Do I need a full-time accountant?

When you launched your business, you probably didn’t have a long list of accounting requirements. Your needs were simple and straightforward: producing some annual statements and filing HST and income tax returns with Canada Revenue Agency. Maybe you employed a part-time bookkeeper who came in a few days a month, or you used an off-site bookkeeping service.

But as your company has grown, your accounting needs have expanded and evolved. You don’t just require basic bookkeeping any more. You likely need help with more proactive and strategic issues, including budgeting, cash-flow forecasting, monthly tracking, business case studies and more. Perhaps you’re finding that your part-time bookkeeper’s hours have been increasing, to a point where you wonder whether you should just bring that person on full-time. Or your requirements are beyond your bookkeeper’s skill set and you’re wondering if you need more value and expertise.

So you may be asking yourself the question: Do I need to hire a full-time accountant? When is the right time to do that? What would that cost? How would I manage that person? What if I hire someone and it’s not the right fit?

At Zenbooks, we believe there is a much better option, one that delivers more service and higher value, but costs less and delivers more certainty and continuity. Rather than take on the overhead, obligations and risk associated with a new full-time employee, you can use our virtual, cloud-based accounting service that costs much less and is even more responsive to your specific needs.

We provide proactive, strategic accounting services at a fraction of the cost of a full-time controller or CFO. Our remote accounting services deliver all the reporting, analysis and insight you require to make important business decisions. But we don’t need office space or training. And instead of having one person, you draw on the strength and experience of our entire virtual team. You don’t have the hassles or risks associated with a full-time employee, including having to hire and train a replacement when that person eventually resigns. You don’t have to worry about sick leave, vacation, benefits or bonuses.

We’re available to you whenever you need us. And we can customize our services to suit your specific needs. For more information on how it works, click here.

Eric Saumure, CPA, CA, Principal

Eric Saumure, CPA, CA, Principal

Eric is a recognized Chartered Accountant (CA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in the province of Ontario. Eric Saumure studied Accounting and Business at University of Ottawa, and obtained his CPA, CA designation during his time at KPMG LLP. Eric has 11 years of experience and actively works with over 300 clients. Eric Saumure is a Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor and a Xero Certified Partner.

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