Small business owners in Frederick, MD, or the surrounding areas can rely on the professional small business accounting services at Ontko, LLC. We are here to help with the tax planning, preparation, and filing requirements of your small business. Understanding the benefits and advantages of using full-service accounting and tax services designed for growing small businesses can ultimately help you save time and money while allowing you to focus on the expansion of your venture.
Benefits of Outsourced Accounting Services for Small Businesses
Improve Your Cash Flow
Cash flow is an essential part of every business. Whether you do lots of business on credit or only accept cash, your small business still deals with cash flow.
Proper cash flow management gives your business enough money to pay regular business expenses without incurring late fees, having to pay unnecessary interest, or needing to borrow money. Since business margins can be tight, hemorrhaging money through unnecessary expenses like these can easily eat into your profits.
By outsourcing an experienced accountant, you’ll stay on top of your business’s cash flow. Your accountant can keep you updated about cash flows by regularly sending you cash flow statements, one of the most important financial statements in business.
Use Your Time More Efficiently
Big businesses have dedicated departments and employees for every task imaginable. These workers specialize in carrying out just one task over and over again. Small business owners, on the other hand, wear many hats. And often, one of these hats is that of an accountant.
Usually untrained and inexperienced in accounting, small business owners spend far more time doing basic accounting tasks than their professional accountant counterparts. By outsourcing these tasks to an accountant, you’ll have more time to focus on more important things.
Make Fewer Mistakes
Even the most experienced professionals make mistakes. Accounting mistakes can be expensive. Making bad profit and loss calculations can lead you to make poor financial decisions that ultimately result in you losing money. You could also miscalculate taxes, which could potentially lead to fines, fees, and criminal charges. Considering that businesses need to file taxes at least quarterly, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to make serious financial mistakes.
Get the Essential Accounting Services Every Small Business Needs
Financial reporting is often a must for small business owners. Our accountants can create accurate financial reports using business data to inform you about things such as profitability and sales trends.
Outsourced accountants can even act as your business’s chief financial officer, helping you make important company decisions. They can also offer break-even analyses and cost management reports.
Our small business accounting services also include:
Filing quarterly or annual taxes for your business can quickly become stressful and overwhelming, especially if you are unsure of where to begin. Managing your business expenses, deductions, and the taxes you may owe to both state and federal governments requires a lot of time and expertise. Working with an accountant who specializes in helping small businesses can provide you with valuable insight that can improve the management of your company’s income, expenses, assets, and liabilities throughout the year.
Certified Public Accountants have years of experience assisting small businesses and can provide you with in-depth guidance throughout the entire process of preparing and filing your taxes. For example, depending on the income you generate each year with your business, it may be advisable for you to file quarterly taxes to help prevent audits or an unexpected penalty and interest bill from the IRS.
Tax Return Management
Managing your company’s tax returns is not always a simple process, especially if you currently have multiple employees, various deductions, charitable contributions, and other expenses that need to be accounted for each year. Handling your company’s taxes is much easier with a professional accountant who specializes in small business accounting by your side.
If you experience trouble when filing your taxes or if you are asked to provide additional information to the state or to the IRS, your small business accountant can help you find the right solution.
Accounting Software Assistance
Working alongside professional accounting companies that specialize in helping small businesses with their income, deductible expenses and tax return preparation, can also help you become familiar with various tools and accounting software solutions that are most commonly used today. Becoming familiar with different accounting programs and software can help you to better keep track of your own income streams, outgoing expenses, payroll taxes, and deductibles while you maintain the organization of your business year-round.
Whether you are launching a business first time from the ground up or if your seeking help with an existing business, using small business financial services is highly advisable. With the help of our professional accounting firm who specializes in assisting small businesses, you can alleviate the stress and anxiety most associated with managing the finances of your existing and ongoing ventures.