Local bookkeepers are typically recommended because of their proximity – being in the same city, they can come to your office or home for a meeting. Today, remote bookkeeping and cloud-based services has made it easier than ever to work with expert professionals no matter your location. For businesses, this means greater security as there is no sensitive information on local machines.
You can now work with the best cloud-bookkeepers online without feeling apprehensive or risk-averse! Here are 9 reasons to begin working with a professional Elevate cloud-bookkeeper:
#1 – Cloud-Bookkeepers work remotely
If you are looking for a local bookkeeper, it is worth considering that the distance between you and the bookkeeper may not matter at all. There are bookkeepers that work remotely, and while there may be a few more steps involved, with proper procedures you can work with your favorite bookkeeper without leaving the comfort of your own home or office, and still be more secure than working with someone local.
#2 – Cloud-Bookkeepers provide peace of mind.
There are no secrets safe on your local machine! A cloud-based service means that there is an added layer of security to protect all personal data on the cloud. The data is protected in several ways, encrypted at all times, expertly managed and backed up daily. You don’t have to worry about losing data if your computer is stolen or damaged. Cloud-bookkeepers will have you covered in a heartbeat.
#3 – Cloud-Bookkeepers work like Partners to provide solutions.
Some small business owners are overwhelmed with the amount of work they need to complete each day. A local bookkeeping & tax professional can be a great asset, but they typically work with other clients as well. Instead, find yourself a bookkeeper & tax professional who can support and help you grow your business. A cloud-bookkeeper is different than a bookkeeper near you – they are committed to working with you as a partner, to provide you with all the solutions you need to help your business grow.
#4 – Cloud-Bookkeepers use a secure online payment system.
There are several secure payment gateways that provide a safe and secure way to pay for services. Many small business owners who choose an online bookkeeper usually use such a system, so it’s worth checking out if you’re getting started, too!
#5 – Cloud-Bookkeepers digitally track your records.
Your digital records are easier for you to access and maintain while backed up in the cloud. Cloud-bookkeepers not only provide cloud-based bookkeeping, but also are extremely knowledgeable and experienced staff when it comes to being able to assist you with any issues or needs you may have with digitizing all of your source documents, records, and company & employee files. If you do not have a full time staff, this serves as an added benefit.
#6 – Cloud-Bookkeepers have diversified services offerings.
Most cloud-bookkeepers will offer services such as secure payment gateways, remote access programs, online payroll with dedicated employee portals, advisory services using state-of-the-art reporting tools, as well as support other small business owners in growth through blogs and other resources.
#7 – Cloud-Bookkeepers help you create comprehensive budgets.
A cloud-bookkeeper will provide you with the tools and services you need to be able to create a budget, so you have no reason not to adhere to it. Cloud-based bookkeeping software is extremely easy to use and will keep you organized and in compliance with all of the most up-to-date accounting requirements, giving you a comprehensive record of all income and expenses in real-time.
#8 – Cloud-Bookkeepers help you transition from paper to digital.
Bookkeeping software is known for its user-friendliness and simple design, and it can be accessed from anywhere. If you begin working with a cloud-bookkeeper right before or after your year-end, you will still be able to take advantage of the software to make your business more efficient down the road.
#9 – Cloud-Bookkeepers add value to your business.
Hiring a professional bookkeeper can be intimidating, and most business owners do not have the time or budget to bring on a full-time bookkeeper. No matter how tired you are of doing your own bookkeeping or how much you think that you can handle it yourself, bookkeeping is not something that should be left to chance. Considering the above points, you will find that cloud-bookkeepers will help your business become more efficient, stay secure, remain on target, and grow. Working with your cloud-bookkeeper may just be the best decision you make for your business today.
Whether you are a business owner, partner or board member of a small business, bookkeeping & taxes can be daunting and confusing. You may not know where to begin, or you may be concerned about the details. Fortunately, your cloud-bookkeeper can help by providing tax planning services and/or reviewing your past year’s taxes to ensure that you are on the right track. Your bookkeeper will also provide his or her expertise in preparing and filing the necessary tax reports required by all tax authorities. Want real-time data & information? Entrust your business to an Elevate Cloud-Bookkeeper.
"One-on-one personal service, a fresh approach to accounting solutions—no gimmicks, no pressure, just great service and great results. That’s Elevate by Welch." – Sean Duffy, CPA, CMA, Senior Manager of Elevate by Welch.
Sean and his team of Cloud-Bookkeepers provide many types of services for small business owners including financial planning, taxes and payroll services, sales strategies, as well as cloud-based bookkeeping and cash flow forecasting reports/tools for your business growth.
Author: Monica Valbuena