Bookkeeping is a necessary for any business. Is taking on a bookkeeper as an employee necessary? Is outsourcing an option?
Outsourcing is your answer!
Here, we will talk about the benefits of outsourcing your bookkeeping with an independent contractor, and why trying to do it yourself is costing you more than just your time.
1. Avoid the costs of hiring an employee.
When deciding to take on an employee, you have to consider the additional monetary costs involved, like:
Outsourcing your bookkeeping to an independent contractor gives you the freedom and flexibility to spend the additional money that would go towards payroll to support the core members of your business. Your business may not even have enough bookkeeping work to keep a bookkeeper busy full-time! Outsourcing your bookkeeping lets you allocate funds more efficiently to help grow your business.
2. Buy back your time.
Are you currently the one tracking invoices and receipts, managing spreadsheets, and living on a wing and a prayer that it all works out come tax time? A major benefit of hiring a virtual bookkeeper is that it takes this burden off of your shoulders, allowing you to give it to someone who can do it more efficiently and accurately. Use your time to do the tasks that made you want to start your own business in the first place. How much are you losing out on lost opportunity by trying to manage your bookkeeping yourself?
3. Up your game with financial reporting.
Another benefit of having a virtual bookkeeper is having easy access to financial reports and data. A bookkeeper can prepare financial reports with the click of a button. They meticulously maintain your records. Anything from profit and loss statements to cash flow history, your virtual bookkeeper can support you with the insights. Throughout the year, your bookkeeper will be managing the data necessary for taxes, making the process as painless as possible.
4. Improve your business decision making process.
With proper insight to your financial situation, you can make better informed decision with your business as a whole. Determine if your marketing strategy is in need of an overhaul, assess if you can make investment on equipment, or know if it’s time to hire. If you’re currently making these decisions WITHOUT having a picture of your financial health, your current practices may not be sustainable. A bookkeeper can give you the confidence and peace of mind to know you’re doing what is best for your business.
If you need help navigating these financial pitfalls, message me to see how I can relieve this stress for you! It will be one of the easiest calls you make. We care about your success and you and we show it in our approach and customer service.