Financial management and accountancy




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Indexing management accountsNearly the entire focus of management accounts is performance against budget and looking at the reasons for variances. However, comparisons with how you were doing this time last year, i.e. "growth", are also critical. Addin... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Monthly commitments sheet In order for your management accounts to be as accurate as possible, you make adjustments for expenses that have been incurred but not yet invoiced (accruals). In theory, you should be able to identify any expense commitment... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Staff time analysisIn a perfect world, sales and customer-facing staff would spend 100% of their work time generating revenue for your business. But this isn't possible in the real world. A costed snapshot of time spent on non-revenue generating acti... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Discounts for prompt payment calculatorIf your company's suppliers frequently offer a percentage discount for immediate payment, how can you work out whether it's worth paying the invoices early or keeping the money in your company's bank account?Annual... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Non-disclosure agreement for a contractorIf your company invites a supplier to get involved in a new project, you might well want them to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). The fear is that they (or someone they might talk to about the project) w... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Days payable outstanding worksheetThe days payable outstanding (DPO) ratio is extremely important. It shows how long it takes you to pay your suppliers which is a key component in your company's formula for calculating working capital. Businesses must... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Contract review summaryYou're probably asked to review new agreements with suppliers on a regular basis. Your perceived role is one of looking over the terms, just to see if there is anything onerous in them that has been missed by others. Having a st... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Agreements registerIf you want to cancel/vary an agreement, your business will have to give adequate notice of its intention to do so to the other party. How do you ensure no deadlines are missed which could result in financial penalties?Giving notice... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Variance reportIf the financial results differ from that which was expected, it's important to present explanations as to why this has happened. However, it's often easy to assume a glib and sometimes convenient reason for these variances instead of re... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Project reportMost businesses have a number of projects in progress at any time. When any project is large or important enough to have a major effect on the business's performance (profit or cash), there should be a separate report presented with the ... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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