Restaurant accounting and finance tallies, tracks, and ultimately optimizes every dollar that comes in and leaves your restaurant. Keeping that record — of transactions, tips, payroll, inventory and more — will let you keep your business humming along, while providing data that you can use to analyze your restaurant’s performance and make it more profitable. Without the right systems in place, keeping track of revenue and expenses can be an incredibly burdensome task for restaurant operators. The right accounting software solution will be tailored specifically to the needs of restaurant operators, helping to make sure all your data is seamlessly tracked in one place, giving you efficient, accessible insights into your finances.
If you’re opening your first establishment, your best bet is to begin using accounting and finance software from the get-go. Pick one that plugs easily into your POS system. Some heavy hitters to consider are Restaurant365, QuickBooks Online, TouchBistro and ZipBooks.
Even once you're established, it’s still worth exploring new ways of managing your accounting and finances. This can be as simple as consulting a bookkeeper / accountant or launching a trial with FreshBooks. Sourcing and implementing a system that works for your restaurant is always important. But these days, when every dollar counts more than ever, it’s critical.
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