As small to mid-sized businesses experience fast-paced growth, it’s common for owners and employees to jump in wherever they are needed and take on an increased workload. As budgets stay lean and the job market grows increasingly competitive, adding to staff can be a non-starter. There are other options to consider, however, when it comes to alleviating the burdens and risk associated with tackling bookkeeping tasks in-house. Outsourcing your bookkeeping efforts can allow you and your team to focus on other areas of your business and so much more. By choosing an experienced and professional outsourced bookkeeping resource, you’ll gain the value of experts on your team.
The Case For Outsourced Bookkeeping Is Strong:
- Dedicated specialists are typically better than plate-spinners. When you enlist the services of an outsourced accountant to do your bookkeeping, you gain an expert whose sole responsibility is to manage your bookkeeping. Chances are high that whoever is taking on this role in your organization has other duties. Chances may also be high that bookkeeping is not this person’s area of expertise. In any area of business, spinning plates requires us to move fast and, possibly, not spend too much time on any one task. With your outsourced bookkeeper, you’ll have one last plate to spin, and, the added benefit of more attention on your books.
- You’ll gain deeper insights into your business’s performance. (And, who doesn’t want that?) Outsourcing your bookkeeping efforts can help you gain a deeper insight into your business’s performance. Your outsourced bookkeeping expert can provide regular reports that compare revenue, expenses, inventory costs year-over-year, quarter-over-quarter and a multitude of other reports that can shed a brighter light on the health of your business. Whether it’s tax liability, revenue projection or expense tracking, your outsourced bookkeeper can help you dive a bit deeper as well as help you interpret the results of your inquiries.
- Tax season will become a breeze. Tax season can be a nightmare for small to mid-sized businesses who have no idea how much tax they might owe or have piles of bookkeeping tasks to complete before they can even be ready to close the books. By outsourcing your bookkeeping needs, you won’t have to go through this torture. You’ll be caught up and have a clear idea of where you are come next April 15th.
- There will be more hours in the day. Time is the elusive element that business owners and busy employees always seem to be chasing. “There are just not enough hours in the day,” we are often overheard saying. Outsourcing your bookkeeping function can solve this problem at least in part. By taking time-consuming and laborious bookkeeping tasks off your plate, you or your team members can be freed up to focus on other areas of the business.
- You’ll gain peace of mind that you’re in compliance. As most of us are well aware, a sweeping tax reform bill was passed in Congress in 2017, which created major changes to nearly everyone’s 2018 tax filings and requirements. As everyone slowly gets up to speed on these wholesale changes, additional changes in the near future can’t be ruled out. Your outsourced bookkeeping resource can help you rest assured knowing that your books are up-to-date and ready to hand over to your tax specialist – even in an ever-changing environment.
- You will likely save money. The ways you will save money by outsourcing your bookkeeping are many. The costs of a full-time accounting staff member can far outweigh the cost of outsourcing. Taking the bookkeeping load off your internal team can also increase productivity, which is akin to saving money.
- Your team may be happier. Recruiting and retaining top talent is more competitive and challenging than ever before. Why? Unemployment rates are at all-time lows, and job seekers are in the driver’s seat. In addition, social media sites like Glassdoor allow discriminating job seekers to peer into the inner workings of potential employers’ four walls. The net impact of this landscape is that companies need to work harder to keep their team happy and create a positive culture that shows through. By outsourcing burdensome tasks that may not even be in your employees’ wheelhouse, you may just create a better work environment for all.
If you’ve determined that outsourcing your bookkeeping services is the right move for your business, your business is bound to benefit from this choice. Agile Planners is standing by to help you make the seamless transition from in-house bookkeeping to outsourced. Our team is made up of experienced and certified accountants that will become hyperfocused on the success of your business.
We’ll get started with:
- Initial QuickBooks review – We’ll make sure everything “adds up” before we get started and outline any suggested corrections that may be needed to your books.
- QuickBooks clean ups and catch ups – It’s so easy to put off those bookkeeping tasks. (We get it!) We’ll get your business all caught and execute any clean ups that are needed too.
- QuickBooks virtual bookkeeping – We’ll customize a plan to meet your specific business needs, and you can relax and leave the bookkeeping to us.