Should I outsource my accounting function?

Managing your time efficiently is key when you have your own business. Time wasted results in loss of earnings, so it’s important to make sure that the time you invest is as productive as possible.


You will also find that you spend more time on the things which you either don’t enjoy or it’s not your area of expertise. For example, many businesses waste a lot of time trying to manage their own accounts. As a business owner, you’re not a bookkeeper or accountant, it’s not your forte, your time is better spent on bringing in revenue, doing the things you are best at. That’s why you should leave your finances to the experts. The more time you spend on the areas which are not generating you any income the less money you will bring into your business. Your bookkeeping is one of the easiest things for you to outsource.


Time management


The majority of businesses don’t have the time available to manage their accounts on a regular basis. As a business, keeping on top of your finances is critical. It’s important that you know your financial position at all times so that you can make important business decisions. If you let your accounts get out of control it can have a massive impact on your cash flow and the success of your business. That’s why if you don’t have the time to invest yourself you should hire a professional to manage your accounts.


Multi tasking


Trying to multitask and moving from one task to another makes you less productive and this is when mistakes happen. Having time to focus on the important aspects of your business is crucial to ensure your business is heading in the right direction.



Gap in service


If you have a dedicated person in your business who solely looks after your accounts, what do you do when they are off sick or go on holiday? Does your finance function come to a halt? By outsourcing your bookkeeping you can be sure that there is no gap in the service you are provided with and that the workload doesn’t mount up and cause issues.


Software


Investing in the right software can be expensive and how do you even know you’ve got the right software? This is one thing you don’t have to worry about when you hire a bookkeeper or an accountant. They are the experts and they have the right tools and software and they can include the subscription price in their fee. They will ensure that you are able to upload receipts and invoices with ease to the cloud rather than having to worry about storing or even misplacing important documents which will be vital evidence of your expenses when it comes to filing your tax.


Is your business growing quicker than you can manage your finances?


Congratulations to you for growing a successful business! Your business is growing steadily but it’s getting more and more difficult to control your finances. It’s definitely time to outsource your accounts! If you have too many plates spinning all at once they are bound to come crashing down at some point. Before they do, make the decision to hand over your bookkeeping to a professional before it’s too late. You don’t want to hold your business back from achieving its full potential.


If you’re ready to hand over your accounting function then please get in touch. We would love to hear more about your business and understand how we can help you.



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