The benefits of automated compliance management systems in FP&A

Compliance management can be time-consuming and prone to error. The solution? An automation compliance management system. Here's why to invest in one.

Fostering data integrity in your FP&A reporting

Learn how you to foster data integrity in your FP&A reporting and set your business up for success.

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Navigating multi-currency account reporting: a guide for FP&A managers

A multi-currency account allows you to send, hold and receive various currencies in one place. Unfortunately, they complicate your financial reporting.

How to prepare financial statements
How to prepare financial statements: a quick guide for FP&A teams

How to prepare financial statements: 1) How to prepare an income statement 2) How to prepare a balance sheet 3) How to prepare a cash flow statement

compliance reporting
Compliance reporting: everything you need to know

Navigate regulatory frameworks and leverage FP&A expertise for seamless compliance reporting, driving strategic financial decision-making.

financial reporting dashboards
Designing & presenting effective financial reporting dashboards

Financial reporting dashboards are essential for every FP&A team and CFO. What should you have on them? Find out in this quick guide (with examples).

The 4 financial statements CFOs need to know

The 4 financial statements: income statement, balance sheet, statement of owner equity (AKA the statement of retained earnings), and cash flow statement.

ad hoc reporting software
The 10 best ad hoc reporting software for busy FP&A teams (in 2024)

Unlock the power of ad hoc reporting software for enhanced, real-time analysis. Browse our list to find the perfect solution for you and your FP&A team.

ad hoc reporting
Ad hoc reporting: create custom ad hoc reports for business needs

Ad hoc reporting is a customizable, easy-to-use reporting method that helps the FP&A team promote transparency + provide better information to leadership.

pro forma financial statements
How to create & use pro forma statements

Explore how pro forma financial statements leverage hypothetical data to project a company’s future performance and their importance in decision-making.

Reporting unearned revenue: what you need to know

Unearned revenue on the balance sheet represents a debt owed to the customer. But how do you report on it? We'll cover that (and more) in this blog post.

P&L budget
What's a P&L budget?

The P&L budget summarizes expected income and expenses (profit and loss) over a financial period. When created as a forecast, its a pro forma P&L budget.

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Budget variance analysis: did you stick to your budget?

Budget variance analysis is when you check your actuals against budgeted values for the same period. But there's a little more to it than that.

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CapEx vs. OpEx: the difference between these types of expenditures

CapEx (capital expenditures) and OpEx (operational expenditures) can be confused. How do you distinguish between the two? How do you decide which is which?

Statement of retained earnings: reporting on your rainy day fund

The statement of retained earnings is a financial reporting statement that lists the amount of cash a business has retained from its net income.

Profitability analysis: slicing the pie

Profitability analysis is the use of various financial ratios (or profitability ratios) to determine how (and how skilled at) a company makes its money.

All about the contribution margin income statement

The contribution margin income statement is a specialized financial statement. But what does it mean, and how do you make one?

Report automation made easy & the best report automation tools in 2024

Report automation is a huge time saver. After all, nobody wants to spend time manually making reports. But what tools can you trust to take over the task?

Goodwill impairment: the value of a name

Goodwill impairment is when your brand suffers and your intangible asset---goodwill, or the representative value of your brand strength---suffers.

What is NBV (Net Book Value)?

NBV (net book value) is an important metric for ascertaining the value of a company's fixed assets. Need a quick refresher? Then read this guide.

IRR vs. XIRR: What's the difference? When do I use them?

IRR (internal rate of return) and XIRR (extended internal rate of return) measure an investment's profitability. But what's the difference between them?

Keep your company in tune: reconcile your balance sheet the right way

Do you know how to reconcile the balance sheet? If not, no problem. That's why we wrote this guide on balance sheet reconciliation.

What are intercompany transactions?

Intercompany transactions occur after acquisitions and mergers. But what are the best practices for navigating them? Find out in this guide.

Account reconciliation: What it is, how it works, and what to do

Account reconciliation is an essential part of closing the books. But how do you do it, and why is it important? We'll tell you just that in this article.

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100+ up-to-date-for-2024 FP&A statistics every CFO should know

Looking for an FP&A statistic? Look no further. We've gathered more than 100 up-to-date FP&A statistics for you to browse, organized by topic.

the three financial statements that comprise the 3-statement model are the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement (sometimes called the statement of cash flows)
What are the three financial statements?

The three financial statements that make the 3-statement model are the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement (statement of cash flows).

What's a pro forma template? [Free pro forma templates for Excel]

A pro forma statement is a hypothetical future state of a business's finances. Grab a free pro forma template for Excel and start forecasting today.

Cash inflow and outflow
Cash inflow and outflow: keeping tabs on your financial health

Keeping tabs on your cash inflow and outflow is how you keep the lights on and invest in growth. Here's a simple explanation of cash inflow and outflow.

15 best financial statement software tools [Updated for 2024]

Financial statements are an important part of your reporting process. But which financial statement software do you choose? This guide helps you find out.

The 17 best financial reporting software tools [updated for 2024]

We made this list of the 17 best financial reporting software tools to help you pick what's best for your business.

direct vs indirect method of cash flow
Cash flow: What's the difference between the direct vs. indirect method?

Learn when to use the direct vs indirect method for calculating your business's cash flow.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the primary objective of financial reporting?
    To keep a finger on the pulse of an organization's financial well-being by providing transparent and accurate financial information to aid in decision-making, strategizing, and more. 
  • What are financial statements?
    Financial statements provide a snapshot of your company's financials and performance (usually monthly or quarterly). 
  • What is the international financial reporting standard?
    The widely used accounting standard for preparing financial statements and reports. Abiding by the IFRS is key so organizations can maintain accurate, compliant, and valuable financial information for internal and external stakeholders. 


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