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How does it affect your business?

The Autumn Statement 2015 included a number of measures affecting businesses. What are these and how might they impact your company’s finances? More...


Using Excel for budgeting

As the end of the year approaches, now is the time to begin to think about budgeting for the next year. How can you rebuild your budget spreadsheets so they are easier to use and more insightful? More...


Are your goals SMART?

The board has asked you to set new targets for the finance department. How do you set realistic but stretching goals that will really motivate your employees throughout the coming year? More...


Scenario analysis

The current economic downturn looks like it’s going to last longer than most commentators originally thought. In these uncertain times, what can you do to help your business’s financial planning? More...


Financial planning for a new venture

85% of small businesses fail in their first 18 months, according to City University. They put this down to inadequate resources and bad financial planning. If you’re involved in a new venture, how can you avoid it becoming another statistic? More...


Where are we compared to last year?

Nearly the entire focus of management accounts is performance against budget. However, comparisons with how you were doing this time last year are also important. Is there an easy way to do this? More...


What is the point of breakeven?

It’s the start of the new year and you’re working on your budget for the next twelve months. As part of this process, you need to determine the level of sales your business must make to cover its costs. How should you do this? More...


Budgeting for the costs of moving

The MD and the FD have been to view some business premises that have just come on the market. The FD has now asked you to come up with a budget for the cost of physically moving the company. What should you include? More...


Everything has a cost - imputed costs

As the company financial controller how do you make sure that decisions made by the board have taken all costs into account, even where these may not be obvious? What key steps should you follow? More...


The power of the PEST

In order to make decisions and put your forecasts together, you need to understand the fast-changing external environment your business operates in. What factors do you need to consider? More...
Last updated: 29.05.2020

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