Many businesses and business owners find themselves asking this question on a regular basis. Smart owners know that there is always an opportunity to improve, to make day-to-day tasks run more smoothly, to save time so that they can focus on other aspects.
And while many ask this question, the answers are always varied. And, one important answer is often overlooked.
What’s the benefit of hiring one?
Here are three reasons you not only need one, but why your business is hurting without one.
1. Save Time and Money. Hiring a virtual financial controller is a proven way to free up your time. Not only that, but it gives you an opportunity to save money as well. Rather than having someone in house and on salary, someone who often doesn’t have enough tasks to justify a full-time position, a virtual controller gives you the flexibility to have them work when you need them to.
2. Get Instant Updates. Thanks to the latest cloud-based technologies and systems, the work your virtual financial controller will do is updated immediately for you to see. These real-time updates arm you with financial information you need to make your business operate at higher levels. No more guessing!
3. Work With Professionals. There’s a reason why financial experts exist. While basic math and spreadsheets can often be done by most people, an expert really makes a sizable difference. When you add qualified professionals to your staff, you are getting recommendations and insight that only an expert can offer. This will give you the credentials you need to move forward and have the success you want.
If you haven’t considered hiring a virtual financial controller in the past, now is the time to do so. Waiting could be the one thing that’s holding your company back from its full potential. The question now is…. Do I still need a bookkeeper if I use cloud accounting software?
Eric Saumure, CPA, CA
Partner | Zenbooks | Eric@Zenbooks.ca | c 613.899.8056
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