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Financial ratios

Financial ratiosThe most commonly used technique for considering financial statements is ratio analysis. Financial ratios can be used to evaluate a particular aspect of a customer's company operations and financial health. However, the challenge facin... Read more

Project report

Project reportMost businesses have a number of projects in progress at any time. When any project is large or important enough to have a major effect on the business's performance (profit or cash), there should be a separate report presented with the ... Read more

Sales mix calculator

Sales mix calculatorWhether your company sells products or provides services, your sales are unlikely to be comprised of a single line. It's more likely that the company sells a range of products or services and it's equally likely that the gross profi... Read more

Variance report

Variance reportIf the financial results differ from that which was expected, it's important to present explanations as to why this has happened. However, it's often easy to assume a glib and sometimes convenient reason for these variances instead of re... Read more

Agreements register

Agreements registerIf you want to cancel/vary an agreement, your business will have to give adequate notice of its intention to do so to the other party. How do you ensure no deadlines are missed which could result in financial penalties?Giving notice... Read more

Contract review summary

Contract review summaryYou're probably asked to review new agreements with suppliers on a regular basis. Your perceived role is one of looking over the terms, just to see if there is anything onerous in them that has been missed by others. Having a st... Read more

Days payable oustanding worksheet

Days payable outstanding worksheetThe days payable outstanding (DPO) ratio is extremely important. It shows how long it takes you to pay your suppliers which is a key component in your company's formula for calculating working capital. Businesses must... Read more

Discounts for prompt payment calculator

Discounts for prompt payment calculatorIf your company's suppliers frequently offer a percentage discount for immediate payment, how can you work out whether it's worth paying the invoices early or keeping the money in your company's bank account?Annual... Read more

E-mail database of suppliers

E-mail database of suppliersIf you haven't already captured the e-mail addresses of your supplier contacts, then here's a good reason to do so. Once captured, you can use these addresses to e-mail a remittance advice instead of posting it, meaning no p... Read more

Non-disclosure agreement for a contractor

Non-disclosure agreement for a contractorIf your company invites a supplier to get involved in a new project, you might well want them to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). The fear is that they (or someone they might talk to about the project) w... Read more
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