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Funding report questionnaire

Funding report questionnaireHow is your company financed? And how and when is this finance going due to be repaid? A funding report can help ensure your company's finance requirements are identified and properly considered as early as possible. Key qu... Read more

Operating leverage calculator

Operating leverage calculatorIn times when sales are volatile, profitability depends on the level of your company's operating leverage. You can help your business by working out what this is and identifying steps to improve it. Fixed costsOperating le... Read more

Overheads ratio record

Overheads ratio recordIt's common practice to consider absolute cost numbers versus budget and prior year. However, accounting ratios show the relationship of one number to another relevant number which can be much more revealing. Using operating cost... Read more

Pareto analysis spreadsheet

Pareto analysis spreadsheetMany of your daily work problems don't have a single root cause, rather several quite separate contributing factors. You can use Pareto analysis to analyse this cause and effect.The 80/20 rulePareto analysis is the method of ... Read more

Sales trends analysis

Sales trends analysisSales levels can fluctuate for a number of reasons, and where they have declined it is right for the board to be concerned. Falling sales could indicate problems with marketing, distributors, the product, production levels, prici... Read more

Staff time analysis

Staff time analysisIn a perfect world, sales and customer-facing staff would spend 100% of their work time generating revenue for your business. But this isn't possible in the real world. A costed snapshot of time spent on non-revenue generating acti... Read more

Balance sheet ratios report

Balance sheet ratios reportDirectors probably place more emphasis on the profit and loss account than the numbers. However, it's worth drawing their attention to what the balance sheet has to say about the company too, by using balance sheet ratios. B... Read more

Doubtful debts calculator

Doubtful debts calculatorIf you have concerns over the ability of the debtor to pay, it's prudent to establish a provision for the amount of the doubtful debt. Such a debt may become bad in due course, either in part or in full. Alternatively, you mig... Read more

Indexing management accounts

Indexing management accountsNearly the entire focus of management accounts is performance against budget and looking at the reasons for variances. However, comparisons with how you were doing this time last year, i.e. "growth", are also critical. Addin... Read more

Monthly commitments sheet

Monthly commitments sheet In order for your management accounts to be as accurate as possible, you make adjustments for expenses that have been incurred but not yet invoiced (accruals). In theory, you should be able to identify any expense commitment... Read more
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