Tag: budget

How to Hire New Employees

How to Hire New Employees Hiring new employees is one of the most challenging tasks business owners face. You can take the fear and anxiety out of the process – and ensure you get the best prospect for the job – by developing an incremental, systematic approach and staying focused on the process. There are

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Estimate Expenses for Annual Budget

See Also: Capital Budgeting Methods Zero-Based Budget Cash Flow Projections ProForma Financial Statements Proforma Earnings Estimate Expenses for Annual Budget How do you estimate expenses for annual budget in your company? Estimating expenditures for your business can be much more than just a guess. You can use data and previous experience to make an educated

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Forecasting in Accounting

See Also: ProForma Financial Statements Cost Center Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) Percent of Sales Method Standard Costing System Comparison Analysis Budgeting vs Forecasting Forecasting in Accounting Forecasting in accounting refers to the process of using current and historic cost data to predict future costs. Forecasting is important for planning purposes – it is necessary to

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Controller Duties

See Also: Controller Definition Controller Separation Of Duties Controller Vs Comptroller Duties Of A Financial Controller Controller Vs. CFO Financial Controller Duties The duties of a financial controller are to oversee the accounting functions within an organization and internal controls at the highest level of management. Financial controller responsibilities are to work alongside the executive

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Cost Accounting

See Also: Accrual Based Accounting The Future of the Accounting Workforce Absorption vs Variable Costing Implementing Activity Based Costing Process Costing Management Accounting Cost Accounting Definition The common cost accounting definition is accounting which seeks to create then compare a budget to the actual cost of doing business. In cost accounting, budgeting aids in decision making

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Capital Budgeting Phases

See Also: Capital Budgeting Methods Capital Budgeting Phases The phases of the capital budgeting process include the following: Description of the need or opportunity Identification of alternatives Evaluation of the options and the relevant cash flows of each Selection of best alternative Conducting a post-completion audit of the projects. Examples To identify capital projects, refer

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Budgeting vs Forecasting

See Also: Forecasting Comparison Analysis Budgeting vs Forecasting The budgeting vs forecasting process has been a good discussion between financial professionals. The argument of whether they serve the same purpose or if one is better than the other has lead to some interesting debates. The term has been used several times interchangeably. However let’s explore

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Capital Budgeting Methods

Capital Budgeting Methods “Most small to medium sized companies have no idea how to approach capital investments. They treat it as if it were an operating budget decision rather than a long-term, strategic decision that will impact their cash flow, efficiency of their daily operations, income statement, and taxable income for years to come. They

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Construction Costs Are Going Through the Roof

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun! Recently I have been visiting with several general contracting clients regarding the challenges they are facing. Both complained of the dramatic rise in construction costs in the face of a softening economy. Over the past 6 months construction costs have been increasing 1% – 2% per month for an

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Forecasting and Your Business

Do you manage your business looking backward or forward? Are you preoccupied with looking at how last month compared with the budget instead of where your business is headed? While examining actual performance against the budget can be a very useful approach to identifying areas of improvement in your organization, it can also take your

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