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Management Accounting: Advantages and Objectives

Management accounting does not have any strict timelines like financial accounting. Instead it is an ongoing process that provides vital insights into your business’s performance going into the next quarter or even next year.

The prime objective is to assist business owners in improving the quality of their decisions by assessing relevant and up to date information.
It can also reveal trends when comparing previous quarters or the year to date compared to last year.


A typical report will provide plenty of useful financial information, including:

  • an overview of your cash flow
  • how much money has moved in and out of your business during the period
  • profit/loss for the same period
  • information on your assets, liabilities, and the equity of your business
  • detailed data about your receivables and payables for the period


Understanding the overall health of your business can mean the difference between success and failure and allow you to make timely changes if required.



Management accounts let you set objectives and goals for the future of the organization.
You can then plan the course of action and the activities to achieve these goals, as well as alternatives and back-up plans.


Modify Your Budget & Lower Expenses

Having the ability to analyse your cash flow enables you to rethink your budget. You can move more money to certain areas, reduce spending for others, and make sure that the cash flow in your company is consistently good throughout.

By producing these reports, you place a magnifying glass on your operating costs and expenses. In doing so, you can see which things cost too much without gaining you enough. Therefore, you can adjust your expenses appropriately.


Decision Making

With the use of the financial data, charts, tables, forecasts and other analysis, it makes the process of decision making easier, more scientific and more justified.



Compare the actual numbers with the planned or budgeted numbers to identify any deviation and variances. If performance is lacking then the reason for this is investigated, allowing for prompt correction of mistakes and inefficiency.


Identifying Problem Areas

If a product is not performing well, or some department is running into unexpected losses, etc. management accounting can help identify the underlying cause early on and get ahead of the problem.


Improving Profitability

A management accounting report can directly influence future profits, provided you can spot trends in the data. You can focus on parts of your company that are proven money earners, resulting in rising profits and keeping you clear of any potential losses.


Understanding Financial Data

Seeing the figures presented is one thing, but understanding them and how to use them effectively is another matter.
We can produce a full set of Management Accounts for you as well as walk you through your report to help you identify key points to grow your business, so go ahead and get in touch today to get started.



MATCH is working hard to keep on top of all the latest news and government support so, as always, feel free to get in touch if you have any queries and we’ll be happy to help.


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