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Introduction to Financial Management

Did you know that the oldest financial overviews origionate from 1299? If double entry bookkeeping exsists for over 700 years in basically the same form you can rest ashure that it will not change fundamentally in the next 40. So learning to read financial overviews might well be the best investment in your knowledge. A short introduction into the three overviews we work with the Profit and Loss Statement, the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement. Start reading here!

The Balance Sheet and financial overview showing "what do I have" and "to whom does it belong"

Within finance we work with three overviews and during my years at high school I did not understand why the Balance Sheet has to be in balance. You ask your accountant that question and he states: "Because debit and credit must be equal." But that does not help you understand. Here is the answer: The company's belongings describe: "What do I have?", Financials call them the assets and "Whom does it belong", better known as the Equity and Liabilities. And because everything the frim has belongs to someone ....... the Balance Sheet is in balance! Read all about the Balance Sheet here!

The Profit and Loss Statement an overview of performed minus used

The most used but also most misunderstood financial overview that exists. Why? Because most people do not distinguish between to use versus to pay and to generate versus to receive. The Profit and Loss Statement gives you an overview of that what you have realized minus that what you have used. Read all about the Profit and Loss Statement here! 

The performance of a company: Solvency, Liquidity and Profitability

Evaluating the performance of a company is often done by reviewing the Solvency, Liquidity and Profitability

Read the complete article with the explanations of the concepts, and their relations here.

Deciding on investments

Financials consider major capital investments based on two fundamentals: Time and Risk. I want to invest in a project if I know that I will receive my money back soon and with certainty. To compare vastly different projects financials use three major investment metrics: The payback period which indicates how long it takes for the investment to repay itself. The Net Present Value which gives you the value of the project over the time money is invested with the accompanying risk profile applied to the discount factor and the Internal Rate of Return which specifies how much percent of value is created so you can assess if this is sufficient for the risk of the project. Read the article to understand how to decide on investments!

The Eight most commonly made mistakes by non-finance managers

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Top 100 Finance Terms

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