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Offshore bookkeeping: is this an option for you?

You might want to consider outsourcing as there are many benefits.

The answer is simple… absolutely!

Just because you run an accounting practice doesn’t mean you and your team should be handling every little task.  Delegate tasks to experts. For instance, bookkeeping is a time-consuming, low margin job. Instead of investing your resources in it, outsource your bookkeeping to qualified professionals who will not only do it in a short period of time, but also save you money at the end of the day.

14% of SMBs are utilizing outsourced bookkeeping service, so why shouldn’t you give it a try? Here are five situations when outsourcing bookkeeping services are ideal for your accounting practice:

Beat staff shortages.

Tax season is brutal. Things get even worse if you don’t have the right headcount in place to finish work and meet deadlines on time.

Outsourcing gives you the opportunity to pass on tax preparation and bookkeeping jobs to eliminate staff shortage woes and instead focus on generating more revenue streams with the help of your current employees.

Grow without adding employees.

Business growth doesn’t necessarily mean big teams and huge operations.  By using offshore bookkeeping services, you will be able to focus more of your time on revenue generating activities instead of wasting time on tedious tasks.

Get red of compliance headaches. 

By partnering with an expert outsourcing partner, you don’t need to worry about falling out of tax compliance. The extended team will consist of trained employees who must stay up to date with the latest tax legislation and regulations.

Offer more profitable services.

By outsourcing bookkeeping services, you will be able to have you employees focus on more profitable services such as business advisory, tax planning, investment and wealth advice, as well as more complicated services such as outsourced CFO.  Also, passing on bookkeeping services to professionals overseas will help you create time to focus on operations, business development, and marketing.

Keep up with current technology.

If your accounting practice is relatively small, it is a struggle to stay updated with technological advancements. A bookkeeping outsourcing partner can help you deploy cloud-based systems for your business but also provide access to staff with a more hands-on experience in various technologies and software.  It is a win-win for you.


Outsourcing addresses talent and retention issues. You don’t need to go around searching for a full-time staff bookkeeper or an IT support team when you can get all the help you need without wasting money. What are your thoughts about offshore bookkeeping?

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