Value of a Virtual Assistant

Accounting is one of the most thankless and boring parts of running a business. There aren’t find too many people who enjoy pouring over all the accounts you’ve built up over the year to keep it straight. You can’t do without it, though. You need to keep your records in order for tax purposes and so you can make good decisions on how to best grow your business. Without good bookkeeping, your business will fall apart very quickly.

You can try and do it yourself, but this isn’t very advisable. It’s easy to make mistakes if you aren’t trained in accounting. The best thing to do is hire an expert in the field. That can get expensive, but there are ways to minimize it. Consider hiring a virtual assistant, for example. Here are three reasons why a virtual assistant is the way to go for your accounting.

1. Save Time and Money

save time with a virtual assistantIf you hire an accountant in person, they’ll have to come into the office. That means they’ll have to drive. Traffic can make driving a time-consuming part of the job. They can’t work until they gets into the office, so you’re stuck waiting on them to arrive. On top of that, gas money becomes something your accountant will have to consider. The time and money might not seem like much, but it adds up over time.

A virtual assistant can avoid that whole mess. Since your virtual assistant works online, they don’t have to drive, saving them a couple of hours a day. Without the driving, there are no extra gas expenses to worry about, so it saves your accountant money there. With the extra time and money savings, your accountant won’t have to work so hard or so fast to get things done. The end result is that your business ends up saving money.

2. Convenience

Having an accountant who comes into the office regularly can become a hassle for you as well as them. You have to work out a schedule for working, which commits people to being a certain places at certain times. It creates the potential for errors or unexpected problems to become a huge annoyance. On top of that, you need to be there to manage the office for as long as they stay there. If they need to work overtime, then you usually end up working over time just to make sure the office gets locked up properly after everyone leaves.

A virtual assistant eliminates all these possible problems. Working online means your accountant can handle the job on their own schedule. As long as they have access to the internet, they can work anywhere. Since they don’t need to come in, you don’t have to stay after hours to manage the office if they need to do overtime work. Without the drive to and from work, working after hours is far less of a problem because it won’t be keeping them from their families nearly as long. That helps reduce stress, so your accountant can keep focus better. It’s a win-win for everyone.

3. Ease of Mind

All of this makes for a much less stressful working situation. You get the benefit of a trusted, professional accountant. You don’t have to worry about errors in your bookkeeping, so you avoid costly IRS audits. The savings you get from it give you a little bit extra leeway with business expenses, where every little bit makes a difference. You get to focus more on running the business, doing what you do best, and making money.

Let Us Help You Out

virtual assistantVirtual Assistants are extremely useful to businesses. Here at Dragon Financial, we have all the skills you need to perform this service for you. Our accountants are the best to be found, with over 20 years of experience to help put your mind at ease. Now’s the best time to get a hold of us and see what we can do for you. As the year comes to an end, we can help get all of your accounts in order and ready to be filed just as soon as the last couple of months are compiled. We’ll have it ready to go well before the deadline, meaning you won’t have to worry at all. So call us today and see how Dragon Financial’s virtual assistants can save you time, money, and sanity with your bookkeeping!