Skip to content

IT Firm Checklist for MSP Finance Leaders

MSP Finance Checklist with BMK
IT Firm Checklist for MSP Finance Leaders

IT Checklist for Financial MSP Professionals

Every day, without fail, we are approached by clients seeking guidance on the critical tasks and processes that directly influence their financial bottom line. It's a common query that underscores the importance of strategic financial management in the MSP industry. By understanding and prioritizing these key elements, financial professionals can steer their organizations towards greater profitability and success.

This checklist is a comprehensive guide for financial professionals within the MSP industry to streamline their operations and maximize profitability. By utilizing these essential tasks and processes, you can effectively prioritize and manage essential financial activities across your entire organization. From monthly meetings to credit card management and reconciliation to ensuring efficient processes for expense reimbursement and invoicing, this checklist covers all the critical areas that contribute to financial success in the MSP space. Following these guidelines can enhance your financial management practices and drive your business toward greater efficiency and growth.

1. Monthly Meetings

  • P & L Review
  • Balance Sheet Review
  • Benchmark, Goal setting meeting
    • Managing by the numbers, Bering McKinley Targets

2. Company Credit Cards

  • Management of cards
  • Credit card statement reconciliation

3. Processes

  • Reimbursed expense
  • Receive money, and deposits
  • Check writing
  • Purchasing hardware/software from vendors
  • Reconcile bank accounts
  • Review/process AP vendor bills
  • Update bank activity in the financial system
  • Ensure all timesheets and expense reports are submitted and approved/process expense reports
  • Service time invoicing
  • Agreement invoicing
  • Product invoicing
  • Reconcile necessary balance sheet accounts
  • Payroll entry/processing/submission
  • Payroll entry into the financial system in a timely manner

4. The Chart of Accounts meets the minimum criteria

  • Account numbers
  • Payroll is broken down by
    • Service COG
    • Sales Salary/Commission Expense
    • Admin salary expense
    • Owner compensation
  • Service revenue is broken down by
    • Hourly
    • Project
    • Recurring
  • Sales Expenses represent their own category
    • Sales Salaries
    • Sales Commissions
    • Sales Tools



How did you do?

Having trouble implementing and meeting all of these tasks? Bering McKinley offers Business Performance Assessments designed to help existing businesses and MSP leaders move away from just diving into the business and staying busy. We help you evaluate areas for improvement and processes that will guarantee you work smarter and gain positive ground.


Find a time to talk BMK