The benefits of outsourcing your accounting for you and your business

By Anita Jaynes on 30 September, 2020

Post sponsored by Purple Lime

Purple Lime accountancy discuss the advantages of outsourcing your accounting.

Regardless of the type of business, accounts are a critical part. However, this doesn’t mean the responsibility has to fall on you. While you may not have the luxury of an in-house accountancy team, outsourcing can give you the same, if not more, benefits.

We’ve put together some of the key benefits of outsourcing to help you understand why thousands of small and medium sized businesses in the UK have chosen to trust their sensitive accounting information with outsourced accounting experts.

Save Time And Money

While spending money on accountancy may seem like an unnecessary expense at first sight, handing this task over to the experts can reap bigger rewards. A good accountant will be aware of the best deals for your business, shopping around, comparing prices and advising you when to move suppliers. As prices seem to be continually increasing, having someone with their ear to the ground means you could benefit from schemes and offers that you may not have come across otherwise.

Your accountant will already have a vast knowledge which they can apply to make your business more efficient and profitable. Examples include:

  • Cashflow and financial forecasting
  • Eradicating mistakes in your accounts
  • Freeing up valuable time
  • Identifying growth opportunities
  • Tax advice

Gain A Proper Understanding of Your Finances

A finance team (as opposed to an accountant who simply looks at accounts) can help you to understand what the numbers really mean, providing a deeper insight into your business and its finances. This can help you improve productivity, make accurate forecasts and plans for business cash flow, create KPI dashboards and detailed management accounts, implement effective tax strategies, and help you run your business tax and VAT efficiently. This is as well as the day-to-day of producing your annual business accounts, and your corporate and personal tax returns. This combination of information and insight helps you understand what’s really happening within your business, so you can spend more time on the aspects of your business you enjoy.

Outsourcing After Lockdown

It can be tricky juggling all of the aspects of a business at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. While it’s tempting to try and save money by doing everything in-house, this could be more costly in the long-run. The short-term gain of reducing your accounting bill will be far outweighed by the benefits you could receive through having an expert looking over your business.

As many office workers have been forced to work from home, it has become even more obvious that remote working is possible and just as productive. Outsourcing is a natural extension of this.

We’ve already mentioned the benefits of having someone with their finger on the pulse looking out for the interests of your business. This is something which has come into its own recently, with Covid-specific grants, loans and business schemes – each with their own criteria – being introduced. With a professional accountant on your side, you have someone who can help you find the appropriate schemes for your business, complete the application forms and provide the financial information needed. They can also take the long-term view into consideration, advising as to how your financial plans may have to be adapted and how to stay compliant with financial regulations.

Taking The Next Step

Outsourcing your accounts is one of the easiest parts of your business to outsource, with some of the greatest benefits. An effective finance team can offer a full accountancy service, from basic accounts and bookkeeping to acting as a complete finance department for your business. 

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