You need help with accounting, but…
You’re not sure who to ask for help.
Accountants, CPAs, and bookkeepers all want your business.
You may even come across an accounting consultant.
At first, you may be skeptical. Can anyone throw out a shingle and claim to be a consultant? Sure, but owners and executives are savvier than ever before these days. And, if you’re smart, you’re not going to hire just anyone who walks in off the street claiming they can get results.
You’ll vet them just like any other person you consider bringing into your business.
This brings us to the question we’re going to answer in this article:
What is an accounting consultant and how can one help my business?
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I’m going to unpack the “accounting consultant” so you know exactly what it is and how it can help your business. By the end of this article, you will see the value of hiring an outsourced accounting department, instead.
What is an accounting consultant?
In most cases, an accounting consultant will work alongside you and your full-charge bookkeeper to:
- Make sure your books are accurate
- Give advice on financials or statements
- Provide guidance in business
- Recommend processes and softwares for improvement
- Explain what various reports and statements mean
- Determine profitability of your business
- Identify which accounting services you need
- Forecast financials
- And much more!
However, an accounting consultant will probably not get into “doing” your books. Instead, they are here to offer advice, give suggestions, and recommend certain actions based on experience.
In most cases, an accounting consultant is like an advisor or coach who’s in your corner. Valuable but can be expensive.
What is an outsourced accounting department?
If you’re looking for outsourced accounting services instead of hiring an accounting consultant, then you’re in the right place.
Your outsourced accounting provider can offer everything your potential accounting consultant can, and do your books for you. It’s no surprise that most businesses choose the all-in-one option over the specialist, in most cases. A consultant may be helpful (and enticing), but they are typically used for hyper-specific situations where businesses need a unique set of experiences they won’t find anywhere else. If this is your business, then hire the consultant, but…
For every other business that needs outsourced accounting services, go with the department.
The best part about an outsourced accounting department?
You can get it for a third of the cost.
How Do I Hire Virtual, Outsourced Bookkeeping & Accounting Services?
Hire me, your Local, Master Outsourced Bookkeeper & Expert Virtual Accountant, today.
I bring your books current the very first time.
I deliver accurate, spot-on reports weekly, monthly, quarterly, or whenever you like without fail.
And, I help you forecast your financial future so you can know exactly where your business stands financially.
Don’t let behind books and inaccurate accounting get in the way of growing your business.