“Audits” are usually considered a monumental undertaking for small and medium business (SMBs) owners. However, audits plays a critical role in helping to evaluate the effectiveness of a company’s internal controls, availability of reliable financial reporting, fraud prevention, utilization of its assets and reduction in its cost of capital. Audits also ensure that the business is meeting the expectations of their stakeholders and meeting regulatory requirements of the industry.
We are approaching the time of year when nonprofit organizations with a June 30th fiscal year end are thinking about either an external audit or about submitting a final report to contributors, boards of directors and lenders to show how they are performing financially. With seemingly complex audit requirements, it can seem daunting and overwhelming to think about an end-to-end review of an entire year’s worth of transactions.
Here are five things to do NOW to ensure your next audit goes smoothly.
For any business whether small, medium or big, the significance of financial reporting cannot be underestimated – it provides information about the financial position and changes in the financial situation of a business. However, the flip side of that coin is that financial reporting is complex and many businesses find it challenging to assemble the right team of people that can keep them in compliance as well as provide timely information in a format that allows their management team to make informed decisions when needed.
Some ‘Financial reporting’ challenges that are faced by small and medium businesses (SMBs) are outlined below:
Managing payroll is a task that demands a great deal of attention and even a minor error in its processing can result in significant monetary losses for a business. Further, compliance issues, employee regulations and frequent changes in the tax laws, make payroll processing a highly challenging procedure and it can become difficult for businesses to successfully navigate through it without any problems.
Below are some of the critical challenges that small and medium businesses face while processing payroll for their employees:
President Donald Trump has signed into law the most extensive overhaul of the US tax code in nearly 30 years and it’s arguably the most significant legislation of Trump’s presidency. But for small and medium businesses (SMBs), across various industry verticals such as Automotive, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Not for Profit, Restaurant, Technology and Retail, the pertinent question is, how can they leverage this tax reform to their advantage?