Christine Trumbull is a CPA and Quickbooks certified pro advisor and the founder of Pinnacle CFO Services. 28 years of experience in financial and business management have led her to her current role: ensuring seamless transitions for founders and their families.
A trusted resource for family-owned and closely held businesses looking to take their company to higher places.
As we approach the end of another month, it’s time to ensure your books are in tip-top shape. Here are some valuable month-end bookkeeping tips to keep everything in order.
1. Reconcile Bank Statements. Start by reconciling your bank statements. Ensure all transactions match between your records and your bank statement. This will help identify any discrepancies or errors.
2. Review Outstanding Invoices. Go through your accounts receivable and follow up on any outstanding invoices. This is crucial for maintaining cash flow and reducing bad debts.
3. Record Accruals and Prepayments. Ensure you record any accruals or prepayments for expenses or income. This will provide a more accurate picture of your financial health.
4. Double-Check Tax Obligations. Verify that you’re up-to-date with tax payments and obligations. Late fees and penalties can add up, so it’s best to stay on top of them.
5. Create Financial Reports. Generate key financial reports, like your profit and loss statement and balance sheet. These reports offer insights into your business’s financial performance.
6. Plan for Next Month. Use the end of the month to set financial goals for the upcoming month. This will help you stay proactive in managing your business finances.
Remember, good bookkeeping is not just about compliance; it’s also a powerful tool for decision-making and growth. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance with managing your business finances. Schedule time to chat with Christine!