The top 5 benefits of hiring an accountant for your small business

From saving you time and money to business advice, here are 5 reasons why you should consider hiring an accountant for your small business. Not only do they make your life easier, it is not as expensive as you may think!


  1. They save you time and stress

As a small business owner, you know time is not just money. Time is one of your biggest resources and essential for your business to develop. With time being an asset business owners are in short supply of, it can be a struggle to find enough hours in a day for every task.

Accounting tasks such as bookkeeping, recording receipts, tax returns and setting/reviewing financial targets can take up a lot of your time.

Hiring an accountant for your small business not only frees up your time, but also helps decrease stress as you have more time to focus on growing your business and having a good work life balance.


  1. They can save you money

Tax returns can be complex and confusing. There are a number of different ways you can reduce your tax bill that can be used on tax return day and throughout the year.

Accountants have the expertise to help slash your tax bill as well as free up money to be invested in your business or yourself.

As well as assisting with lowering your tax bill, accountants can also look at the financial well-being of your business, such as noticing when money is being spent unnecessarily. You may not notice if your attention is focused elsewhere, so your accountant can keep an eye on it and review regular payments for you.


  1. They keep you updated on government changes

With the constant changes to government laws and HMRC policies, it can be hard to keep up and make sure you and your business are compliant.

Accountants are always educating themselves on the latest updates and changes, so they can advise you throughout the year and let you know what they practically mean for your business.


  1. They are on hand for financial advice

As a small business owner, you already have to wear a number of different hats, and finance may not be something you are confident in or that interests you.

Accountants can offer you a wealth of advice, from day-to-day queries you come across, to looking at numbers and offering advice to help your business succeed in the long run.

It’s like having your own finance manager without the high employment costs!


  1. Peace of mind

Just looking at a tax return is enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed. There are so many boxes and numbers and it’s hard to know which bits are for you to fill out!

When you hire an accountant, you don’t need to worry about filling the forms in wrong or missing anything. They will also let you know what they need from you in advance, so there are no surprise deadlines.


We do hope this blog post has given you some more information on why hiring an accountant really could benefit you and your business. If you are looking to hire an accountant, why not get in touch with us here to see if we are right for you!