9 Best Practices to Simplify Your Accounting Month-End Close Process

An important financial event for any organization is the month-end close process. Whether the business entity you work with is a corporation, small business, or non-profit, closing the books is universally important. This activity indicates an organization’s revenue, debt, accounts payable, and profits. For newly minted accountants, the first-ever accounting month-end close process is a […]

Introduction to Fundamental Analysis

What is fundamental analysis Previously, we discussed technical analysis to evaluate investment opportunities and spot trends that can help us predict the possible price movements of financial instruments. Fundamental analysis is another tool that investors use to arrive at a number (fair market value) that we can compare to the security’s current price, thus determining […]

Introduction to Game Theory in Finance

Game Theory is a method of modeling the interaction between two or more players in a situation with particular rules and expected outcomes. It is helpful in many fields, but mainly as a tool in economics. Game Theory helps with the fundamental analysis of industries and the interactions between two or more companies. Theoretically, games […]

Understanding the Gordon Growth Model for Stock Valuation

Understanding the Gordon Growth Model for Stock Valuation The Gordon Growth Model (GGM) is a method for the valuation of stocks. Investors use it to determine the relationship between value and return. The model uses the Net Present Value (NPV) of future dividends to calculate assets’ intrinsic value. It’s the most popular variation of the […]

CRM: What is Customer Relationship Management and Why You Need It

We can categorize customers and prospects in profitability tiers by linking them to demographic data and purchasing information. However, this is only an analytical view of clients, treating them as resources for our selling efforts. We can yield much better results if we treat them as human beings looking for genuine and more personalized interactions. […]

What is Business Intelligence and Why Your Company Needs It

In the modern world, reporting is an essential part of running a company. But reporting only allows management to react to what has happened. There’s no outlook for the future. If our business only does reporting, we are already lagging behind. Business Intelligence can help us have smart reporting that gives insights about decisions that […]

Accounts Receivable Aging Report in Excel

The Receivables Aging (or Ageing, if you prefer British English) report is a tool that lists all unpaid customer balances by pre-defined date ranges (buckets). It shows the relationship between open invoices and their due dates. It is the primary tool to determine overdue balances for collection. It’s useful for the company’s management, as it […]

How to Run a Two-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) in Excel

Recently, we looked at how to Perform a One-Way Analysis of Variance in Excel. In today’s article, we will take that a step further and a look at a Two-Factor ANOVA. The Two-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is a statistical test to evaluate the difference between the means of more than two groups. It is […]

Your Business Needs a Flux Analysis

Flux Analysis is a type of comparison technique that helps us understand the changes in a company’s financials from period to period. It is shortened from Fluctuations Analysis and is also sometimes called Horizontal Analysis. We use the method to evaluate the fluctuations in accounts over time. We usually express such changes in both monetary […]

Understand the Market Value of Equity

The Market Value of Equity of the company, also known as Market Capitalization, is the total monetary value of the firm’s equity. We calculate it as the current stock price multiplied by the number of outstanding shares. Therefore the MVE continually changes, as these two values are quite volatile. Analysts mostly use the Market Value […]