Adding Value to the Accounts
All accountants produce accounts - generally from final accounts software (sometimes adjusted in Word) or using Excel.
Be different - do things differently - to make your accounts different from the competition.
There are often tweaks that can be made from within the final accounts software to add value to the end product.
Use this checklist for internal assessment to identify methods of "being different"
Is the client logo, strapline or other image incorporated on the front page of the accounts to personalise the output?
(A generic image could be used where the business does not have a logo - e.g. picture of the trading premises, a cow for a milk farmer etc)
Is a one page "what if...?" summary included showing the effect of flexing sales, costs of sales, margins etc?
(2020 Business Analyst on Forms, Letters and Tools contains such a tool)