entrepreneurs into nightmares. This book serves as a guide to prevent small business owners and novice entrepreneurs from experiencing financial disasters. In a simple and easily applicable fashion, it explains how financial management in an enterprise can be conducted strategically to attain significant improvement in business performance.

The book takes the basic strategic management model of environmental scanning, planning, implementing and feedback as a framework. It approaches the core financial practices and instruments as elements of strategic financial management which any small or medium sized enterprise can use as strategic tools for a sustainable organizational performance and growth. With its unique strategic outlook, this text is a vital reference book for non-financier small or medium sized enterprise owners and individuals who aim to successfully establish and run their own businesses in the future.

Brief Table of Contents:

Preface

Acknowledgements
About the Author
1 Introduction
2 An outlook of the small and medium sized enterprise sector
3 A strategic management approach to financial management practices in small and medium sized businesses
4 Strategic financial planning and forecasting in small and medium sized businesses
5 Strategic working capital management in small and medium sized businesses
6 Strategic capital structure management in small and medium sized businesses
7 Strategic fixed-asset management in small and medium sized businesses
8 Strategic international trade financing in small and medium sized businesses
9 Strategic financial reporting and control in small and medium sized businesses
10 Conclusion
Index

Book Information

ISBN Print: 9781785607752
ISBN Electronic: 9781785607745
Publication Date: 14 December 2015
Format print: Hardback
Page count: 200
Dimensions: 152 x 229

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About the Author

After graduating from a highly rated business school from accounting and finance major with honors, the author worked as a corporate and commercial banking manager in the third largest bank with 15.000 employees for a total 19 years,the affiliate of Uni Credit Group in Turkey. In the first 11 years of her banking career, she worked as a member of the carefully selected corporate banking team where she was appointed as the responsible officer from financial and international trade activities of the largest portfolios of domestic and multi national corporations of the bank, including BP, Shell, P and G, Allianz and Novartis. Her job description included daily follow up of cash flows and all banking and foreign trade transactions of those companies within the bank, together with project financing, budgeting, annual credit proposal preparations and financial analyses. In the last 8 years of her banking career, she worked as the manager of a commercial banking branch within the same financial institution, where she had the chance to work closely with small and medium sized businesses and learn how to meet their financial needs by witnessing their challenges and growth processes.