Why Outsourcing

Is Accounting Outsourcing the Right Choice For Your Growing Business?

As your business grows, the things you used to do yourself—or hire one part-time person to do—now require a whole department. Accounting and bookkeeping is a prime example of this. Expanding your accounting department to include a full-time bookkeeper and a financial controller means additional overhead. You need to find office space for the new employees. If your office is already bursting at the seams, it might even mean leasing a larger building. Then there's full-time salaries, taxes, benefits, etc. Not to mention the time that goes into hiring and training new employees.

But there's a less expensive way to do it: outsourcing. When you outsource your accounting services, you'll have someone to:

When you choose OMS Group, you'll also get a financial controller who provides checks and balances for the bookkeeper, ensures the bookkeeper follows local regulations, and meets with you for a monthly consultation to help you interpret your company's financial data.

If you need a full-time bookkeeper and controller but don't want to expand your physical company just yet, contact OMSGroup today to learn more about accounting outsourcing.

Questions to Ask Before Choosing Accounting Outsourcing Services

Outsourcing accounting services can be a scary step to take in your business. After all, you don't know the person you're hiring and probably won't get a chance to meet them face-to-face. But in today's virtual world, it’s becoming common practice—and there are a lot of benefits.

Finding the best accounting firm for outsourcing is a combination of finding the right company and making sure that firm chooses the best bookkeeper for your needs.

Here are a few questions you should ask before selecting accounting outsourcing services:

Also be sure to find out:

Financial Statement Analysis Can Help Prevent Employee Theft

Many business owners—small and large—are victims of employee theft for years before they realize it. After all, when was the last time you actually took a careful look at your corporate balance sheets or took the time to understand that Financial Statement Analysis your financial controller dropped on your desk? Maybe it was your financial controller or your bookkeeper who was stealing from you.

Spot Employee Theft with Financial Statement Analysis

Just taking a careful look at the financial statement analysis provided by your financial controller every month can help. Your financial controller should provide the checks and balances to make sure your bookkeeper can't steal, but it's easy for the two parties to work together, too. You need to be the one reviewing the financial statement analysis and balance sheets every month.

Look for:

If you're concerned about employee theft, another way to prevent it is by using an outsourcing accounting firm. At OMS Group a vigorous hiring process so you know your bookkeeper is trustworthy.

Four More Ways to Prevent Employee Theft

Concerned about employee theft? You have a right to be. Businesses lost nearly $100 billion in 2010 as a result of corporate fraud and employee theft, according to a survey conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and reported at BusinessInsider.com.

Keeping a close eye on your financial statement analysis is one way to spot employee theft before it gets out of hand. Here are a few more ways.

Run an employment check on a bookkeeper before hiring. A candidate who left a string of jobs could indicate employee theft or fraud. Perhaps she was caught and fired, or maybe she left before they could catch her. Of course, people often have good reasons for leaving jobs, but if something seems unusual, move on to the next candidate. You can't take chances with the person who handles all your money.

Minimize the paper trail. Keep blank memorandums locked up in your office. Better yet, move your accounting software "in the cloud" and transition to a paperless office. It's the less expensive, environmentally-friendly option, too.

Make sure there's someone above the bookkeeper to check their work. Consider a financial controller or an outside auditor.

Hire a firm like OMSGroup to take care of all these details for you. We have clients in every industry, of every size. Most of our accounts are companies with annual revenue well over €7 million. Our reputation is on the line, so you can bet we hire our bookkeepers with the utmost care and have the most stringent hiring process possible. A financial controller manages the bookkeeper to prevent employee theft and errors. And we'll go over your financial records with you, so you know there's nothing for us to hide.