Corporate Finance Notes
Need to be familiar with exchange rates and political risk.
D. Beneficial to understand the customs of other countries; speaking a foreign language. Business Finance: (Corporate Finance) Some important questions that are answered using finance: What long-term investments should be taken on by the firm? Where will we (the firm) get the long-term financing to pay for the investments? How will we manage the everyday financial activities of the firm? Financial Manager: They try to answer some or all of the business finance questions. The top financial manager within a firm is usually the Chief Financial Officer (GOOF)Treasurer – oversees cash management, credit management, etc. Controller oversees taxes, cost accounting, etc. ** Corporate Organization Chart, Figure 1. 1 ** Goals of Financial Management: What should the goal of a corporation be? Getting money back to shareholders, investors, etc.
Making a profit is important. Minimize costs. Maximize market share Maximize the current value per share of the company’s existing stock.
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Maximize the market value of the existing owners’ equity. Does this mean we should do anything and everything to maximize owner wealth? Outsourcing? Off-shoring? Corporate support of charities?