Why should you outsource your bookkeeping and accounting functions? You might want to consider doing so for several reasons. For starters, maybe you’re someone who just hates math and accounting with a passion. There’s no shame in that; I will be the first to stand up, hold my head high, wave my arms in the air and scream, “I HATE ACCOUNTING!” (Okay, I’m kidding. I just wanted to get the admissions started.)
When you truly hate accounting and bookkeeping, you’re unlikely to do it well. Worse than that, you might even be unlikely to do it at all. While you can get away with poor personal bookkeeping, like not balancing the checkbook, you can’t with your business. If your business is going to thrive, you need the books kept to perfection. If you can’t do this on your own, or if you simply don’t want to do this on your own, outsource bookkeeping is a great way to go.
In-House Versus Outsource Bookkeeping
Another reason you might want to outsource your bookkeeping and accounting with a virtual accounting firm is to save money. While every business needs their books kept up professionally, most can’t afford to have a full-time accountant on staff. Outsourcing solves that problem by getting the job done through an outside provider. Now, with the assistance of the Internet, you don’t need to ship in a part-time subcontractor to do your books. You can have your books completed & reviewed virtually by a competent, trained professional… saving you money that you can put back into your growing business.
Saving Time With Outsourcing
Let’s suppose you’re like me and love (or at least, like) accounting. Maybe you’re even trained at accounting and feel you can keep your books better than anyone else. There’s still the matter of your time, which is best spent working on your business and making it thrive, rather than balancing books. And as we all know, time IS money…