Why Small Business Owners Lose Sight on Financial Statements
Are you a small business owner or sole proprietor? You may be focused on running the business and may not have the time or resources to stay on top of bookkeeping and your financial statements. Even when you have time, you may prefer to focus on serving your customers better. Your number one priority is probably your customers. But, you might face severe consequences if you don’t keep your financials up to date. Not preparing and reviewing your financials on a regular basis is like driving a car without knowing where you are going or how much gas is left in the tank.
Financial Statement Review
CPAs review financial statements in order to provide assurance to determine whether the financial statements are in conformity with accounting GAAP. A reviewed financial statement is less expensive than an audit.
When Is a Financial Statement Review Needed?
A review is needed when you need to have your financial statements looked at by a CPA to provide assurance, but is less in scope than an audit.