Preparing Compiled Financial Statements for Your Business
Your business may need a compiled financial statement or one prepared by someone outside your business. You may simply want one, or you bank may require one. Especially if you do not have a controller, you may want a financial statement prepared in an applicable accounting format. This provides us with a good opportunity to review your information and ask questions about your business by getting to look at more detailed financial information with you.
While the engagement is not designed to determine fraud, we have sometimes found instances of wrongdoing in the process. For example, we have seen employees overpaying themselves and others, failing to do work which should have been done (usually cash reconciliations), and failing to pay payroll taxes.
We can also look at your internal controls and make suggestions for improvement.
Having good financial statements on a regular basis can put you in good stead when your business needs to borrow money. Further, financial statements consistently done in the same format allow solid actual and budgetary comparisons to be made. These are excellent financial controls that can aid you in monitoring your business growth and controlling your spending.
Learn more about how we can help with creating compiled financial statements in Xero or QuickBooks.