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Trended Balance Sheet Example with KPIs

What is a Trended Balance Sheet with KPIs?

Trended Balance Sheet reports are considered month end analysis tools and are often used by CFOs and analysts to monitor and analyze anomalies and trends in assets and liabilities. Some of the key functionality in this type of report is that it dynamically displays each month up the the current period this year as well as the same months for the prior year. The charts on the top of the report speeds up analysis for key metrics like Current Assets, Fixed Assets, Current Liabilities, Other Liabilities and Equity. The rows in the report shows Account Categories and the user can expand each row to see individual GL accounts and their amounts. The yellow row below the charts is a customizable and automated narrative. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Trended Balance Sheet Reports

Companies and organizations use Trended Balance Sheet Reports to quickly detect changes over time and exceptions with assets or liabilities. When used as part of good business practices in a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department, a company can improve its decision speed as it relates to liquidity and other balance sheet metrics as well as reduce the chances that anomalies goes undetected for longer than necessary.

Trended Balance Sheet Report Example

Here is an example of a Trended Balance Sheet with KPIs and automated narrative.

Trended Balance Sheet Example with KPIs

Trended Balance Sheet Example with KPIs

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: CFOs, Analysts and Executives.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Trended Balance Sheet Reports

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Departments sometimes use several different Trended Balance Sheet Reports, along with monthly Balance Sheet reports, KPI dashboards, trended P&Ls and cash flow statements and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

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Modern Balance Sheet Variance Report Example with KPI Analysis

What is a Modern Balance Sheet Variance Report with KPIs?

Balance Sheet variance reports are considered month end analysis tools and are often used by CFOs and analysts to track key metrics and their variances. Some of the key functionality in this type of report is that it enhances analysis by providing a three section report: 1) Charts for Assets, Cash and Ratios, 2) Automated narrative, 3) Balance sheet report. The user can drill down to see transaction detail. The latter shows current month versus prior month and prior year with variances. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Balance Sheet Variance Reports with KPIs

Companies and organizations use Balance Sheet Variance Reports with KPIs to easily analyze changes in assets and liabilities. When used as part of good business practices in a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department, a company can improve its monthly analysis as well as reduce the chances that managers miss important exceptions or changes.

Balance Sheet Variance Reports with KPI Example

Here is an example of a Balance Sheet Variance Report with KPI Analysis.

Modern Balance Sheet Variance Report Example with KPI Analysis

Modern Balance Sheet Variance Report Example with KPI Analysis

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: CFOs, Analysts and Executives.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Balance Sheet Variance Reports with KPIs

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Departments sometimes use several different Balance Sheet Variance Reports with KPIs, along with monthly Balance Sheet trend reports, KPI dashboards, trended P&Ls and cash flow statements and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

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Consolidating Balance Sheet Report Example

What is a Consolidating Balance Sheet?

Consolidating Balance Sheet Reports are considered month-end consolidation tools and are used by CFOs and Group Controllers to compare and consolidate subsidiary balance sheets. A key functionality in this type of report dynamically lists select subsidiaries across the columns with a consolidated total on the far right. The report can be shown in any currency and the user can drill down on any number to review the underlying transactions. You will find an example of this type of report below.

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Purpose of Consolidating Balance Sheet Reports

Companies and organizations use Consolidating Balance Sheet Reports to provide corporate executives with easy analysis through a single view of assets, liabilities and equity across all subsidiaries. When used as part of good business practices in a Finance & Accounting Department, a company can improve its analytical speed and agility, as well as, reduce the risk that key contributors to consolidated balance sheet metrics go undetected.

Consolidating Balance Sheet Report Example

Here is an example of a Consolidating Balance Sheet report with companies listed across the columns.

Consolidating Balance Sheet Report Example

Consolidating Balance Sheet Report Example

You can find hundreds of additional examples here.

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: CFOs and Controllers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Consolidating Balance Sheet Reports

Progressive Finance & Accounting Departments sometimes use several different Consolidating Balance Sheet Reports, along with consolidating profit & loss, cash flow reports and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

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