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Financial Forecasting

Make better decisions with a forecast that’ll let you project your future cash flow, create financial models and put you in top shape for any outside investment.

How we help

It’s not one-size-fits-all with financial forecasting, which is why it’s super important for our accountants to get to know your business first…

It all starts with a conversation. It’s not all about the numbers straight away, it’s about asking the right questions to really get under the skin of the business.

We’ll help you identify what you want from your business and how to get there.

There is more to a business than just the numbers, and creating an accurate financial forecast is about factoring in all the wonderful ups and downs of business life.

That way you’ll see how your cashflow is impacted so you can make better-informed decisions ahead of time.

Our accountant for small businesses doing Value added tax return

Roll with the punches...

A solid cashflow forecast is essential if you’re looking to seek outside investment to prove you have a viable business that’s worth investing in.

The same goes if you’re looking to sell your business. Experienced investors will make judgments based on how you’ve been running the business and your financial projections and discipline.

Plan for the future, make informed decisions, and manage cash flow effectively with a financial forecast.

Let's face it, a lot of business owners are quite happy to only see their accountant once year.

For some, the thought of a quarterly catch-up seems like unnecessary work. However, there’s method in our madness. We like to become an extension of our clients’ business, holding them accountable, offering advice and helping them achieve their dreams. We can only do that if we speak to our clients regularly, checking in every quarter to really see what’s going on. The beauty of using Xero and having live data means you can respond to things as they happen. Without quarterly catch-ups, you’re often reacting after the horse has bolted. Quarterly catch-ups let us do more than your traditional accountant, they let us be a genuine lifeline to your business and not just a necessary evil. It’s something we’re super passionate about, and rest assured, there is another way!

Xero to Hero. Yes, it's fair to say we love Xero.

Why Xero? Why not any other of the hundreds of accounting software out there? In short, Xero speaks the language of business owners. There’s no industry jargon, it’s easy to use and is specifically aimed at business owners rather than accountants. So if you haven’t used Xero before, don’t fret. After a bit of training with our onboarding team, you’ll be a master in no time. We pride ourselves on being one of the best Xero Advisors in the country. For us, it’s the clear front-runner.

You might have heard this one bandied around by accountants before, and no, we're not talking about Angry Birds.

The App Stack is a fancy way of talking about the apps you choose as part of your Finance Function. The best way to picture it is similar to a smartphone. In this example, let’s imagine Xero is your smartphone. It’s the main platform that we use, it houses everything and bring it all together in one place. Just as you can download apps onto your smartphone, you can also add other apps to Xero depending on what functionality you want. There are all kinds of Apps that integrate with Xero, from receipt scanning, to invoice chasing, cashflow forecasting, e-commerce and management accounting. All of these apps integrate with Xero and give you even more information about your business.

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Lorraine Fitzpatrick

Business Development Director
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