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OUTSOURCED ACCOUNTING: SOME OF THE LESS OBVIOUS BENEFITS

BY Eddy Hood In Outsourced Accounting Services On Aug 27, 2012 With 3 Comments

We have taken some in depth looks at the different major benefits of outsourced accounting. Most of the time devoted to discussing the subject focuses on the major themes, like saving money, and increasing the amount of time you have to generating revenue. There are a lot of other benefits to outsourcing your accounting, payroll, and bookkeeping services however, some of which are unfortunately almost never talked about. So let’s take a look at a few of them:

• Provides a level of fraud checking – Unfortunately, some businesses employ less than honest employees. If you suspect this is the case, hiring outsourced payment processing services can help you locate or eliminate this fraud, because your vendor is responsible for quality control on transaction processing. Having the extra layer of redundancy can be invaluable while you perform an investigation or internal audit to help discover the causes of any discrepancies you may locate.

• Achieve greater accuracy – As anyone who has done the work before is aware; there is a vast difference between keeping a set of books, and keeping them well. If the valuation and documentation of your business is particularly important (say, if you are priming to sell in the near to mid-term future), you want to make sure all of your records and information are as accurate and well documented as possible. Outsourcing your accounting services achieves this, and the benefits are myriad.

• Avoid tax penalties/reconciliation issues – Along with having greater accuracy, having a team of professional outsourced accountants backing up your financial processing ensures you will never have to pay a hefty tax penalty ever again. You also won’t have to worry about keeping track of all your bank reconciliation documentation; all of this will be done by your outsourced provider.

It seems like the more deeply you consider the concept, the more benefits outsourced accounting offers those wise enough to take advantage of it. Reducing costs, increasing revenues, and even providing extra layers of protection regarding bureaucratic hassle (and even mitigating damage done by maleficent employees!); outsourced accounting services truly has something to offer nearly any business.

My name is Eddy Hood. I've coached over 500 businesses on how to become more profitable. I'm the Founder & CEO of Ignite Spot, and I have mad parallel parking skills.

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