Common Myths about Outsourced Accounting Services

Small business owners face daily challenges on many fronts, from generating customer happiness, to managing inventory, to promoting their products/services and to fighting competition. One of the most crucial ones is running an efficient accounting department.  A business owner often faces challenges such as

  • Unqualified and inexperienced accountant/team
  • Books are not updated on time
  • Limited or no accounting data to take financial decisions

Accounting outsourcing is the answer to these challenges. A business can be rest assured that their books are in safe hands of a qualified and experienced accounting team and updated on a regular basis. An updated book helps in taking informed business decisions.

However due to the lack of understanding, many businesses believe some misconceptions regarding this service. We analyze five of the most common myths about a service that is essentially designed to increase the efficiency and profits of the business.

Myth #1: Outsourcing Is Only Viable For Large Organizations


No matter the size of your business (big or small), outsourced accounting options are flexible. Small businesses can benefit tremendously from the economies of scale offered through outsourcing. Frequently, the cost is considerably lower compared to having the work completed in-house.

Myth #2: Losing Control of Your Organization


Outsourced accounting actually enhances the control you have over your procedures and accounting data. Your financial processes will be standardized and established guidelines will be followed rigorously.

Myth#3: It’s not secure


Good outsourcing companies will always take data security concern very seriously and ensure that the security of your data is not compromised. Certain data security measures such as restricted access, secure firewalls, CCTV monitoring and no data transfer capabilities on the work area are a few practices which are follow by the provider.

Myth #4: Technology is too expensive


Technology has never been more convenient than it is now. All you need is a good PC and a reliable internet connection.

Myth #5: Outsourcer’s Don’t Understand My Business


Outsourcing firm works with many businesses across multiple industries. Therefore the diverse experience helps them understand your business quickly.

Benefits of Outsourcing Accounting

  • Cost savings between 40-60%- Realize savings ranging from USD 9600-21600 yearly in staffing costs alone
  • Access to skilled accountants and analysts
  • Flexible Contracts
  • Complimentary time zone difference between India and US helps in getting the work done faster
  • Saves time to focus on growing the business
  • Better financial control and improves the relevance, reliability and quality of financial information

Interested in learning more, please call 1-646-367-8976 or email to know more about how an outsourcing solution can help your business.