Historical Financial StatementsTimely? Am I getting them before the 10th of each month?Accurate? Are they always correct or does my accounting staff frequently have to go back to fix them?Meaningful? Is the information presented in such a way to be helpful to me and my managers?
Budgets / Forecasts / ProjectionsMonthly budget with comparisons to actual performanceIncluding analysis of What Went Right and What Went Wrong.“What if” income projectionsWhat will be the impact to margins / income if we land the ABC Job?What will happen to our profits if we lose the XYZ account?Should I invest in that truck / equipment / building expansion? (CapX Analysis)Where can we cut costs without negatively impacting our operations?Cash Flow Forecasts (Weekly /Monthly)How much can we afford to dividend / draw out of the Company?Are my customers paying me on time? What can I do to make sure they do?Are we taking full advantage of our suppliers credit terms?
Business Plan / Strategic PlanPlan DesignDoes anyone at the Company have the experience to create a long-term plan?Who should be involved in building the plan?What things should be covered in a the plan?Plan ImplementationOnce we have a plan, how do we roll it out and implement it?
With my bankOn a leaseWith my major suppliersWith my major customers
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