A Partner in Your Business Growth…
The ROI on Business Advisory Services
Business advisory services are an investment with a measurable return. Rather than simply paying a CPA to manage your business taxes, you entrust a business advisory firm as an extension of your company. Taxes are just one element of business advisory services. Yes, your advisor should proactively look for ways to reduce the tax you owe and maximize deductions. They should predict your tax bill as accurately as possible so that you can plan for it throughout your fiscal year. Beyond tax preparation, a business advisor can also spot opportunities to reduce costs or maximize investments across all aspects of your business. As you track what you invest against the savings you realize, you should see long term positive returns
Develop a Tax Strategy
Many C.P.A. firms focus on one objective: minimizing taxes. While that objective remains valid, it is just one piece of the puzzle for your business. Instead, business advisory services recommend a comprehensive tax strategy. A business owner must identify and articulate long and short term goals for their business, then align their tax strategy with those goals. Unlike most C.P.A. firms, we help business owners plan and manage their tax situation rather than react to it–often too late. We get to know you and listen to your goals so, together, we can build an effective tax strategy.
Look Through the Windshield Not Just The Rearview Mirror
A business advisory plan helps steer your business where you want it to go. We focus on where you’re going, not where you’ve been.
A Different Approach to Business Decisions
For a business owner, good information leads to good decisions. Despite a wave of new technology changing the face of accounting, we offer what basic accountants and tax preparers can’t: strategic client service and counsel. We advise on everything from forecasting to expense analysis to increasing growth margins.
At FMA C.P.A., we think beyond the figures on the spreadsheet and help guide you towards your goals while avoiding pitfalls that many growing businesses face. Business advisory services focus on strategic planning and execution.
4 Key Areas of Business Advisory Services
When you engage FMA C.P.A. for business advisory services we address four key areas.
Many C.P.A. firms focus on completing forms and keeping you compliant with your tax filings and accounting financial statements. These tasks form the basic blocking and tackling of an accounting firm focused on preparing tax returns or creating the monthly financial statements. However, that is where most firms stop. Our team of professionals go beyond the transactional compliance work expected of an accounting firm and provide insight and guidance into the numbers that report your business performance.
As a business owner, it is important for you to know and understand your numbers. Streamlining your accounting helps you get a better handle on the metrics that are meaningful for your business. We review your financial statements with you to make sure that you understand them and can manage them appropriately. We also help you analyze business expenses and look for opportunities to increase profitability and cash flow. Better organization and reporting allows you to easily and confidently present and analyze your business performance.
Tax Efficiency Services
Our experienced advisory and accounting professionals learn and understand your business goals so that we can help you reduce taxes, secure bank financing, expand your business and exit it at the right time with a better outcome. When you focus only on minimizing taxes, you may miss the bigger picture and make mistakes that cost you down the road. FMA C.P.A. will build a tax plan that aligns with those goals.
Strategic Financial Services and Succession Planning
As a business owner, you invest your time and money in one of your most valuable retirement assets, your business. You should expect a proper rate of return on the investment you make in your business. Our goal is to help you build value in your company and eventually transfer this most important retirement asset to your personal balance sheet. As a business owner, you must always make decisions with a succession plan in mind. Position your company’s finances so that when you’re ready to sell, retire, or hand over the reins, you keep as much money in your pocket as possible.
Business Strategic Review
We partner with companies of all sizes in industries as diverse as real estate, manufacturing, medical practices, restaurants, and construction trades, just to name a few. Our financial expertise and strategic approach transcend industries. Whether you operate as a sole proprietor, run a small LLC, or own a corporation, we want to see you through to the level of success you envision.
The FMA C.P.A. Process
Areas of Engagement
- Tax Preparation & Filing
- Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
- Annual Corporate Filing (State)
TAX EFFICIENCY SERVICES:
- Create Tax Efficiency Plan
- Tax Review
- Audit Risk Review
- Maximization of Tax Credits
- Business Plan Review
- Analysis of Corporate Agreements
- Business Expense Analysis
- Risk Mitigation Analysis
STRATEGIC FINANCIAL SERVICES:
- Managing Debt/Leverage
- Monetizing Your Business
- Profitability Analysis
- Create Financial Management Tools
The lead advisor responsible for managing the client relationship and process.
Accountant In Charge
The accountant in charge that ensures that financial information is accurate and is representative of the business activity.
The person responsible for formulating the tax efficiency plan.
Each of these individuals views themself as an extension of your team and your business. Together, their overlapping skills and knowledge provide a full range of business advisory expertise. If ever you are unable to reach one of them, another is able to assist you. Although employees tend to stay with FMA C.P.A. for many years, if any one member of your team moves on or retires, you can rest assured that the remaining team members still know you well and can shepherd a smooth transition.