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Why Job Cost? Plus Ways to Use Estimate vs. Actual Reports


Here’s the podcast:

  • Many company owners wonder why they should bother with job-costing. They think they can simply watch their checkbook and wait until tax time to see how they did LAST YEAR. Unfortunately, by then, it’s too late to fix the prior year’s problems.
  • The reality is that if you run your company without knowing your numbers, you’re “driving in the dark.” It’s not only unwise; it’s downright dangerous!
  • Job-costing means you track, and can then SEE, the costs you incur and the income you earn for every job.
  • When you use job costing to track your results, you’ll be able to use several methods to instantly SEE how to make a massive increase in your gross profits!
  • You can use “Estimate vs. Actual” reports to:
    • Spot variances while a job is underway. That means you can correct problems – long before they spin out of control!
    • Analyze “after-the-fact” results. You’ll be able to see precisely where actual costs were different than anticipated. You’ll be able to use that information to improve your ongoing operations.
  • When you consistently review Estimate vs. Actual reports – and use the information to improve internal processes and reduce costs– you’ll earn more WITHOUT SELLING MORE, HIRING MORE PEOPLE, OR WORKING HARDER!

Diane's Podcast with Dave Sullivan of The Roofer Show (the Podcast for Roofers)– "Learn how to grow your business, make more money, and have more free time."