Many small business owners have not come to terms with the fact that they need an accountant for their business. They still have a lot of misconceptions about how this professional can benefit their business, so they’d instead use pen and paper to keep track of their financial status rather than hire an accountant. Well, it would be rash to conclude that this is the reason for many failed businesses. Still, we should not underestimate the knowledge and experience an accountant can provide.

Small business accountants do way more than just tax filing. They carry out financial functions related to collecting, recording, analyzing, and presenting a business, organization, or company’s financial operations. They also act as advisers and financial interpreters, who present the company’s financial data to people within and outside the business. Lastly, an accountant generally assesses your finances comprehensively and creates a forecast throughout the year to keep your business or company healthy and prosperous.

It’s understandable to feel uncertain about letting an outsider in on the private details of your business, especially if you’ve had problems managing your finances in the past. However, partnering with an accountant will help you achieve your goals and set you up for long-term success. Here are some benefits an accountant can give to your business.

Management of Financial Data

One of the significant roles of an accountant is collecting and maintaining financial data as it relates to the business or firm. The accountant ensures that all financial records are maintained according to the corporate level’s lawful and accepted procedures and policies. Managing the financial record of an organization can also include more complex duties, like maintaining financial databases and establishing and monitoring control procedures.

Avoid an audit

Another critical reason to hire an accountant for your business is to avoid the dreaded auditing process. Unfortunately, most people wait until these issues occur before they think of an accountant to help them fix them. But why wait, when you can easily avoid it by getting an accountant’s proper guidance and counsel all year round?

There are many reasons a business is audited: it could be from making too many mistakes on tax forms, being too ‘charitable,’ or even excessive write-offs. See an accountant as a long-term partner committed to seeing your business grow and who cares to keep it fiscally sound.

 Make real-time decisions

Most business owners wish they could easily forecast the potential danger and implications of a large office purchase or hiring more employees. Well, their wish can come to reality. Having an accountant to help you with budgeting and observing cash flow regularly will allow you to control any hurdles that happen in real-time.

Collaborating with your accountant will allow you to make decisions based on the current data and make the best of a consultative relationship that will help you make business decisions when needed.


Managing a business can be stressful and, at the same time, overwhelming, especially when you’re left with receipts and invoices to sort out at the end of the month or year. It doesn’t have to be that way. Partner with an accountant with the skill and expertise to guide you through your journey and you can be sure to have lasting success.

We’ve been the Gold Coast’s trusted small business accounting and business advisory team for over a decade. Book in for a free consultation or give our team a call ☎ (07) 5613 2612.