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Overhead allocation calculatorIf your company charges by the hour or day, you need to include an element for overhead costs when you calculate the billable rates. What's the best way to allocate the overheads across your billable staff?three methodsTh... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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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
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 Budgets can become outdated or even an impediment to financial decision-making.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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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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Target costing templateIn tough times, calculating your prices by adding a profit margin to cost can result in your products becoming uncompetitive. However, you might be able to beat your competition by using target costing to help set prices. What ... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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Credit controller interview questionsOnce you a have a number of candidates for a position as credit controller, you'll need to get "behind the mask" of each interviewee with some key questions. Use our document to ensure you cover the same ground with ... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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Credit controller job descriptionsIf your company is looking to take on a credit controller/finance assistant, you need to think carefully about your requirements. As these positions vary considerably, start by drafting a job description that suits yo... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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Debtor days calculatorAs the accountant you will be interested in any amounts due from customers that are well past due in your debtors' ageing report. However, the board prefer to look at key figures. One of these is debtor days, i.e. how long it tak... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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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
10 Dec 2012
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