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    Budgeting: A Comprehensive Guide (3rd Edition) by Steven Bragg

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    Budgeting shows you how to assemble a complete system of budgets, including budgets for revenue, production, overhead, administration, and compensation. It also addresses several variations on the basic budgeting concept - the flexible budget, conditional budget, and zero-base budget. The book also delves into how to operate a business without a budget. Finally, there are many procedures, controls, and reports designed to complement a budget. [257 pages]

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    Table of Contents

    Part 1 - The Traditional Budget Model
    Chapter 1. Introduction to Budgeting
    Chapter 2. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
    Chapter 3. The System of Budgets
    Chapter 4. The Revenue Budget
    Chapter 5. The Ending Finished Goods Inventory Budget
    Chapter 6. The Production Budget
    Chapter 7. The Direct Materials Budget
    Chapter 8. The Direct Labor Budget
    Chapter 9. The Manufacturing Overhead Budget
    Chapter 10. The Cost of Goods Sold Budget
    Chapter 11. The Sales and Marketing Budget
    Chapter 12. The Research and Development Budget
    Chapter 13. The Administration Budget
    Chapter 14. The Capital Budget
    Chapter 15. The Compensation Budget
    Chapter 16. The Master Budget

    Part 2 - Variations on the Budget Model
    Chapter 17. Nonprofit Budgeting
    Chapter 18. Flexible Budgeting
    Chapter 19. Cost Variability
    Chapter 20. The Zero-Base Budget

    Part 3 - Operating without a Budget
    Chapter 21. Operating without a Budget
    Chapter 22. The Rolling Forecast

    Part 4 - Budgeting Systems
    Chapter 23. Budgeting Procedures
    Chapter 24. Budgeting Efficiencies
    Chapter 25. Budget Reporting
    Chapter 26. Budgeting Controls 

    Appendix. Sample Budget


    A well organized and comprehensive guide to budgeting. It is more important than ever to understand the budgeting process in order to manage cash flows. A must read for every business professional. - David Johnson, Controller, Eleutian Technology

    A budgeting book that actually covers a topic most companies neglect to consider - no budget at all. Whether you are looking for comprehensive guidance on how to construct a budget or an alternative to budgeting, this book covers it. A must have for any accountant involved with the budgeting function. - Matthew Beaven, CPA

    I look forward to applying many of the recommendations in Budgeting: A Comprehensive Guide as we grow our company. The crewing method of determining the direct labor budget is particularly useful for job cost tracking at our construction, service, and maintenance company. - Shannon Waldron, CFO/Controller, Schultheis Brothers Co.

    This book provides a valuable guide to detailed and effective techniques for budget development, accompanied by an equally important discussion of the limits and pitfalls that can undermine the usefulness of this important management tool. The balanced presentation provides the reader with the insight needed to contribute value to their company's profit planning. - Barrett Peterson, Manager, Accounting Standards, Procedures, and Analysis, TTX