Building A Better System
In a manufacturing or retail business, auditing inventory will be the first pain point we uncover utilizing your Over purchasing product for your retail that’s dated or has perished. Inventory for production that is unusable due to branding changes or printed details that cannot be reused. Lack of proper warehouse management software. Poor inventory accounting practices and often personnel changes can lead to your cash being tied up in inventory.
More often than not, what we find, is that inventory issues become unwieldy and that ‘thing’ no one wants to take on because of the tedium is represents. That notwithstanding, this is where Protea shines. We’ll build a process of accounting for inventory and helping you hold your teams accountable for judicious buying, selling and utilization of hard goods that otherwise will be taking up space and tying up your cash.
No Stone Unturned
Creating a system to count bin by bin, sku by sku requires manpower, time and resources that are difficult to allocate if not already built into your monthly accounting processes. But, if you want to find what’s draining your cash, inventory is the first place to look. Manufacturers, wineries, retail, and pharma all need tight inventory management processes to maintain accounting integrity. Protea can work with your team to consolidate and reconcile purchase orders, emails from suppliers and invoices against your inventory reporting to find the opportunity to reduce overhead and optimize purchasing.
There can be too much of a good thing can be excessive. Over purchasing inventory that the sales team doesn’t move or labels for your bottles can cause fits for your balance sheet.
We’ll review all invoices for existing inventory and inventory in transit for discrepancies and fraud. Once an absolute level is defined for an inventory item, we’ll set thresholds to prevent inventory bloat.
We will evaluate your process for inventory management and KPIs – then set a plan in motion to maintain inventory accuracy and proper utilization/depletion of inventory in the warehouse.
Advantage, Our Customers
Our value can be felt instantaneously. Your books are organized, bills are paid on time and you always understand your cash flow. Actionable insights are being provided to you weekly. A clear financial strategy and execution plan by a trained financial professional. It’s a simple formula for success, driven by our audit trained accounting team based in the US and South Africa. The benefit to you – we work 24 hours a day; progress is always being made.
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Direct-to-consumer sales continually grow in importance for small wineries in the face of distributor consolidation.
Most small wineries fail to properly maximize profit when setting prices. In fact, most wineries evaluate and change their wine pricing too infrequently
R&D is often associated with technology and life science companies from Silicon Valley and San Francisco, but head less than 100 miles north into wine country, or any other appellation across the United States
We have seen wineries set prices incorrectly (and not maximize profit), waste precious working capital on production on their less-profitable wines, and lose money on wines because they set marketing and programming budgets using a simple average cost, rather than a product-specific cost.
Many of our clients ask us why we talk about bookkeepers, management accountants, and tax accountants, and not just accountants.
(To) Leverage is defined, simply, as using something to its maximum potential. In business, we want to leverage our core resources, time, capital and skilled people to create the best service or product possible. Ultimately, unifying the big 3 to create a successful business that can sustain growth.
1 HARBOR DRIVE #300
SAUSALITO, CA 94965
7250 REDWOOD BLVD,
NOVATO, CA 94945
t: (415) 418-0200
Protea’s goal is to provide, at costs below the market average, timely, accurate, and high-quality financial information on which a business can act.