The New CFO Financial Leadership Manual
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Some businesses have natural revenue peaks and valleys that will greatly
reduce their ability to pay loans during slow periods. This type of business needs
a higher proportion of equity in order to avoid the risk of loan defaults. • Product
cycles. If a company's product lines are aging and facing cancellation, then it may
have little ability to pay off loans that come due after the projected termination
date of the products. • Net operating loss (NOL) carryforwards. If a business has
There are a number of situations in which taxes can be deferred, such as when
payments for acquisitions are made in stock or when revenue is deferred until all
related services have been performed. This can shift a large part of the tax
liability into the future, where the time value of money results in a smaller present
value of the tax liability than would otherwise be the case. 5. Obtain tax-exempt
income. The CFO should consider investing excess funds in municipal bonds,
which are ...
The severity of this tax is designed to encourage organizations to issue dividends
on a regular basis to their shareholders, so that the IRS can tax the shareholders
for this form of income. CASH METHOD OF ACCOUNTING* The normal method
for reporting a company's financial results is the accrual basis of accounting,
under which expenses are matched to revenues within a reporting period.
However, for tax purposes, it is sometimes possible to report income under the
cash method ...
For example, if a cash-basis company receives a check at the end of its tax year,
it may be tempted not to cash the check until the beginning of the next tax year,
since this would push the revenue associated with that check into the next year.
To avoid this problem, the IRS uses the concept of constructive receipt, which
requires one to record the receipt when it is made available to one without
restriction (whether or not it is actually recorded on the company's books at that
time). Besides ...
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PART TWO ACCOUNTING
PART THREE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
PART FOUR FUNDING
PART FIVE MANAGEMENT
PART SIX OTHER TOPICS
PART SEVEN APPENDICES
Appendix A NEW CFO CHECKLIST
Appendix B PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT CHECKLIST
Appendix C DUE DILIGENCE CHECKLIST