U.S. MasterTM Finance Guide From CCH Provides Quick Answers

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., February 5, 2003) – Professionals in the field of finance now have a convenient, handy and affordable desktop reference that saves time and speeds them on the way to solutions. The brand-new U.S. Master Finance Guide from CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business information and software, offers vital information and practical guidance on corporate financial management. (896 pages, $75. For more information or to order, call or visit the CCH Online store at onlinestore.cch.com.)

The Guide is clear, concise and practical. It serves as a valuable tool to keep today’s business professional up-to-date on key finance topics. With it, financial officers, controllers, treasurers, analysts, consultants, investment advisors, accountants and other professionals can easily pinpoint what to look for and what to avoid, what to do and how to do it. In addition to incisive explanations, the Guide is filled with helpful examples, lists, illustrative tables, charts, sample calculations, formulas and ratios that save time and improve productivity.

"The Guide is designed to be the first, and often the only, place that people will look to find the answer to questions in the field of corporate finance," said Joseph Gornick, executive editor for CCH’s Federal and State Tax Group.

Scores of Topics

The annually-updated U.S. Master Finance Guide contains practical discussions and explanations on scores of topics, including:

    • New developments for the year
    • Business entities
    • Time value of money
    • Risk and return
    • Managerial accounting and financial analysis
    • Break-even
    • Cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis
    • Leverage
    • Budgeting
    • Financial modeling
    • Working capital
    • Decisions regarding cash, accounts receivable and inventory
    • Financial statement analysis and financial metrics
    • Financial forecasting, planning, and budgeting
    • Economic value added (EVA)
    • Management of assets and liabilities
    • Financing the business
    • Long-term capital budgeting decisions
    • Cost of capital
    • Business valuations
    • Investments and portfolio selection
    • Risk management and financial engineering
    • Mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs
    • Multinational finance
    • Personal financial planning

An appendix provides useful tools and information, including a finance glossary, financial tables and financial tools.

About the Author

Dr. Jae K. Shim is one of the most well-known and prolific accounting and finance experts in the world. He is a professor of business at California State University, Long Beach, and President of Delta Consulting Company, a financial consulting and training firm. Professor Shim has been a consultant to commercial and nonprofit organizations for over 30 years. Dr. Shim has over 50 college and professional books to his credit, including The Vest-Pocket MBA. Other notable works include: The Vest-Pocket CPA, The Vest-Pocket CFO, Financial Management, Investment Sourcebook, Dictionary of Real Estate, Dictionary of Economics, Dictionary of International Investment Terms, Dictionary of Personal Finance, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Accounting and Finance, Encyclopedic Dictionary of International Finance and Banking and Managerial Accounting.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order the 896-page U.S. Master Finance Guide, call CCH at 1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH Online Store at onlinestore.cch.com. Single-copy price is $75 plus applicable tax, shipping and handling. Quantity discounts, custom cover imprinting and school adoption pricing are available.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company annually produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer North America. The CCH web site can be accessed at cch.com. The CCH Federal and State Group Tax site can be accessed at tax.cchgroup.com.

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EDITORS NOTE: For members of the press, a complimentary review copy of the U.S. Master™ Finance Guide is available by contacting Leslie Bonacum at 824-267-7153 or mediahelp@cch.com.