Profit Maximization avoids the time value of money, but Wealth Maximization recognises it. The wealth maximizing objective means maximizing the net present value, i.e., the wealth of the owner. The net wealth of the owner is the difference between the present value of its benefits and the present value of its costs. The Gross present value of a course of action is equal to the capitalized value of the flow of future expected benefits, discounted or capitalized at a rate which reflects their certainty/ uncertainty.
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This importance has grown as many company structures have grown in complexity. Despite their importance, not all companies have given the maintenance of controls top priority. Additionally, many small businesses do not adequately understand internal controls and therefore use inferior internal control systems.
In this write-up, therefore, I will be reviewing the roles and responsibilities of a finance department in the pharmaceutical industry but before I do so, the meaning of “finance” and “finance department” has to be explained. The cash flow statement shows you the actual movement of your dollars. Your income statement could show a very rosy number for revenue but if most of that was contributed via credit sales, cash flow would not reflect this.
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Monitoring your financial performance, therefore, creates more certainty and confidence in making both short and long-term decisions. Financial Information Warehouse reports are an integral tool in successful financial review and monitoring. For general and departmentally managed funds, use the reports located in the “Financial Management” folder. The best practice is to focus on the summary reports first and then after identifying chart string for further detailed analysis, move on to the detail reports.