Directors - Is my company in financial difficulty?

Signs that may indicate your company is in financial difficulty:

  • ongoing losses
  • poor cash flow
  • absence of a business plan
  • incomplete financial records or disorganised internal accounting procedures
  • lack of cash-flow forecasts and other budgets
  • increasing debt (liabilities greater than assets)
  • problems selling stock or collecting debts
  • unrecoverable loans to associated parties
  • creditors unpaid outside usual terms
  • solicitors’ letters, demands, summonses, judgements or warrants issued against your company
  • suppliers placing your company on cash-on-delivery (COD) terms
  • issuing post-dated cheques or dishonouring cheques
  • special arrangements with selected creditors
  • payments to creditors of rounded sums that are not reconcilable to specific invoices
  • overdraft limit reached or defaults on loan or interest payments
  • problems obtaining finance
  • change of bank, lender or increased monitoring/involvement by financier
  • inability to raise funds from shareholders
  • overdue taxes and superannuation liabilities
  • board disputes and director resignations, or loss of management personnel
  • increased level of complaints or queries raised with suppliers
  • an expectation that the ‘next’ big job/sale/contract will save the company

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Last updated: 23/03/2016 03:13