15 09, 2021

Accessing finance – why it’s CRUCIAL to have strong financial controls

By |2021-09-15T15:15:35+10:0015 September 2021|

Accessing debt to finance your business growth opportunities is a critically important requirement to achieve business success. All lenders place a heavy reliance on the financial reports provided by applicants. Lenders are very sophisticated businesses and they will have experienced people scrutinising the applicants for finance. If you assume their default position is that the application should be denied - and that their job is to find the reasons why it should be denied - you can also assume they will take a sceptical approach to assessing the reliability of financial reports. So, to ensure that you can verify [...]

9 09, 2021

What are the financial management requirements of your business?

By |2021-09-09T12:25:26+10:009 September 2021|

It depends on your management culture and the stage of your business lifecycle How different levels of financial management services can add value to businesses in relation to their lifecycle stage Stage 1: Start up/Early stage Requirements will vary for the different profiles of businesses in this stage. Profiles will include: Limited capital/grunt equity/lengthy early stage Well capitalised/short early stage Financial Management Issues: As the management team grows, reliable financial reporting becomes more important for profitable decision making Early-stage companies often have under-developed financial reporting capabilities. This requires appropriately structured general ledger [...]

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