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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Remote Bookkeeping Made Easy

Posted by Joe Mazur on Jul 8, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Most small business owners wait to hire a bookkeeper until they have enough work to fill a full time 40 hour work week schedule.  This can be a dangerous game since bookkeeping is a very important piece of any small business
trying to get started.  Luckily, for the small business owner, Salt Lake City Bookkeeping has made remote bookkeeping easy.  Understanding how SLC Bookkeeping utilizes technology to make virtual bookkeeping a painless process also explains an answer to a question we get all the time "What kind of businesses do you work with?"  Everyone we work with understands that we are always available remotely.  If something is needed first thing Monday morning and its requested Friday evening, we will get it done.  This is all possible because we are set up to access programs anywhere with internet access.

Quick Answers

Sometimes a business owner may waste a lot of time digging around trying to find a report or a certain transaction.  With SLC Bookkeeping as your bookkeeping service, we can eliminate this wasted time pretty easily.  We tell all business owners or managers to call us if they need to find a unique report, expense, or specific transaction.  We are known for dropping everything if an owner is in need of something and it's urgent.  It's a simple process once we get the phone call or email that we are needed.  We remote in to the businesses computer while on the phone with the owner or manager and find out exactly what they are looking for.  We then show them how we arrived at the requested report.  Once the report in question is generated, we created a memorized transaction so it's always accessible with a few clicks of the mouse.  Having utilized this service with us, the owner has saved valuable time and now has a specific report at their fingertips for future use.

Technology Makes It Easy

We often encounter a small business owner that has the mentality that they need to see their bookkeeper sitting in the office for 40 hours a week in order to justify having them as an employee.  Right away, I know we won't be a good fit for this business.  I consider this an old school mentality that is being blown out of the water by current trends in the small business world.  Granted, there may come a time when a full-time in-house bookkeeper is needed, but it's usually not until business is booming and there truly is 40 hours' worth of work.   The trend of working remote isn't new, and you can find many articles about the many benefits of having your employees working remote.   A simple Google search will show you that many businesses thrive when they accept the remote concept.  We at SLC Bookkeeping fully embrace this attitude.  We set up a program, such as LogMeIn, that allows for remote access from anywhere in the world as long as there is internet access.  This is the easiest and cheapest option.  However, the business may have other needs and maybe a bigger, more robust remote system is needed.  This is where having a server comes into play and the use of a VPN is used instead of LogMeIn.  We sometimes work with businesses that already have their own system in place.  No matter what is used, LogMeIn, VPN or Remote Desktop, we make sure that we won't be in the way and that we work around your schedule.  

Your Goals Are Our Goals

We at Salt Lake City Bookkeeping love to see small businesses thrive.  By being remote, we
are able to keep your bookkeeping costs as low as possible.  A full time in house employee carries a higher salary, payroll tax expenses, health, and other benefits costs.  We eliminate many of these costs by being your out of house full-time virtual bookkeeper.  We help keep costs down and provide solid peace of mind for the business owner.

Feel free to reach out to learn about remote bookkeeping made easy.  

 

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