Cash flow management made easy

October 29, 2015

I am certain you had huge dreams for your business the moment you conceived the idea. It doesn’t matter when and where the idea came from, every business owner has a plan to, if not aspire to be the one business no one else has ever created in size, reach and influence.

Your business can grow as big as your dreams, but first you need to wake up from your slumber and take care of certain very important aspects. Businesses are like children, they need the attention of their parents the most when they’re young and tender.

One of the most important aspects every business owner will agree upon is the need to give attentive care to its cash flow.

Cash flow?

According to businessdictionary.com, fundamentally, “cash flow is the incomings and outgoings of cash, representing the operating activities of an organization”. Cash is the most important leg of any business and requires efficient monitoring and control.

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Why cash flow is the life blood (of a business)?
It’s no secret that small businesses see cash flow problems as one of the leading causes of business failures. So, if you are looking for a reason to keep an eye on your cash flow, it is so you don’t lose your business. Cash keeps your business alive.

Every business wants to grow and growth equals increase in costs. You need to have a clear idea of what your working capital is before thinking of taking that leap to expansion. Improper monitoring of your cash flow can give you a wrong impression of the business position – such as seeing huge sales as huge profit. Another reason to have better grip on your cash flow.

How bank reconciliation helps control cash flow.
Bank reconciliation is a process that establishes the relationship between a business’ bank statement and its accounting records over a period of time. Bank reconciliation helps you control cash flow because it quickly shows you areas where your cash book does not match with your bank statement. Besides the easiness of identifying mismanagement of funds, bank reconciliation also reveals expenses that are not recorded in your accounting books.
Bank reconciliation with Xero
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Here’s the scenario; go through the long and strenuous process of manually balancing your bank statement against your cash balance or save time and money by using a simple software that helps you carry out bank reconciliation with a click of a button. We meant this in a very rhetorical way.

Xero is an easy to use accounting software which connects with your bank account, imports your bank statement, categorizes it automatically and then matches its items with the cash transactions you have entered. Keeping accurate accounts has never been simpler. And it’s all up in the clouds. Now it’s easier than ever to control and monitor every injection and ejection. You may also find these other benefits be of relevance to your business:

  1. Xero helps you make better business decisions as you have access to up-to-date financial information.
  2. Xero saves you a lot of time. With a click (or a tap), reconciliation is done for you automatically.
  3. Xero currently supports 160 currencies so you’re covered.
  4. You can use Xero on the go as it is compatible across all devices.

We understand that between product improvement and development, operations and distributions not to mention marketing and communication, finance is another vital beast that adds to your pressure. A transparent, fast and efficient way of managing your finance is what you are looking for. We are here to compliment that proposition. Contact us for a beautiful accounting system experience by clicking HERE.