Launching a New Business? 8 Vital Reasons to Team Up with Your Accountant!

Hey guys, Nathan here. Starting a new business venture is an exciting and ambitious undertaking that requires careful planning and execution.

One of the most crucial steps you can take to set yourself up for success is to engage with a seasoned accountant, especially one who, like the team at NGR Accounting, specialises in the Profit First cash flow methodology.

While it may be tempting to go it alone, the expertise and guidance of an experienced accountant can provide you with a solid foundation for your business.

In this blog, I’m going to discuss 8 compelling reasons why reaching out to your accountant is essential when embarking on a new business venture. So, let’s go.

1. Choosing the Right Business Structure:

The first decision you’ll need to make is selecting the appropriate business structure.

Profit Generator Tip:

Check out our blog 5 Reasons to Consult your Accountant before Changing from Sole Trader to a Company for more information about the difference in business structures.

Whether it’s a sole trader, partnership, or company (pty limited), each structure has its unique advantages and tax implications. As an accountant we can help you assess your business goals, risk tolerance, and tax obligations to determine the optimal structure that aligns with your financial objectives.


2. Understanding Taxation Compliance and Requirements:

Navigating the intricate landscape of taxation can be overwhelming for new business owners.

We can guide you through the maze of tax regulations, ensuring you’re aware of your obligations and helping you implement effective tax planning strategies. By staying compliant, you can avoid costly penalties and setbacks that might otherwise hinder your business growth.


3. Creating a Realistic Budget and Financial Plan:

A sound financial plan is the cornerstone of a successful business.

Collaborating with us, you can develop a comprehensive budget that outlines your projected income, expenses, and investments. This budget will serve as a roadmap, helping you make informed decisions that align with your goals and prevent overspending in crucial areas.


4. Implementing a Profit First Methodology:

Profit First is a transformative approach to financial management that emphasises setting aside profit first and allocating expenses accordingly.

A specialised accountant, like the team at NGR Accounting, can guide you through the Profit First methodology, helping you establish multiple bank accounts to allocate funds for profit, owner’s compensation, taxes, and operating expenses. This disciplined approach enhances your financial stability and ensures that your business remains sustainable.


5. Managing Cash Flow Effectively:

Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, and poor cash flow management can lead to serious financial challenges. We can assist you in developing strategies to optimise your cash flow, such as setting up regular cash flow projections, monitoring accounts receivable and payable, and identifying potential cash bottlenecks before they become critical.


6. Minimising Tax Liabilities:

An experienced accountant can identify legitimate deductions and credits that can significantly reduce your tax liabilities. By leveraging tax-saving opportunities, you can keep more of your hard-earned revenue and reinvest it back into your business.


7. Analysing Financial Performance:

Regularly assessing your business’s financial performance is crucial for making informed decisions.

We can provide you with accurate and up-to-date financial statements, helping you analyse key performance indicators and identify trends. With this information at hand, you can adjust your business strategies and capitalise on growth opportunities.


8. Adapting to Changing Circumstances:

The business landscape is dynamic, and your financial strategies must evolve to meet changing circumstances.

An accountant specialising in Profit First can help you adapt your financial plan as your business grows, ensuring that your resources are allocated effectively, and your Profit First goals remain achievable.

Embarking on a new business venture is an journey that requires careful planning and expert guidance.

By partnering with an accountant (who also specialises in Profit First methodology), you can lay a solid foundation for your business’s financial success.

From choosing the right business structure to managing cash flow, minimising tax liabilities, and implementing Profit First principles, your accountant will be a valuable ally in navigating the complex world of business finance.

Remember, seeking professional advice from the outset can save you time, money, and stress, setting you on a path toward long-term profitability and growth. Contact us today to discover how our specialised expertise can help you achieve your business goals.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact NGR Accounting at 02 9011 6669 or via email at



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Updated 17th August, 2023




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