Financial management and accountancy




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Payback period calculatorYou may be asked to help decide which resources within your business to allocate to certain projects. One way of doing this is to compare the payback period of those competing for investment.PaybackObviously, what needs to be... Read more
18 Aug 2017
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Financial ratiosThe most commonly used technique for considering financial statements is ratio analysis. Financial ratios can be used to evaluate a particular aspect of a customer's company operations and financial health. However, the challenge facin... Read more
18 Aug 2017
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Remittance advice for card paymentsUnfortunately, there's an increasing trend for cardholders to reject transactions when they eventually appear on their statements. If you intend to ask more of your customers to pay by credit or debit card, there's so... Read more
31 Jul 2017
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Audit preparation scheduleOne of your busiest times will be the annual audit. Good preparation for the auditors makes a big difference to the time they take and the amount of disruption suffered by the finance team and the company's management. As aud... Read more
31 Jul 2017
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Debtor days incentive scheme Whilst larger debts are being actively pursued, the level of older debts can build up. Incentivising your sales ledger staff to keep debtor days down to an acceptable level can save you having to intervene. Introducing a ... Read more
26 Jul 2017
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Board minute for new bank signatory  You've decided that it would make your life easier if your assistant could also deal with the bank, i.e. sign cheques, make online payments, etc. How easy is it to set this up?Board minuteHaving to deal with small... Read more
09 Jul 2017
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Capacity planning Staff capacity is comprised of the number of people, their roles, skills, experience, motivation and potential. Capacity may be made up from permanent full and part-timers through to temporary staff. However, how can you demonstrate... Read more
09 Jul 2017
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Scenario planning templatePredicting the future is never easy, and that's particularly the case when developing business plans. Budgets can become outdated or even an impediment to financial decision-making. How can you rise above this problem?Key var... Read more
09 Jul 2017
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Questioning a sales forecastThe sales forecast is perhaps the most important set of numbers to come out of the budgetary process. The sales figure is the driver for all direct expenses and some indirect ones. It's used to predict the cash flow forecas... Read more
09 Jul 2017
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Telephone scripts for credit control Nobody likes to make telephone calls chasing money, but in today's economic climate it has to be done. So how can you make sure your calls are professional, effective and help build on the relationship you already ... Read more
09 Jul 2017