How to prepare your accounts for End of Financial Year

As the end of the financial year approaches, it’s crucial to get your accounts in order to ensure a smooth and stress-free process.

Here are some key steps to help you prepare your accounts:

1. Organise Your Financial Records

Ensure all receipts, invoices, and financial documents are collected and categorised. Use accounting software to keep your records organised and easily accessible. We recommend XERO!

2. Reconcile Your Accounts

Reconcile your bank statements, credit card statements, and other financial accounts. Identify and resolve any discrepancies to ensure accuracy.

3. Review Expenses and Deductions.

Go through your expenses to ensure all business-related costs are recorded. Identify and maximise eligible tax deductions to reduce your tax liability.

4. Update Your Payroll Records

Ensure all employee details, salaries, and superannuation contributions are up to date. Are you STP Compliant?

5. Prepare Financial Statements

Generate your profit and loss statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement. Review these statements to assess your financial performance over the past year.

6. Get Professional Advice

Get professional advice to ensure you’re meeting all compliance requirements and making the most of tax-saving opportunities.

Taking these steps will help you prepare your accounts effectively and ensure a smooth end-of-financial-year process. By staying organised and proactive, you can minimise stress and set your business up for success in the new financial year. Need assistance? Our professional bookkeeping services are here to help

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