Regularly reviewing your company’s financial fitness will keep the business watertight, says Lisa Martin of GoFi8ure.
Funny isn’t it, that when we talk about financial fitness, many bosses start to glaze over. And yet the monetary side of things is the main reason businesses start up in the first place.
To read the GoFi8ure’s article which has been featured in the October/November 2017 NZ Plumbers magazine – click here to read it.
Running a successful business requires making smart decisions and whilst many business owners have a range of talents and expertise, they often don’t have the accounting knowledge necessary to ensure the Bookkeeping side of the business runs smoothly. Having a qualified Bookkeeper helps give you peace of mind knowing your accounts are up to date and accurate.
So why hire a qualified Bookkeeper?
A good Bookkeeper is worth their weight in gold. Why? Because to them best practice is the only way they work. Would you let an unqualified mechanic fix your car? The same goes for your accounts. By hiring an experienced Bookkeeper, you are able to focus on the growth of your business. Though you can still monitor the progress of your accounts, the day-to-day responsibility is removed, giving you the freedom and reassurance that your accounts are being looked after.
What can a Bookkeeper do for you?
· Bookkeepers help save you time – As a business owner, time is your most valuable asset. Would you rather use your time to plan, direct, and spend on the things you love doing? Or would you rather spend your extra time doing your accounts? Hiring a Bookkeeper means you know your accounts are well taken care of and you no longer have to worry about last minute GST deadlines or paying staff on time.
· Be a Leader, not a Manager – Being a leader means helping other people to grow and maximize their own full potential. How can you do that when you are stuck in other areas of the business? A good Bookkeeper is like a side-kick, they know what you need whilst having an in depth understanding of your business and KPIs (key performance indicators) allowing them to help enable you in your role.
· Hire someone who knows their stuff – When hiring someone to take care of your accounts; you may want to consider approaching a professional bookkeeping firm, who has experience with your accounting software and industry. Your Bookkeeper will be able to provide vital, meaningful management reporting and data; they can also show you where the leaks are and help you improve your accounting processes and systems.
Not sure what condition your accounts are in? Get our Warrant of Finance (WOF) service for $250 + GST and find out what areas need improvement and how you can be more efficient. To book your WOF email us: email@example.com or visit our website www.gofi8ure.co.nz
As an employer you can’t always prevent fraud but you can minimise the chance of such incidents occurring – similar to malaria tablets, they won’t stop you getting it, but reduce the symptoms considerably if you do! Get on top of your business, don’t bury your head in the sand, watch the cash controls and internal checks and balance system, vigilantly follow through on procedures, lead by example and when you feel that something is not quite right, trust your gut instincts and investigate immediately.
At GoFi8ure our proven methodology of best practice bookkeeping, where checks and balances are tested weekly, gives business owners peace of mind that systems are adhered to and their investment is being reconciled by a third party professional organisation.
If you want to find out more about how your accounts are really doing; our Warrant of Finance (WOF) service will help you find out what areas need improvement and to be more efficient. To book your WOF contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.