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Essential Tasks Every Accountant Should Do

By June 11, 2018August 23rd, 2018Blogs

Whilst accountants can complete many tasks to help your business flourish, sometimes you just want the simple things. With every business, there are essential financial tasks that need completed and accountants can always offer their services.

Coleman & Co have great knowledge of all accountancy services and can offer our advice to all small businesses. Every business needs support and our accountants can always help with small and large tasks.

Helping Start-Up Businesses

Start-up businesses always need some support organising and allocating their finances correctly. To achieve your ambition, you will often have many other focuses when creating your business. Whilst your finances need to be organised and managed effectively, they may not be your priority.

Outsourcing to an accountant means you can focus on other aspects of the business during a period that can be difficult. Accountants that have experience working with other businesses know how to budget you effectively, ensuring costs are not too high when your business begins.

Record Keeping

Record keeping may not seem like the most significant task your business will face, but it is essential. Not only will record keeping help your business in the future, but it may be needed for several legal purposes. If your tax returns are inaccurate, your records will show the HMRC that your tax return is accurate.

If you fail to do this, your business could face fines and penalties in the future, not only increasing your expenditure but potentially damaging your reputation. There are many benefits to effective record keeping, allowing you to:

  • Compare Business Performance
  • Submit Tax Returns
  • Track Customer Payments

All these benefits could be massively beneficial to your business and allows you to improve future performance and revenue.

Management Accounting

As a business owner, there are several decisions you have to make that will impact your finances. Management accounting will not only advise you on what path to take but give you detailed financial reporting to help you manage your finances correctly.

Running your own business is one of the most difficult things to sustain. Without the right advice, your business could fail to achieve your vision and continue with a steady cash flow. Accountants are often used to manage your finances, but providing you with reports on the revenue of the business will help you make the right decision with your income. You simply cannot afford to waste money as a business and spending it wisely is essential.

Reduce Costs & Improve Revenue

Some business will choose to hire accountants to manage taxes and look after their finances, but the best accountants can offer so much more than that to businesses. Every business wants to reduce costs and improve revenue for the best possible profit. Accountants can be key to doing this and knowing your numbers will give you the best opportunity to reduce costs.

There are several ways accountants can improve your overall profit, with budgeting being a key factor. Whether you have an overall limit to your monthly spend or give certain departments in your business a maximum cost, budgeting is one of the best tools to use. Cash flow forecasting will also ensure your cash flow remains on track and finances are managed correctly, with little risk of making a loss.

Accountants can support every business with their finances, no matter what targets you set. We can always do more than just the basic tasks, helping with all essentials to make your business a success.

Contact Us

Accountants complete a wide range of tasks for all small businesses. If you would like more information regarding how Coleman & Co can help your business, do not hesitate to contact our team. We will support and advise all businesses throughout the Lisburn area. Call us today on 028 9266 3599 or fill in our contact form to make an enquiry.

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