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Monthly Management Reports

What are Monthly Management Reports?

Monthly management reports are the financial statements and business performance reports prepared by internal stakeholders or external experts on a monthly basis.

Monthly management reports are the reports that review and assess your company’s financial and operational performance on a month to month basis. These reports enable your management team to track past and present performance of your company and assist in making informed business decisions.

Monthly management reports consist of:

  • Financial Statements: Analysis of your company’s historical and current financial data, including profit and losses, a balance sheet, cash flows, expenses, operating margins, financial and debt ratios
  • Operational Performance: Summary of your company’s key performance metrics such as number of customers and average order value
  • Budget: Analysis of past years’ estimated and actual budgets, budget estimates for the month and Year to Date (YTD) actual budget spending

Why is Monthly Management Reports important for business today?

Monthly management reports enable your company to:

  • Assess your company’s financial performance to ensure that decisions are backed by sufficient data
  • Evaluate the remaining budget by comparing the estimated budget against actual amount spent
  • Benchmark your company’s actual performance against expected performance
  • Formulate strategies and take corrective action to achieve your company’s future goals
  • Identify short and long-term business requirements to effectively plan and manage your company’s resources
  • Mitigate risks by periodically tracking business goals, reviewing monthly budget spend and preparing for market volatilities

Why is it important for an event tomorrow?

Monthly management reports are important for an event tomorrow, as they help:

  • Assess past performance to understand the reasons behind any volatility and estimate the future earning potential of your company
  • Obtain a correct valuation of your company by leveraging historical performance trends
  • Understand the financial health of your company benchmarked against your competitors
  • Compare business growth to targets, strategies adopted and set timelines
  • Accelerate decision-making as the data required for due diligence is readily available

Pros of addressing Monthly Management Reports

  • Improvement in the decision-making ability of your company as the decisions are backed by quantitative data
  • Maintain your competitive position in the market by tracking your company’s progress in relation to its goals and redefining strategy to boost performance
  • Formulation of strategies to mitigate seasonal variations which may impact your business
  • Provision of up-to-date business performance reports to your internal stakeholders and financiers or lenders
  • Forecast the performance of your company by leveraging historical trends
  • Improvement in efficiency as monthly analysis of your performance specifies areas of improvement
  • Tracking and comparing month-on-month costs and working capital

Cons of not addressing this topic

  • Unavailability of monthly performance data making it difficult to take corrective action/li>
  • Limited ability to raise capital from financiers or lenders
  • Negative impact on your company’s ability to identify and resolve any performance variations
  • Over-utilization of resources as future goals and strategies are not backed by quantifiable data
  • Impact on your company’s growth, as business performance is not tracked and benchmarked against peers or industry standards
  • Limited ability to predict future growth potential by analyzing monthly reports

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