Last week we wrote, “accounting is like a great offensive line.” Accountants and the offensive linemen are in the trenches and don’t get the attention like a quarterback, running back, diva wide receiver, or corner back a la Deion Sanders do. But you have to have a solid offensive line to allow the business to thrive.
So if day-to-day accounting (think bookkeeping, invoicing, payroll, etc.) is like the offensive line, then we can really set the stage for the rest of the team in terms of defense.
The defensive line is like a thorough tax service.
What comes to mind when you think about your company taxes? You see the big number we save you on tax credit; the big play. Right? Because saving money is a big play.
In the same way, you definitely notice what the defensive line does when they are finding opportunities to sack the quarterback, force a fumble, or on the rare occasion, intercept the ball. That’s a big play!
Similar to the offensive line, a strong defensive line provides freedom to the linebackers and the corner backs to do their job. A weak defensive line hinders the entire team.
You notice the “big play” when there’s something in your taxes that we find which could save you money. Doing your taxes on your own means you could miss something. But a thorough tax service is more accurate and can save you more. But honestly, all you care about is getting that check, so you don’t think about the offensive line—the day-to-day bookkeeping and account reconciliation that keeps your financials straight. You care about the big plays made by the defensive line that you can see and have a huge, noticeable impact on your company’s bottom line.
The defensive line has a crucial role in affecting every single snap. No matter the play, you know the defensive line will seize every opportunity to make those big plays. Our day-to-day services keep our client’s financials straight so we’re able to seize opportunities to make everything neat and tidy for April 15th.