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Managerial Finance is that branch of finance that provide tools for a company's financial managers. It encompasses corporate finance and management accounting also known as cost accounting. Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses and organizations raise, allocate and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... Corporate Finance is a specific area of finance dealing with the financial decisions corporations make and the tools as well as analyses used to make these decisions. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Cost accounting. ... Cost accounting is the process of tracking, recording and analyzing costs associated with the activity of an organization, where cost is defined as required time or resources. Costs are measured in units of currency by convention. ...


Financial analysts provide analysis in the corporate finance field. And, cost analysts provide analysis in the cost accounting field. Therefore, the finanical-cost analyst provides analysis in the managerial finance arena. These analysts require skills of both the internal corporate financial analyst and cost analyst. Cost accounting is the process of tracking, recording and analyzing costs associated with the activity of an organization, where cost is defined as required time or resources. Costs are measured in units of currency by convention. ... A financial analyst (or securities analyst, research analyst, equity analyst) works with financial analysis. ... A cost analyst creates reports that management uses for decision-making. ...


See also

Accountancy (British English) or accounting (American English) is the process of maintaining, auditing, and processing financial information for business purposes. ... What follows is a list of over 250 Wikipedia articles on finance topics. ...

Reference

  • Gitman, Lawrence (2003), Principles of Managerial Finance, 10 th edition, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 2003, ISBN 0-201-78479-3 [1]
  • Weston, Fred and Brigham, Eugene (1972), Managerial Finance, Dryden Press, Hinsdale Illinois, 1972
  • Chen, Henry editor, (1967), Frontiers of Managerial Finance, Gulf Publishing, Huston Texas, 1967
  • Brigham, Eugene and Johnson, Ramon (1980), Issues in Managerial Finance, Holt Rinehart and Winston Publishers, Hindale Illinois, 1908

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Finance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1085 words)
The activity of finance is the application of a set of techniques that individuals and organizations (entities) use to manage their financial affairs, particularly the differences between income and expenditure and the risks of their investments.
Finance is used by individuals (personal finance), by governments (public finance), by businesses (corporate finance), etc., as well as by a wide variety of organizations including schools and non-profit organizations.
In the case of a company, managerial finance or corporate finance is the task of providing the funds for the corporations' activities.
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