Responsibilities of a chief financial office

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Responsibilities of a chief financial office
Image 09/21/2017 Careers Carla Brunner

If you are assigned the responsibilities of a chief financial officer, it is important to know what you are supposed to do in that office. This is a senior position that determines the success of any organization, and therefore, it requires someone who is knowledgeable, dedicated, and professional. You will be required to liaise with other chief officers to come up with policies and strategies that help the organization to move to another level. Before getting to this position, you must have gone through several years of training and working as a junior officer. Therefore, you already have an idea of what is expected from you. The following are the top responsibilities of a chief financial officer, also known as CFO.

What does a chief financial officer

Keeping financial records

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This is the top responsibility of a financial officer. You have to ensure that all the financial records are well kept. This is because you never know when you will need them. It could be that the auditors have come in unannounced and so, they want to see some records pertaining various transactions. If you cannot produce them, you can be sure that you will be in deep trouble. These could be records regarding taxes, purchases, salaries, and every other thing that involves money. The best officers often come up with both digital and manual systems that help them to preserve all the records relating to transactions that have happened under their watch.

Forecasting financial data

Another one of the top responsibilities of a chief financial officer is to use the financial data to forecast the progress of the company. When in this position, you are the one to advise the organization on the possible happenings. You are the one that can assist in projecting the growth of your company and therefore, you should be in a position to analyze this data. You do not just record financial transactions and keep the records. Instead of that, you should study them so that you can see the trends that are likely to unfold shortly. By doing this, you will help to cushion the organization against losses and other risks.

Compliance with financial regulations

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There are many other functions that financial officers perform. When talking about the top responsibilities of a financial office, what you should be thinking about is ensuring that the company manages its money better and that it is cushioned against every financial risk that threatens its survival.…

Ways to finance your business ideas
Image 09/20/2017 Business Capital Carla Brunner

Contrary to many people’s comments on the topic of business financing, ideas are money, and your business starts the moment you hatch an idea. Here are several ways to finance your business ideas. Remember, to be careful on how you spend the money you get to finance your ideas. Your first order of business is to find money to fund your idea. Now that the point is clear, kindly proceed with the rest of the article.

Financing your business ideas

Credit cards

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Your number one source of funds is credit card, but it should also be your last choice. Credit cards give you money to spend as you wish. You can tap into some of that credit for financing your idea. You could buy inventory, equipment, or market exposure with the credit card funds. The funds could be the necessary step you need to launch the business.

Bank overdraft

The bank overdraft is similar to a credit card, yet it is only available to people who hold current or business accounts and have a good reputation with their bank. If you are among the lucky people, then feel free to use the bank overdraft to finance your business. This option is good for people who are already working on another job, and they only need a small financial bump that will get their side gig going.

The 401k option

If you are unlucky with an overdraft or a credit card, then you could tap into your 401(k) to keep things afloat. Simply put, you are borrowing from your future. It is not a wise idea from a strict personal finance position. Nevertheless, think about the opportunity to earn money from your ideas, and you will realize that borrowing from your 401(k) could be a cool move from an entrepreneur’s perspective.

Crowdfunding

Are you a good negotiator and a crafty salesperson? Alternatively, can you get access to a good copywriter? If you answer yes to any of the questions, then you are in luck. Go for the crowdfunding option. You will get financing for your ideas after you convince enough people that the idea is viable and worth a try. Crowdfunding is a new concept that is taking root in the business-financing world, and it works. Do not hesitate to try it even when other options are available to you.

Equity

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Ways of financing business ideas are many. The ones included in this article apply to individuals who need quick money and whose demand is not very high. They might also work for another type of business, but that will only happen when there are modifications to the original idea or the financing options. In most cases, you are free to use more than one method concurrently.…

Erewash Valley CAMRA
01/15/2017 Uncategorized Carla Brunner

Erewash Valley CAMRA

Welcome to the web-site of Erewash Valley CAMRA. Inaugurated in March 2000, having lived in the shadow of Nottingham CAMRA as a sub-branch for many years, we are going from strength to strength. Branch membership is up to 190, our first Beer Festival in November 2000 was a great success and we regularly get 10% of the branch turning up to our monthly meetings – things are going well.

But that doesn’t mean that we should be complacent. Our regional breweries are still under threat of closure – Mansfield has seen better days, and the Lord only knows what’s going to finally happen to Bass. Non-brewing pub-chains are expanding, and cheap discount-beer pubs are springing up all over the place. CAMRA still needs active members, they still need help with campaigning and they still need you.

A Bit About Us

Time for a bit of a confession… we are not primarily a campaigning branch of CAMRA. Shocking, I know, but we’re nestled between the two huge branches of Nottingham and Derby – we came into existence through neither Derby nor Nottingham being bothered to cover the areas that we do, and grew as a social branch. We go out a lot, meet a lot, socialise a lot and try to cover a lot of pubs in several different towns.

Of course, we support CAMRA as much as any other branch, but our time and effort seems better spent just getting CAMRA noticed – we meet in different pubs each month, have a Beer Festival with a local council each year and do a quarterly newsletter to lots of local pubs. We get seen to be active by our entire area and that, as far as we are concerned, is more important. It does have the side effect that we have to go out a lot, but that’s just a cross that we have to bear!

Contacting the Branch

There are many ways to contact the branch. Here is a fairly-definitive list:

Come to one of our many branch meetings – check the Social link for more details
Send an email to any of the committee – check the Committee link for more details
Give the Chairman, John Parkes, a ring on (0115) 849-1354
Send a fax to the Editor, Andrew Kane, on (0115) 877-8097
Send a general email to the branch…