Finance Best Practices Guide
This guide details 45 high value best practices for Finance Department operations organized by function, including Accounts Payable, Accounting & Reporting, Internal Audit, and more. Use this document as a guide in implementing proven best practices in your Finance Department to increase efficiency and work quality - and generate cost savings. The majority of OpsDog's best practices require no new technology and can be implemented without infrastructure or regulatory-related organizational changes. Purchase and download this document to point your Finance Department in the right direction.
Which organiational areas and/or lines of business are covered in this best practices guide?
This guide includes details on 45 best practices (including a description of the best practice, comparison to the status quo, related KPIs, and benefits of the best practice over other common methods) covering the following areas:
- Accounting & Reporting (Controller Group)
- Accounts Payable (AP)
- Accounts Receivable (AR)
- Budgeting & Forecasting
- Expense Management
- Internal Audit & Compliance
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do you determine what are best practices?
A: Through 25 years of research and hands-on consulting. We’ve been analyzing the operations of hundreds of industry leaders—including scores in the Fortune 500—since 1993. We have detailed, documented, and anonymized data, at the activity level, for proven best practice. We combine that with original research to create easy-to-use guides that give you an instant edge.
Q: How can your Best Practice Guides help me and my business?
A: They can drive improvement in both individual and company performance. Use our guides to train employees in the work methods that are proven to yield the best results. Learn and leverage from the best, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. And do it easily, with clear written descriptions of each best, or leading, practice.
Q: Your download-able guides look great. But I need something custom. Can you help?
A: Heck yes. Our analysts would be happy to create a custom-tailored Best Practice Guide just for you. Give us your objectives and scope, and we’ll do the rest. Simply email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us at 866.650.2888 and one of our friendly professionals will be happy to answer all your questions.
Accounts Payable (End-to-End)
This workflow template illustrates the reception, processing and payment of all incoming vendor/supplier invoices, from initial arrival to final payment. Purchase and download this template...
Type : Workflow Template
Process Participants : Vendors/Suppliers, Purchasers, Accounts Payable Staff, Fixed Assets Accounting Staff