Finance

Petty Cash Management for SMEs

Mastering Petty Cash Management: A Key to SME Success

Introduction Small businesses often struggle with handling daily expenses efficiently, especially when it comes to dealing with multiple reimbursement requests. Petty cash management offers a structured solution. In this system, a petty cashier is appointed to oversee a fixed fund and maintain detailed records. This approach ensures quick access to cash, accurate tracking of expenses, and better overall financial management.…

What is the Growth and Sustainability Levy (GSL) Act 2023 (Act 1095)? All you need to know about it.

 What is the Growth and Sustainability Levy (GSL) Act 2023 (Act 1095)?

Introduction The Growth and Sustainability Levy Act 2023 (Act 1095) has been introduced in Ghana to foster economic growth and fiscal sustainability by raising revenue from specified companies and institutions. The levy is on profits before tax or production for the assessment years 2023, 2024, and 2025. Understanding and managing this levy is critical as a business owner to ensure…

A Simple Payroll Services Guide for Ghanaian SME Owners

Introduction As a Ghanaian SME owner, managing your company’s payroll can be difficult, especially given the complexities of regulations and tax laws. However, keeping employees happy while remaining legally compliant requires accurate and timely payroll processing. This guide will walk you through the fundamentals of payroll services, providing valuable insights to help you streamline your payroll processes and keep your…

Analyzing your business performance: a simple guide

A good strategy to achieve business success is to always evaluate your business performance at least monthly. Your business performance is measured by your statement of profit or loss. This statement has its key elements to be revenue or sales, expenses (both direct and indirect), gross profit, and net profit or loss. In this article, I provide you with a…

Budgeting for marketing

4 reasons why you should budget for marketing in your small business

There are broadly two sides of doing business: (1) bringing in cash and (2) managing the cash brought in. One important tool that assists businesses to bring in cash is marketing, especially advertising. In this article, we will look at some reasons why you should budget or make provision for marketing as you run your business. Awareness creation Goods and…

Payroll Accounting in Ghana

Payroll Accounting: What it is and how to do it properly

What is Payroll accounting? Payroll accounting is generally about properly accounting for salaries and wages of workers, taking into consideration the statutory obligations that arise and then making payments for them within the required time and with the right documentation. It hinges on 3 pillars: the terms of employment, the policies of the company, and the laws of the land.…