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How A Bookkeeper Can Make or Break Your Business

Ah, finances and reconciling and spreadsheets and data entry. Don’t you just love when you get to gather your monthly reports and manage your chart of accounts?

If that is true for you, we couldn’t be happier. 

However, we understand most business owners tend to thrive when they engage with clients and are strategically planning, though the reality is that your finances still have to be managed.

There are endless lists of what a bookkeeper can take off of your plate in your business, and you can end up saving not only time and sanity but also money by hiring a bookkeeper. 

In an episode of our podcast One Next Step, Amy Appleton, BELAY’s Director of Marketing, and Jen Barden, BELAY’s Director of Finance, share what business owners should tackle first when approaching new processes or utilizing people to help them with their finances.

Put simply: Having a dedicated bookkeeper allows you to do what you do best without worrying about what might happen should a financial emergency pops up.

Not having a bookkeeper creates added stress, such as ... 

  • Not enough time
  • Lack of focus on other aspects of your business
  • Lack of accurate reporting and effective budgeting

A bookkeeper also takes the pressure off of you to handle the routine tasks that are essential to your organization. While those tasks are essential, we have good news for you — you don’t have to be the one doing them. If you are, you could be wasting valuable time.

We want to be able to help you achieve your mission, and we know that handling your own bookkeeping isn’t necessarily the best use of your time or talents.

The Benefits of a Virtual Bookkeeper

In all honesty, you can’t afford to not outsource to a bookkeeper – and here are some reasons why.

By hiring a bookkeeper, you could …

Save money. Bottom line: Having employees is expensive as there are payroll taxes, benefits, health insurance and compliance with ever-changing laws. By using outsourced bookkeeping, you save money by not paying full-time or part-time employees and only paying for what you need – nothing more, nothing less.

Gain Experience. Outsourcing your bookkeeping provides you with full-time accounting knowledge – without the full-time price tag. Because when you put your books into the hands of an experienced professional, your job becomes a whole lot easier, more effective and efficient. Look, Ma – no mistakes!

Be Scalable. Whether you’re looking to grow your business or cut down on spending, using outsourced bookkeeping allows you to accommodate those goals by scaling to meet your needs, without having to hire or train additional staff.

Save time. You need to focus on where you excel and if accounting isn’t it, you’ll likely neglect it or spend precious hours trying to figure out how to do it. And we’ll venture that fumbling through your own bookkeeping isn’t why you started your business. Outsourcing your bookkeeping frees up valuable time that can be put into growing your company.

Be Tax-Ready. A virtual bookkeeper can make sure your financials are accurate so that you can keep your CPA, the IRS and banking institutions happy. No more will you have to fret and fuss over whether your books are accurate or question their integrity, making returns and – GASP! – audits a breeze.

Hire a Virtual Bookkeeper Today with BELAY

This is where you decide to let a BELAY Bookkeeper swoop in and save the day, Marvel style. We want the best for you and your business this year, and we are continuing to cheer you on!