4 Reasons Why You Should Hire An Accountant For Your Small Business


Contrary to popular belief, an accountant may serve a small business just as well, maybe even more, as larger companies. Many small business owners tend to overlook the benefits of accountants due to the size and nature of their business. However, accountants come in all shapes and sizes too, meaning they can cater to and benefit smaller businesses. 

In this post, we highlight some points as to how an accountant can help your small businesses.

What Exactly Is An Accountant?

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An accountant essentially deals with all sorts of financial matters within a business. They provide financial accounting and bookkeeping services, this includes managing cash flows, maintaining balance sheets and trial balances, settling financial statements, help with small business loans (like SBA), ensuring tax laws are abided by and so on. 

Depending on your country’s financial laws, there are actually many rules and regulations that come with operating a business, and as businesses are primarily money related, accountants are a lot more important than they seem. In some cases, accountants are also able to provide financial guidance or “diagnose and treat” financial hiccups within a business. 

Especially as a small business owner, financials can be tricky and tough for a small team to manage – let alone an individual. By hiring the right person for the role, an accountant can really lift loads off a business owner’s shoulders.

What Are The Benefits Of Having An Accountant?

1. Saves Time and Money

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Financial accounting and bookkeeping can actually take up plenty of time – time which can be utilised to better the business. With that, a good accountant can lift these time-consuming tasks off your hands and get them done better and more efficiently. Putting you at ease and with plenty more time to work on other aspects of the business – like growing it. 

Small business accountants are also able to help you save lots of money in the long run, as not only are they catered to suit smaller businesses, they are also able to provide savings advice and tax tips, allowing you to maximise your business cash flow, since plenty of smaller businesses tend to “waste” money due to missed opportunities or tax mistakes – usually due to inexperience.

2. Taxes

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Taxes are often feared by business owners – due to the need to “get it right”. Depending on where you live and your country’s tax laws, taxes can be confusing and overwhelming. 

While it is possible to fill out and complete tax filing for your business by yourself, this can be rather risky if you lack the knowledge or experience to do it. Having an experienced accountant file these taxes for you lifts plenty of burden off your shoulders and is a great relief. 

You’d also want to look out for certified accountants that are able to provide proper tax services. This allows your business to properly abide by tax laws and stay out of unnecessary trouble. Furthermore, a knowledgeable accountant is able to guide your business in the right direction to maximise your business’s tax benefits.

3. Solidifying Your Business’s Plans

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An accountant is able to help point and advise your business in the right direction in terms of financially when you’re planning your business steps out. This can benefit businesses of all stages; If you’re in the pre-launch stage, and accountant can help put together your first solid business plan, if you’re in the middle stage, an accountant can help provide advice on which directions to take to grow your business, and even if you’ve been running for a longer time, an accountant can help to minimise the risks from business activities. 

Every business’s primary goal is profit, and a good accountant can help to plan out factors like revenue projection and so on. Even in terms of marketing and sales, an accountant can help to plan out how much you should be allocating according to your business’s financials.

4. Financial Security And Catered Advice  

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It is crucial to ensure the safety of your business’s financial information. An experienced accountant will be able to keep up to date with data security regulations and standards, allowing you to be at ease knowing your financial information is kept safe. 

Whether this means using the best financial softwares, implementing the right practices or introducing the best cybersecurity solutions, your accountant should be able to keep your business’s information safe. Having an expert with you whilst running your business also means catered advice specifically suited towards helping you grow your business. An accountant will be able to provide advice on steps you can take to better your business in order to grow and increase revenues – thanks to their experience in the field. 

As a small business owner, times can be tough. Especially when it comes to handling crucial yet tedious tasks like financial management. It can also be extra lonely – thus scarier – navigating your business’s industry and deciding on what’s best for you business. With that, having an accountant on hand can help to alleviate some of these inconveniences, providing added security and efficiency especially in the finance department. This also allows small business owners to allocate more time into what’s most important – growing your small business.

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