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Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Financial Management and the Design Firm Debunking Myths Fundamental Elements of Success Creating an Environment for Success Essential Financial Concepts Accepting the Challenge Chapter 2: Demystifying Financial Management Terminology Chapter 3: Management Roles and Responsibilities Management Positions and Firm Size Sharing Financial Information with Employees Chapter 4: Developing an Annual Budget: Calculating the Cost of Doing Business Why an Annual Budget Is Important Annual Budgets and Project Fee Budgets The Budget Development Process New Firms: The First Annual Budget Creating an Annual Budget Annual Budget Format Using the Annual Budget to Monitor Financial Performance Chapter 5: Developing an Annual Profit Plan: Forecasting the Future Net Operating Revenue Total Expenses Other Income or Expense Net Profit or Loss Implementing the Profit Plan Chapter 6: The Top Seven Key Financial Performance Indicators Utilization Rate Overhead Rate Break-Even Rate Net Multiplier Aged Accounts Receivable Profit to Earnings (P/E) Ratio Net Revenue per Employee Chapter 7: Calculating Hourly Billing Rates: The Key to Profitability Calculating Your Desired Profit Margin Billing Rate Strategies Developing and Negotiating a Project Fee Chapter 8: Developing Project Fee Budgets Top-Down Fee Budgeting versus Bottom-Up Fee Budgeting Win-Win Fee Proposal Negotiation Value-Based Compensation versus Cost-Based Compensation Chapter 9: The Profit and Loss Statement Accrual-Basis versus Cash-Basis Accounting Profit and Loss Statement Format Analyzing the Accrual-based Profit and Loss Statement Accommodating Revised Forecasts in the Accrual-based P&L Statement The Role of the Accrual-based P&L Statement in Business Management Chapter 10: The Balance Sheet Balance Sheet Format Balance Sheet Indicators The Role of the Balance Sheet in Business and Financial Management Chapter 11: Financial Management Software Generic Business Accounting Software Design Firm Accounting Software Time and Expense Tracking Payroll Software Selection Chapter 12: Fundamental Principles of Success Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Design, Industrial -- Finance.
Business enterprises -- Finance.
Corporations -- Finance.