Your accountant does much more than just file your taxes. He or she performs a wide variety of services to help you reach your business and financial goals. There are some essential questions you should ask your accountant each year to help maximize your business.

What Financial Goals Should I Pursue

Your financial goals will change over time as your business grows and your needs change. You may want to lower tax liability, increase profit margins, operate more efficiently, or be seeking an exit strategy. It’s important to talk to your accountant each year to ascertain what your primary goals are for the year.

Cost Saving Strategies I Can Use

Every business owner should be concerned with how to save their business money. Doing so can mean reducing overheat costs, waiting on expansions or upgrades, re-evaluating partnerships, or simply spending less. Your accountant can guide you in all those endeavors.

Tax Liabilities and How to Reduce Them

Knowing your liabilities will ensure you have enough money set aside to pay your taxes each quarter with no surprises. The information will tell you where funds should be dispersed or invested for greater profitability.

Which Financial Reports are Most Important

Your accountant tracks and monitors a variety of information. You need to be informed about every facet of your enterprise, but there are some reports that can be more important at any given time. Don’t be reticent about asking your accountant which reports of which you should be most aware. Doing so will keep you informed of current and future business trends, allowing you to make highly informed decisions about every aspect of your business.

Where Can Automation be Employed

Whether its payroll, machinery and equipment or customer service, there are a wealth of ways in which businesses can automate services and processes. Some enterprises are more automation friendly than others and can result in considerable savings. Automation is a topic that should definitely be discussed with your accountant each year.

At Peavy and Associates PC our mission is to assist you with all your tax preparations, payroll and accounting needs.  We provide our clients with professional, personalized accounting services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. Give us a call today (843) 347-0849 and discover why our clients return to Peavy and Associates, PC year after year!