Benefits of Working With a Virtual Accountant

Benefits of Working With a Virtual Accountant

Virtual accountants are accountants who offer their services remotely, not having a physical office location. This offers many benefits for the accountant, such as eliminating the need to commute and offers a better work/life balance, as well as many benefits for their clients, who are frequently small businesses.

Merriman Tax Services offers virtual and cloud-based accounting services, as well as small business tax preparation, payroll support, and a mobile notary in the Southern California area. Our team of accountants take great pride in helping you grow your small business by handling your bookkeeping needs and keeping your business on track for tax season. We also offer payroll solutions to help you run your business with ease. Below, we'll take a look at some of the many benefits of working with a virtual accountant. Contact us to get started today!


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Streamlined Process

When you partner with a virtual accountant who uses cloud-based accounting services, you'll experience a more streamlined accounting service. Since everything is done electronically, there is less chance for paperwork to be lost since this is all but eliminated. Emails are answered faster than voicemail and phone calls, and frequently documents have a quicker turnaround time, such as with electronic signatures. Payment is quick with most transactions involving an online payment service and more organized.

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Part-Time Employee

If you are a small to medium-sized business, oftentimes you don't need a full-time bookkeeper. While you have a fair amount of transactions and items to process, this amount is not enough to warrant a full-time employee. By outsourcing your accounting and bookkeeping needs such as with a virtual accountant, you can save a lot of money in having to pay a full-time employee instead.

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Ready Access to Financials

Small business owners don't have a lot of time, which is why they are partnering with an outsourced virtual accountant. This means that when they need financial data, they need it quickly. By utilizing cloud-based accounting, customers have access to real-time business accounting records and all of their financial data at their fingertips without contacting their accountant and waiting on such information to be had. Documents are scanned, and customers have access to documents instantaneously. In sum, virtual accountants maximize technology to the hilt.

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With lower operating costs, such as not having to maintain a physical presence, your virtual accountant can pass those savings on to you. You'll still get the same level of high-quality service with experienced bookkeepers and tax accountants, but at a fraction of the cost. This makes outsourcing your small business accounting, tax, and payroll needs accessible to many small businesses. Our online accounting services allow you to focus on what you do best, while we focus on your business's back office work.

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More Secure

Cloud-based accounting stores data in the cloud. While you cannot physically see the cloud like you can a physical piece of paper, knowing that your data is there, accessible, and backed up can offer great peace of mind. Rather than having important paperwork stored in file cabinets for anyone to rifle through, you can rest assured that your accounting information will be safe.

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Having a pulse on your financials as a small business is super important. After all, how can you plan if you don't know where you stand financially? Merriman Tax Services ensures your small business needs are taken care of with our virtual accounting and cloud-based accounting services. Our accountants cater to your needs, customizing our solutions to meet your needs. Whether you need help with bookkeeping or you just need your taxes done, we can help. We've partnered with ADP to help with payroll, too.

There is so much to remember as a small business owner that you most definitely don't want anything to slip through the cracks, especially your small business accounting. We can even help you with human resources as well, helping you from hiring to the onboarding process for your new employees. No matter where you are in the world, we can help. From compliance to taxes, our professionals will ensure your needs are taken care of. Contact our cloud-based accounting firm to begin today!

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