The turning of a new year brings new opportunities – and responsibilities. You’re given a new leaf upon which to write a new history for your brand, but there are other affairs that you’ll need to get in order as the year’s beginning means reviews, audits, and new management approaches that’ll help you keep on top of your responsibilities. In this article, we’ll look at those responsibilities, detailing three of the key tasks that you should undertake as we head into 2022.
Filing your company tax accounts is never a pleasant affair. But you don’t want it to become stressful, with officials breathing down your necks as you rush to put together your accounts and ring-fence a certain amount of your liquid cash to pay your taxes. So, getting ahead on your accounts, and preparing to file your taxable profit documents, is a crucial task to complete as we start 2022.
If your firm is a little too small to have its own finance department, you’ll want to make use of financial apps – or a freelance accountant who can run your books for you in order to get your documents prepared. Meanwhile, if you do have your own finance department, now is the time to ask them to complete your tax returns long before the deadline – so that you know what to expect from the coming year.
Your business may not have changed a great deal in the past year, but that’snot to say that certain risks won’t have become more prominent, and others might be emerging. Continual risk assessment is crucial for firms that are interested in minimizing health hazards to their works and making the resultant costly lawsuits incredibly rare. It’s not enough to have completed a 2021 risk assessment – you need to keep revisiting risks to ensure you’re doing all you can to guarantee employee protection.
And to this end, risk management solutions are at hand to help you. By centralizing your risks management process, with all your documents, risks, and responses in one place, these software solutions are designed not just for singular risk assessments – but for ongoing, diligent risk management as we head into a new year with new risks.
As well as filing your taxes and ensuring that you’re keeping staff safe and happy, your firm will also be subject to a number of other legal obligations and regulatory compulsions. These may change over time as new regulations come in, or you start new business lines that stray into a new area of regulation. So,it’s important that you’re careful to always be on the right side of the law.
If you have an in-house legal representative, 2022 is an opportunity for them to review the legal status of your firm. And if you don’t, and you have an attorney on retainer, you should ask them to review your firm’s operations from their legal perspective – so you’re aware of all the legal challenges you could face in the coming year.
There you have it: three important tasks that businesses should undertake as we begin a more hopeful year.