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40 Point Checklist to Streamline the Annual Budgeting Process

By David Parmenter

Extract from my toolkit which is on sale (over 40% discount) “An Annual Plan in Two Weeks or Less Toolkit (Whitepaper + e-templates). You can look inside the toolkit
Many accountants find themselves having to maintain an annual budgeting process even though they would rather be doing quarterly rolling planning. This checklist is designed to help […]

By |May 9th, 2024|Comments Off on 40 Point Checklist to Streamline the Annual Budgeting Process

Annual budgeting – a 21st-century solution

By David Parmenter

Extract from my toolkit which is on sale (over 40% discount) “An Annual Plan in Two Weeks or Less Toolkit (Whitepaper + e-templates). You can look inside the toolkit
In earlier articles, I have argued, quite strongly, that the annual planning process is part of the trifecta of lost opportunities for a corporate accountant. The future […]

By |May 9th, 2024|Comments Off on Annual budgeting – a 21st-century solution

20+ Tips for a faster and more effective budget process

By David Parmenter

Extract from my toolkit which is on sale (over 40% discount) “An Annual Plan in Two Weeks or Less Toolkit (Whitepaper + e-templates). You can look inside the toolkit
In earlier articles, I have argued, quite strongly, that the annual planning process is part of the trifecta of lost opportunities for a corporate accountant. The future […]

By |May 8th, 2024|Comments Off on 20+ Tips for a faster and more effective budget process

How to make your annual budgeting process more efficient

By David Parmenter

Extract from my toolkit which is on sale (over 40% discount) “An Annual Plan in Two Weeks or Less Toolkit (Whitepaper + e-templates). You can look inside the toolkit
In earlier articles, I have argued, quite strongly, that the annual planning process is part of the trifecta of lost opportunities for a corporate accountant. The future […]

By |May 8th, 2024|Comments Off on How to make your annual budgeting process more efficient

Fast annual budgeting and planning for an SME

Fast annual budgeting and planning for an SME
By David Parmenter

If you have taken a position as the chief accountant in a company with less than 250 employees you cannot afford to preside over the debacle that is the annual budgeting and planning round.  The five steps you can make to introduce a fast annual budgeting process […]

By |March 30th, 2022|Comments Off on Fast annual budgeting and planning for an SME

60 forecasting and planning tool providers and their applications

60 forecasting and planning tool providers and their applications
By David Parmenter

New planning tools are being built all the time and this table, on Exhibit 5.4, is certainly out of date at the time of you reading it.  The table is not intended to be a comprehensive list as this would be a paper in itself.  […]

By |March 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on 60 forecasting and planning tool providers and their applications

10 spreadsheet errors that ruined careers

10 spreadsheet errors that ruined careers
By David Parmenter

These high profile spreadsheet errors sho0uld send the shivers down the spin of any senior manager presiding over a team that uses large spreadsheets.  I will argue that there should be a maximum size of 100 rows in a modern organisation who wants to protect its reputation.

1 . Austerity […]

By |March 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on 10 spreadsheet errors that ruined careers

The 10 common problems with spreadsheets

The 10 common problems with spreadsheets
By David Parmenter

The 10 common problems with spreadsheets are:

Broken links or formulas: An individual may add or eliminate a row or column so when a group of spreadsheets are rolled up, the master spreadsheet is taking the wrong number from the one that was modified.
Consolidation errors: I say to attendees that Excel […]

By |March 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on The 10 common problems with spreadsheets

Spreadsheets errors abound- why you need to rely on more robust systems

Spreadsheets errors abound- why you need to rely on more robust systems
By David Parmenter

Senior management is often blissfully unaware of the risks they take every time they rely on information from large spreadsheets.

 

 

 

The 10 common problems with spreadsheets are:

Broken links or formulas: An individual may add or eliminate a row or column so when a […]

By |March 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on Spreadsheets errors abound- why you need to rely on more robust systems

10 areas where spreadsheets have no place to be

10 areas where spreadsheets have no place to be
By David Parmenter

Excel has no place in a modern organisation in the following areas:

Forecasting and planning – covered in this paper
Month-end and year-end reporting – these should be in a robust reporting tool often part of the planning and forecasting tool which is uploaded with […]

By |March 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on 10 areas where spreadsheets have no place to be