• Business Advice

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Business Advice

Vital Statistics give you more than you would expect from a firm of chartered accountants. We use our experience and business knowledge to focus on the success and growth of your business. First, we’ll look at your numbers and examine your trends. We’ll then ask you all the right questions, to help you formulate your business strategy.

Your business will get many benefits from our advisory service. We will provide valuable insights into how to run your business more efficiently. You’ll find out where money can be saved and where your profits can be increased.

Here is a short summary of our strategic business advisory service:

Stage 1 – Basic Review

We’ll review up to three years of your financial and management reports. The aim is to look at what they tell us about the performance of your business. We will consider actual reported figures and analyse how sales and costs are increasing or decreasing. We’ll also look for abnormalities and unexpected trends in your numbers. Most limited companies now claim exemption from having an audit. Consequently, many accountants simply rely on the company’s own reports to publish year-end accounts, without analysing whether the figures make sense. We have developed a checklist to assess your financial systems and determine if the accounts are based on reliable information.

At this stage, if we have any areas of concern about how your systems are set up, we might recommend our Business Health Check service.

Stage 2 – Understanding

We will carry out a detailed analytical review of your business numbers to interpret how your business is performing. We’ll evaluate your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and what these say about the viability of your business. Most importantly, with your help, we’ll identify which of your KPI’s are important to your customers. And also, what those KPI’s mean in terms of customer loyalty that leads to repeat business and recommendations. By understanding your management accounts and evaluating your KPI’s, we can build the foundation to offer you proactive business advice.

Stage 3 – Planning

Once we have an understanding of your historical figures, we can begin to identify areas of weakness in your business. This will help you to develop a forward-looking strategy. We can give you valuable insight into where you can improve your business systems with a view to increasing profit. And with this information, we’ll help you to create a strategy to monitor how the changes will drive your profits.

Stage 4 – Improvement

This is where you put your plan into action. We’ll work with you to implement and evaluate your new business strategy. Working with your finance department, we do not focus on crunching numbers, what we provide is professional advice on all areas of your business finances.

Finance Director Services

Working on a part-time or ad-hoc basis, we can help you to make the important financial decisions to help your business succeed. Our finance director service is ideal for small to medium businesses that are not ready to employ a full-time director. Get in touch today to find out how we can help your business improve.

Financial Health Check

If your business could benefit from a professional review, then why not look at our ‘Business Breakthrough’ accountancy package? This quick snapshot review of your accountancy system will highlight where improvements can be made. And if your accounts are looking healthy already, you’ll gain peace of mind that you’re doing a good job. This service is perfect for small businesses looking for a financial health check.

Business Advice in West Sussex & Surrey

If you’re looking for business advisors in West Sussex or Surrey, then contact Vital Statistics. We are based in Cranleigh, very close to the county border and ideally placed to serve clients in both counties. We offer a free initial consultation, so you have nothing to lose. Get in touch today to see how we can help improve your business.