This post first appeared on the CA4IT Blog on February 24, 2016
Streamlining Operations While Promoting Security
Bookkeeping and accounting for independent contractors present many challenges. However, perhaps the biggest challenge is keeping up with so much important information and processes for these busy, on-the-go providers. Every lost receipt or invoice hurts your bottom line because your taxes require truly meticulous records. In the past, independent contractors lost a lot of time through traditional bookkeeping and accounting practices. Luckily for modern small business operators, the creation of virtual accounting services has removed the need for such time time-consuming processes. With cloud-based accounting solutions, independent contractors just like you have found flexibility, reliability, and convenience for their financial management.
In the past, small business owners trekked to their accountants’ offices, boxes of paper in hand, or spent days hoping important documents got where they needed to go. However, with the advent of cloud-based accounting and virtual accountants, you can remain connected with real-time data updates. Imagine snapping pictures of invoices or receipts, and uploading them to your cloud bookkeeping tools. Come tax-time, you have a safe, sure, and more importantly, accurate recording on your income and expenses. Likewise, your virtual accountant gains instant and up-to-date access to your information, so you both remain current and aware of your financial standing. This shared access promotes both effectiveness and efficiency.
Why Should I Use Cloud-Based Accounting?
What makes cloud-based accounting so useful for independent contractors is its ability to streamline both bookkeeping and tax preparation. Those hours you don’t spend searching for paperwork or making appointments translates into more time you can give to your clients, or yourself. Additionally, you will discover how much less stressed you feel when you know your information is safe, secure, and in the hands of your accounting professional.
At CA4IT our member firms remain on the forefront of cloud-based accounting technologies, and we want to help you take advantage of these amazing tools. Call us today and take the first step to taking control of your financial future.