As a small business owner, you know what it’s like to perform a juggling act. From sales and accounting to technology and human resources, you keep dozens of balls up in the air every day. It goes without saying that all this juggling can make it hard to focus on the long term growth of your business. Instead, you spend your time just maintaining the status quo, while sales and profits plateau. More times than not, if the financial reporting task were given to someone who could also provide strategic financial guidance, your business would have an edge and be able to get a step ahead of the competition.
If you’ve wrestled with the idea of outsourcing your organization’s accounting function, you’re in good company. Many small- and medium-sized business owners have grown weary of maintaining an internal bookkeeping staff due to frustrations with employee turnover and the high cost of hiring and training people. Some business owners have turned to outsourcing their accounting function to a CPA firm. If you’re thinking, “I can’t afford that,” think again.
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Even as a CPA firm, we’re not above admitting that while the accounting function is incredibly important in any organization, it is often time consuming and gets in the way of more exciting revenue-generating business initiatives. If, as a business owner, you have toiled over internal accounting tasks when you could have spent that time on big picture items like developing an amazing new marketing campaign, you’re not alone. That’s why recent years have seen a growing trend in business owners outsourcing their accounting function to CPA firms. How do you know whether outsourcing the accounting function makes sense for your business? Let’s pose some questions.