The Concept of Internal Control

Internal control is a very special phrase in the accounting profession. Tactically, it’s the set of processes that help a company produce accurate data throughout the organization, follow reporting requirements and laws, and maintain consistency and accuracy in its operations. Strategically, it’s an entirely new way of

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How to Read Your Income Statement

The income statement of any business is probably the most important report of all. It is a snapshot of the financial performance of your business over a period of time, such as a month or year. You might also hear it called the Profit and Loss Statement,

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Understanding Payment Terms

If there is a period of time between when your customers receive your goods or services and when they pay for them, then several things are true: You have a balance in Accounts Receivable on your balance sheet that represents how much customers owe you You have

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What’s Your DSO?

If you grant credit to customers, then you have a balance in accounts receivable. DSO stands for Days Sales Outstanding, and this helps you measure how fast your receivables are being converted to cash. Here’s how to calculate it: DSO = Accounts receivable balance / Annual net

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