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Benefits of Outsourcing a Bookkeeper
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Benefits of Outsourcing a Bookkeeper

The main benefit of outsourcing bookkeeping is having someone else track your expensed and cash flow, so you can focus on growing your business.

Crystal Stranger
October 20, 2022

When you’re managing your own business, often the last detail you think about is bookkeeping.  Things like maintaining daily records of bank reconciliation and recording receivables can be tedious and overlooked.

This tedious work is accomplished within minutes with accounting software. However, outsourcing your bookkeeping needs can prove to be more advantageous.

Below are four top reasons why many prefer working with a third party bookkeeper:

Accuracy

Even with accounting software, basic accounting knowledge is necessary for correct recording. Financial statements are useless if they are not accurate. When filing and paying taxes, inaccurate financial statements can result in penalties. Remember, it is always the management’s responsibility to ensure that financial statements are correct, not the tax preparer.

Timeliness

Stakeholders use financial statements in decision making. For financial statements to be useful they must be timely. Businesses can lose customers and profits if a certain decision is not made within a specified period. By having a bookkeeper, business owners can request updated financial statements anytime they want. Modern tools enable your bookkeeper to reconcile bank transactions daily; they no longer need to wait for the month end statement to do it.

Time savings

When you outsource bookkeeping, you’re free to focus on other critical aspects of the business that increase profitability.

Cost effectiveness

Outsourcing is significantly cheaper than hiring an in-house bookkeeper. Hiring an employee means you’ll fork over the cost of employee benefits and payroll taxes. You eliminate such additional expenses when you outsource.

While there are fortunately several options for bookkeeping solutions, businesses ultimately have to decide what’s right for them. Outsourcing those needs is one option that results in increased accuracy and efficiency. Who wouldn’t want to be freed up to focus on what they do best?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Crystal Stranger

Crystal Stranger, EA, NTPI Fellow, International Tax Director • Multi-Industry Entrepreneurial Innovation • Speaker • Writer • Blockchain Technology • Business Development. Crystal Stranger started out as a software developer in the tech world of San Francisco, then ended up homeless in the dot com crash, turned her life around as an investor, gaining millions in real estate, then worked in finance and became an enrolled agent, federally licensed for tax planning and representation. She has done much project management and product development across different industries, but continually comes back around to software. She has been writing about cryptocurrency tax and regulatory issues since 2014 and has built several companies from the ground up.

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