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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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Adding Value as a Financial Leader

The role of the CFO or financial leader of an organization used to be termed as a “numbers cruncher”. For many reasons, The Strategic CFO has been working tirelessly to coach, consult, and mentor CFOs, Controllers, and others in the finance and accounting function to go from being a number crunchers to a value-adding financial leader.

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How Does a CFO Bring Value to a Company?

See also: Role of a CFO 5 Ways a CFO Adds Value EBITDA Definition How Does a CFO Bring Value to a Company? Most CEOs don’t understand how a CFO brings value to their company. They see CFOs as overhead rather than income-producers. CEOs typically see the role of a CFO as a CPA or a

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How does a CFO add value?

Oftentimes, CEOs don’t see the value in a CFO… They ask “how does a CFO add value?” After hearing that countless times, I want to let you on a little hint. A good CFO improves profitability and cash flow 1-2% of sales. A few months ago, I was meeting with a young man named Nathan who was

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Debt to Equity Ratio

What is the debt to equity ratio and does it apply to all business? The short answer is that investors and creditors use it to see if a business is likely to pay back its debt and sustain a decline in sales. This applies to most business, but it is not relevant to companies that

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5 Ways a CFO Adds Value

Check out the following 5 ways a CFO adds value and how they can take their role to the next level – gaining more respect, increasing salary, etc. Ways a CFO Adds Value 1.  The CFO Enables the Company to Grow Faster CFO responsibilities include the following: Formulating and implementing financial strategies Managing the company’s

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Cost Control vs Cost Reduction

There is a difference between cost control vs cost reduction. Most people think that controlling costs and reducing costs are one and the same when, in fact, they can generate two totally different outcomes. The first thing you need to know is that you can’t grow a company by cost reduction alone. You can get

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Economic Value Added

See Also: Activity Based Management Capital Structure Management How to collect accounts receivable How to manage inventory Why Exit Planning Economic Value Added Definition Economic value added (EVA) measures the effects of managerial actions. It also focuses on managerial effectiveness in a given year. Economic Value Added Formula Use the following formulas to calculate the

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