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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
10 Dec 2012
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Foreign payments checklistOverseas suppliers will more than likely want to be paid in their local currency straight into their bank accounts as this saves them additional transaction charges and delay in clearance of funds. However, your standard onl... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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Cash control checklistOver the last few years there have been a number of high profile company fraud cases. How do you reassure your MD that your company will not fall victim to an internal fraud on your watch?Five fundamentalsThe five things you can... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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Structure for a business planConfusing a financial budget with a business plan will lead your organisation into the trap of repeating past performance. What are the key features of a good business plan?Strategies and objectivesA good business plan dr... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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Activity Based Costing exampleIf your company wants to rationalise its range of products and services, you need to work out which ones to keep and which to bin. Activity Based Costing can help you to do this.What's Activity Based Costing?You need to u... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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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
10 Dec 2012
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PEST worksheetIn order to make decisions and put your forecasts together, you need to understand the fast-changing external environment your business operates in. A PEST analysis is a tool to help you understand that wider context which might impact ... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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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
10 Dec 2012
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Strategic goal settingStrategic business planning involves more than simply preparing a budget or one-year plan. You will need a set of business goals, say, covering the next three years to form part of the budgeting process. Your managing director (... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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Imputed cost calculatorAs the company's accountant, how do you make sure that decisions made by the board have taken all costs into account, even where these may not be obvious to them?Hidden costsCosts may not be incurred directly but are still borne... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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