The Non-executive Directors Handbook is an indispensable guide that deals with the changing role and responsibilities of the Non-Executive Director in companies today. It recognises the increasing importance of the position, the growing pressures on Non-Executive Directors and the need for full compliance with the latest legislation and regulation in order to avoid heavy fines and penalties. This book provides practical information and guidance on all aspects of the role. Written specially for and about non-executive directors the book incorporates useful checklists and summaries. Updated material includes: corporate strategy; risk management; ethics (Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI)); governance (covers current version of the Combined Code); how to improve a company's efficiency and effectiveness; International Standards on Auditing (ISAs); and updates for recent developments of the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Best-practice guidelines on all the duties and responsibilities of non-executive directors Full coverage of corporate strategy, risk management, ethics (especially in line with Global Reporting Initiative [GRI] guidelines), and governance Shows how to improve a company's efficiency and effectiveness
The Director's Handbook, first published in 2005, filled a gap in the market by providing a practical guide to key issues facing board directors and senior business decision-makers in the UK. Now, with far-reaching changes in directors' duties and other principles of company law, this new edition updates and explains the laws which affect the way every director does their job. It deals with all aspects of a company director's role, duties, responsibilities and liabilities within the context of the current law and good practice. Written by leading experts and fully supported by research findings, this 3rd edition also contains case studies from companies of varying sizes and sectors, plus new chapters on the role of the company secretary plus the latest legal developments in the health and safety arena. The Director's Handbook is the essential reference and source of advice for all new and existing directors, as well as those who aspire to this position.
Financial reporting is becoming more onerous and complex, particularly for listed companies. Accounting scandals have led to a greater regulatory focus on the role of audit committees and non-executive directors, and risk management and internal control put the finance director under new and more stringent pressures. Tolley's Finance Director's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the huge range of duties that the modern finance director now undertakes. Tolley's Finance Director's Handbook 3rd edition provides extensive coverage of financial operations. Detailed sections are devoted to audit, cashflow management, corporate transactions, financial reporting, management accounting, taxation and risk management.
Build a more effective board with insight from the forefront of corporate governance The Handbook of Board Governance provides comprehensive, expert-led coverage of all aspects of corporate governance for public, nonprofit, and private boards. Written by collaboration among subject matter experts, this book combines academic rigor and practitioner experience to provide thorough guidance and deep insight. From diversity, effectiveness, and responsibilities, to compensation, succession planning, and financial literacy, the topics are at once broad-ranging and highly relevant to current and aspiring directors. The coverage applies to governance at public companies, private and small or medium companies, state-owned enterprises, family owned organizations, and more, to ensure complete and clear guidance on a diverse range of issues. An all-star contributor list including Ram Charan, Bob Monks, Nell Minow, and Mark Nadler, among others, gives you the insight of thought leaders in the areas relevant to your organization. A well-functioning board is essential to an organization’s achievement. Whether the goal is furthering a mission or dominating a market, the board’s composition, strategy, and practices are a determining factor in the organization’s ultimate success. This guide provides the information essential to building a board that works. Delve into the board’s strategic role in value creation Gain useful insight into compensation, risk, accountability, legal obligations Understand the many competencies required of an effective director Get up to speed on blind spots, trendspotting, and social media in the board room The board is responsible for a vast and varied collection of duties, but the singular mission is to push the organization forward. Poor organization, one-sided composition, inefficient practices, and ineffective oversight detract from that mission, but all can be avoided. The Handbook of Board Governance provides practical guidance and expert insight relevant to board members across the spectrum.
Financial reporting is becoming more onerous and complex, particularly for listed companies. Accounting scandals have led to a greater regulatory focus on the role of audit committees, non-executive directors, risk management and internal control which put the Finance Director under new and more stringent pressures. This quick reference manual provides extensive information on recent changes and authoritative coverage of all the financial operations a busy Finance Director has now to undertake. All the key business critical information is here in one book - everything a busy Finance Director needs access to. Written by professionals for professionals so that key information is easily accessed, assimilated and used. Detailed sections are devoted to audit, cash flow management, corporate transactions, financial reporting, management accounting, taxation and treasury and risk management. The vast range of business critical issues is constantly changing - to help you stay up to date, included in the price of the book are free regular on-line downloads of updates to legislation/standards Packed with over 1000 pages, on key areas such as audit, company law, corporate governance, financial reporting, investor relations - you'll never be stuck for an answer again Stay on top of the waves of legislation and standards as they roll in with the help of specialists in the field
"I enjoyed reading it - which I did from cover to cover and refer back to it too!" Chris Spencer-Phillips, MD, First Flight Non-Executive Directors How much, when to pay, what to pay for and how to motivate directors are key questions to ask when a detailed framework of knowledge is required. Directors' Remuneration Handbook, 2nd edition provides this framework, the information and tools to answer these questions. It explains the complexities of directors' remuneration in simple terms, providing examples of best practice and up to date market date as well as a source of reference for key legislation. Directors' remuneration lies at the heart of the debate on effective corporate governance. This is the issue, above all others, in which directors face a conflict of interest. Whilst UK companies are considered to have very high standards of corporate governance and reporting, the economic crisis forced UK companies to consider where things had gone wrong and why. Whilst there has not been a raft of regulation following the economic crisis there have been significant consultations on the importance of UK companies to focus on the issues that matter to their long term success and to their shareholders. Disclosing clear, relevant information on these issues in company reporting is necessary if shareholders are to make well informed decisions in their role as company owners and to establish a clear link between a company's strategic objectives and the criteria for payments to directors. Covers the following key legislation and case law: The new Directors Remuneration Report Regulations (DRRR); New law on votes on remuneration policy and implementation; New EU rules on Banks remuneration; ABI and NAPF best practice guidance. Previous edition ISBN: 9781847668882
"It is now generally accepted that excellence in corporate governance depends critically on the contribution of independent or nonexecutive directors. They alone among the directors can provide an entirely non-partisan view of a company's affairs." "Independent directors play an essential role in creating corporate strategy and monitoring executive performance. Those outside the company are increasingly looking to them for improved corporate governance, particularly in the wake of major failures such as Polly Peck, BCCI and the Maxwell companies." "This book is a timely response to the increasing interest in this field. It is designed both for aspiring independent directors, and for others interested in the subject such as executive directors and chairmen who will work with the independent directors in the board room. Also useful for investors, bankers, professional advisers and journalists." "Houston and Lewis provide a general overview of the subject; practical guidance and information of direct application and use; and expert views from a wide range of leading practitioners and authorities on the nature and best use of the independent director."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
øThe 2008 financial crisis brought increased scrutiny to the ways in which the directors of the world�s major financial institutions handle their duties and how they impact investors, shareholders and consumers. In this comprehensive Handbook, leading
Guidelines for Directors is a practical guide containing authoritative information and advice on the key issues facing board directors and senior business decision-makers. Readable and accessible in style, it deals with all aspects of a company director's role, duties, responsibilities and liabilities within the context of the current law and good practice.Written by leading experts and fully supported by research findings, it will also be illustrated with real-life examples and case studies (named or unnamed) from companies of varying size and sector. Guidelines for Directors is the essential reference and source of advice for all new and existing directors, as well as those who aspire to this position.
|Author||: Mim Carlson,Margaret Donohoe|
|Publisher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Release Date||: 2010-04-16|
|ISBN 10||: 9780470603932|
|Pages||: 344 pages|
As the position of nonprofit ED becomes more demanding, there is a need for an up-to-date resource. This revised edition of the best-selling book is filled with management advice for succeeding as an executive director. This new edition includes thoroughly updated information and new content. It covers topics on timely issues and practical strategies including: Avoiding Burnout, Accountability, Professional Networking, Financial Literacy, Measuring Effectiveness, and much more. Ideal for ED’s and board members, the book also includes new cases and stories from the field and “practical tips” sidebars.
Non-executive directors play a very important role in modern business. Providing a rare emphasis on 'soft skills', culture and relationship building, this comprehensive guide offers a unique insight into what it's actually like to be a non-executive director, backed up by global case studies, research and interviews.