A couple bookkeepers I worked with before knew basic accounting. Debits, credits, that stuff. But they didn’t have the knowledge a pro would.
Eventually, their business grew large enough that they needed an annual audit – a good problem to have.
But they had a bad problem on their hands. The bookkeepers’ made a ton of errors. It wasn’t really their fault, though. How would they know?
The auditors spent twice as long making a huge number of adjustments fixing all the mistakes. And the cost of the audit skyrocketed past the originally proposed estimate.
After that nightmare, the organization hired a CPA to oversee the accounting. Sure enough, the next year’s audit bill, as expected, went way down with a professional now in charge..
Outsourcing your accounting needs does cost some money in the short run. But it saves you exponentially more in the long run.
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