I own a small business. It started out with just me as the sole employee. As revenue and demands increased, I slowly started adding to my staff. Today, I have 14 people working for me full time and several part time and seasonal workers too. One of the workers that I had was an in house accountant, but there was just not enough work to keep her on full time. She ended up leaving for full time hours elsewhere, so I did a search for hospitality accountants to get some advice on how to keep an accountant on staff when there was not enough work to warrant full time hours.
What I found was a company that takes away the need for an in house accountant. They work remotely out of their own office, and everything is handled through the cloud. I admit that I was a bit wary about this type of accounting system at first because I did not know this company. I did a lot of research on them though, and I was really pleased to see that they are honest and have an excellent reputation among similar businesses as mine.
I decided to take a leap of faith, and I am so grateful that I did. I no longer had to pay for someone to sit at a desk and just wait for work to arrive. When something needed done, like a bank reconciliation, payments, sales processing or even a monthly business review, then this virtual accounting system was ready to take it on. I never had to wait for reports, and the system was actually much better than what my former part time accountant had used. I was able to see where things needed fixed because of their reports, and I am much more profitable today. I am looking to surpass 20 full-time employees by the end of the year!