Profit and Loss

January 4, 2016

How to Manage Profit & Loss

very business must focus continually on managing profit and loss to remain solvent. Profit is the money a company keeps after paying all of its expenses. A loss results from expenses exceeding the amount of sales a company makes in a specific accounting period. Companies must manage their income statements, also known as profit and loss statements, to keep earnings positive and expenses under control and in line with revenue. Initial Financial Assessment Managing profit and loss begins with an assessment of the company’s current financial position. Management must review the current profit and loss statement and compare it to the company’s last two or three years of historical data. An accountant or analyst can use this information to establish […]