Outsourced Bookkeeping Services: Reduce Costs and Increase Profitability

The advances in technology and online services has had a huge impact on the way the world does business which has made outsourced bookkeeping services a game changer.  Technological changes have enabled bookkeeping services to come to you at a much greater level of expertise and for a much lower cost.   Enabling your businesses to run smoother and turn more profit.

Bookkeeping is much like going to the dentist.  Nobody likes going and resent taking the time out to go.  However, neglecting the issue can have serious consequences.   This is a big reason why business owners just want to hire someone to do it and therefore not have to think about it themselves.

Top 7 Benefits of Outsourced Bookkeeping services

With these advances in technology many small businesses are moving over to outsourcing many of their business services and outsourced bookkeeping is one that offers many benefits.  Here are the top 7 benefits your business could enjoy by seeking an outsourced bookkeeping service.

1.      More Time

Are you sick of the struggle of getting you accounts done on time?  This takes time away from the more important tasks in your business.  Outsourced bookkeeping services can give you back valuable time which allows you to put time back into building your business.  Focusing on customer relationships, building systems and seeking new business.  The stress of bookkeeping and tax compliance can be a heavy distraction from the day-to-day running of business and having your bookkeeping in-house, or doing it yourself,  can lead to a conflict of interests.

2.      Saving Money

It’s a tough job, running a successful business and in the early days, cash flow and keeping expenses low could make or break your business.  By outsourcing your bookkeeping operations, you save money on paying full-time or part-time wages and benefits to an employee.  Outsourcing can also save on productivity time, when you hire new staff there is downtime in training and hand-overs, not to mention ongoing training to keep them up to date on the latest compliance and software updates.  By outsourcing your bookkeeping, you only pay for what you need—nothing more, nothing less.

3.      Expertise on your Side

Outsourcing gives you a great way to have the benefit full-time knowledge on your team without having to pay for full-time staff.  You also get the benefit of an entire bookkeeping team, not just one staff member.  Therefore, there is no more worrying about your bookkeeper taking time off.  When you outsource your bookkeeping to a highly skilled team, you can be sure your requirements will always be met on time and effectively but the person with the right skill level.

4.      Focused work staff

Working in amongst the hustle and bustle of busy can be distracting.  Often in-house bookkeepers are distracted by answering phones and tending to tasks that are outside of their expertise, which is unproductive and ends up costing the business.  By using a profession bookkeeping firm that you can outsource all or some of the bookkeeping tasks of your business ensures that the bookkeeping is performed in the most time efficient way with fewer distractions.  By having a bookkeeper work off-site allows you to focus on your business, and it helps them focus on your business as well.

5.      Team staff versus individual

By utilising an outsourced bookkeeping service, you’re placing your business finances in the hands of a staff that thrives on teamwork.  Unfortunately, one bookkeeper is often not enough to fill all the bookkeeping requirements of your business.  But when you outsource, you have a team of highly experienced bookkeepers and managers who are checking and double checking each other’s work.  Helping to ensure that you receive the best services possible.  This also helps keep a separation of duties, safeguarding your business.

6.      Access to top systems

Bookkeeping firms use the most advanced technology in the accounting industry.  By outsourcing your bookkeeping requirements, your business can benefit from those tools.   Most businesses would struggle to pay for the extremely expensive bookkeeping and advanced reporting programs, nor can they afford to spend the time keeping up with changing laws and regulations.  By outsourcing, you gain access to those tools as part of the service.  But it’s even better as you don’t have to do any of the work!  Plus, these systems keep organised records and copies of your accounting transactions, so at tax time and in the case that the ATO audits your business, they are easily accessible which saves time and money.

7.      Scalability Options

Scaling and growing your business can be a juggle.  Timing of taking on more employees as you get too busy and when the money isn’t quite flowing can cause a lot of undue stress.  Therefore, outsourcing your bookkeeping allows you to expand or cutback as changes in your business occur. This ensures you have a reliable team backing you up in every change in your business as it grows.  Providing you with different plans and options that will help you achieve your goals.  Outsourcing provides flexibility that in-house bookkeepers just can’t provide.

Outsourced bookkeeping could provide the answers to scaling your business.  Giving you back time and saving money which can be used to grow your business and maximise profits.

All the best,

Rebecca Hayes

P.S.  If you think that utilising an outsourced bookkeeping service could benefit your business, please get in touch and chat with one of our highly skilled bookkeeping professionals.  We can start with a FREE Bookkeeping Health Check.