Accurate financial statements are critical to a successful sale. Will your books survive the scrutiny of an audit? Are revenues realized in accordance with GAAP standards? Are your forecasts credible?
Talk to your advisor about whether an audit or a Quality of Earnings report would be right for your business. While these take time up front, they build buyer confidence. Having a QofE can actually increase buyer offers and accelerate time to close.
Work with an experienced accountant. Generally speaking, any investment you make in cleaning up and standardizing your financials will pay off in the sale.