It’s all about numbers

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by Bradley Conn Published

“Torture numbers, and they’ll confess to anything.” [Gregg Easterbrook]

Quick question: In your opinion, what do accountants do? [Be nice now…..]. Or maybe the question should read: ‘What SHOULD Accountants do?’

In my humble opinion, GOOD accountants, amongst a host of other awesome things, use data to help people.

Data can tell you so much about your business. It can reveal secrets that you the business owner may not be aware of. In some cases, data can be the difference between success and failure.

But not just any numbers will work for you. They need to be accurate, they need to be timely, they need to be specifically tailored to your business, and most importantly they need to tell a story. Then it’s up to you to ‘listen’ to that story.

That’s what good accountants do, they help you to understand your numbers and what they are trying to tell you.

Tip: Get your numbers in order, and get your accountant to reveal their secrets. If you don’t know what your numbers are telling you, your business is running more on good luck than good management. And that's no way to run a business.

Bradley Conn
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Bradley’s expertise lies in assisting SMEs, family businesses and not for profits with their business services needs. His enthusiastic interest in the medical and dental professions has resulted in Bradley developing a significant client base with Doctors, Dentists and Practice Managers across the board. Bradley often speaks at medical industry events and exhibitions, sharing his knowledge with medical professionals.

Bradley provides accounting, tax, business improvement and due diligence advice to his broad range of clients. He delivers a range of innovative tools and solutions to help businesses boost their profits. A majority of Bradley’s work in this area involves putting key strategies in place to reduce waste, increase sales and improve cash flow. On top of this he provides his clients with a highly tailored business advisory service, which covers all of those essential accounting needs.

Bradley's strengths lie in his fresh approach to business problem solving and his ability to 'speak plain English' in relation to complex accounting, business and taxation matters.

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