Accounting Proactive guidance when you need it most.
Most business owners start their business because they love what they do.
Thinking about their profit and loss statements generally falls to the bottom of their list – unless there’s an issue.
When you’re running a business, the last thing you want to worry about is handling the accounting on the back end. Business owners aren’t taught how to handle their finances, and that has been the downfall of many otherwise successful businesses. Having accounting services can help turn that around.
How many sleepless nights have you had, wondering how your business is doing financially? You’re not alone. Every day, we work with small business owners across the country who have serious anxiety about their business finances. At Harvest Tax & Accounting, we work closely with our business clients to help them take back control of their business finances with our accounting services.
Less anxiety. More success. We make it happen together
Our Accounting Services
When you work with Harvest Tax & Accounting, we take a proactive approach to your business accounting. We eliminate the confusion so you can focus on only the most important financial decisions you need to keep growing your business.
After we’ve started working together, here’s what you can expect from us on an ongoing basis:
- Manage all your financial transactions with monthly reporting. You’ll see all of your monthly activity both at a glance and in detail. We’ll even provide an analysis of trends we’re seeing within your business finances.
- Evaluate your expenses and your projected revenue for proactive tax planning. We’ll also make recommendations for how to maximize your profits and minimize your tax burden.
- Prepare taxes for employees and contractors. We’ll complete your quarterly and annual taxes and provide any necessary paperwork to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
- Create or review any long-term transition plans. We help our clients look ahead in case there is a death or the disability of one of the business owners.
- Highlight any potential growth opportunities. Is there an opportunity for you to scale your business? Are there specific parts of your business that are more profitable than others? We’ll help you evaluate your company’s opportunities for financial growth.
We proactively work with our clients to ensure they’re on track with tax compliance, growth strategies, and more. Our goal is to provide all the business accounting expertise you need. No headaches. No sleepless nights. Just proactive, straightforward accounting guidance in a language you can understand.
Schedule a Consultation
Choosing an accountant is a decision no business owner takes lightly. That’s why we offer a free consultation to see if we’re a good fit for each other. There will be no high-pressure sales pitch, just an opportunity for us to get to know your goals and where you want to go with your business.
To schedule your free consultation, start here.
Bookkeeping We handle it, so you can focus on what matters most.
Guidance to Point You in the Right Direction
Bookkeeping should be simple. That’s why we go out of our way to make our onboarding process and beyond as easy as humanly possible. Running a small business can be tough, so we like to make it a little easier. You’ll save time, reduce stress, and possibly save some money. So, breathe easy. We can take it from here.
Experienced, Caring People Who Have Your Back
Technology is a beautiful thing – until you need to talk to a real person. At Harvest Tax & Accounting, we’ll handle all of your bookkeeping needs with a personal touch. When you call, we’ll answer the phone. When you email us, you’ll get a prompt (and thorough) response. We take care of our clients the way we would take care of family.
Real Data When You Need It Most
Our team takes the time to give you the information that is most relevant to your business right now. Every business – and their financial statements – has a story. Beyond just doing your bookkeeping, we’ll “read” the story of your statements to tell you what you can do to move the needle for your business. Whether you’re making money or losing money, we’ll give you the info you need to make a big impact in your business.
Financial Statements Interpreting the Numbers.
Understanding Your Financial Statements Can Be Overwhelming.
If you’re running a small business, you need to have accurate financial statements and a good understanding of what they mean. Financial statements can be incredibly overwhelming for some business owners. Luckily, at Harvest Tax & Accounting, we can tackle them with ease. Plus, we take the time to review the most important aspects of those reports to make sure you’re comfortable with where your business stands financially.
Your financial statements are the best way to gauge your business’ health and profitability. These are the three reports you can expect to receive from us each month:
Profit & Loss Statement (P&L), aka Income Statement
The basic formula for this statement is Net Income = (Revenue + Gains) – (Expenses + Losses)
This report, quite simply, shows how profitable your business has been in the last month and for the entire year. It keeps a running tally of your business’ revenue and expenses.
Your P&L statement can tell you a bigger story, and we can help you comprehend that story. For instance, we might notice that you’re spending more on contract labor than other people in your industry. Or, maybe your cost of goods looks a bit high. We might even notice that you should be paying yourself more than you already are. Everyone’s P&L is different, but we can offer guidance on how to use that data to improve your business.
Cash Flow Statement
While your P&L statement tells you how much profit you made, the cash flow statement shows how well your company is using its cash flow to generate revenue and to cover its operating expenses.
There are three different types of activities covered in a cash flow statement:
Operating Activities. The normal, day-to-day activities involved in running a business – such as bringing in revenue or paying employees.
Investing Activities. This covers any expenses associated with long-term investments, such as property, equipment, etc.
Financing Activities. These types of activities include loan proceeds, repayments of principal, and owner transactions
Of the three statements, this is the one that will tell you how financially healthy your business is at that moment.
The basic formula for the balance sheet is simple:
Asset = Liabilities + Equity
In other words, the balance sheet shows a snapshot of your total assets and subtracts any liabilities (credit card balances, loans, etc.). to arrive at your equity in the business.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Your financial statements don’t have to be intimidating. Let us help. To get a free consultation with a member of our Harvest Tax & Accounting team, start here.