Remember when you were excited about running your own business because you got to do the type of work you always wanted to do?
Have you turned into the night owl who stays up until all hours balancing the books and spreadsheets? If you want to escape, read on...
It's a scenario we often see when a business owner first comes to see us for advice. They tell us that they absorb some of the expenses of running their own business by handling the accounts themselves, but there is a big cost in taking this approach because the very person who should be out there "front and central" as the face of the business is stuck in the back room with the spreadsheets.
According to a report based on research from the International Federation of Accountants, using accountants is linked to better performance and higher profits for business. Those business owners who are doing their own accounting are not only adding frustration (and sleepless nights) to their lives but compromising their bottom line profitability as well.
Too often people associate accountants only with tax returns. However, Clarke McEwan prides itself on its business advisory role. With regular financial "check-ups" about business performance we can analyze your accounts and see trends that might identify opportunities that would otherwise be missed, or prevent risks before they lead to disasters.
We have also found our clients can benefit from accounting and tax advice that has proven to work for similar businesses.
Then there is the benefit of another point of view: once you come on board we know your objectives and we can quickly see when your business practices are getting off track or are no longer aligned with your goals.
We also communicate with your staff and managers about how to improve business performance by developing inherent and sustainable values.
Expert analysis of your business leads to better decision-making and helps you to apply your vision more effectively. Global trends in every field have shown that businesses of all sizes, and even in all places, have better performance when using an accountant. Accountants are experts in financial management, not just taxes, and this expert knowledge can be used to help your business thrive.
If you are looking for ways to apply your goals and values to your business's financial decisions, we are here to help. Our Business advisory service gives you the advantage of having an expert on-board, while allowing you to focus on your vision for your business.
Talk to Clarke McEwan about how we can increase your performance and help you get out from underneath your spreadsheets.