Sales figures, costs and expenses can light your way forward and even change the trajectory of your business.
If you’re a capitalized startup in the initial stages of the business life cycle or an established business with employees, controllership tools will help guide your decisionmaking, leverage your time, manage your resources and give you peace of mind as you move through the stages of business growth.
This gives you confidence that your resources are being used properly and your financial decisions are aligned with the goals and vision of your business.
Why do you need more than bookkeeping?
Because just knowing where you’ve been is not enough to help you get to where you want to go in your business.
Controllership not only provides financial reports that let you know how your money has been spent, it helps you proactively manage your business going forward. Budgets are prepared to help you manage and control expenses. Cash flow forecasts help you prepare for your cash needs so you are not caught off guard. Business plans guide you and your team in establishing goals for the organization and give you a road map to where you want to go with the business.
In sum, controllership tools act as a GPS to help you navigate the often unknown and unfamiliar territory of business growth.
How do you know if you’re ready for a professional back-office team?
- You’re busy running the business and don’t want to be worrying about setting up books, cash flow management, budgeting and reporting, or managing an accounting department.
- The financial aspects of your business need close professional attention, and and you need someone with expertise to deal with bankers, attorneys, investors and other outside parties..
- You want access to an entire team with different areas of experience and expertise without paying for a full accounting department.
Get in touch to find out how controllership can help your business
What we do for you
- Accelerate cash flow by establishing collections and other procedures
- Optimize use of cash, credit and financing
- Prepare internal financial statements
- Evaluating financing options—including lines of credit, SBA loans, factoring, capitalized leases or operating leases
- Establish and manage banking relationships, including providing financial data and ensuring compliance with loan covenants
- Establish internal controls to ensure accuracy of data and prevent misappropriation of assets
- Prepare budgets and cash flow forecasts
- Prepare business plans
- Ensure accurate cost accounting for products and inventory by working closely with operations personnel
- Track and update fixed asset records including calculation of book and tax depreciation
- Establish and manage all insurance policies for property, liability and worker’s compensation
- Establish and manage (in conjunction with a third-party provider), payroll, all employee benefits including as health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; retirement and profit sharing plans; and Sec 125 plans for pre-tax benefits
- Serve as liaison between owner/management, HR and legal team
- Coordinate work with outside CPA firms for audits or reviews required by investors, banks or shareholders