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Startup Accounting and Financial Forecasting

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Everything startup founders need to know about building a solid accounting and finance foundation for their growing companies.

In this presentation from David Ehrenberg, Founder and CEO of Early Growth Financial Services (www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com) topics covered include:
- A-P/A-R best practices
- Pre- and post-funding finance functions
- Startup tax obligations
- Building your bottom-up and top-down financial projections
- Financial statements
- Cash flow forecasts
- and more!

Everything startup founders need to know about building a solid accounting and finance foundation for their growing companies.

In this presentation from David Ehrenberg, Founder and CEO of Early Growth Financial Services (www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com) topics covered include:
- A-P/A-R best practices
- Pre- and post-funding finance functions
- Startup tax obligations
- Building your bottom-up and top-down financial projections
- Financial statements
- Cash flow forecasts
- and more!

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Startup Accounting and Financial Forecasting

  1. 1. Startup Accounting and Financial Forecasting Simplifying and Getting It Right 1 David Ehrenberg Founder and CEO Early Growth Financial Services
  2. 2. 2 “Startups face a huge burden in today’s economy, often having to choose between funneling resources toward creating their goods and services or managing the often complex accounting, tax and financial strategy planning necessary to run a successful business.” ~ David Ehrenberg, Founder and CEO Early Growth Financial Services
  3. 3. www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com Good accounting Good understanding of the health and wellness of your business
  4. 4. Pre-Funding - Set up a low-cost, accrual-based accounting structure that can grow with you • Open business banking account • Separate personal and business expenses • Keep records of receipts and invoices • Be mindful of tax obligations • Collect payments • Select payroll provider • Stay on top of stock records www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com
  5. 5. Post-Funding – Financial strategy deepens and you’ll gain better understanding of your business • Set foundation for future growth • Build financial infrastructure • Clarify funding objectives • Manage cash-flow • Create clean financials for investors • Hire professionals to help company become GAAP compliant (Generally Accepted Accounting Principals) www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com 3
  6. 6. Accounts Payable Formalize your system for keeping track of business expenses • Set up system early • Choose best tracking system for company needs • Helps maximize cash flow • Create essential financial reports • Enter every expense • Establish invoice AP schedule • Place vendors on net 30 payment terms • Build reputation of financial stability www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com
  7. 7. Accounts Receivable Improve cash collections • List all open invoices and balances • Create “friendly” invoices (and print hard copies) • Put payment terms in writing for new clients • Establish credit guidelines • Create collection timeline www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com
  8. 8. Taxes • Select correct legal entity for company • Understand federal, state, and city tax obligations; regional fees; and registrations • Separate business and personal finances • Deduct business expenses • Pay quarterly taxes • Stay on top of payroll taxes and 1099s www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com
  9. 9. www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com Financial Statements
  10. 10. Profit and Loss 10 WWW.EARLYGROWTHFINANCIALSERVICES.COM
  11. 11. Cash Flow Statement 11WWW.EARLYGROWTHFINANCIALSERVICES.COM
  12. 12. Balance Sheet 12WWW.EARLYGROWTHFINANCIALSERVICES.COM
  13. 13. www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com Financial Forecasts
  14. 14. Cash Burn Forecast 14www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com • Current Assets taken from balance sheet • Average daily operating costs from income statement and cash flow statement. Current Assets/Average daily operating costs = Burn Rate
  15. 15. Cash Burn Forecast 15www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com
  16. 16. Top-Down Projection 16WWW.EARLYGROWTHFINANCIALSERVICES.COM
  17. 17. Top Down Projection - Market Opportunity 17www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com
  18. 18. Bottom-Up Financial Projection 18WWW.EARLYGROWTHFINANCIALSERVICES.COM
  19. 19. Bottom-Up Projection 19www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com
  20. 20. www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com 20 David Ehrenberg 415-234-3437 contact@earlygrowthfinancialservices.com www.earlygrowthfinancialservices.com Follow us @EarlyGrowthFS

Hinweis der Redaktion

  • We offer outsourced financial services to small to mid-sized companies
    Accounting, CFO, tax, valuation
    350+ successful, venture-backed clients nationwide across all industries
    Ancillary value – connect you to our network of investors, give fundraising advice, etc.

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