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Myths around outsourcing your accounting.

Outsourcing your accounting is a big decision, and this big decision is accompanied with big myths that often hold people back from actually outsourcing secondary activities. But this decision is one that can pay off in the long run if you do it right. Here are some of the most common myths surrounding outsourcing, and how you can avoid them:

It’s too expensive.

The first myth is that outsourcing your accounting is too expensive.

A lot of people think that they’re saving money by hiring an in-house accountant, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, if you don't have a good understanding of how much it costs to run an operation like yours successfully and efficiently—and especially if you don't know what mistakes could be made during the process—you'll end up paying more than if you had just hired someone who knew what they were doing from the start (or at least had some experience). This can lead to unnecessary expenses such as errors or missed deadlines, which ultimately cost more than hiring someone else would've saved over time if these problems weren't avoided in the first place.

Outsourcing will damage the company culture.

It's true that you can't necessarily control the culture of your organization, but it's not like the outsourcing of your accounting is going to ruin your company. The only difference between outsourcing and doing this yourself is that you'll have more time for everything else (and maybe even learn how to do some things better). The truth is that people are more important than anything else in any business and if you have more time and flexibility to cater for the people in and around your business, you're more likely to succeed. You also don't need an accountant if you're self-employed or if your business doesn't require a full time accounting expert - outsource whenever you need the help!

Issues with confidentiality and security.

This falls under the category of myth because most outsourcing service providers can be highly trusted to maintain your data confidentiality and security, in fact they're more often than not legally required to ensure complete confidentiality.

It is vital to trust your outsourcing partner. You need to be able to share information with them and know that they will keep it safe. This is why it is important that you check that the company has adequate security systems in place before working with them on an accountancy contract or assignment.

It's just another outsourced service!

One of the most important things to remember when it comes to outsourcing your accounting is that you need a good working relationship with your outsourcer. You have to be able to trust them, and they need to trust you. This will help ensure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently, so let’s look at how we can build up this type of rapport:

  • Communication is key. Communication between businesses is one of the most important parts of any business relationship—and it's even more important when dealing with an external partner like an outsource provider!

  • Transparency is crucial as well because if any information isn't being shared openly between parties involved in an agreement then there could be some major problems down the road (like lawsuits). In order for transparency between companies like yours and theirs -- which might include things like financial data - then both sides will need access


These are just some of the myths around outsourcing your accounting. The truth is that it can be a great way to save money, but only if you find the right partner. If you want to learn more about how we can help, get in touch with us!


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