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5 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your Bookkeeping

Posted 12 Mar '19

Bookkeeping; the strong beating heart of not only your business but the whole accounting industry!

As accountants, we are solid advocates for keeping air tight financial records as it allows us to provide accurate and helpful advice that assists small business owners in understanding their numbers and identifying areas of opportunity.

That being said, we know that financial record keeping is a time-consuming task (even if you do use Xero!) So if that isn’t reason enough to consider outsourcing your bookkeeping, we definitely have a few more reasons why… 5 to be exact!

1. Accurate and Timely Reporting

First and foremost, having a professional bookkeeper look after your financial records ensures that your accounts are always accurate and updated on time.

2. Time to Yourself

In our opinion, time is the holy grail to a small business owner. It can take a fair deal of your time entering bills, administering payroll, reconciling and keeping your records up to date. Pairing this with all the other tasks a small business owner has on their plate, bookkeeping can quickly become the last ‘to-do’ item on the list.

The problem here is that not keeping records up to date can create a flow on effect of late lodgements and inaccurate data, meaning you might not really know where your business is really sitting financially.

3. Peace of Mind

An experienced bookkeeper can give you the peace of mind that your accounts are managed accurately and with care. It also gives you someone that you can rely on to be there for you when you need assistance with a payroll question or advice on how to use your accounting software.

4. Improve your Systems

Good bookkeepers will keep your accounts up to date, where as great bookkeepers are always searching for ways to improve your systems and automate processes. The benefit here is less administration work, less time needed to spend on bookkeeping and most importantly lower fees!

5. Focus on Growing your Business

Outsourcing the mundane but essential tasks in your business allows you to take a step back from the nitty gritty and focus on the fun stuff – Like growing your business. You know… all the things you say you’re going to do when you have time!

Does your Brisbane Business need assistance with bookkeeping? Give Empire a shout 07 3124 0244

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