Financial and analytical support includes the integration and analysis of data stored in financial systems and other critical data sources across the organization. At MAS, we use techniques, such as statistical analysis, to define the organization’s purpose, performance, and monetary accountability information. In other words, we use data analytics to tell the organization’s story as well as the areas that can be improved upon. We look at aspects like,
- The evaluation of whether the entity’s current assets and investments are the best use of the entity’s excess working capital. We look at the organization’s Return on Investment (ROI) and comparisons with other ways the company might utilize its cash flow such as other possible investments, and increasing stock dividends.
- The ratio analysis by calculating ratios such as gross turnover, total cost, gross margin, net profit, the rate of expenses versus turnover, and the ratio of income versus gross income. These calculations form the basis from which monthly financial report and project analysis report are prepared.
- Determining which products or product lines generate the largest portion of the organization’s net profit.
- The preparation of internal reports for executive leadership to support their decision making.
- Break-even analysis to determine what you need to sell, monthly or annually to cover your costs of doing business, in other words, your break-even point.
- A variance analysis to determine overall over- or under-performance for a particular reporting period. For each individual item, we assess its favorability by comparing actual costs versus standard costs.
- Measuring KPIs (Key performance indicators) to demonstrate how effectively the company is achieving its key business objectives.
Cash flow management
One of the critical components of keeping your business on course is to maintain a positive cash flow. A systematic analysis of your company’s income versus expenditures will help you determine whether your business generates enough cash to meet your obligations. Secondly, it will demonstrate how the cash outflow compares with incoming revenues. A cash flow statement reports your business sources and uses of cash for a specific accounting period. Cash flow management includes,
- We encourage vendors to have the payment terms similar as the clients’ payment window
- Consequently, payments made within the vendor or supplier payment terms and the benefits of grace period are enjoyed
- We encourage offering a small settlement discount or bonus for early payment as it is often cost-efficient when compared to the management of the receivables account
- We generate invoices quickly and provide multiple payment options like online payments and ACH (Automated Clearing House)
- We help businesses maintain minimum bank balances to avoid bank fees and charges. And we assist management to determine the best alternative to finance working capital or business needs. Our experts also provide accurate sets of financials to bankers as well as the preparation of reports required by bankers / financing companies.