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Keeping Track of Revenue

As an accounting major in college, I quickly learned all of the complicated parts of the accounting cycle. I discovered how to input the details of business transactions into a computerized accounting system. At the end of an accounting cycle, such as a month, I became experienced with calculating the revenue for the period. If you’re starting a new business, determining an accurate amount of revenue for each accounting cycle is crucial. You must know how much profit you’re making each accounting period in order to be successful in the long-term. On this blog, you will discover how an experienced accountant can help you keep track of your revenue.


Keeping Track of Revenue

Keep Your Finances In Order: 3 Reasons Your Business Needs An Accountant

by Avery Jenkins

If you own a business, but you don't have an accountant on staff, you're missing out on a vital part of the team. You may not realize this, but hiring an accountant on staff is one of the best things you can do for your business. Before you decide to continue handling the accounting duties by yourself, take a look at the list below. This is a list of benefits you'll receive when you hire an accountant for your business. 

Avoid Payroll Mistakes

When you have employees, you're responsible for ensuring that they receive the pay they're entitled to. Not only that, but you're also responsible for ensuring that their payroll deductions are accurate. Payroll mistakes can cause serious problems for you and your employees. If you're trying to handle payroll on your own, you can expect to make some mistakes along the way, which is why you need an accountant on your staff. An accountant will ensure that your payroll records are accurate and that there aren't any mistakes.

Keep You on Track With Your Taxes

Taxes for individuals are confusing enough without adding the confusion associated with business taxes. If you're trying to do your own business taxes, you may be at risk for an audit. The IRS looks for mistakes on business returns. When they find them, they usually schedule an audit, which can be bad news for business owners. Not only that, but if you're not paying the right amount of taxes – including payroll taxes and employee deductions – your risk for an audit becomes even greater. One of the benefits of having an accountant on staff is that they'll keep track of all your tax issues for you. They'll also make sure that you're taking advantage of all the deductions that you're entitled to.

Find Ways to Cut Your Business Expenses

One of the problems associated with running your own business is that there's always the chance that you're wasting money somewhere. Unfortunately, if you don't know what you're looking for, you may not see the problem, which means you'll continue to lose money. Accountants are trained to find ways to cut costs and bring revenue back into the business. In addition to finding ways to cut business expenses, they can also find ways to bring revenue back into the business, such as tracking down delinquent accounts receivables.

If you own a business, you owe it to yourself to hire an accountant. They'll keep your financial records straight, ensure that your employees receive the pay they're entitled to, and help you avoid tax errors.