Why would you need an accountant AND a bookkeeper?
Updated: Jan 24
Running a business is no easy feat. There are countless tasks to be done, and keeping track of the finances can be especially daunting. Business owners can easily become overwhelmed and feel isolated. This can lead to resentment, and even health issues, sometimes the business owner can feel their only option is to close their business. That is why it is so important to outsource the areas that you are not experienced in or you simply do not want to do. Most business owners instantly think of speaking to an accountant in the early days but most won't contact a bookkeeper until they are knee-deep in financial backlog, deadlines are approaching and they just don't know how to deal with the problem.
Why wouldn't you address the day-to-day finances of your business as well as making sure compliance is taken care of?
While you may only speak to your accountant at year-end, you'll be in regular communication with your bookkeeper. They'll become an integral part of your team, without the cost of hiring an employee. And best of all, they'll help you understand your finances better.
No offense to accountants, but let's face it, sometimes the technical stuff can be confusing. A bookkeeper can help translate the information you need to know, making your finances clearer and easier to understand. They'll also know your business like the back of their hand, which is invaluable when it comes to making important financial decisions.
On the other hand, accountants know their compliance like the back of their hands. They'll ensure that your business is adhering to all the necessary regulations, so you can focus on running your business.
In short, working with an accountant and a bookkeeper gives your business the best possible chance of success. They'll work together to ensure that your finances are in order and that your business is compliant.
And let's not forget the equation, a business owner + an accountant + a bookkeeper = success.
So, don’t hesitate to call on the expertise of a bookkeeper and an accountant, they will help you keep your business on track for long-term success.