Importance of Financial Forecasting

Posted on April 13th, 2018

When you’re running your own enterprise, there are many considerations to make in order to guarantee both immediate and long-term success. Financial forecasting can serve as that litmus test for your venture. Enlisting the help of a trusted accounting professional to handle this process can grant you peace of mind and help you determine how bright of a future it may be.

With a reliable financial forecast in place, you can ensure the health and longevity of your business. The following examples showcase just how this projection can guide your growth.

Measuring Commitment and Realistic Expectations

Regardless of the size of your enterprise, you undoubtedly started it with the goal of securing a steady income and building a brand. Thinking ahead requires a full assessment of the industry landscape; in order to outline realistic business goals, you must first look at current earnings and other financial data and consider the patterns of growth.

Drawing up a financial forecast helps you determine how and where your company needs to improve. If you can maintain realistic expectations, this action alone demonstrates a healthy business mindset and your commitment to success.

Establishing Goals and Measuring Success

A major part of financial planning is the projection itself. If you want your business to remain successful for another five years, for example, what kind of data would accurately reflect that consistency or growth?

Cash-flow analysis, profit and loss reports, and updated charts of accounts all contribute to the overall financial depiction of your organization and exhibit where deficiencies and successes lie. Considering these and weighing them against your goals provides a realistic standpoint from which you can take action or seek additional advice.

Positive Valuations

Having a reliable financial forecast can prove especially useful when it comes time to determine the value of your business. Whether you wish to sell your enterprise to a new owner or partner with one, verifiable data can help instill confidence in your methods and prove that your business is performing at optimal efficiency. Maintaining accurate financial forecasts with a trusted professional will help guarantee your success with future ventures.

Schedule Your Financial Forecasting Consultation Today!

At Umbach and Associates, our CPAs help business owners develop realistic financial forecasts. At our firm in Evansville, we regularly develop these forecasts from the ground up along with evaluating pre-existing projections. To schedule a consultation with our experienced CPAs, call us today!


Welcome to our Umbach & Associates, LLP blog!

Posted on January 27th, 2014

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