Benefits of Outsourcing Accounting Services

Benefits of Outsourcing Accounting Services

Growing your business can be a challenge, especially when bogged down with piles of paperwork, rules and regulations just to keep your financial records in order. Many business owners share the same worry that doing their accounts takes too much time away from focusing on their business.

There’s also the worry one mistake could lead to an audit or paying additional fees to HMRC. Outsourcing is the best way to relieve this worry and in most cases improve your company’s financial position

What Are the Advantages of Outsourcing Accounting Services? 

There are numerous benefits of outsourcing accounting services to an accountancy firm. These include:

  • Cost Efficiency
  • Scalability
  • Access to Advanced Technology
  • Improved compliance and risk management

Cost Efficiency 

Cost efficiency is the number one reason for outsourcing your accounting functions. Hiring a team of experienced accountants is far too expensive for most Small-medium enterprises (SME). An accounting firm can bring together knowledge from all industries to ensure your finances work best for your business. 

Scalability 

One of the key advantages of outsourcing your accounting services is scalability. When your business is doing well, your main focus should be on expansion, building out the team, bringing in new clients or customers, and adopting new tools to improve your business operations. These require someone keeping on top of your accounts payable and ensuring those outgoing costs are conciliated to help reduce your tax bill. 

The benefits of outsourcing your accounts payable ensure your accounting team scales as your business does. This will help guarantee you never miss a receipt or an opportunity to improve your tax efficiency.

Access to Advanced Technology 

A good accountant doesn’t just rely on spreadsheets, they use technology to identify the financial health of your business, ensure 100% conciliation and identify any issues that HMRC could flag. There is also technology to help make noting down every number from every receipt a thing of the past.

The technology in place at a modern accountancy is too expensive for most businesses to justify implementing them and requires expert accountants to use them effectively. The access to additional analysis and information to make informed decisions about your business can greatly help your growth.

Improved Compliance and Risk Management

Expert accountants are the first to know about new rules and regulations. It’s important your books are 100% compliant with HMRC guidelines to avoid fines or even an audit. Using an external accountant greatly reduces the risk of any errors or legal issues.

The government are always introducing new tax relief schemes or adjusting them to be more beneficial to companies. Staying on top of these changes is critical, and external accountants will always ensure you receive the maximum benefit.

What Services Can an Accounting Company Assist With?

Q Accountants can help with all of your accounting needs, from the first steps or new ventures by forming your business and registering for VAT. As a full-service accountancy, we work with a variety of growing businesses. We excel in assisting start-ups, SME’s and large businesses alike.

Limited Company Accounting

Limited company accounting includes a suite of services tailored to ensure your business not only complies with legal requirements but also optimises its financial performance. We ensure your accounts payable and accounts receivable are fully reconciled in compliance with all HMRC regulations.

Financial Planning

We are partnered with Q Wealth to provide comprehensive private financial planning. Making sure your business works for you, does not end with your business. We provide full coverage of your financial planning needs, from your business to you. This includes Business & Corporate Financial Advice, Investment Financial Planning and Retirement Planning.

Payroll

Managing your payroll efficiently is crucial to the smooth operation of your business. This can be complex, but Q Accountants makes this process hassle-free and simple, giving you more time to focus on your business. We complete all the calculations needed to be compliant with HMRC, as well as use advanced software to keep this process efficient.

Company Formation

We create the optimal company structures suited for your business needs. Starting your company formation process can be daunting, we provide a complete service by completing all the necessary documentation for you, as well as offer a UK registered office address on Oxford street.

SEIS/EIS

Raising funds for your business is a difficult task. Incentivising investors is never easy, and we can help you by completing your SEIS/EIS application for you with our team of experts. The government scheme offers tax relief for investors of your business, this is vital to ensuring you have the best possible chance of success in your fund-raising journey.

Research & Development Claims

Many businesses are doing R&D without realising it and works for a wide variety of industries that you may not be aware of. Maximising your tax efficiency includes R&D Tax Credits, which aim to reduce your tax liability through any research and development you do through your business. We have in-house experts who can help you complete this process and identify areas where this is happening inside your business.

Conclusion 

The benefits of outsourcing your accounting functions to a professional firm apply to every shape and size of business. They can improve growth and your financial position, offsetting their fees in the long run, making the idea of outsourcing an obvious choice to any founder or owner looking to take their business to the next level.

You can find out how your business can benefit from outsourcing your finance and accounting services by booking a free discovery call with Q Accountants. One of our expert team members will be happy to assist with your queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why should I outsource my accountancy services?

    There are multiple reasons you should consider outsourcing, such as, improved compliance with HMRC rules and freeing up more time for you to focus on your business. Having experts who can identify new ways for your business to become more tax efficient can drastically improve your tax efficiency.

  2. How much does it cost to hire an accountant?

    The cost of hiring an accountant can vary based on the services needed, your revenue, the complexity of your business and their experience. A good accountancy could prove expensive, but they can offset some of that cost with improved tax efficiency, good financial planning and time saved for you to focus on growing your business.

  3. How can outsourcing accounting services save me money?

    Hiring an internal accountant can prove expensive when factoring in salary, training, benefits and software costs. Outsourcing can mean you gain access to a highly experienced team for a lower cost than it would be to hire someone full-time with the experience needed to gain the full benefits of an experienced accountant.

  4. What should I look for when choosing my accountant?

    You should look for qualifications and if they are chartered with ACCA or another recognised regulatory body in the UK. You should also take into account experience and what technology they use to provide their services.

  5. Should I outsource my accounting as a small business?

    Yes, outsourcing to an accountancy can help with any size of business, as your business grows they can quickly adapt to your needs. Ensuring you are never delayed with your business expansion plans.

  6. What services can an accountancy provide?

    An accountant can provide a wide range of services including: company formation, bookkeeping, VAT registration, Payroll services, Self-assessment, forensic accounting and annual accounts preparation. A full-service accountancy can provide you assistance with most financial services.