Archive for the Financial Management Category


Managing Accounts Receivable to Drive Performance – August 2017

This post involves Financial Management. The analysis of financial statements is often conducted by lenders and investors. Their purpose is to determine whether it is sensible to provide the company with funding. The CFO should also perform financial analysis, but with the goal to diagnose operating challenges, measure performance, and improve efficiency. The remainder of […]

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IT Works for You, Not the Other Way – June 2017

This post involves financial management. Technology, IT for short, has been vastly helpful to CFOs. It enables more efficiency, has tremendous computing power, allows for storage of huge amounts of data and information, and effectively handles many mundane tasks with lightning speed. That said we have all experienced the frustration of IT not functioning as […]

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How Well is Your Company Performing

This post concerns financial management. A key responsibility of the CFO is to understand how financial ratios reflect the firm’s quality and performance. Most often, the CFO is approaching this duty from the perspective of capital providers by examining financial statement ratios. However, there are other financial ratios, often not discernible from the financial statements, […]

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Be World Class — January 2017

This post involves Financial Management. An effective CFO can be very helpful to the entrepreneur by helping the company develop characteristics of a world class financial organization. These characteristics include, providing business analysis, focus on overall business performance, development of innovative solutions to business problems, ad-hoc analysis, and reduction of costs. This post will concentrate […]

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Financial Management Improves Performance — August 2016

This post concerns financial management. The CFO plays a critical role in utilizing the firm’s financial data to provide useful information for effective management of the firm. The financial analysis of data is utilized in several ways. It can be used to facilitate business financial planning; for borrowing decisions; and for investment decisions. It is […]

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Become Lean and Mean — March 2016

This post concerns Financial Management Financial management is a crucial aspect of any growing business. An effective CFO can improve the firm’s financial management function by adopting methodologies that have proven successful in other facets of the business of enormously successful companies. One methodology is known as Lean. We believe successful application of Lean for […]

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GEARING UP FOR GROWTH — November 2015

This topic concerns financial management. A critical challenge facing the CFO of a high growth small business is to have a framework in place that sustains profitable growth, while capitalizing on burgeoning demand. This effort entails growing the finance function from one of bill paying and score keeping to a full fledged financial planning and […]

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Managing Profitable Growth — June 2015

In this post we address financial management. For a small. growing company revenue growth is paramount. As we have stated in other posts, the CFO can help contribute to this growth through financial and strategic analysis. Growing companies must also effectively manage the costs they incur to drive this growth. Doing so is a crucial […]

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How to Look at Growth Opportunities — April 2015

This topic involves financial management. Capital allocation is the key responsibility for the officers of a firm, particularly the CEO. The CFO plays an integral part in the process by providing the tools to evaluate the capital allocation opportunities. Investing in good projects is a key driver for profitable growth. The best managements have a […]

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Financial Modeling Drives Optimal Decisions – January 2015

This topic involves financial management. Financial modeling is an important tool that the CFO can use to help management make the optimal decisions in pursuit of the company’s goals. The tool accomplishes this goal by relating critical inputs to performance outcomes. This information is used to support planning and control efforts as well as evaluate […]

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