Financial information is crucial and important for individuals and for enterprises as well. Individuals can use financial information when making investment decisions. They can also use it to manage their money as well as part of personal finance. On the other hand, for enterprises, financial information is important when making managerial decisions.
That is why we have accounting. Accounting is the language of business which in turn, the data we gather from accounting is what we analyze and convert into accounting or financial information. Aside from these things, there is this so-called financial accounting in which financial information is not just available to the enterprise or company itself but also to external users. Financial accounting is helpful in which the financial information is used by employees to analyze if they are working in the right company and if the company is earning profits enough to sustain and pay off their salaries and employee benefits, and for customers to know the standing of the company that they patronize and in case of promos if it will be able to stay true to its promotional discounts and points. On the other hand, this financial information is also beneficial to probable investors to know if they should invest in a company and if they will earn dividends if they do. It is also important for suppliers to know if the company is capable of paying off its debts to them.
When it comes to the entity itself, financial information is important to it because, from this financial information, the company is able to make decisions on its growth. What expansions should it apply? Is it ready to have a second branch? Is it able to pay off its debts and its investors for its shares and its employees? What expenses should it make? What investments are good for it? What other ventures and promotions should it apply? Is it spending too much or too little? Is it even earning at all?