Improved Economy is Now Felt by the Accountants of Small Businesses

Sunday, February 9, 2014 Print Email

The small and middle accounting practices show that a few of their small business customers are carrying too much uncertainty in economic hardships, probably suggesting a much better economic environment and sending a signal in future growth in this sector. This observation was done by the most recent quick poll conducted by the International Federation of Accountants’ SMP Committee that is a representative of the small and middle sized business practices.

When they were requested for input regarding the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board on Auditor Reporting Exposure Draft that suggested major crucial changes to the audit reporting, the respondents were very supportive in general. There was only a small percentage of the respondents thought that unlisted organizations would opt to voluntarily disclose the significant audit matters. Nevertheless, many of them were in agreement to the proposal to get a statement regarding the going concern in every audit report.

The poll also gave a direction regarding the value attained on the various projections and services for their small growth. For small and micro enterprises, the fastest growing revenue sources were the accounting compilation as well as other non assurance and related services which reflected a noteworthy margin with regard to audit and assurance issues.

Approximately more than 50 % of the respondents appreciated integrated reporting value among the small and micro Enterprises and about 50% made a prediction that in five years time, clients in these sectors were likely to ask for help in integrated reporting. There has been a lot of economic uncertainty in the last couple of years and a shadow has been cast over the SME’s together with their clients. This observation was made by the SMP committee chair known as Giancarlo Attolini.

Improving conditions in the sector of small businesses is a barometer for economic growth and is a remarkable sign for the professionals in SMP and the economy in general. Even as the clients get ready for growth, SMPs will on the other hand assist to have the local economies propelled where their operations are carried out. 

Source: ReadyRatios

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