Best Practices for Your Business Financial Statements

Best Practices for Your Business Financial Statements

Are you gaining valuable insights from your company's financial statements? Your financial statements can provide insight into performance, operations, and cash flow - making it easier for you to make crucial decision to help your business grow. Here are some tips to ensure you are getting the most out of your financial statements:

1. Look at them consistently.

Obtain monthly reports on cash flow statements, balance sheets, and income statements to review your company's financial performance from the month. Reviewing them consistently will lower the risk of any surprises in your statements. 

2. Understand and explain them.

Review the documents with a banker and accountant to make sure you understand each statement and can explain each section of the statements. Don't be afraid to ask questions to your advisors.

3. Make sure they are accurate.

Once you understand the statements, you can ensure they accurately represent your financial performance. Having thorough recordkeeping and timely data entry is crucial for evaluating accuracy.

4. Use them.

Use these financial statements for future business plans, to find month-over-month trends and establish your key performance indicators. Tidy and updated financial statements provide a clear snapshot for banks and investors to see your business's underlying value.

For more information, contact a Security Financial Bank business banker. Our bankers can answer your questions and help you reach your business goals. Visit