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Top Abilities That Should Be Present In Every Human Resource Manager

A Human Resource manager tackles numerous management and leadership facets within an organization. Therefore, it is very difficult to pinpoint the number of areas that a human resource manager should work on. However, there are some qualities, which are important in every manager in order to be successful at their job.

The biggest challenge in management success is the fact that a manager should be the kind of an individual everyone must love to follow and admire. Every action taken by a manager decides whether other people would like to follow him/her or not.

Following are some of the traits of successful Human Resource managers:

1- Ability to build interpersonal relationships

An effective manager should always be able to build responsive and effective interpersonal relationships with people in a business organization. Therefore, a manager in the true essence is the “people’s person”. Giving respect to executives, colleagues, and staff members is a quintessential in building interpersonal relationships.

Apart from that, a good manager also cares about people and tries to offer them support and assistance whenever required. Attentiveness is a key quality of a good manager as he tries to collaborate with the staff members, enabling them to reach their true potential.

2- Ability to communicate

Let it be in person, email or print, a good Human Resource manager knows how to communicate well and effectively with everyone present in a business organization. Ability to listen to people is also an important characteristic of good communication and must be practiced in a well-settled organization.

 A manager will not be able to get his message across or motivate his team until he listens to their problems and then effectively communicates the solutions to them.

3- Team building

The ability to build a team, motivate it, and lead it are all prime characteristics of a successful Human Resource manager. Under such a manager, the staff tends to be more productive, creative, and effective at their work. Inducing motivation in the staff is the fundamental job of the manager as this is the only thing that can work towards increasing their productivity levels.

4- Financial management

Financial management is an important aspect of a HR manager’s job and hence he/she is responsible to measure and set financial goals for a business organization. Analyzing and documenting the success and progress of the employees is also extremely important in human resource management.

5- Positivity

It is absolutely normal for business organization to sometimes fall into the pits of negativity and hence the role of a successful human resource manager is to foster recognition and positive morale in employees to keep them motivated so that an organization can reach its desired goals. If the workforce is recognized for their hard work, it will automatically be motivated to perform better for the business.

6- Promoting growth

An effective human resource manager is more interested in polishing out skills and natural talents present in the employees rather than giving them strict commands.

Sticking To Principles from One Accounting Body Can Help Your Business Flourish in Global Markets

All businesses work on some principles to drive their organization on a pre-planned track that will deem effective in the end. Whether we talk about human resource, management, taxation, finance, accounting or any other function of the business, working with some principles provides for a clear direction and support in achieving the business goals.

Are you a booming business? But you are not clear about the accounting body you want to follow when preparing your financial statements? Then this article will be your guideline towards making an informed choice.

Two major accounting standards are followed in the United States.

US GAAP

The accounting standards used commonly in the US are known as US GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) formulated by the FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) for governing of the financial reports of non-governmental organizations. There is also the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) who is responsible for developing the standards used in auditing private company’s financial statements.

US GAAP outlines the principles for maintaining the records of inventory valuation, short and long-term investments, taxation and every other component of financial reporting. The guidelines issued by GAAP educate on how to record accounting information properly, in a consistent and fair manner.

Although no company is required to follow these guidelines but large companies, do follow these to provide consistency when comparing organizational statements. Even investors look for proper financial statements that will give them the fair picture of the organization that can be trusted upon, is consistent, reliable, comparable, and relevant in disclosing the right information.

IFRS

This abbreviation refers to International Financial Reporting Standards by the IASB (International Accounting Standards Board). Previously these standards were also known as the IAS (International Accounting Standards) issued by the IASC (International Accounting Standards Committee). People still know the standards as IAS rather than IFRS but the principles are same.

IFRS’s are designed for the goal of communicating with the world through a common language of accounts in business that is comprehensible and comparable. IFRS’s have greatly benefited the international trade and overseas shareholding practices. These accounting standards are making progress across boundaries and becoming increasingly successful in replacing the national accounting standards.

Some general features of IFRS are:

  • Fair Presentation & Compliance

This refers to the faithful representation of transactions considering several events, conditions and respective definitions of components of financial statements.

  • Going Concern

Financial statements should be prepared to show the organization is in operation and should not be produced if management intends to liquidate.

  • Accrual Basis of Accounting

Assets, expenses, income, liabilities and equity should satisfy recognition criteria present in the IFRS framework.

  • Materiality & Aggregation

Every distinct item should be read separately unless immaterial. Similar items should be shown as one.

  • Offsetting

Although forbidden, some standards require this when explicit conditions are fulfilled.

Frequency of Reporting

IFRS guides to prepare financial statements at least annually although listed companies are required to publish provisional financial statements.

  • Comparative Information

As IFRS’s are globally adopted, information should be relevant, narrative, descriptive and comparable with the preceding periods.

  • Consistency of Presentation

Classification of financial statement items should be consistent from one period to next, to make it understandable and easily reviewable.

SK Financial is a Tampa based company that can help you with preparing your financial statements by adopting the accounting principles you reckon necessary for your business.

Effective Accounting and Payroll is Crucial for a Booming Business

Many of you might not exactly know the true essence of accounting and payroll, especially to those who are starting up a new business. An idea and a business plan are important to start a business and a strategy is paramount for building a business. However, no one has ever thought of accounting, which is the building block to a booming business.

Why is Accounting Important

Accounting provides entrepreneurs with a clear picture of the business, the rate of success and failure. Though entrepreneurs are not a fan of going through heaps of financial documents, though they are the most important and informative documents of a business. Effective record keeping is essential and helps keep owners informed of the expenses and revenues.

Owners also keep copious records for legal and tax purposes. Accounting is a collective term comprising of various types like cost, management, finance etc. Accounting helps focus on costs of running a business, which involves production and non-production costs, and management. For a new business, focusing on and managing costs is the key to success.

Payroll in Relation to Accounting

Another factor crucial to managing a business is payroll. It is a branch of accounting, which relates with production units, time or a fixed salary. It is the financial record of employees, their wages, salaries, net pay, bonuses and deductions. It is very important to pay your employees on time, no matter what size of amount is paid. Effective payroll calculations and timely transfer might not be as important to employer as it is to the employee.

Employers can also lose huge amounts if execution of the payroll process consists of errors. In small companies, an accountant will deal with all of the financial statements like, payroll, journals etc., whereas in large companies, different individuals are hired to perform different roles. A company’s payroll system influences the morale of its employees and motivates them to work harder especially if bonus payments or share options are linking to the basic pay.

Managing Payroll System

Managing payroll system is also important for tax deductions and lowering tax bills. Often companies use accounting and payroll software, who forget to ask themselves these important questions:

  • What are my ongoing annual costs, and what does it include?
  • Can I use the same software as my competitor?
  • Is the software compatible with others I use?
  • What are the limitations in functions offered by the software?
  • Is the support staff experienced enough to provide the technical support needed?
  • Is the software easy for everybody to use at my company?

Businesses spend a lot of time and money in searching for the right software. Integrating unsuitable software in the business system can be costly to replace and disrupt the day-to-day business functions. No software is compatible with every business and not all software covers every function of a specific business.

Outsourcing a business’s accounting and payroll functions is very common these days and effective results are achieved. Large firms often have their own accounts and payroll departments but outsourcing can help reduce costs and time spent, and a test run might help to lock in on your choice.

2013 Year End Update:

2013 was a great year! Here some highlights:

Our Payroll Service: 

One of our client saved more then $100,000 in payroll processing fees by switching to our payroll service.

 If you are using ADP or Paychex or a payroll leasing company for your payroll processing, we can lower your fees by up to 75%.

With our online payroll Service you can:

 1.  Electronically transfer your payroll into your accounting software (QuicKBooks, Peachtree, etc).

2. Automatically allocated payroll to different classes (locations, departments, jobs) in your accounting software.

3. Keep tract of vacation and sick days accruals through our payroll service.

4. Employees have online access to their pay stubs.

If you want to use our payroll service for next year, call us as soon as possible so that we can set you up for the service.

 Please paste the link below into your browser to see a brief demo of our payroll services.

http://www.managepayroll.com/demo/FlashDemo/ACClientFlashDemo.html

 We Welcome Referrals:

 Did you know we can help you or any of your friends, family or acquaintances save time and money with their financial records? Not only is it nice for us to receive your referrals, we LOVE to reward our clients for referrals…!

 Just so you know, we have policy that if an existing client refers two or more new clients, we will reduce your fee by 10% and then progressively higher. Although some existing clients do not want a reduction, we still make it available.

 Year End Business and Individual Tax & Financial Planning Meeting:

 As we are in the last quarter of the year, we would like to schedule a meeting either on phone or in person to discuss year end tax & financial planning opportunities for you and your business. Call or email us to schedule a meeting today.

 Call or email us to schedule a meeting with our Financial Planner today.

 If you want us to look at your investment portfolio, we will be more then happy to do that. It is the best time to have an investment strategy with proper asset allocation  to reduce your investment risks and to maximize your returns. Call or email us to schedule a meeting today.

 In the free one hour meeting with the Financial Planner will cover the following 10 items:

1. Income Tax Planning & Strategies

2. Investing in stocks, bonds, & Mutual funds, Annuities, Oil & Gas programs

3. Investing in Real Estate (in and outside retirement account)

4. Retirement Planning (IRA’s, 401(K) etc)

5. Education planning for children & grandchildren

6. Asset Protection

7. Estate Planning (Need for wills & Trusts)

8. Long Term Care

9. Insurance Planning

10. Business Planning

Free Business Check-Up

 We are so convinced in our superior approach that we invite all prospective clients to come visit our offices and undergo our free no-obligation “check-up” of your business or individual health. We certainly believe that knowledge has a liberating power and sometimes even knowing what the possibilities are, can lead to meaningful change in your personal or business financial health.

We encourage you to call us and make an appointment and see for yourself the difference a perspective can make.

 

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