Why Should a Business Consider Outsourcing their Accounting?

With the availability of advanced financial automation solution cloud-based accounting systems, all types of businesses from start-ups to large companies can take advantage and reap the short and long-term benefits of outsourcing their accounting function. Firstly, it saves money and... Read more

Blog29th Oct 2018

By Mairi Maclver

With the availability of advanced financial automation solution cloud-based accounting systems, all types of businesses from start-ups to large companies can take advantage and reap the short and long-term benefits of outsourcing their accounting function.

Firstly, it saves money and time. Back end accounting such as invoice processing, cash collection can be time consuming and labour intensive and by outsourcing the business’s accounting operations this can free up a business owner’s valuable time to focus on growing their business.

It also helps businesses save on technology costs. By outsourcing, there is no need for the business to invest in additional accounting hardware and software. A provider will have access to the leading cloud accounting software and importantly have the know-how and experience to use the software to its full potential.

Outsourcing provides a perfect opportunity to upgrade and improve a business’s current financial accounting processes. By working with the outsourced provider and instilling best practices and controls, the outsourcing provider can help improve internal efficiency and timeliness of data within the business. Implementing effective accounting procedures can also help improve in-house operational efficiencies, reduce overhead costs and importantly look to create better cash flows for the business.

Another benefit of outsourcing is scalability. Rather than having internal resources that are too busy at peak times and slow at others, businesses can instead hand those concerns over to the outsourcing provider.  Whether looking to grow the business or cut down on spending, having a reliable outsourcing provider will go towards helping the business achieve its goals. 

Today’s cloud-based accounting applications allow businesses to access their financial data and records online in real time, giving them up-to-date visibility and access to their financial information. Access to financial data anytime and anywhere, this would have been unthinkable a few years ago.  

With timely accounting records and reporting, businesses can achieve total visibility of the financial health of their business giving greater peace of mind to make more accurate and informed decisions.  Outsourcing can give a business the assurance and security needed that their financial operations are in order and regulatory and compliance obligations are being met.

So, there really isn’t any bad time to consider outsourcing is there? No matter the size of the business, outsourcing can make good business sense.  It can be a perfect solution for start-ups, small and mid-size businesses at any stage of their growth journey.  

For more information please contact Mairi Maclver (mairi.maclver@aab.uk) or your usual AAB contact.

To find out more about Mairi and the Cloud Accounting team, click here.

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