2016-11-24 00:00:00Profit & LossEnglishAn annual review of your P&L is a necessary step to measure your business's progress and plan for the year ahead.https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/ca_qrc/uploads/2017/10/accountant-performs-annual-profit-and-loss-review.jpghttps://quickbooks.intuit.com/ca/resources/profit-loss/perform-an-annual-pl-review/Perform an Annual P&L Review

Perform an Annual P&L Review

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You should perform an annual review of your business’s profit and loss statement, also known as the income statement. Your P&L statement will show your revenue and expenses, with the difference being net income or loss.

As a small business owner, you may be tempted to skip this step or delegate the task to someone else. However, examining your P&L at the end of the year is useful to check your progress against previously budgeted figures and compare to year-ago numbers.

Use the P&L review process to create a more accurate budget for the next year. For instance, if expenses are running higher than planned, you can make adjustments.

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