“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”
This oft-quoted line by Benjamin Franklin has never been more relevant than in the world of modern business. If you aren’t giving yourself time to prepare for potential opportunities and problems, you won’t be able to take action on them to the best of your abilities. With that said, for an accountant, being able to stay ahead of the game is absolutely vital.
A business that is looking to expand needs to be highly-efficient, adaptive and hyper-aware of both internal and external factors that could prove problematic for long-term growth. Therefore, a slow bookkeeping process can pose a variety of issues, especially when left unchanged over an extended period of time. To find out whether your business is lagging behind its potential due to ineffective processes, we have put together a list of key areas that are impacted by a slow bookkeeping system.
Maintaining an accurate record of your business’ finances is vital for allowing your venture to operate and expand, so it’s important to make sure that they are being managed effectively. With that said, the benefits of updating old financial systems aren’t always apparent, especially for those that have grown accustomed to traditional accounting methods. So, today we’re looking at signs that your business’ finances could benefit from a more modern approach.
At Next Level Accountants, we speak to many businesses about their accounting and bookkeeping practices. This conversation covers all the usual topics; accounts payable and receivable, purchase orders etc. and how their current processes work within their organisation.
On first glance, many business owners seem to think that accounting is the simple process of shifting numbers and cataloguing changes in numbers. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as utilising the services of an accountant that doesn’t thoroughly understand your business can have an insidious effect on its ability to grow and progress.