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401 Role of Finance


Accounting The process of keeping and interpreting financial records
accounts payable all monies wed by the business to others
accounts receivable all monies owed to a firm by its customers
acquisition of funds Finance activity involving making decisions about financing
administration of assests finance activity involving making decisions about a firm's investments
assets anything of value that a business or individual owns
capital budgeting A process in which a firm's financial managers determine which projects it should invest in
capital investment decisions decisions that determine which projects a business will invest in , how the investment's will be financed, an whether to pay dividends to shareholders.
capital structure a firm's mix of financing, usually some combination of debt and equity
cash conversion cycle ratio that refers to the number of days between a company paying for raw materials and receiving cash from selling the product made from those raw materials
debt funding using money that is lent by a bank of other institution to finance a project
dividend a sum of money paid to an investor or stockholder as earnings or an investment
equity funding using money from investors to finance a project in exchange for shares in the ecompany
finance in business, the function that involves all money and money management matters
financing funding a business activity or project through debt, equity, or venture capital
return on capital a measure of how well a business generates cash flow in relation to the capital it has already invested in itself
venture capital invested money used for new business opportunities.
working capital management management of a firm's current balance of assets and liabilities; involves accounts payable and receivable, inventory and cash.
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