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Business Advisorybookmarks tagged business%20advisory by ifacsmpcommitteeUpdated: 6 hours 28 min agoIn order to make the right decisions, you have to have the right information. While that statement seems overly simple, the truth is that many organizations often rely upon the wrong information when making important strategic decisions....A mapping exercise is one of the most important activities for any organization implementing the updated 2013 internal control framework of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), experts say....14-pt checklist, plus a link to a report with additional tips and guidanceThis report examines what big data means for finance professionals in the coming five to ten years by identifying specific opportunities and challenges. The report asserts that big data can offer accountants and finance professionals the possibility of reinvention, and the chance to take an even more strategic, ‘future-facing’ role in organisations.Year-end- the time to take a client's financial temperature and reflect on what can be better...Considering that professional services providers have traditionally charged an hourly rate, there are only two options, as I see it, to increase revenues – either they stop sleeping or they continually increase their hourly rate. The former is not a reasonable option, and the latter is hard because such incremental increases are bound to eventually alienate a large group of potential clients....To improve the overall health of your business, you must make time for the ‘big picture’Richard Cree and Helen Roxburgh speak to guests Emma Jones, of Enterprise Nation, and Bobby Lane, of Shelley Stock Hutter, about the different phases of a start-upAre your prices right? It turns out the prices quoted by the company are not actually based on any sensible calculation of the costs involved in any particular job....Many dream about starting their own business, but few have the courage, perseverance – or the appetite for the ﬁnancial risks involved to do it. Are you ready to take the plunge and open up a whole new world or highs and lows? Our guide to starting a business can help.Blog article that introduces and provides access to Combating bribery in the SME sector, a new ACCA publication which deals with the global impact of bribery on the SME sector.
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