Next time your business or non-profit is considering posting a job for bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, controller, and/or business office management functions, please take a moment to PAUSE. When you think through how many hours per week of work this requires, PAUSE. When you think the person should be an employee,PAUSE.
Bookkeeping and business office functions tend to be viewed through a traditional, old-school lens. They are key roles that keep your organization in shape and successful, but they can impact your bottom line if those responsible are not up to date on dynamics and trends affecting the accounting & bookkeeping industry. Bookkeepers, office managers, and small business owners may spend hours bogged down by paperwork, data entry and chasing down invoices and bills. Rather than use the conventional ideas for operating your business, it’s important to PAUSE and consider the technology and trends that are revolutionizing the bookkeeping, accounting and business office industry today.
We now live in a world of apps – a cluster of software programs designed to perform specific functions --or better known as the colorful clutter of square images on our iPhones and Androids that allow us to collect points in Candy Crush and quickly upload pictures of our sleeping dog and baby. These apps are cloud-based tools that try to make our lives easier, change the way we work, make things faster, automate tasks, and allow greater access to information and best practices. These apps are changing the entire way we process data at home AND work, so why do we not PAUSE and consider using these time-savers for accounting and business office functions?
Perhaps adding “figure out how this thing works” and “try to remember my password for this log-in” are not items you would like to keep on your ever-growing-to-do list. Maybe you worry that by the time you master one new trendy app, the next best thing is already around the corner. Do you feel that it takes too much effort to constantly train yourself on the latest and greatest, let alone wonder if a similar app is out there that can perform better?
At breakwater accounting + advisory corp, we stay on top of the rapidly changing technology impacting your back-office operations, and we always incorporate and test out new apps to streamline the bookkeeping, accounting, & business office tasks for our clients. Automated payroll, file sharing, and safety encryption are just some of the many seamless functions that breakwater can incorporate into your business practices. When we look at your business’s need for a bookkeeper, a business manager or a controller, we will offer a fresh approach that will:
take less time to complete the required tasks
improve the quality of the end products
offer a tiered mix of skill sets and 20+ years of expertise
cost less than hiring an employee
free up space in your office or building so you can focus on your primary service
Please PAUSE and call us to talk through what your organization needs. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.