When it comes to managing your finances, there are several great reasons to hire an accounting professional.
Yes, you can most likely handle tackling your books on your own—but why spend valuable time crunching numbers when you could be focusing on your business? Seeking accounting help will not only free up time, but it can end up saving you money in the long run!
While general accounting professionals and CPAs can help you get the most out of your money while properly keeping track of both money in and money out, they might not necessarily have in-depth knowledge of QuickBooks®—the #1 rated, best-selling small business accounting software.
As a powerful business accounting tool, QuickBooks can help point your company in the right direction by maximizing payment terms, expediting the payroll process and helping you avoid tax penalties, among other things. Attending one of our upcoming Training Seminars (link to: http://www.beatonaccounting.com/blog/2013/05/08/upcoming-quickbooksr-training-classes-seminars/) is a good way to master QuickBooks on your own, but you might be wondering how you can maximize your overall use of the program.
The answer is simple: hire a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
But what can a QuickBooks ProAdvisor do you for you?
They provide specialized assistance.
Yes, an accountant or CPA can help you with your bookkeeping and QuickBooks, in general, but, as certified experts, a ProAdvsior can provide more personalized program assistance. Overall, QuickBooks ProAdvisors have a significant amount of hands-on, real-life experience navigating the program and can help you take advantage of all that it has to offer—and that’s a lot!
Even if you’ve been using QuickBooks for a while, you might not know how to efficiently and properly enter transactions, run reports, etc. ProAdvisors can evaluate your general workflow and suggest changes to simplify and make your accounting process more efficient.
They know how to navigate cloud-based accounting.
Cloud-based accounting software is accounting software that’s hosted on remote servers. Data is sent into “the cloud” where it’s processed and then returned to the user. All application functions are performed off-site—not on the user’s desktop—leaving you to navigate software applications remotely through the Internet or other networks via a cloud application service provider.
Using cloud computing accounting software frees you from the tedious process of having to install and maintain software on individual desktop computers and allows employees in remote or branch offices access to the same data and version of the software—no matter their location.
Although an extremely efficient process, managing your cloud-based software can be a somewhat confusing. A QuickBooks ProAdvisor can help you get the most out of the cloud by providing general assistance and taking preventative measures to safeguard your data.
They know the ins and outs of QuickBooks.
QuickBooks ProAdvisors are trained and tested by Intuit, the company that developed QuickBooks. In order to receive certification as a ProAdvsior, these accounting professionals must pass a series of in-depth tests—they’re experts in both accounting theory and QuickBooks procedures. There are more than 20,000 Certified ProAdvisors in the United States alone and each and every one of these professionals has received the same QuickBooks training.
Working with a ProAdvisor is the best way to learn how to maximize your use of the program, ultimately helping your business grow and flourish. Not to mention, they offer consistency and the best accounting assistance available today.
When it comes to QuickBooks, you won’t find a better way to get the support you need than with a ProAdvisor.
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