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How Do You Know You Need A Business Accountant?

Contrary to belief, not all businesses need a business accountant. However, accountants are highly useful if you are a small business that struggles with your financial performance. Here are indicators that you may need a small business accountant:

1. You are finding it difficult to budget
Especially in the business landscape, budgeting is crucial to keep you in check and make sure that your expenses are not blown out of proportion so that you can achieve profitability. But budgeting is harder said than done. Businesses tend to go over the budget and that is not necessarily the “wrong thing”; it just means that you need to have a better look into your finances and see what happened. Most of the time, it is because the budget you have set is unrealistic which makes keeping inside that bracket quite difficult.

2. You are spending a hefty amount of time on tasks like managing your taxes
Just like that, the End of the Financial Year approaches and you find yourself having to do your taxes. If you are devoting hours upon hours managing your taxes to see how much tax you need to pay and what can be tax deducted, then maybe hiring a small business accountant is your solution. This will be highly effective as it means you will be able to use these hours to manage your business - remember, work smarter not harder.

3. If you do not have an employee who specialises in finances
Opening a small business means you inevitably will have to encounter financial paperwork which can put a strain on the time you have to get your business running and to be frank, the paperwork will continue to pile in. If you do not have an employee to work on your business's finances, you have got yourself in a pickle as you try to balance both the business operations and the finances. In this case, it is okay to seek some professional help who can lift some weight off your shoulders and deal with the finances while you focus on your business.

4. Financial performance
Whether you are observing an influx of sales revenue or a decline, business accountants can analyse your performance and suggest ways it can be managed. One of the most common reasons why small businesses fail early is because they are unable to manage their cash flows. The management of cash flow is also the reason why accountants will be important if your business is experiencing growth as they will help you grow steadily and prevent decline.

Trust the professionals
When it comes to finances, it can be pretty tedious and time-consuming because you are trying to see if numbers align and if you comply with tax and legal regulations. So why not leave it up to Australia's original accounting firm for small business, M.A.S Partners? To speak with our team of small business accountants in Sydney about the services we offer and what we can do for you, call us on (02) 9211 5000 or visit our website at