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Strategic Finance: Planning and Budgeting for Boards, Chief Executives, and Finance Officers

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Strategic Finance engages strategic planning and budgeting topics and marries them to actionable steps that boards, presidents, and CFOs can take to navigate a course of institutional financial stability. Kent Chabotar draws on his considerable experience and years of practice to craft this comprehensive guide to higher education financial planning and budgeting.

Chapters of Strategic Finance include:

  • The Strategy of Environment
  • The Strategy-Focused Organization
  • Strategic Planning: Environment and Evaluation
  • Strategic Planning: Means and Ends
  • Strategic Budgets and the Budgeting Process
  • Coping with Financial Distress: Crisis and Retrenchment

Includes charts, graphs, case study, and index.

"A very useful, comprehensive book on strategic planning and budgeting. Must reading for board chairs, presidents, and CFOs who are contemplating developing a strategic plan...useful background reading for a board retreat." —William S. Reed, former CFO, Wellesley College

"Kent's emphasis on the implementation phase of the strategic planning process is particularly useful as is emphasis on the board's role in monitoring progress and in developing institutional strategic indicators." —Rick Staisloff, former VP for Finance & Administration, College of Notre Dame of Maryland