Finance & Accounting

For most people this is a topic they try to avoid. But it is extremely important in business and could be lot’s of fun too.

How to create a One Page Report

Before we start creating your One-Page-Report Template, we need to make sure you know what you need. You need the information which is most crucial about your business. You need these information in one spot on a regular basis. That said, which information is crucial. There are certain numbers in a business which fulfill theContinue reading →
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One Page Report – Having a Birds Eye View of your Business

Isn’t it amazing how much information has to be viewed, understood and acted upon in a business.

To make it a little easier on you, why not use a One-Page-Report for your Financial Data once a month. Or as often as you are able to update the Report.

First let us define what a One-Page-Report is.

What is a One-Page-Report?

I guess you already have an idea? Yes, it’s a Report on just one page. You could print the page or you could view it on your computer screen. Well, nowadays you could also use any device able to read files.

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The Fast Close Procedure – A Simple How-To

Here is a brief procedure about what you need to do for a Fast Close: List all Closing Tasks First of all, you need to know what you have to do. So it is important to write down everything you normally do to close your books. List everything, even if it is just about updatingContinue reading →
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Question the Numbers – any Numbers!

To really understand any numbers you need to question them. You need to question any number until you know the source it comes from.

Only if you know how a numbers has been created you could understand it fully. Many say a statistic can’t lie. Really? It depends on the point of view you have and the numbers you put in. If the numbers are based on lies or being manipulated, than the statistic lies, even though it looks correct.

Coming from an Accounting point of view, to understand a number correctly you may have to dig into the details of an account or several accounts. Only when you have all the details you could say “Ah, now I know that this number makes sense, is right or wrong or needs even more investigation”.

Numbers are Everywhere

Today’s world numbers are everywhere. Numbers could be used to manipulate, to frighten you and to keep you in or out of something.

Thus it is crucial to understand numbers, no matter which source they are from.

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