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Financial modelling and forecasting

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in financial modelling and forecasting.

Month end reporting

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Month end reporting is an important process that can deliver real value across the organisation. The following article, reprinted with the permission of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, details how finance can unlock the process’s full potential.

Execution and debrief

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The year end process is ‘show time’ for the figures. This article looks at helping finance teams to perform well, and to learn from experience through a thorough post-performance debrief.

Planning the year end process

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The year-end process is always going to be full of challenges, but what can finance do to ensure that, nevertheless, it runs as smoothly as possible? A helpful(and widely applicable) guide from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Why - and how - lean accounting works

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Frances Kennedy explains the benefits of lean accounting, and gives advice on how to use it to provide simple, transparent and meaningful information for organisations’ needs.

Limit the time spent on board reporting

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Efficient time management is crucial to all parts of a business, particularly to the boardroom. David Parmenter outlines the best way to reduce time spent on reporting to the board.

Winning articles for accountants in business

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The Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) committee of the International Federation of Accountants has produced a collection of the best articles published by member bodies in 2008. This article briefly summarises top rated articles.

A single European tax market for business

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There are plans to make all European Union members' companies calculate the amount on which they pay tax in the same way. The UK is against this but, as Ina Young explains, that could be a mistake.

Adapting systems to the economic crisis

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Management accounting systems are feeling the pressure during this recession, and strategies are being constantly amended and updated. Anthony Hopwood explains how to change this, and why it is more important to be strategic than merely having a strategy.

Get rid of the customer from hell

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The 'customer is king' mantra may be doing your business more harm than good. John Petty explains how customer profitability analysis (CPA) can transform your bottom line.

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