What’s Your DSO?

If you grant credit to customers, then you have a balance in accounts receivable. DSO stands for Days Sales Outstanding, and this helps you measure how fast your receivables are being converted to cash. Here’s how to calculate it: DSO = Accounts receivable balance /...

Boost Your Accounting Know-How with These Terms

Outsmart your accountant and other financial friends with these accounting-related definitions: Fiscal Year Most companies report their results on a calendar year, from January 1 through December 31. Some companies use a different year for reporting, and that’s called...

Get Finance-Savvy with 10 Accounting Terms

It’s good to know some basic accounting terms, and here are ten terms with friendly definitions for your review. Asset:  Essentially, assets are what you own.   These include your bank accounts, business equipment, and even the amounts that customers owe you....

Your Daily Numbers

Some numbers need reviewing on a daily basis, and one example of this is cash.  When cash is coming in from a number of places, it’s great to have a daily summary of what was collected. It’s also great to make sure all the collections hit your bank account so you can...