Financial Reporting

  • Cash Flow Forecast
    Financial statements report on a company's performance, in other words, the past. A budget presents plans for the future--where the business manager wants the company to go, and how to get there. Bu....
  • Operating Earnings
    Operating earnings are found in the internal report for management's eyes only. These earnings, or profit, are broken down into sections of statistics that should not be divulged to competitors. Mea....
  • Financial Analyst
    In a small business, the financial analyst might well be the owner/manager, with a certified public account (CPA) hired to do the accounting and prepare tax returns. In a mid-size business, a bookkee....
  • Sales Activity Report
    A sales activity report is one of the most significant analyses produced by an accounting department. Increased sales do not mean a direct increase in profit because all kinds of expenses must be fac....
  • Breakeven
    Breakeven is the immediate goal of start-up businesses. Ultimately, of course, the business must make a profit sufficient to pay salaries, invest in new machinery, and cover necessary advertising. A....
  • Sales Activity Tracking Software
    Sales activity tracking software not only saves the accounting department a lot of time, but enables it to produce frequent reports to management as often as requested. For various reasons, managers ....
  • Cash Flow & Operating Earning
    Cash flow & operating earning are inextricably connected. If cash flow is oversimplified as the inflow and outflow of cash in a business, it must then be further explained in order to make sense of ....
  • Monitoring Sales Activity
    Monitoring sales activity is one of the primary responsibilities of management. A sales activity report is issued by the accounting department for the purpose of keeping the decision makers in a comp....
  • Financial Reporting Authority
    If you are a business manager, you must understand how your business is doing in order to make the simplest decision about it. If you are an investor, you have to know how to read the annual financia....
  • Sales Activity Analysis
    Sales activity analysis seems straightforward until interrelationships among financial factors are explored. In a business that sells a product, the dollar amount and volume of sales are not difficul....