Financial Statements & Reports

Category: Financial Statements & Reports

Financial Ratios

See also:Quick Ratio AnalysisPrice to Book Value AnalysisPrice Earnings Growth Ratio AnalysisTime Interest Earned Ratio Analysis Use of Financial Ratios Financial Ratios are used to measure financial performance against standards. Analysts compare financial ratios to industry averages (benchmarking), industry standards or rules of thumbs and against internal trends (trends analysis). The most useful comparison when

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Financial Ratios

See also: Quick Ratio Analysis Price to Book Value Analysis Price Earnings Growth Ratio Analysis Time Interest Earned Ratio Analysis Use of Financial Ratios Financial Ratios are used to measure financial performance against standards. Analysts compare financial ratios to industry averages (benchmarking), industry standards or rules of thumbs and against internal trends (trends analysis). The

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The Dreaded “F” Word

See Also: What is Factoring Receivables Accounting for Factored Receivables Journal Entries for Factored Receivables Can Factoring Be Better Than a Bank Loan? History of Factoring How Factoring Can Make or Save Money Factoring is Not for My Company The What, When, and Where About Factoring Working Capital Factoring: The Dreaded “F” Word The dreaded

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Margin vs Markup

See Also: Gross Profit Margin Analysis Retail Markup Chart of Accounts (COA) Margin Percentage Calculation Markup Percentage Calculation Margin vs Markup Differences Is there a difference between margin vs markup? Absolutely. More and more in today’s environment, these two terms are being used interchangeably to mean gross margin, but that misunderstanding may be the menace

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Pitfalls to Avoid When Growing Your Business

A strong economy drives business growth. I think most of us can agree on that. Growth is usually good… But if it is not controlled growth, it simply will not be sustainable. In this blog, Pitfalls to Avoid When Growing Your Business, I outline several pitfalls to avoid when growing your business (especially in a

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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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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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Is Your Business Bankable?

Businesses call us for many reasons but here are two very common reasons why we get called… They are growing and want to strengthen the financial function. OR They are in financial distress and can’t find a way out. Why does a business need to be bankable? What does being bankable mean? In this blog,

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What Should Your Month End Reports Contain?

Back in the day, month end reports consisted of a income statement, balance sheet, and maybe a cash flow statement. These are the three statements that made up your financial statements for month end reporting. As technology advanced and people got smarter about tracking trends, analysis, and operations today, the month end report includes much

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Maximizing Your Bottom Line In 3 Simple Steps

Sales are great, but wouldn’t they be better if you were actually able to reap the rewards? Many CEOs that were not trained with an accounting/finance background struggle to understand profitability. They think that if sales are great, then the business is great. But when sales increase, inventory and overhead increases. Productivity also decreases –

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