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Small Business Accounting

There are many reasons that timely and accurate financial records is crucial to a business. Monitoring the progress of your business, determining profitability as a whole or evaluating the financial results of a single product, tracking expenses and deductions, cash flow management and preparation of tax returns, just to name a few.

Unless you are an accountant, you probably didn’t get into business to do accounting. We can help you insure you have good data that tells the true financial story of your business so you can make informed decisions as you focus on running your business and generating profits.

Each month or quarter we'll do the following things for you...

These tasks form the solid foundation of your small business accounting system. You can customize the package of services you receive by adding fractional CFO, cash management, tax, or any of our other services.

Bank Reconciliation

Reconciling your business checking account each month allow us to keep your bank account, accounting, and taxes up-to-date.

Having us reconcile your account each month allows you to...

  • Identify lost checks, lost deposits and unauthorized wire transactions.
  • Detect and prevent excess/unjustified bank charges and ensures transactions are posted correctly by your bank.
  • Detect and reduce the risk of embezzlement of funds from within your company.
  • Manage your cash more effectively. Proper management of funds not only saves money, it makes money for you.
  • Protect yourself. By timely reconciling and promptly objecting to your bank about any unauthorized, fraudulent or forged checks presented to your bank and paid by that bank, you can relieve your agency of responsibility for the shortfall and transfer the risk to the bank. 
  • Sleep Better. You will sleep more peacefully at night knowing your bank accounts are reconciled, in balance and that all escrow funds, accounts, checks and disbursed funds are accounted for properly.

Income Statement

An income statement, also known as a profit and loss statement, basically adds an itemized list of all your revenues and subtracts an itemized list of all your expenses to come up with a profit or loss for the period.

An income statement allows you to...

  • Track revenues and expenses so that you can determine the operating performance of your business.
  • Determine what areas of your business are over-budget or under-budget.
  • Identify specific unexpected expenditures. 
  • Track dramatic increases in product returns or cost of goods sold as a percentage of sales.
  • Determine your income tax liability.

Balance Sheet

A balance sheet gives you a snapshot of your business' financial condition at a specific moment in time.

A balance sheet helps you:

  • Quickly get a handle on the financial strength and capabilities of your business
  • Identify and analyze trends, particularly in the area of receivables and payables. 
  • Determine if your business is in a position to expand
  • Determine if your business can easily handle the normal financial ebbs and flows of revenues and expenses
  • Determine if you need to take immediate steps to bolster cash reserves
  • Determine if your business has been slowing down payables to forestall an inevitable cash shortage

Balance sheets, along with income statements, are the most basic elements in providing financial reporting to potential lenders such as banks, investors, and vendors who are considering how much credit to grant you.

Maintaining a Clean General Ledger

The general ledger is the core of your company's financial records. These records constitute the central "books" of your system. Since every transaction flows through the general ledger, a problem with your general ledger throws off all your books.

Having us review your general ledger system each month allows us to hunt down any discrepancies such as double billings or any unrecorded payments. Then we'll fix the discrepancies so your books are always providing complete and accurate information.


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