You will have to deal with many unexpected events during your business life, but by ensuring you do everything you can to anticipate scenarios and outcomes you’ll be better equipped for a fast and effective response as and when they arise. Budgets and Forecasts provide an essential tool in this regard, from the very start of the business as part of a business planning exercise or when the business is operating in a challenging cash-flow environment.
A1 Accounting will work with you to produce monthly and annual budgets and forecasts, our service will include the following:
- Look at your historical record of meeting budgets and consider whether your new projections are achievable.
- We will challenge your assumptions, this will enable you to tighten your expectations
- We will ensure that the process is fully integrated with your existing accounting systems
- We will perform sensitivity and prepare budgets based on different outcomes
- We will review your budgets and forecasts to your actual results – this will allow you to take action early to counter any threats.
- As part of the process we can also monitor your monthly cash requirements, implementing the necessary controls to ensure you are operating within your cash and banking resources.