Various Consulting Services You Can Enlist From an Auditor


When most business owners hear the term audit, then tend to think it means gloom and doom for their business. This, however, could not be further from the truth. Auditors can provide an array of useful services to your business that would facilitate both its growth and the increase of your bottom line. Here are some of the various consulting services that you can enlist from an auditor.

Financial consulting

To have a healthy business, it is important to regularly enlist financial consulting services. An auditor will come in and review the different financial reports and statements pertaining to your business with the aim of ensuring you are meeting your business' financial goals. Not only will the auditor take into account prior statements to ensure that your overall finances are in order, but they will also check to see that these reports are being generated as needed. Other aspects of your business that the auditor can review include the accounting policies of your business, procedures that surround the cash management of your business, the relationships your business has with its creditors and more. Once these reviews have been done, the auditor can then provide you with their insight on how best to restructure the capital of your business or advise you on the best way forward regarding upgrading your accounting system.

Risk management consulting

Risk management consulting is whereby the auditor comes in and analyses the various negative possibilities that your company could be facing such as poor management, security breaches, fraud, financial loopholes and more. By detecting these problems early on, it is easier for the auditor to know exactly what needs to be nipped in the bud while providing you with strategies on how your business can move forward without unnecessary risks posed to it. Risk management consulting is essential, especially if you are running your organization on your own. Considering the numerous facets it covers, it is easy for a business owner to miss some of these risks as they concentrate on other areas of growing their company. Once an auditor has carried out risk management for you, they can then offer ways of tightening the security of your business and eliminating financial loopholes that may have been present.

Strategy consulting

If your business is to be on the course of success, you should have strategies in place that will facilitate its growth. There are auditors that specialize in specific industries with the aim of helping you streamline your operations, thus ensuring that the business runs more efficiently. With strategy consulting, the auditor will aid you in setting feasible goals for your company within specified timelines, hence working toward enhancing the overall performance of your company.

For more information, contact an experienced auditor in your area. 


4 January 2016

Family Firm: How Accountants Help You Prosper

Good day. I’m Linda and I run two family businesses — building contractor and aged care staff agency. It is quite a feat to juggle schedules and keep track of finances. I have become quite an expert with business management software. I have also learnt the vital importance of having good accountants to give advice and keep bookwork up-to-date. Prior to starting our family businesses, I honestly thought accountants existed to organise tax returns. I now understand that their jobs are much more complex and they can help your business prosper. I started this blog to highlight the numerous ways I’ve found that accountants can contribute to financial success. Please browse through the posts and I hope you find something useful within.