Entries by The Visory Team

Guide: How to Interpret Your Financial Reports

Collecting financial data is well and good — but do you know what to do with it? Your annual reports and balance sheets won’t benefit your business’ financial health if you don’t analyse them. When used properly, your financial reports allow you to make informed decisions. Interpreting financial reports tells you when you can afford […]

What is a Cash Flow Statement?

Cash flow is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot — but do you actually know what it means? Cash flow measures the money coming in and out of your business and can provide a good snapshot of your organisation’s financial health.  It’s different from profit, which tracks the revenue that remains when all […]

Bookkeeping vs. Accounting: What’s The Difference?

Many people use the terms bookkeeping and accounting interchangeably. But are they actually the same? In fact, there are some nuanced yet important differences between these two finance-related fields.  If you’re looking to hire some help with your finances, you should weigh the benefits of bookkeeping vs. accounting. You may only need a part-time bookkeeper […]

How to Improve Your Invoicing Process

Your invoicing process is foundational to the rest of your business. Yet too many businesses find themselves sidelined by unpaid bills or stacks of paperwork. Without a steady revenue stream, your other core processes could come to a grinding halt — even your payroll. That’s why it’s vital for small business owners to maintain an […]

What is an Expense Report?

Keeping track of your expenses is an indispensable part of any small business. An expense report can help you track spending on a particular project, and your employees may submit expense reports to seek reimbursement for business-related expenses. It’s not hard to create and use an expense report in your business, but there are a […]

Why is Poor Bookkeeping a Tax Liability?

Good bookkeeping practices can give you a comprehensive, accurate picture of your business’  health. However, poor bookkeeping practices not only make it hard to assess your business’  current status; they can also be a tax liability. With the right tax and bookkeeping services, you can minimize your tax liability while remaining in full compliance with […]

Bookkeeping Tips for Construction Businesses

Bookkeeping for construction companies requires specialised industry knowledge, in addition to technical skills. Construction accounting professionals have to understand the income and expenses of each project and how this data impacts the business as a whole. In this article, we’ll show you why proper bookkeeping is essential for those in the construction industry, while also […]

Bookkeeping Best Practices for Law Firms

Law firms have little to no wiggle room for bookkeeping mistakes. Other professional services may face loss of reputation and take a financial hit if they make a mistake. As a law firm, you will be managing your firm’s own finances, plus clients’ money. You could end up in serious hot water if you don’t […]

How Outsourced Bookkeeping Can Help Your Architecture Firm

Professional services organisations have a lot to keep track of. Billable hours, employee bonuses, and accounts receivable are just the beginning. Bookkeeping for architects is a big job. Many firms assume they need to hire someone full-time to manage their books. But there may be a better alternative.  Architecture firms can outsource their bookkeeping to […]