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What Can We Do For You? Make Your Business Better

Do you feel like your current accountant is simply going through the motions? Getting the help of a top accountant will open your eyes to what you and your business are actually capable of.

Not only can they bring you the experience that you need to help with more than you might have thought, but they can also bring insight into your business.

So, you might be asking, what exactly could my accountant do for me? Whatever you need. If an accountant isn’t looking at you and your business and offering you solutions, they’re not putting in the work. 

Here are 5 things that your business could benefit from with a good accountant (like us):

  • Fix your cash flow
  • Set up cloud accounting software for your business
  • Deal with unpaid invoices for you
  • Budget smarter, not harder
  • Strategies to suit your business’s needs. 

Set Up Cloud Accounting Software

No one wants to do the paperwork – even if it’s digital. But your accountant can automate your business’s accounting so that sales and expense data flows directly to your accounts. They can help you innovate your business technologically, from invoicing systems to tell you what’s been paid and what hasn’t, to automatic reminder emails to clients who haven’t paid, to cash flow tracking and KPI goals monitoring and more.

Creating Strategies To Suit Your Business’s Needs

As the business owner/developer, your fingers are in a lot of pies, especially when it comes to your business’s internal workings. Sometimes, spreading yourself too thin to try and handle every element of your business can make it difficult to know what your business actually needs. 

Accountants will work with you to:

  • Set goals (personal, professional and financial) and provide tools to measure the progress towards those goals.
  • Work out what KPIs your business needs to work towards achieving.
  • Troubleshoot what the issues may be in the business that is preventing you from reaching/achieving KPIs and goals and finding solutions.

Fix Your Cash Flow Issues

The last couple of years has been challenging in terms of cash flow. Even the most profitable business may have found themselves in dire financial straits if their money had run out at the wrong time. Being unable to pay suppliers or staff, receiving payments too slowly or finding that expenditure in your business is too high are all cash flow issues that your accountant should be assisting you with. 

They can: 

  • Help you predict the effect on cash flow from your revenue and costs, and create strategies to manage the situation
  • Organise cash reserves and provide you with a spending plan for the business.

Deal With Unpaid Invoices On Your Behalf

Trying to get payment out of customers and chasing unpaid invoices can often feel like you’re trying to wring water out of a rock. But it’s a problem that can’t be ignored. 

 

Your accountant can step in and set up invoicing systems to send automatic reminders about their overdue payments, and be the one chasing those payments for you. They can also arrange debt financing if the invoices still aren’t paid (this is where a business will buy your unpaid invoices from you and chase the payment themselves. 

Helping You Budget Smarter, Not Harder

Trying to crunch the numbers for your business can be a mind-numbing process, and working out your budget can eat up a lot of your time and energy. As a result, many businesses end up working off a vague set of numbers that are full of assumptions and estimates. 

Your accountant can help you produce a rigorous, accurate budget that gives you real confidence. You’ll know the real cost of doing business, and you’ll know what you can pay yourself.

Just remember that when looking for an accountant, consider more than their knowledge and skill. You should be able to have very frank conversations with them so find somebody you like.

An accountant that’s easy to get on with and can do all of these things for you is out there. You might even find them here, at our firm filled with professional, considerate staff.

If you’re someone who often finds it difficult to make large lump sum payments for goods or services, you may want to consider looking into “Buy Now Pay Later” services.

Buy now pay later essentially means that, rather than paying in a full lump sum payment for a product or services rendered, there may be an option to pay through instalments of a certain amount over a set period to make the sum of the full amount in total. This method should allow you to pay in full for the product or service without overly straining your finances – you pay back what you can, as agreed upon when you begin the buy now pay later service.

Some popular buy now pay later services include Afterpay, Zip Pay, Brightepay, and some credit card networks such as  Mastercard and Visa, can offer buy now pay later arrangements.

Though it can be a convenient, immediate solution, it may be challenging to juggle the necessary repayments with other financial commitments. It’s not always the most appropriate method for people, and you should bear in mind your situation and ability in paying back the amounts. 

Before you sign up, keep in mind: 

  • It becomes easier to overspend with buy now pay later services, so know your limits on what you can and can’t afford.
  • You will be charged fees and costs to use the service, which can add up to a princely sum in and of itself.
  • Keeping track of your payments can be tricky if you’ve signed up for multiple services.
  • It could affect your loan applications for a car or mortgage as lenders consider buy now pay later spending just as much as your credit score.
  • Late repayments can appear on your credit report, which affects your ability to borrow money in the future.
  • Layby can be a cheaper alternative to buy now pay later, with no account-keeping or late fees to consider

If you are someone who could make use of BNPL services, you may wish to:

  • Ensure that when using the BNPL service, you stick to a set limit on what you spend so that you can comfortably pay it back later. 
  • Aim only to have one BNPL account at a time to manage payments through, rather than confuse yourself with multiple payments across different providers.
  • Always budget for bills, loan payments and BNPL payments, and 
  • Rather than use your credit card for payments to your BNPL account, consider linking to your debit account instead.

If you would like assistance in planning your financial future, help in managing your budget or some friendly advice, see us for a chat about what we can do for you.

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What our Client Say

John Briggs

Jane Noller has been my accountant for the last 15 plus years. I can testify to Jane’s professionalism and expeditious manner in dealing with the day to day issues that surrounds our business accounting.

John Briggs

Registered Building Certifier

David and Alison Parker

I have been consulting J L Noller and Co. (more specifically Jane) for six years and during this time I have found her to be professional, efficient and easy to discuss all accounting and taxation matters with. Her office team are all polite and friendly also.

David and Alison Parker

Business Owner

Carl Gillmore

I have used Jane & the team for the last 6 years for all of my business & personal accounting needs. They have always been professional, easy to talk to & available when we have needed assistance.

Carl Gillmore

Carl Gillmore Landscape

John Briggs

Jane Noller has been my accountant for the last 15 plus years. I can testify to Jane’s professionalism and expeditious manner in dealing with the day to day issues that surrounds our business accounting.

John Briggs

Registered Building Certifier