Monitoring Accounts Receivable Using Variance Analysis
- Should You Consider Company Size When Making Ratio Comparisons. Huff, Patricia Lee; Harper Jr., Robert M.; Eikner, A. Elaine // National Public Accountant;Feb/Mar2000, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p8
Compares the assets and liabilities ratio of small and large public companies. Computation of mean, median and variance; Analysis of debt ratio; Findings and conclusion.
- Hedge accounting. Stewart, Michael; Holgate, Peter; Green, Angela // Accountancy;Mar2006, Vol. 137 Issue 1351, p100
The article answers a question about hedging an intra-group receivable in consolidated financial statements. According to IAS 39.80, this can be done because foreign currency gains or losses are not totally eliminated on consolidation. In the example given, Entity C can use hedge accounting for...
- Comparability and Objectivity of Exit Value Accounting: A Reply. Parker, James E. // Accounting Review;Oct76, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p930
This article presents a commentary in response to a critical note by Bart P. Hartman and H.C. Zaunbrecher, published in this issue, about the author's article on the comparability and objectivity of exit value accounting. The author appreciates the effort by Hartman and Zaunbrecher to observe...
- A/R Outsourcing--Coming of Age in the New Millennium. Hali, Martin // Business Credit;Feb2003, Vol. 105 Issue 2, p14
Focuses on the importance of outsourcing accounts receivable in credit environment in the U.S. Formation of business process outsourcing; Percentage of companies with written and formal policies and procedures for management of accounts receivable; Benefits Reduction of operating costs in...
- Why receivables are wonderful things. Marden, Ron // National Public Accountant;Jan/Feb97, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p10
Reports on the utilization of accounts receivables for financial frauds in the United States. Case of Barry Minkow, mastermind behind one of the largest financial frauds in the United States; Techniques in using receivables for financial frauds; Implication of receivables on the facilitation of...
- Steps to take to collect old accounts receivable. Wojtowicz, Jean // Indianapolis Business Journal;1/29/96, Vol. 16 Issue 46, Small Business p15
Answers questions related to accounts receivable. Taking action when time between the sale and collection of cash is getting longer; Developing a comprehensive collection strategy; Pursuing collection through lawyers and collection agents.
- Learn to love slow payers. // Inc.;Jul95, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p98
Discusses how businesses can convince their slow-paying accounts to pay off. Possibility that these accounts are a poor credit risk; Use of accounts receivable records to develop a payment profile of customers; Requiring them to agree to added interest charges; Tracking slow-paying customers...
- Accounts receivable specialty hot. // Practical Accountant;Sep98, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p6
Presents the results of a survey conducted which revealed that accounts receivable has the most popular job in accounting. Participants in the survey; Method used to conduct the survey.
- Days saved, thousands earned. Fraser, Jill Andresky // Inc.;Nov95, Vol. 17 Issue 16, p98
Focuses on faster collection of outstanding receivables. A formula which uses sales numbers to figure days and dollars saved.