ch 1 (Introduction)

ch 1 (Introduction) - Corporate Finance Some important...

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Chapter 1 Introduction To Corporate Finance Slide 1 - 1 Corporate Finance ± Some important questions that are answered using finance What long-term investments should the firm take on? Where will we get the long-term financing to pay for the investment? How will we manage the everyday financial activities of the firm? Financial managers try to answer some or all of these questions Slide 1 - 2 Who is the Financial Manager ± Financial manager: responsible for significant corporate investment or financing decisions Chief Financial Officer (CFO): the top financial manager responsible for the firm’s financial policy, corporate planning Treasurer: cash management, raising capital, banking relationships Controller: preparation of financial statement, accounting, taxes Slide 1 - 3 Financial Management Decisions ± Capital budgeting What long-term investments or projects should the business take on? ± Capital structure Should we use debt or equity? ± Working capital management How do we manage the day-to-day finances of the firm?
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