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Accounting Firms Business Guide: Simplifying Tax Accounting, Auditors and Financial Services


It can be difficult to traverse the endless miles of tax laws and forms when owning a business or being part of a large corporation. There are many accounting firms available to provide everything from complex services, such as taxing and spending strategies, to simply balancing the books.

 

Each accounting firm is different with varying specializations, so it is important that a company finds one that fits its needs on a business and support level. The wrong choice in accounting firms can lead to serious financial problems and government scrutiny. These firms oversee the financial network of the company, and management needs to trust them.

 

Benefits

 

It takes time to choose a proper accounting firm, but working on taxation and bookkeeping without one leaves a company open to mistakes and protential losses. There are many advantages to using an accounting firm to handle financial matters.

 

Efficiency

A small business doesn't have many employees, and often the owners or management are already spread too thin. An accounting firm can save precious hours of work and stress by handling the financial aspects of the company and leaving the owners and management to the actual running of the business. When owners and management can focus on improving the company, rather than balancing the checkbook, then work gets done faster and the business runs smoothly.

 

Support

Accounting firms often guarantee their results and figures with support in the forms of help in case of an audit, storage of forms and receipts and professional assitance in case of discrepencies. There are approximately 1.3 million accounting and auditing jobs in the United States, and this expert knowledge at a moment's notice may prove invaluable in cases of financial impropriety on the parts of employees or questions raised by the government and regulatory agencies.

 

Up-to-date Information

Tax laws, allowable deductions and credits change yearly, and it requires time and money to keep up with the ever-changing information. Accounting firms make sure their employees know the changes, so they can apply them to their client's tax information. The business doesn't have to cover the cost of tax seminars or purchase up-to-date programs, because such nuances are covered by the accounting firm. Being armed with the current tax law changes, may mean additional credits and deductions that were not available the year before and result in additional services.

 

Savings

Contracting an accounting firm to handle tax and other financial information, rather than hiring individual employees, saves money in the long run. The company doesn't have to pay a yearly salary or benefits for the employees, including retirement, sick and vacation days and health insurance. This becomes the responsibility of the accounting firm and the business pays only for the services.

 

Pitfalls

An accounting firm provides needed and important services to a business, but there are occasional pitfalls to using an outside firm. These situations may be rare, but they do happen and can ruin a company's financial reputation and profitability.

 

Errors

Accounting firms have human employees, and they are not infallible. Occasionally, mistakes are made and the business is liable for additional money owed and penalties. The business can eliminate the contact with the accounting firm and sue the firm in civil court, but it is ultimately responsible for any financial ramifications from the mistake. These errors can also put the business under the scrutiny of government regulatory agencies and cause a general audit of the company's finances.

 

Dishonesty

The financial systems of businesses are very complex. Unscrupulous accounting firm employees take advantage of this and try to steal money from the companies they work for. This could mean skimming a little money from various accounts over time. This is illegal, and those that are caught are either fined or incarcerated, but for many companies that money is lost and much of it cannot be recovered. Major financial losses to a company may lead to a layoff of employees, liquidation of goods and equipment and bankruptcy.

 

Pricing

The price of hiring an accounting firm depends on the scope of its involvement in the financial aspects of the company. The general bookkeeping of a small business or end-of-year tax preparation may cost less than $1,000. An accounting firm for a large company that oversees benefits and investments as well as develops a tax strategy can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is important to examine the services the company needs and shop around for a professional, yet affordable, accounting firm.

 

It isn't easy to run a business efficiently and effectively, especially with the government regulations and the constant movement of money, goods and services. An accounting firm helps alleviate some of this difficulty by taking over the complex financial operations.

 

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