It’s Summer, Time to Delegate

By Randall Orser | Small Business

When setting up a business, people often try to do everything themselves and find it hard to delegate work to others. But spreading yourself too thin can be detrimental to both your customers and employees. Here are some of the reasons outsourcing your bookkeeping can be the best decision you will ever make for your company. 

Time constraints 

Many business owners find it difficult to find time to keep their accounting up to date. A backlog develops, which makes it difficult to extract important financial information. Employing a bookkeeper means you can concentrate on generating sales and improving the general state of your business, while keeping abreast of regular financial reporting. 

Lack of financial acumen 

Being a good manager doesn't necessarily mean you are a good accountant. Many business people are intimidated and stressed by the prospect of handling complex accounts which involve sifting through innumerable pieces of paper. Procrastination typically ensues and, as your daily financial tasks remain incomplete, important payments or deadlines are missed. To avoid this situation, hire a bookkeeper to keep paperwork organized and up to date.

Accuracy  

Bookkeepers with professional qualifications are accurate and organized. This reduces the margin of error in financial reporting, especially compared to a busy manager who is trying to run a business. However, for business owners who prefer to do their own bookkeeping, computerized accounting packages offer a middle ground -- a user-friendly and cost-effective option with reduced margins of error. 

Efficiency and Confidentiality  

Bookkeepers can offer advice on how to maximize profits by cutting costs. They also provide timely financial reports upon which vital business decisions can be made. Moreover, all business information and data are handled with an element of professionalism, giving you confidence that your business affairs are handled efficiently and with confidentiality. 

Employing a trained bookkeeper who can perform routine accounting tasks in half the time of an untrained member of staff is a positive step for any business. Paying a self-employed accountant often saves the company more in taxes and National Insurance contributions than the accountant's fees. Your company is also assured that all work will be completed on time, without incurring charges and fines from missing important deadlines.

 

 


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President/CEO Number Crunchers® Accounting Inc. Learn how to just say stuff it to this bookkeeping thing with our 'Just Say: "Stuff It" To Bookkeeping program.