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Sales mix calculatorWhether your company sells products or provides services, your sales are unlikely to be comprised of a single line. It's more likely that the company sells a range of products or services and it's equally likely that the gross profi... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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E-mail database of suppliersIf you haven't already captured the e-mail addresses of your supplier contacts, then here's a good reason to do so. Once captured, you can use these addresses to e-mail a remittance advice instead of posting it, meaning no p... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Agreement
Non-disclosure agreement for an employeeAnecdotal evidence suggests that current and former employees are responsible for most leaks of business information. A good employment contract will help; however, having a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in pl... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Letter
Syncing supplier payments letterMost invoices proclaim settlement terms of "30 days from date of invoice". The problem is that this gives you a random pattern for supplier payments throughout the month. How can you get your suppliers to buy into a more... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Purchase ledger reviewWith computerised accounting systems, it's easy for the purchase ledger to appear to be in good order. The purchase ledger control account will correspond with the total amounts showing as due on the individual supplier accounts.... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Prioritised payment listYour phone is ringing off the hook with irate suppliers, payroll is coming up and the MD is pulling his hair out because your cash flow is consistently under pressure. How can you make sure that your department pays suppliers ... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Quotes and potential cost savings summaryIf you can't pass a price increase from a supplier on to your customers, then think laterally about renegotiating other contracts to obtain offsetting reductions in their prices. To do this successfully you'll n... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Miscellaneous
Sample electronic remittance adviceWhy not e-mail a remittance advice from your accounting system instead of posting it? This will mean no paper, printing or postage costs for your business.TemplateYour accounting software may be able to produce the ... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Checklist
Internal control checklistOne of the keys to improving profits is reducing leakage through inefficient processes and managing undue risks in the business. As an accountant it's your responsibility to establish and maintain internal controls.Key questi... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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Evaluating the finance functionIf you've been asked to justify the number of staff in your accounts department and want to understand how much value they're adding, you'll need to record the time spent by your team on the different finance functions and... Read more
02 Jan 2013
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