Business Finance

  • Accounts Required in a Capital Project Fund

    The aim of a capital project fund is to ensure that the authority or non-profit organization raising funds for a project is accountable for the use of those funds. The accounts set up in a capital project fund must, therefore, clearly show how the funds...
    By Peter Hann July 1, 2011 

  • Application of the Cash Coverage Ratio

    Before embarking on a new initiative, conduct financial analysis that includes the cash coverage ratio. The computation, an example, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the ratio are reviewed.
    By Peter Hann June 30, 2011 

  • Determining the Amount of Casualty Loss Which a Business May Claim

    Surveys indicate that most business owners aren't aware of the tax deductible benefits available to them, including tax deductions for business casualty losses. Some entrepreneurs even misconstrue that the methods used for determining the deductibles...
    By ciel s cantoria June 25, 2011 

  • Technology Used in Finance Careers

    With the invention of computers and a plethora of different finance software, careers in finance are much sought after these days. Technology has advanced to such extent that calculations which took days to complete can now be completed in a jiffy. How...
    By Baby Rani June 24, 2011 

  • Microsoft Money Plus Premium - Is the New Name Up to the Game?

    Microsoft Money Plus Premium has its work cut out to impress me. I'm a Microsoft SBA (Small Business Accounting 2006) consultant, and I even helped write the CPA Competency Exam, so it's fair to say I have a particular interest in reviewing...
    By Chris Leeds June 24, 2011 

  • Accounting Software for Catering Services

    One of the most demanding travails of a catering service business is bookkeeping. Making use of good accounting software takes care of the finances of your catering service, leaving you at peace to do what you do best – providing quality food and...
    By Baby Rani June 24, 2011 

  • Streamline Your Finances By Preparing A Cash Budget

    A cash budget reflects the facts: how much cash you plan to take in and where it will go. It is an important tool that should be used in making financial decisions. But, beware of the limitations!
    By N Nayab June 18, 2011 

  • Perform a CVP Analysis to Determine Your Break Even Point

    Cost volume profit analysis is a managerial cost accounting technique that determines how changes in sales volume, cost, and prices changes profits. It finds use to determine the volume level at which total revenues equals total costs and the company...
    By N Nayab June 18, 2011 

  • Are your Profits Notional? Take a Look at LCM Stipulations

    Lower of Cost or Market (LCM) is the approach of valuing and reporting inventory at historical costs or current value, whichever is lower. It is a conservative accounting approach in tune with GAAP rules to record inventory at the lowest of production...
    By N Nayab June 10, 2011 

  • How and Why Capital Investment Decisions are Made

    Capital investment decisions are made for a number of reasons. Capital equipment suffers wear and tear and must be replaced, or new technology must be introduced. If the business is expanding, new buildings and equipment will be needed. Make sure you...
    By Peter Hann June 10, 2011 
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