Chapter executive summaries

Optimizing the corporate finance function

Each business is unique in terms of product, market, size, industry, management, culture, and financial strength. Companies need to tailor any generic corporate finance strategy or technique to their own unique needs and circumstances. The corporate finance function supports shareholder wealth creation by managing corporate growth objectives within a disciplined financial foundation. It ensures that return and risk objectives are balanced, and the financing, investing, and operating decisions are internally consistent.

Corporate financial management includes financial strategy alignment with the overall corporate strategy. Financial operations include financial reporting, risk ...

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