Why Outsourcing is More Efficient Than Hiring a Bookkeeper
Technology has opened alternate routes from the traditional in-house bookkeeper. The ability to access point of sale machines from a computer located miles away, to transfer invoices from one location to another in a matter of minutes, and to access your restaurant’s books from anywhere at any time all make the location of the work irrelevant. Below are seven reasons why outsourcing your bookkeeping to Restaurant Accounting Solutions will ultimately be beneficial to both you and your restaurant.
Outsourcing your restaurant’s bookkeeping frees up valuable time that can be put into enhancing your restaurant. Backend office functions can be a heavy distraction from the day-to-day managing and having your bookkeeping in-house can lead to a conflict of interests. All of these time-wasters and distractions need to go — out of sight, out of mind.
You Save Money
By outsourcing your bookkeeping operations, you save money on paying full-time or part-time wages and benefits to an employee. Further, you also save on lost productivity costs that come along with hiring employees onto the payroll. By outsourcing your bookkeeping, you only pay for what you need.
You’ll Have Expertise On Your Side
Outsourcing gives you a great way to have full-time knowledge on your team without having to pay for it around the clock. By putting your books into the hands of RAS1 who understand, the best practices and how to properly staff for certain tasks, your job becomes a whole lot easier—and effective. RAS1 invests hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to stay up to date on the best practices and technology at no extra cost to you.
Your Staff Will be Able to Stay Focused on Your Customers
By eliminating distractions in the restaurant and processing the work offsite, RAS1 is able to provide its clients with more focused work. It’s hard for a bookkeeper to do their jobs around the hustle and bustle of a restaurant—removing them from the site by outsourcing not only helps you focus on your business, it helps them focus on your business as well.
You’re Entrusting a Team of Professionals Who Will Leave No Detail Unturned
When you outsource your bookkeeping, you’re placing your financial records in the hands of a staff that thrives on teamwork. Unfortunately, one bookkeeper is often not enough to find every subtle nuance that can benefit your restaurant. But when you outsource, you have a team of workers and managers checking and double checking each other’s work, helping to ensure that you receive the best services possible.
This also helps keep a separation of duties i.e. HR and purchasing are as individually accountable as credit services and customer care. When you have your sections running smoothly, they form together to produce a better and more cohesive unit.
You’ll Have Access to Top Systems
Outsourcing your bookkeeping operations to RAS1 gives you more access to the top tools in the industry. Most businesses can’t afford to pay for the extremely expensive bookkeeping programs nor can they afford to spend the time keeping up with changing laws and regulations. By outsourcing, you’re essentially purchasing those tools and that knowledge by proxy, but it’s even better—you don’t have to actually do any of the work! Plus, these top systems create nightly backups and keep organized records and books for years, ensuring that if the IRS ever does come knocking for an audit, you’ll be more than prepared for them. RAS1 essentially turns your restaurant paperless.
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You’ll Have Options For Scalability
Finally, outsourcing your bookkeeping allows you to expand or cut back in the blink of an eye. Whether you’re looking to grow your business or cut down on spending, having a reliable team at your behest, providing you with different plans and options will help you achieve your goals. Outsourcing provides flexibility that in-house bookkeepers just can’t provide. RAS1 also has the ability to work in cohesion with an in-house bookkeeper. You can pick from 1 or all 5 of our weekly deliverable services to control your weekly rate.