CPA firms rely upon the loyalty of their clients, and while both bookkeeping and accounting are services those clients want handled effectively, accounting professionals know that the more profitable of the two, is the latter. Wouldn’t it be great if you could shift your focus to the more profitable of the two services, while still keeping your clients satisfied?
Well, with outsourced bookkeeping services, you can do exactly that.
Could your CPA firm benefit from outsourced bookkeeping? You bet it can, and here’s how:
- Time saving
Bookkeeping tasks may not exactly be taxing for qualified accounting professionals such as CPAs, but they certainly take up a lot of time. By hiring an experienced provider of outsourced bookkeeping services, however, you can hand those monotonous, time-consuming tasks over to them, freeing up your time to work on your other core objectives, and keeping your clients happy in the process.
- Boosting profits
As mentioned at the top of this article, bookkeeping isn’t the most profitable service CPA firms provide for their clients, but to keep those clients satisfied, they must still perform this service. Outsourcing this requirement doesn’t just free up your teams’ time to work on other things, but enables them to produce high-quality work on high-value tasks such as tax planning and audit preparation; tasks that stand you in a much better stead of increasing your profit margins.
Satisfying clients while making a profit is the dream for all CPA firms (in fact, for any business that offers a service), and outsourcing can help you both achieve, and maintain that dream.
- Enabling simplified scaling
Scaling always encompasses the taking on of more clients, and while the potential is there to boost your bottom line and gain a larger clientele, if your team can’t handle the workload, they may end up losing new clients and seriously damaging their reputation. As more bookkeeping tasks are required, scalability becomes easier to achieve with an outsourcing company to handle the bulk of the workload, rather than hiring new intake, the cost and inconvenience of which, can be significant.
Clients are kept happy, even new ones, as your CPA firm expands its horizons.
- Enabling access to high-end software
New software can certainly be used by CPA firms themselves, but the type of high-end bookkeeping software necessary may not be like that of which they are used to using when it comes to accounting, and so they will have to take time to learn how to get the most out of it. An outsourced bookkeeping service provider on the other hand, will already be using the relevant software and will utilise it when assisting you with your workload. This saves your firm from having to invest time and money in it, while still being able to give a great service to your clients.
- Not as risky
No CPA will deny that there is a certain degree of monotony associated with a great deal of bookkeeping tasks, and when they are pushed for time or their workload is significant, CPAs can make unintentional, but costly, errors. While double-checking their work can prevent this, it can also cause other aspects of their work to suffer. When an outsourcing firm are involved, however, their tried and tested methods coupled with strict procedures for controlling quality, can give you the peace of mind that no mistakes are being made, and that your clients will be satisfied.
Focusing on those services with the potential to bring your CPA firm more profits, doesn’t mean neglecting other high-demand duties your clients are seeking help for, such as bookkeeping. With outsourcing, you really can have your cake and eat it!