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SMB TAX ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Let’s face it—owning and managing a business requires you to focus on many areas of the business at the same time. Smart business owners realize they can’t do it all—or can’t do it all, well.

That’s where Coastal Tax Advisors comes in. We take care of your accounting needs for you, so you can get back to running your business and generating profits.

A professional accounting manager can help to keep your records in good order, prepare and send out quarterly tax statements and payments, and can provide profit & loss statements for you to keep a finger on the pulse of your business.

Learn more about our Annual Advisory Agreements

FEATURES OF SMB ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Each month or quarter we’ll do the following things for you:

  • Reconcile your bank account
  • Generate an income statement
  • Generate a balance sheet
  • Clean up your general ledger
  • Provide unlimited consultations

These tasks form the solid foundation of your small business accounting system. You can customize the package of services you receive by adding payroll, tax planning, tax preparation, or any of our other services.

Benefits of Bank Reconciliation

Reconciling your business checking account each month allow us to keep your bank account, accounting, and taxes up-to-date.
Having us reconcile your account each month allows you to:

  • Identify lost checks, lost deposits and unauthorized wire transactions.
    Detect and prevent excess/unjustified bank charges and ensures transactions are posted correctly by your bank.
  • Prevent embezzlement. Detect and prevent embezzlement of funds from within your company.
  • Know how your business is doing? You can’t really know unless all accounts are reconciled and properly accounted for on your financial statement.
  • Manage your cash more effectively. Proper management of funds not only saves money, it makes money for you.
  • Protect yourself. By timely reconciling and promptly objecting to your bank about any unauthorized, fraudulent or forged checks presented to your bank and paid by that bank, you can relieve your agency of responsibility for the shortfall and transfer the risk to the bank. This reason to reconcile alone should be enough. Crime exists.
  • Sleep Better. You will sleep more peacefully at night knowing your bank accounts are reconciled, in balance and that all escrow funds, accounts, checks and disbursed funds are properly accounted for.

Benefits of an Income Statement

An income statement, otherwise known as a profit and loss statement, basically adds an itemized list of all your revenues and subtracts an itemized list of all your expenses to come up with a profit or loss for the period.

An income statement allows you to:

  • Track revenues and expenses so that you can determine the operating performance of your business.
  • Determine what areas of your business are over-budget or under-budget.
  • Identify specific items that are causing unexpected expenditures. Like phone, fax, mail, or supply expenses.
  • Track dramatic increases in product returns or cost of goods sold as a percentage of sales.
  • Determine your income tax liability.

Balance Sheet

A balance sheet gives you a snapshot of your business’ financial condition at a specific moment in time.

A balance sheet helps you:

  • Quickly get a handle on the financial strength and capabilities of your business.
  • Identify and analyze trends, particularly in the area of receivables and payables. For example, if your receivables cycle is lengthening, maybe you can collect your receivables more aggressively.
  • Determine if your business is in a position to expand.
  • Determine if your business can easily handle the normal financial ebbs and flows of revenues and expenses?
  • Determine if you need to take immediate steps to bolster cash reserves?
  • Determine if your business has been slowing down payables to forestall an inevitable cash shortage?

Balance sheets, along with income statements, are the most basic elements in providing financial reporting to potential lenders such as banks, investors, and vendors who are considering how much credit to grant you.

Benefits of Maintaining a Clean General Ledger

The general ledger is the core of your company’s financial records. These records constitute the central “books” of your system. Since every transaction flows through the general ledger, a problem with your general ledger throws off all your books.

Having us review your general ledger system each month allows us to hunt down any discrepancies such as double billings or any unrecorded payments. Then we’ll fix the discrepancies so your books are always accurate and kept in tip top shape.

HOW CONSULTATIONS WORK

We are always available to spend time with you so you fully understand how to interpret and utilize the financial information we provide.

Take advantage of our unlimited consultations—your one-on-one and confidential consultations are already included in the price of our services, so please feel free to call us whenever you have a question or concern.

HOW TO GET STARTED

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