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The 7 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Bookkeeping

There are many benefits to outsourcing your business processes to external service providers. Small business owners who successfully outsource important functions of their businesses gain more time and save more money.


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Outsourcing your bookkeeping is a practical solution for small business owners to gain more time and save more money. Rather than having in-house bookkeeping or trying to do it yourself many small business owners find it advantageous to outsource their bookkeeping to a professional accounting firm.


Here are the top 7 benefits you can gain from outsourcing your bookkeeping:

  1. Save More time – outsourcing the bookkeeping for your business frees up valuable time that you can spend growing your company and your profits.

    Bookkeeping is time consuming and most small business owners struggle to balance the need for regular financial accounting with the other demands of their business. Outsourced bookkeeping gives you that time back so you can focus on generating revenue and serving your customers.

  1. Save More Money – outsourcing your bookkeeping allows you to avoid hiring a full-time or part-time employee to complete this important work.

    By outsourcing your bookkeeping, you save money by paying a fractional bookkeeper rather than a full-time or part-time employee.

  2. Expertise On Your Side – you benefit by outsourcing your bookkeeping to a highly skilled team the manages the accounting for dozens of other businesses like yours.

    You also save the cost of onboarding and training those employees because employees of a professional accounting firm already have the skills required to meet your business needs.

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  1. Focused Staff – external bookkeepers can provide more focused work because they aren’t distracted by the day-to-day activity in your business.

    The roll of an outsourced bookkeeper is to focus on your business and only your business for a specific amount of time each month to meet your reporting deadlines and expectations around the budget for services.

  1. Team Versus an Individual – when you outsource your bookkeeping you have a team of bookkeepers accountants and managers checking in double checking each other’s work helping to ensure you receive the best service possible.

    A team-based approach also ensures that you don’t experience a disruption in your financial accounting and reporting due to sick days or vacation time off.

  1. Access to the Best Software – outsourcing your bookkeeping gives you access to the best software available at a fraction of the cost because accounting firms typically buy expensive software licenses and use them to serve a large group of customers.

    Small business owners also avoid the time-consuming process of learning and implementing this sophisticated software in their businesses.

  1. Scalability Options – as your business grows your outsourced bookkeeping and accounting can grow with it.

    Whether you need an extra bookkeeper, or a virtual controller or virtual CFO professional accounting firms have the staff and resources to scale up their services to meet the needs of you and your business.


If you think outsourcing your bookkeeping is right for you and your business McLenehan and Associates CPA is happy to offer you a free initial consultation to discuss our services and how we can help you.


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