Category: Accounting

How to Lead an ERP/Accounting System Implementation

In my 28+ year career, I have seen countless ERP system implementations and accounting system implementations. While some have been very successful and made a huge difference in the company, I have seen disasters. Millions of dollars spent over budget. Complete failure for the system implementation. This is one of my “hot boxes” when I

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Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

See Also: Cost of Capital Cost of Capital Funding Arbitrage Pricing Theory APV Valuation Capital Budgeting Methods Discount Rates NPV Required Rate of Return Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) The most popular method to calculate cost of equity is Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). Why? Because it displays the relationship between risk and expected return

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Journal Entries (JEs)

See Also: Double Entry Bookkeeping Journal Entries For Factoring Receivables Accounting Principles Accounting Concepts Adjusting Entries Role of a Company Back Office Journal Entries Definition A journal entry is a recording of a transaction into a journal like the general journal or another subsidiary journal. Journal entries for accounting require that there be a debit and a

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Standard Chart of Accounts

See Also: Chart of Accounts (COA) Problems in Chart of Accounts Design Complex Number for SGA Expenses Role of a Company Back Office Standard Chart of Accounts In accounting, a standard chart of accounts is a numbered list of the accounts that comprise a company’s general ledger. Furthermore, the company chart of accounts is basically a filing system for categorizing all of

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Outsource Definition

See Also: Administration Expenses Outsource Definition The outsource definition is the practice of transferring business activities to an external organization instead of performing the activities internally. Outsourcing Criteria Companies may outsource business activities if they feel an external organization can perform the activities better or at a lower cast than if the company were to

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General Ledger Reconciliation and Analysis

See also: Account Reconciliation Standard Chart of Accounts Problems in Chart of Account Design Cash Flow Statement Income Statement Subsidiary Ledger General Ledger Reconciliation and Analysis Definition Define a general ledger as the financial record of every transaction of a company. Commonly, it is referred to as the “books” of the company. In the general

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Overhead Expense Reduction

See Also: Predetermined Overhead Rate Activity Based Costing vs Traditional Costing Activity Based Cost Allocation Standard Cost Overhead Expense Reduction As a general precursor to Overhead expense reduction, Group Purchasing Organizations, Co-ops and Consortiums always lead to lower prices because they aggregate spends and create buying power. This may be true for smaller spends but

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Payroll Accounting

See also: Commission Accounting PEO Arrangement Compared to Outsourcing Payroll Direct Labor Pension Plans Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Outsourced Accounting Services Payroll Accounting is the function of calculating and distributing wages, salaries, and withholdings to employees and certain agencies. It is generally done through different documents such as time sheets, paychecks, and a payroll

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PEO or Outsource Payroll

See Also: Advantages of a PEO What is a PEO? How to Select a PEO Professional Employer Organizations FAQ’s Service Department Costs PEO or Outsource Payroll Do you have a PEO or outsource payroll? Under the PEO Arrangement, there is a co-employment relationship in which both the PEO and the Business Owner have an employment

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Mining the Balance Sheet for Working Capital

Mining the Balance Sheet for Working Capital Let’s face it… There has been significant liquidity in the marketplace over the past couple of years. Debt and equity capital has been relatively easy to find and commercial banks have been very willing participants as capital providers; however, many of the commercial banks have admitted that this robust marketplace

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How to Make Dramatic Changes in Business

Recently, we had a coaching participant mention to us how her company was wanting to make a huge change in their business that would ultimately destroy the current business. This happens more often that you would think… The owner or founder of the company wants to make a shift, a change, but the leadership did not

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Product Life Cycle Stages

See also: Product Life Cycle Company Life Cycle Why You Need a New Pricing Strategy Increasing Pricing on Products What is the Product Life Cycle? A product life cycle includes stages the product experiences throughout its lifetime – from conception of the idea to the decline and abandonment of the product. Some products experience longer

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