Manufacturing business refers to producing goods of value with the aid of labor, machinery, tools, chemicals etc. On a day to day basis, a large number of finished products are produced by the manufacturing firms from raw material. These products are then sold to other manufacturers and wholesalers. So the main function of a manufacturing business is production. In such a scenario, there is always a chance of other important but non-core functions like accounting getting ignored.

Below mentioned are some tips which can help in enhancing the accounting process of a manufacturing firm:

Maintain separate accounts for personal and business purposes- Owners of manufacturing firms generally make the mistake of maintaining the same account for business and personal purposes. This can complicate the accounting process. In order to maintain a proper record of the expenses and incomes related to the business, separate accounts should be maintained.

Maintain proper track of the expenses- In order to ensure that the accounting process of the manufacturing firm goes along well, the expenses should be properly noted. This can help the higher management to study the trends and plan strategies which can help in reducing the expenses. Both the fixed and variable expenses must be measured properly.

Keep an account of finances spent on parties- In most of the business organizations, parties are held as a team building exercise and offering a change from day to day mundane work schedule. But the accounting team should ensure that the expenses related to the party are properly noted. Especially for a manufacturing firm with a large number of employees, it is essential to keep a record of the expenses of parties or entertainment.

 Hiring an in-house accounting team- A manufacturing company has a large number of transactions. It has to purchase raw material from suppliers, bear operational expenses like payroll, electricity bills, transportation costs etc. They get paid by other producers and wholesalers who purchase their products. So obviously it would be difficult for an owner to maintain a record of all the transactions. Hiring an in-house accounting team can make the process more systematic.

Opting for outsourcing services- Hiring outsourcing accounting services can prove to be extremely advantageous as they are capable of managing complex data. This can also eliminate the need for having in-house accounting staff and offering them infrastructure. The outsourcing firms offer a variety of services like management of compliance, supply chain management, accounting and finance, analytics and reporting which can prove to be useful for a manufacturing firm.

Utilize the latest manufacturing accounting software- By using the latest software like NetSuite, QuickBooks etc.; a manufacturing firm can make its accounting process more effective. These software are can be easily utilized by people with limited knowledge of accounting.

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Cogneesol has emerged as a leading provider of outsourcing accounting services to manufacturing companies. In the last eight years, they have earned the goodwill of their clients by adhering to deadlines and the desired quality standards. They have access to proficient staff and the latest software for fulfilling the needs of clients. To get more information, contact us at info@cogneesol.com or call us at +16466882821.

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Avneet Narang
Marketing & IT Manager at Cogneesol Inc.

Avneet Narang is the Marketing Manager at Cogneesol, bringing more than 6 years of expertise in multi-channel digital marketing as well as content strategy. Avneet is responsible for formulating and carrying out online and offline campaigns that assist in establishing Cogneesol as a thought pioneer in the outsourcing industry.

Avneet’s know-how encompasses digital marketing, social media marketing, content creation, web analytics, SEO, digital as well as social advertising, e-mail marketing, and much more.