Business Success is All About Carefully Tending your Resources.
Creating a trust-worthy business or organization is a lot like gardening: you need to create clear boundaries. If you live in an area with a lot of deer, you need deer-proof fencing. If you have rabbits or moles, you need chicken wire and gravel. If you have earwigs, you need earwig hotels.
In business—whether for profit or nonprofit—boundaries take on two distinct forms:
- Permissions: Without a sturdy fence, deer might be drawn to your lettuce. So you need to make it clear to them that your crops are off limits. In organizations, boundaries can take the form of permissions controls—clearly defining which parts of your accounting software each employee can and can’t access. Cougar Mountain gives you granular control of where people can go and what they can see and do once they get there.
- Pen vs. Pencil Accounting: A typical complaint about many off-the-shelf accounting software solutions is that they allow anyone with access to your financial information to make changes without a record of that change. This is a horrible situation for business management in general. But it is catastrophic if and when you get audited. Cougar Mountain makes sure that if anyone makes a change in your books, you’ll know. You’ll love the feeling of security that gives you. So will your CPA and your auditor.
We Are Who We Are
There’s an old Russian saying about the need to “trust, but verify.” It goes straight to a truth about human nature: faced with temptation, some may not be strong enough to resist. So why put them in that position? By giving you the tools you need to establish and maintain clear boundaries in your bookkeeping system, Cougar Mountain helps your business thrive.