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Background of Outsourcing

Outsourcing in general can be looked as as an extensions of the specialization of a labor that that started in the industrial revolution.

Outsourcing back office functions including accounting, bookkeeping, payroll , billing, check writing, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable have been made possible by the Internet revolution.

Many companies choose to outsource their back office by bringing in a “temp” on site to act as an employee would. If the job involves answering phones or making copies or anything where ones physical presence is required then this is the only option.

But many back office functions, bookkeeping and accounting in particular, can be easily done offsite more efficiently than doing these in house. Many large companies have branch divisions that process accounting work in a separate dedicated location.

ccountemps, the # 1 Accounting & Finance temporary agency and Granger, the huge industrial supply house both have their bookkeeping operations in Carol Stream IN, separate from their main operations.

These giants know that by concentrating expertise and relieving the staff at their various locations from the bookkeeping chores that they are able to concentrate on the 20% of the business that produces 80% of the profits.

For many businesses, the decision to outsource certain “non-core” but necessary functions is a very sensible one. This is especially true for small and medium-sized businesses that may lack the resources and manpower to effectively maintain and staff top-notch financial operations.

Small business bookkeeping costs can be cut 40% by using the web and concentrating the work in an outsourced “paperwork factory”.

Small businesses can hire expertise at affordable rates without the burden of employment taxes and benefits. The web allows 24/7 access to the companies information.

Businesses often feel that outsourcing their billing, bookkeeping, accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable (vendor bill tracking and cutting checks) is not practical because the outsourcing company doesn't know anything about their business.

But think to the first day on the job for a new bookkeeper. Does she know anything about the company? Obviously, no. But she learns from doing the work and interacting with the company personnel and customers.

The job doesn't change. The account manager and the bookkeeper assigned to your account learn your business as the work gets done. If there are questions about an account or bill a quick phone call or email can get it cleared up.

Businesses considering outsourcing should a company that can act as a branch office. A branch office would have a stable group of highly trained an loyal workers . There would be a manager throughly familiar with the work and your business.

The manager at your “branch office” would do a sit down with you once a month or more frequently if needed. The outsourced team is always in the loop by doing the work and keeps everyone at your company in the loop. The truth is you will get to know the people doing your work and they will become a part of your company just like a branch office

Functions that are easily outsourced tend to be “paper” driven, although today the “paper” arrives via a paperless office system to the paperwork factory. These functions include:

Payroll-the back office function to be outsourced in a big way
Accounts Receivable-entering and tracking customer invoices and depositing customer checks Accounts Payable- entering, tracking and paying bills other companies send you Account Reconciliation-making sure the checking account jives with the bank statement and likewise for the credit card accounts Year end close- reviewing all the accounts to make sure they make sense and catch any errors

Obviously it is these are functions that the workers physical presence is not required. The advent of the web has made the back office easy to outsource.

Like John Henry and his battle with the steam hammer, the truth of the matter is that outsourcing is here to stay. Companies who adapt the steam hammer will prosper.

With the recession , companies have to take a hard look at the way they have been doing business and determine if they want to be John Henry.

Best wishes,

Elizabeth Marasco, MBA
Bookkeepers Plus, Inc.
354 Neighborhood Rd
Mastic Beach
NY 11951
Phone: 631-949-5864
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