The Importance of Annual Business Process Review

Change is inevitable. Year to year, small variations can render processes obsolete – or at least inaccurate – and that means that annual process reviews are critical for keeping documentation accurate. Whether it’s a software update, an adjustment in a service offering, a new version of a product, differences in company policy, or any of a range of other changes, …

The Importance of Security Reviews

We recently made a post focused on process reviews, and the importance of performing Security Reviews regularly to keep your company operating smoothly. Security systems, processes, and protocols are no different! Periodic reviews allow you and your organization to make sure that all of your security concerns are addressed. This may include digital/online security, employee entrance and exit from your …

Ask Your Department Managers What’s Important To Them – Then Provide It

This post may be a bit different than the others featured here. Instead of looking at systems and processes (our usual area of expertise), we’re looking at some specific interactions in the workplace. Instead of focusing on the way the workforce interacts with technology or standardized practices, let’s examine a dynamic that can make or break a working environment: managerial …

The Importance of Automating Employee Security

The Importance of Automating Employee Security – There’s no question that keeping your business secure is integral to your success. You want to keep employees safe, protect sensitive data, and make sure that only the right people have access to certain areas of both your physical and digital work environment. Fortunately, advances in automation have made achieving these goals far …

The Importance of Post Payment Audits

Post Payment Audits – Running a business is, at least in part, a numbers game. Entire teams of people have to manage profits, expenses, payroll, and beyond. It’s a near constant battle to manage overhead and the bottom line, maintain profitability, and stop any financial leaks along the way. This is no small undertaking, and when small mistakes pile up, …

Year-End Financials

As we approach the end of the calendar year, it’s time for accounting departments of all sizes to organize, analyze, and assess year-end finances. This can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t have systems in place to keep all the information straight. In preparation to close out this year’s books, the accounting department will be gathering and collating …

The Importance of Acting On an Audit

The entire point of an audit – whether focused on processes, payments, security, or anything else – is to identify problems. Performed internally or by a third party, an audit is capable of digging into the fine details of the way a business operates, and that usually means uncovering practices and policies that aren’t working, gaps in training, or operational …

A Quick Guide to Accounts Payable Audits

An accounts payable audit can often seem overwhelming and daunting. Don’t let that fear hold you back however. While you want to move forward and forget about the past, an audit can expose mistakes, fraud and other problems that could be putting your business at risk. Below you can find a quick guide to get you through the audit as …