Customizing Your Accounting System for Business Expansion

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Most of the time, when you hear the words “required” and “recommended,” one seems more imperative than the other. Rest assured, this is not the case with your accounting system. Although producing the right reports to comply with tax filing requirements is required, fully utilizing appropriate accounting systems, oftentimes overlooked or underutilized, is just as important to establish a strong financial and business footing. When you’re expanding a business, whether by location, business activity or product lines, your accounting system should be set up to produce three pieces of key information: Financial reports that highlight performance profitability by state, county, profit center, product line or business activity Comparative financial reporting (i.e., current period to year-to-date, current year to prior year and actual activity to budgeted activity) that can help to show trends Timely reports that help management and financial professionals with tax planning and tax … [Read more...]

What you Need to Make Your Accounting Invisible

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If you’re like most small business owners, you probably end your day with a to-do list that’s as long as it was at the start of the day. With operations, sales, inventory, employees, bookkeeping, customer support…keeping everything working smoothly on a daily basis takes a whack-a-mole approach. Then add to it things like long-term strategy or taxes, and that to-do list starts to require a superhuman level of attention. Fortunately, powerful new technologies are helping to give small businesses like yours the tools necessary to streamline many of your tasks. Because most of these solutions are cloud based, they work behind the scenes and across accounts. And they operate securely, thanks to things like password protection and 256-bit AES encryption, allowing every important member of your team – including your CPA and tax advisor – to work on vital financial data in real time from wherever they are without any delay or delivery gap. With your accounting technology running safely … [Read more...]