Boring! Or, so you may think! Your financial statements are more than good corporate governance or a requirement of the Act - they are often the difference to obtaining finance and investment, or not.
When Accuracy Matters
So, entrust the team that knows the importance of getting things right. Applying the accounting standards to your numbers lets you know where your business really stands. It gives you, your banks and your shareholders the platform to compare apples with apples, year after year.
How it Works
Our process is designed to be efficient and effective. Whilst acknowledging there will be differences around the detail, once engaged to prepare financial statements we will always follow these broad steps:
We understand your business, suggest relevant services, define scope and fees, and document the same.
We take the source data from wherever it is. Often that’s your internal accounting package, discussions with your bookkeeper, and additional documents where necessary to verify or explain the transactions we will see and account for.
We review the information we have received to ensure it is complete and accurate (though note we do not conduct an audit).
Reconciliations are performed to prove up the balances, and working papers are prepared to support the key items that will appear in the financial statements. Finally, your data is drawn into our software and draft financial statements are produced.
Draft financial statements are subjected to a rigorous quality review. If amendments are required, they are processed before a final, high level and high value review is undertaken and the financial statements are approved for sending. Adjusting journal entries are provided to your bookkeeper or entered with their permission.
The job’s not done until and unless you are satisfied that you got exactly what you paid for. It’s a great opportunity for two-way feedback.
Why BridgePoint Group?
We have a diverse team of highly trained experts selected to support every stage of your business journey.
We understand the drivers of your success and help you to tackle the things that make the difference.
We partner with our clients with an owner's mentality.
We employ a team-based, cross-functional approach to ensure you get the full benefit of our collective ability.