As an accountant keeping clients’ books updated is vital, but it doesn’t automatically translate into understanding their financials. This paradox has created a problem for many businesses. Fortunately, Reach Reporting can help you create informative and engaging financial reports that put your client’s financials right at your fingertips, helping them make better financial decisions. Let’s get started with these five tips and tricks.
- Balance Visuals with Data: Visuals are critical to the understanding of the data, but adding in text with explanations and further details is equally important. Finding the balance between the two will create easy-to-read and more comfortable-to-understand reports. Keep in mind the importance of leaving plenty of white space, using complementary fonts, and two-column organization to make the data easier to read.
- Use Color to your Advantage: Adding color to a report is eye-catching and adds a little sparkle to your work, but how you add color makes all the difference. Using color wisely and to your advantage is vital in financial reporting as it can help improve the brain’s ability to remember and retain information. Keep in mind that more harmonious and pleasing colors work best.
- Make it Personal: Your financial report should reflect your client’s brand and business’s personality. Add a company logo, color scheme, and font style to create a personal touch. It will make your report stand out and more memorable.
- Keep it Simple: Overcomplicating your financial report can make it difficult to read and understand. Use simple language, avoid jargon, and focus on the most important data. Remember, the goal is to help your clients make better financial decisions, not to impress with technical terms.
- Use Interactive Elements: Interactive elements, such as charts and graphs, can help you convey complex data in a simple and engaging way. They allow you to provide additional information that is not possible with text alone. Interactive elements can also help you highlight trends, patterns, and outliers that may be difficult to spot with tables and numbers alone.
Creating an engaging financial report may seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these five tips and tricks, you can create a report that is not only informative but also engaging and memorable. With Reach Reporting, you can take your clients’ financial reporting to the next level and help them make better financial decisions for their businesses.