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Financial Analysis and Reporting for Purchasers

Financial analysis is an important skill for purchasers, it can help them to understand their supplier’s accounts and quotations in further detail and formulate reports using ratios to make better use of information available. These reports can then be used as the basis for making informed decisions.


The importance of financial analysis skills for contract managers to identify supply risks

Supporting notes:  Financial Analysis ICEBERGS® Handout

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