Accounts receivable, or the money that customers owe your business, provides the cash flow you need to maintain operations and grow your company. Effective accounts receivable management is essential for long-term growth.
Here are four strategies we can assist you with to maximize your accounts receivable and ensure the financial success of your business:
- Establish Payment Terms and Communicate Them. The first step in having a strong accounts receivable plan is establishing clear payment terms with your customers. This includes determining when payments are due, what forms are accepted, and any late payment penalties. Clear payment terms help prevent misunderstandings and ensure that payments are received on time.
- Implement an Invoicing System. An effective invoicing system is critical for maximizing your accounts receivable. This includes creating and sending invoices promptly, following up on overdue payments, and maintaining accurate records of all invoices and payments. Automating your invoicing process can improve efficiency and reduce the risk of errors. We offer accounts receivable services that can streamline this process.
- Monitor and Manage Aged Receivables. We can help monitor and manage aged receivables, and this involves regularly reviewing overdue payments, contacting customers for payments, and implementing strategies to collect outstanding balances. Monitoring aged receivables can help prevent late payments from becoming a significant problem and improve your business’ financial health.
- Use Accounting Software to Automate Accounts Receivable. Finally, technology can help maximize your accounts receivable by streamlining your processes and providing valuable insights into your financial data. For example, using accounting software to automate invoicing and payment processing or utilizing online payment systems to reduce the time it takes to receive payments. We are QuickBooks Pro Advisors and can provide training to you and your team.
If you have questions about your accounts receivable issues or want to ensure you’re not leaving money behind, contact us today.