Bills and invoices, payables and receivables, bank reconciliations, blah, blah, blah … there can’t be too many small-business owners who actually enjoy doing their own bookkeeping. If you’re one of the few who do, this post may not be for you.
On the other hand, if you bear the bookkeeping because it’s necessary, but would rather spend your time on activities to further, rather than merely maintain your business, please read on.
Outsourcing Bookkeeping to Virtual Assistants
Not so very long ago, outsourcing business administration tasks would have been impractical for many business owners. Thanks to the Internet though, today it’s easy. For one thing, you’re not restricted to hunting in your home town for someone up to the job of managing your day to day tasks, such as bookkeeping.
In fact, best of all is that you can outsource your bookkeeping to virtual assistants anywhere in the world, with highly skilled staff working at affordable rates. But what bookkeeping tasks can you safely outsource? The following are just a few suggestions.
Virtual Assistant Bookkeeping Tasks
Many virtual assistants will be happy to take on the following bookkeeping tasks for you:
- Ensuring your bills are paid on time
- Preparing balance sheets or P&L accounts
- Reconciling bank and credit card statements
- Preparing invoices and general ledgers
- Preparing and mailing invoices to customers
- Mailing payment reminders and following up with customers by phone
- Maintaining financial data in your chosen software application
The Top Benefit of Delegation
It’s important to remember that virtual assistants take on your task to make their living. In the case of bookkeeping, that means a good VA will probably be better at the job than you are. The primary benefit of delegation is the freedom to focus on value-adding business activity, while a skilled professional specialist keeps your finances in order.
There are many other activities a virtual assistant can help you with too. Why not talk to the team at Virtual Done Well, where we’ll be happy to meet your administrative outsourcing needs professionally—and at an affordable rate?