Top 7 vendor management best practices for finance pros

Check out these top 7 vendor management best practices for finance pros.

4 proven tactics to survive budget season for finance leaders (video included!)

How can you ensure your budget season is productive, collaborative, and on target? Check out these 4 proven tactics to survive the season.

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Board Reporting
Board reporting in 2024 made easy (avoid these 5 mistakes)

Board reporting has a reputation for being tough. We pulled some tips and mistakes for CFOs to avoid for a successful future board reporting session.

Every (50+) financial ratio you'll ever need in 2024

Financial ratios are a CFO's bread and butter. Ever need to look up a financial ratio? Us too. That's why we wrote the ultimate guide to financial ratios.

EBITDA vs. net income: a comprehensive tutorial

EBITDA and net income are common financial metrics, but differ in how they're used and calculated. Read on to learn about EBITDA vs. net income.

Adjusted EBITDA: definition, formula, and how to calculate

Adjusted EBITDA is just a better EBITDA, no? Well, that's not the whole story. Read on to learn about the nuances of adjusted EBITDA in strategic finance.

Variance reporting: What is it + how to read/write a variance report

What is variance reporting? It's when you show and explain the discrepancies between the forecast and the actuals.

ASC 606 revenue recognition: A 2024 guide for SaaS CFOs & FP&A teams

Complying with ASC 606 revenue recognition standards is increasingly difficult for modern FP&A teams. Simplify your ASC 606 compliance with this post.

EBITDA: What does it say about my company's financial health?

This blog post explains what EBITDA is and how it can be used to measure a company's financial performance.

Slides: The top 5 mistakes CFOs make when communicating with the board

What are the top 5 mistakes CFOs make when communicating with the board? Here's the slide deck our CFO-turned-CEO used in a CFO leadership council webinar.

Corporate performance management: a primer

Corporate performance management (CPM) describes the methods and processes of measuring a company's performance. For FP&A teams, it's essential to know.

Gross revenue retention (GRR) vs. Net revenue retention (NRR)
Revenue retention (GRR vs. NRR): calculate, interpret, and improve

Get a deeper understanding of GRR vs NRR metrics (GDR vs NDR) and their impact on your bottom line.

Feel the burn: a guide to gross burn vs. net burn

Gross burn and net burn each contribute to a company’s understanding of how long it can keep earning and spending cash at this rate before it runs dry.

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  • What are the types of management reporting?
    There are many types of management reporting, including financial performance reports, KPI overviews, operational reports, Budget-to-actual reports, forecasting and planning reports, and ad-hoc reports. 
  • What is the basis of management reporting?
    Providing management with the accurate, timely, and relevant information they need to make decisions for the business. Usually, management reporting is driven by creating objectives, setting up KPIs to shoot for those objectives, and monitoring progress against targets. 
  • What is the difference between financial reporting and management reporting?
    Typically, financial reporting is created for an external audience, while management reporting is internal. Financial reporting aims to communicate the company's progress to external stakeholders, shareholders, and compliance organizations, while management reporting empowers internal stakeholders to make business-changing decisions. Financial reporting is completed regularly, while management reporting can be done on a rolling or ad-hoc basis, depending on what executives need to drive business success. 
  • What do management reports include?
    Management reports typically include various reports and analyses with accompanying dashboards and visuals to aid decision-making for leadership. Management reporting should be digestible for finance and non-finance leadership alike. 


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