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What are Management Accounts?

Management accounts consist of important accounting statements and information. Contained in them is information about profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, and cash flow forecasts. Beyond preparing them, it is important for management to study management accounts because of their importance to the effective running of business operations. Management accounts help business owners to work using better, more in-depth information. This will, in the long run, help them to make informed decisions regarding their business. Also, management accounts give business owners more control over their business. As a result of being able to clearly see operating margins, sales volumes and stock levels, owners will be able to decide on which internal and external resources to bring in.

Why Use Nordens For Management Accounts?

Management accounts help a business to grow more effectively. When your management accounts are well prepared and the details accurately presented, you will be able to see downturns and plan for growth where necessary. In addition, management accounts help to reduce annual audit and accounting costs; you will likely be required to present information that relates to the financial position of your company to an investor, auditor or tax authority. Other benefits of management accounts include: improvement of cash flow, tax planning and management and cost reduction. Also, it is often hard to combine management accounts with other important business requirements. Clearly, you cannot afford to take the business of management accounts lightly.

Nordens can be trusted to handle your management accounting obligations in the most effective way possible. We stand out because of our fantastic team of accounting experts. Instead of waiting until the end of the financial year, you can trust us to employ our analytical tools in recording your financial activities as they happen. We will take you through the process on a consistent basis so that it will be easy for you to engage your potential investors, auditors and tax authorities. Similarly, we will always employ our own understanding of the relationship between management accounts and business growth to provide you with a review of key indicators. These indicators can help you in keeping your business running smoothly.

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Nordens premium service is designed to support you in your management account calculations and formulations.
Our highly qualified ACCA accounting team can handle even the most complex management accounts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Nordens, we get emailed questions and queries everyday from confused business owners. To save you time on asking these questions, we’ve compiled everything else you need to know about Management Accounts:

Management accounts are the heart of every business firm. They are a set of summarized information from a company’s balance sheet, cash flow and income statement. Management accounts are prepared weekly, monthly or quarterly. However, due to the challenge of tracking financial activities over a period of time and the issue of inconsistent figures, it is advisable to stick to a weekly preparation of management accounts. When management accounts are well prepared, a company is in a good position to make effective managerial decisions and also avoid unnecessary account auditing costs when the need arises.

Both are important to any business but differ to some degree. Management accounts are prepared all year round to provide information about the financial position of a business using the balance sheet, cash flow, income statement, among others. Not only do they show the financial position of the organisation, but they also help business owners make important operational decisions. On the other hand, annual accounts consist of formal statements about the activity of a company over a period of operation. Annual accounts are a legal requirement while management accounts are not legally required. State legislations and regulators require the preparation of annual accounts.

Management periods refer to the period in which managerial accounting statements are required to be produced. Due to the fact that management accounts are not a legal requirement, there is no time limit. Nevertheless, it is advisable for business owners to generate the reports within a weekly or monthly period. As well as playing an important role in the effective running of business operations, engaging potential investors and dealing with tax obligations, a business will save itself from excess costs when management accounts are readily available. As you never know when this information will be needed, it is best to adhere to a weekly or monthly period consistently.

At the end of every business year, accounts are settled and closed before another accounting period starts. The amount of money a business has at the start of each accounting period is called the opening balance. The business year does not automatically mean the end of the calendar year. It may be a new accounting period for your own business or when a new accounting method is adopted by the business. The opening balances of a business are always clearly stated in the trial balance and it must be equal on the debit side and the credit side of the entries.

Closing stock refers to the raw materials, work-in-progress and finished goods inventory which a business firm has as at the end of a financial reporting period. Closing stock is also described as ending inventory. When there is a proper count, closing stock can be used to ascertain the cost of goods sold during a business year and to show the number of unsold stock as well as the monetary value. Small business firms can physically count their closing stock but for large business firms, it may be challenging to adopt such a method. Management software can be used to ascertain the amount of closing stock.

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