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Why Record Keeping Is So Important

 

A company’s financial statements tell the story of a business. The income statement will provide you a story of the present-day state of affairs.

While the balance sheet provides you with a historical picture of the assets, liabilities, and equity over the lifespan of the business.  Record keeping plays a significant role in providing the supporting details to paint the full picture of the story.

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Month end close process checklist

 

Are You Ready for Year End?

The end of the year is upon us and for small business owners it is an important time of the year.  Review this list to see if you are ready.

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What does your month end close process consist of?

Why monthly bank reconciliation is imperative

In today’s business environment, knowing how much cash your business has readily available is critical to the success of your organization.  This starts with the bank reconciliation, which enables effective cash flow management.

Bank reconciliations compare a company’s records to their bank records, which authenticates cash activity.  The bank statement is the source document issued by your bank confirming cash movement for a specific time period.

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Bookkeeping Tips: Why are Inventory Counts important?

So why are inventory accounts so important?  Making sure you have an accurate account, can make the efficiencies and customer service in a business the best. Although most counts are time consuming and drain you resources, they are very important.

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Why Reconciling Your Account Is Vital To Your Month End Close Process

 

Check Your Bank, Check Your Books

Reconciling your bank account is a fundamental month end closing process in accounting and is critical for your business and personal financial health.

If you are not reconciling your bank accounts on a regular basis you can’t be confident that what your balances show in your books is really what is in your bank.

At a minimum you should reconcile the bank statement to your records whenever you receive your bank statement, be it monthly or quarterly. Even better, reconcile it every day!

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