Writing Up Your Business Plan
It can be difficult to predict your finances ahead of time and incorporate these predictions into your business plan. A professional accountant can help with not only their education and experience on the matter, but also with various forms of software that can accurately make financial projections.
By working with an accountant, you can rest assured that your business plan is rooted in reality, saving you a lot of stress and headaches in the future.
Ensuring a Legitimate Legal Structure
There are many options to choose from when it comes to the legal structure of your business, including:
- Sole Proprietorships
- S Corporations
- LLCs (Limited LIability Companies)
There are many factors that determine the best way to set up your business, and your financial situation is one of the big ones.
A professional accountant can offer expert advice, helping you to get the most out of your business.
Financial Help & Guidance
Small business accounting can become a much more monumental task than you had initially anticipated. This can get in the way of actually running your business efficiently.
There are many things an accountant can take care of for you, including:
- Figuring out who owes you money – and how much
- Managing payroll and tracking ratio changes
- Measuring business metrics and expenses – for instance, employee salary to total revenue
You’ll be able to access this information very easily via cloud-based accounting software, and from this data, you’ll have a better idea of how to proceed with your business.
Freeing You from the Burden of Accounting
You’d be hard-pressed to find a business owner who doesn’t value their sense of control. Owning a business affords you the ability to set your own hours and run your business as you see fit. On the other hand, running a business is hard work, and many business owners find it difficult to effectively delegate responsibilities out to others.
That said, if you can trust an accountant to handle that aspect of your business, you are going to have more time and energy to better run the rest.
Dealing With the Government
Owning a business also means more responsibility to the government, especially when it’s time to file taxes.
A wide variety of individuals hire accountants when filing their taxes because the entire process can be confusing, frustrating, and almost like speaking a foreign language. Now imagine filing as a small business owner.
An accountant can help you:
- Stay up-to-date with the most recent tax laws
- Keep the status of your company up-to-date in the company register
- Maintain records
- Handle payroll, making sure your employees payments and tax codes are properly recorded
- Have annual statements of accounts prepared
- File all of the legally required documents for your business
It’s also good to have an accountant if you are ever audited by the IRS. This is a nightmare situation for virtually anyone. An accountant can take a lot of the stress off of your shoulders and ensure everything goes smoothly and efficiently.