Financial Statement Preparation

financial statement preparation

Feeling overwhelmed by financial statements? You’re not alone. Here at Accounting Mississauga, we understand that financial statements can be complex and time-consuming. That’s why we offer stress-free financial statement preparation services in Ontario, keeping in mind individuals and businesses like you.

What is Financial Statement Preparation?

In the Canadian business landscape, preparing financial statement is a critical process that fosters transparency and facilitates informed decision-making. These formal documents encapsulate a business or individual’s financial performance and position, providing a comprehensive picture of their financial well-being.

Our Financial Statement Preparation Services:

  • Balance Sheets: We provide clear and accurate overviews of your assets, liabilities, and net worth.
  • Income Statements: Know your revenue generated, expenses, and profitability with our detailed reports.
  • Cash Flow Statements: Gain insights into your cash inflows and outflows to optimize your finances.
  • Bookkeeping and Recordkeeping: We can handle your day-to-day bookkeeping or review your existing records for accuracy.
  • Tax Preparation Assistance: Our financial statements seamlessly integrate with tax preparation services, ensuring a smooth and efficient tax filing process.

Benefits of Billah & Associates Up-to-Date Financial Statements:

  • Secure Funding: Accurate financial statements are essential when applying for loans, lines of credit, or investments.
  • Informed Decision-Making: Gain valuable insights into your financial health to make strategic business and personal finance decisions.
  • Improved Cash Flow Management: Track your cash flow efficiently and identify areas for optimization.
  • Tax Compliance: Stay compliant with Canadian tax regulations by having reliable financial records.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Financial statements often serve as the foundation for tax filing, ensuring adherence to Canadian tax regulations.
  • Adherence to GAAP/ASPE: Financial statements in Canada must comply with either GAAP or ASPE, depending on the nature of the business.
  • Provincial Variations: While GAAP serves as the national standard, some provinces might have additional filing requirements or regulations.
  • Leveraging Technology: Accounting software can significantly streamline data collection, record-keeping, and the overall preparation process.

Why Choose Us?

  • Peace of Mind: Our experienced and certified professionals handle the complexity, ensuring your financial statements are accurate, compliant, and completed on time.
  • Clear Communication: We don’t speak in accounting jargon. We explain everything in a clear and concise way, so you understand your financials and can make informed decisions.
  • Tailored Solutions: Every business and individual has unique needs. We offer personalized service plans to fit your specific situation and budget.
  • Time-Saving Efficiency: Get back to focusing on what you do best – running your business or managing your finances. We take care of the financial statements.
  • Reliable Support: We’re here for you every step of the way. You’ll have a dedicated point of contact to answer your questions and address any concerns.

Ready to Get Started?

Let us take the stress out of financial statements. Contact us today for a free consultation and discuss how our services can benefit you. We’re here to help you take control of your finances and achieve your financial goals.

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Q.1 What are the 3 main components of a financial statement?
  1. Balance Sheet: This statement provides a snapshot of your financial position at a specific point in time. It shows what you own (assets), what you owe (liabilities), and what’s left over (owner’s equity or net worth).
  2. Income Statement: Also known as the profit and loss statement, this report summarizes your financial performance over a period (usually a month, quarter, or year). It shows your revenue (income), expenses, and net income (profit) or net loss.
  3. Cash Flow Statement: This statement details the cash inflows and outflows of your business during a period. It categorizes these flows into operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities.

Some businesses may also use a Statement of Changes in Equity which details how the owner’s equity changed over the period.

Q.2 Who will prepare financial statements?

Generally financial statements can be prepared by:

  • Internal Bookkeeper: If you have a qualified bookkeeper on staff, they might handle the preparation, especially for smaller businesses.
  • Accountant: An accountant can prepare financial statements and ensure they adhere to accounting standards.
  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant): A CPA has additional qualifications and can provide a higher level of assurance on the accuracy of the statements.
Q.3 How much does it cost to prepare financial statements?

The cost of preparing financial statements varies depending on the complexity of your business, the experience of the preparer, and your location. It can range from a few hundred dollars for a simple set of statements for a small business to several thousand dollars for complex statements prepared by a CPA.

Q.4 Do small businesses have to prepare financial statements?

There’s no legal requirement for small businesses to prepare financial statements unless they need them for specific purposes, such as:

  • Applying for a loan
  • Attracting investors
  • Tracking their financial performance
  • Meeting tax filing requirements (in some cases)
Q.5 Can I prepare financial statements myself?

You can certainly attempt to prepare your own financial statements, but it’s recommended to consult a professional for accuracy and compliance, especially for complex businesses. Financial software can also help with the process.

Q.6 What is the correct order that the financial statements should be prepared in?

While there isn’t a strict order for preparing the financial statements. However, the information in the Balance Sheet is often used to generate some of the figures in the Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement. Hence preparing the Balance Sheet first, followed by the Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement is an ideal way.

Please contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your unique situation.

Billah and Associates Inc. is a name you can trust for skilled, detail-oriented Accountant Mississauga and the surrounding Greater Toronto Area.