Whenever a business makes a transaction, whether it’s purchasing equipment, taking out a loan, or paying a utility bill, it should be tracked and recorded in a chart of accounts (COA). Doing so helps keep finances organized and supports sharing financial information with worker-owners. To help worker cooperatives track transactions properly Wholehearted Bookkeeping has developed chart of accounts samples for LLCs and corporations.
Business Document - Model/Template
This pro forma template is intended to aid cooperative entrepreneurs (and the developers who serve them) in making a preliminary financial assessment of their worker cooperative startup. Many worker cooperative startups are learning business finances for the first time. This tool offers a framework to think about their business and some labor-saving, pre-built Excel formulas.