Understanding When and Why You Should Outsource Your Accounting

Do you regularly feel like you are crunched for time? Are you looking for ways to grow your business and increase your bottom line? If so, outsourcing your accounting operations is the easiest decision to support you. There are many reasons to outsource beyond the time savings you’ll gain. Here are a few to consider:

  1. Cost Savings

Outsourcing your business’s accounting department could save you money and time. Your company may benefit from reductions to overhead costs such as recruiting, employee benefits, training, hardware, accounting software, supplies, and office space. Additionally, you won’t be responsible for managing the process and will have plans in place

  1. Risk Reduction

All businesses should have accounting processes that include checks and balances. Failure to include these checkpoints can result in consequences and financial mistakes that could negatively impact your business. Outsourced accounting ensures you have effective internal controls by providing a system of checks and balances to help you reduce internal fraud opportunities, as well as verify accuracy of your financials.

  1. Expert Support and Collaboration

One of the biggest benefits of outsourcing is access to accounting experts that understand your business. Outsourced accounting teams make it a priority to keep up to date on accounting standards. You can be assured that you are following guidelines, know the current standards, and are in compliance with any reporting required for your industry.

  1. Scalability

Focus on your business and grow! Outsourcing allows you to expand and grow your business without the additional time and expense of adding resources. As your business grows, your outsource team will continue to provide the back office support you need without requiring you to invest in additional office staff to manage the financial side of the business. Because your outsourced accounting team understands your financial picture, they can often provide you with ideas that will help you grow.

  1. Process Improvements

Outsourced accounting teams use best practices to get the work done efficiently and effectively. Often times companies who outsource have found they can reduce the average time it takes to close their books each month, which provides better visibility of cash flow.

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Biz Tip Topic Expert: ADAM HANSON, CPA

Adam is a Senior Manager with SVA Certified Public Accountants and works closely with business owners to advise them on accounting and tax issues, assist with accounting software implementation and support, and teach them how to better understand their financial statements in order to make critical business decisions.

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