When was the last time you took a hard look at your business’s internal accounting? While your first thought might be of the IRS; performing an internal audit is one of the best things you can do to ensure your company is healthy! Internal audits give you a chance to look at everything going on within your business’s finances in depth. Not only do audits allow you to have a better idea of your financial health, but they allow you to better plan and spot issues before they arise. There are several times when you should be conducting an audit, today we’ll walk you through a few prime examples.
On A Schedule
While there are plenty of times when you’ll need a short notice audit, having them regularly can help you significantly. When you’re regularly auditing, you’ll be better able to take full stock of your business and have a full picture of what you’re working with.
Before Seeking Investment
When you’re in the market for new investors to your business, you need to be ready to provide full review and documentation of your financial situation. If you have an audit in advance, you can not only provide the information as it’s needed for a smoother process, but you can avoid any embarrassing issues.
There Are Mistakes In Your Books
If at the end of the month, things aren’t adding up the way they should, it’s time for an audit. While it might be tempting to write off small discrepancies, there may be a larger issue at play that is causing your staff to make mistakes. Over time, this mistake could end up costing you a significant amount of money, so it’s always better to address it sooner.
When Critical Staff Leave
If you have key staff leaving or transitioning to new roles, performing an audit can save you significant trouble. Depending on the role and the size of your business, you may only need to audit a few key areas rather than your whole business. This can allow you to clear up any confusion or issues to encourage a smooth transition.
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