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Tips for an Efficient & Successful Month-End Close for SMBs

The monthly financial close process is a daunting task for many small and medium businesses (SMBs), as it consumes many hours to double-check data and formulas, fix mistakes and consolidate multiple spreadsheets into a final set of financial reports. For many SMB’s, this process is all done manually which really extends the amount of time it takes. As a result, the chances of errors are relatively high which can result in severe consequences for an organization.

In this blog, we will highlight a few tips every SMB owner can follow to ensure an efficient and successful month-end close.

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Hallmarks of a Good Payroll Process

Payroll processing plays a vital role in every business – no matter how big or small it is. Managing the payroll process effectively is truly complex as it requires knowledge of current taxes and regulations, an well-structured system and careful planning. As a result, it is essential for SMBs to execute their payroll process in a streamlined manner.

So the question is, how can SMBs ensure the success of their payroll process? In other words, what are the key features and “must have’s” that every business’ payroll process should have to minimize the complexities and ensure correct and on time payments to its employees?

In this blog, we will highlight a few hallmarks that every business’ payroll process MUST HAVE.

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Best Practices for SMBs to Streamline their Audits

“Audits” are usually considered a monumental undertaking for small and medium business (SMBs) owners. However, audits plays a critical role in helping to evaluate the effectiveness of a company’s internal controls, availability of reliable financial reporting, fraud prevention, utilization of its assets and reduction in its cost of capital. Audits also ensure that the business is meeting the expectations of their stakeholders and meeting regulatory requirements of the industry.

Below are the best practices that can help audits flow smoothly, while delivering lasting benefits which will enhance business performance.

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Five Things You Can Do Now to Make Yourself a Hero Before Your Next Audit

We are approaching the time of year when nonprofit organizations with a June 30th fiscal year end are thinking about either an external audit or about submitting a final report to contributors, boards of directors and lenders to show how they are performing financially. With seemingly complex audit requirements, it can seem daunting and overwhelming to think about an end-to-end review of an entire year’s worth of transactions.

Here are five things to do NOW to ensure your next audit goes smoothly.

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Financial Reporting Challenges SMBs Face!

For any business whether small, medium or big, the significance of financial reporting cannot be underestimated – it provides information about the financial position and changes in the financial situation of a business. However, the flip side of that coin is that financial reporting is complex and many businesses find it challenging to assemble the right team of people that can keep them in compliance as well as provide timely information in a format that allows their management team to make informed decisions when needed.

Some ‘Financial reporting’ challenges that are faced by small and medium businesses (SMBs) are outlined below:

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