The Five Practices Of Financial Management

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Abstract Financial Management is an important aspect of how a business operates efficiently. The way that the finances are controlled can determine how successful the company is. The finances of a business allows for the growth of the company. The five practices of financial management: capital structure decision, investment appraisal techniques, dividend policy, working capital management and financial performance assessment are critical when assessing a company. The performance of a company plays a key role on how successful the company is on meeting goals. There are different strategies and tools that a company can implement and if they are used to effectively the company can meet their goals. If a company has good finances, a good…show more content…
This step involves short and long term debt equity analysis. The proportion of equity capital depends on the possessing and additional funds will be raised. The choice of the source of funds the company has are the issue of shares and debentures, loans to be taken from banks and financial institutions and public deposits to be drawn in form of bonds. The choice will depend on relative merits and demerits of each source and period of financing. The management of the investment funds is key in allocating that the funds are going in the correct place. The profits that are made can be down in two ways dividend declaration which includes identifying the rate of dividends and retained profits in which the volume has to be decided which will depend upon expansion and diversification of the company. The management of cash is another important function. Cash is needed for all different aspects of the company such as payment of salaries, overhead and bills. All of these are important in a company and how successful the financial aspect is going to be.The financial management practices include capital structure decision, investment appraisal techniques, dividend policy, working capital management and financial performance assessment. A company needs to have well financial in order to be successful. “A company that sells well but has poor financial management can fail.” (Johnston) Capital Structure The company’s capital structure is a mixture of long-term debt,
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