There is so much you can get from Excel spreadsheets, and no more! Don’t get me wrong, Microsoft’s Excel has its many purposes one of which is capturing information and making calculations including statistics with useful bars and graphs resulting in eye-catching, aesthetic presentations; however, it does not have the capacity to convert information from one report type to another, reconcile entries, or provide real-time bookkeeping and
Outsourced bookkeeping is delegating the upkeep of your books to an entity that is not under your company’s jurisdiction. That is, you give them the work to do for a fee and they get it done at their place of business. This is a common phenomenon that many small and large businesses alike are turning to for a more viable solution to their business’ bookkeeping and accounting needs.
Outsourcing your company’s bookkeeping can be very profitable for your business, but you will need to ensure you are entrusting your business’ books to the right set of hands; to people who are knowledgeable about bookkeeping and the standards necessary to uphold good books, and also know the rules that are set and to be followed. Doing your research and checking references will undoubtedly eliminate the risk of having incompetent hands enlisted to your books.
Unlike IT and other technology type needs, bookkeeping and accounting contain very sensitive data and should be treated as such. While outsourcing with foreign countries may be more economical for your business, it may not be the most suitable solution as far as exposing important information. Choosing to outsource with local businesses rather than offshore is a smarter way to go as you can meet with and get to know your new “partners” on a more regular basis and not by some long flight that could possibly lead to nowhere.