This book contains everything you need to prepare - and work with - a budget for your department or for your own small business. While managers may have vast experience dealing with people and experts in their field, they are often novices when it comes to managing money. "Budgeting for Managers" starts with the basics of a simple expense budget and gives you everything you need to know to create, present, and track a budget with a spreadsheet or accounting package. From definitions of fundamental accounting terms to techniques for working within your budget and managing money with your team, it will take you through the basics and beyond so that you can: negotiate for the money you need; create budgets for growth or downsizing; track your budget and measure work results throughout the year.Whether you work for a small business or a large company, "Budgeting for Managers" will help you succeed. Detailing the standard practices of finance and accounting as well as the best practices of today's successful entrepreneurs, this value-packed "Briefcase Book" will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to take charge of money, and work alone or with a team to bring success to both your company and your career."Briefcase Books", written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Key Terms icon which provides clear definitions of key terms, concepts, and jargon; Smart Managing icon - which offers sensible strategies for producing an accurate and useful budget; Tricks of the Trade icon which gives hints for successfully executing your budget; Mistake Proofing icon which describes common budgeting mistakes and how to avoid them; Caution icon which shows the warning signs of things going wrong during the budget process; For Example icon which contains stories and insights that show how the budgeting process works in real-world situations and companies; and Tools icon which provides specific steps for implementing budgeting tools and procedures.