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How can Whittaker help during an audit?

This company came to us in the middle of an IRS audit. “Everything was a disaster,” they recalled later, “and we didn’t even realize it.” Whittaker worked together with the company’s highly qualified team to put the pieces together, stabilize the accounting records, provide guidance, and work with the team on how to move forward.

How can I control my accounts payable?

Summer is heating up, but an economic snowball is growing larger every day. Many businesses are seeing wild fluctuations in revenue and cash flow, which may translate into ballooning accounts payable (AP) ledgers and could have you wondering, “how can I control my accounts payable?”. The cascading effect of interconnected businesses not paying their bills

3 Steps to Performing Your Breakeven Analysis

Finding out what sales volume you need to achieve to at least breakeven is critical to managing your business. Once you know what your variable costs and fixed costs are, finding your breakeven point is easy. Variable costs are directly related to your sales levels in dollars or units sold. For example, materials and supplies,

Designing Your Business to Meet Your Financial & Personal Goals

Very few businesses start ‘with the end in mind’ and design it from the ground up. Most businesses grow by default with people, systems, culture, clients, numbers, habits and attitudes. If you take a good hard look at your business today, is it exactly what you want it to be? We would suggest that you

A Simple Approach to Analyzing the Source of a Business’s Cash Crunch

The economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic is starving many businesses of cash. The crisis has radically disrupted the flow of payments that usually lubricates the interconnected world of business. Especially impacted are smaller firms that rely on revenue from a few customers to balance the books at the end of each month. A surprising

Which Key Performance Indicators Should Your Business Be Monitoring?

When you get behind the wheel of your car, you’ll see a row of gauges on the dashboard that give advance warnings of potential problems with oil pressure, engine temperature and other measurements. These gauges enable you to spot signs of potential danger at a glance and take corrective action. Likewise, business owners should monitor

The Accounting and Tax Implications of PPP Loans

Many of our clients have taken advantage of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). PPP loans are providing essential relief to businesses that might otherwise be forced to cut staff, or worse. With the cash in hand, now is the time to understand how the loan should be treated for accounting and tax

Key COVID-19 Stimulus Resources for Businesses

Whittaker & Company is here to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) has released several useful resources related to programs the Small Business Administration (SBA) is administering to assist businesses during this challenging time. In the links below you will find the AICPA’s tools as well