Can Quickbooks Replace an Accountant?

K9 Bookkeeping is determined to make accounting and bookkeeping easy and accessible for business owners of every type.

This article is from our “Bookkeeping for Dummies” series, a part of that broader mission.

Among all the digital finance tools available, QuickBooks is the most popular small business accounting software today, simplifying financial recordkeeping and making it easy to track the financial health of your business. With its wide range of services, the cloud-based accounting software is incredibly popular with small and big business owners alike.

QuickBooks helps business owners manage their money, track sales, and create and send invoices. In addition, you can use it to bill customers, pay bills, generate reports, and prepare taxes. In simple terms, it is an online application that makes accounting easy by managing and organizing things in one place. 

Whether you run a sole proprietorship or a large corporation, keeping financial records in order makes it very easy to file your taxes yearly. In addition, your business needs to keep track of invoices and payments in order to handle potential customer disputes, issue refunds, and understand how to budget effectively for the following year, and QuickBooks enables you to store all your records in their safe and accessible system.

So, with all these benefits, the question must be asked: If you have QuickBooks, do you still need an accountant?

In short, the answer is yes.

With the advent of technology, we have become accustomed to seeking shortcuts and automated services, trying to eliminate the need to rely on humans and their errors, and the need to interact with other people.

However, it’s important to recognize when something is a tool or a replacement for the real thing, and QuickBooks is most definitely a tool, not an accountant.

While QuickBooks stores and analyzes data for you, you will still need a human bookkeeper or accountant to ensure you are receiving sound financial advice and keeping you abreast of the latest financial trends and developments (eg: changes in tax legislation), which will save you money in the long (and short) term. Using a human bookkeeper also saves you the time and attention you will need to devote to ensuring your records and books are accurate and accurate.

The good news is that you don’t need to start scouring job boards on the Internet to find an accountant that you have to pay an exorbitant salary to sit in your office.

Many businesses are choosing K9 Bookkeeping to be their full-time remote bookkeeping solution, recognizing the benefits of outsourcing their billing departments for our exceptionally affordable prices and first-class service.

To connect with your future full-time Account Manager with a free consultation to discuss how K9 Bookkeeping can help them focus on scaling up, call our team today!

We’re happy you found this article informative! Go back to our blog page to find more tips, tricks and guidance on bookkeeping, to ensure your business is financially sound and ready to grow to the next level.

Running a business is hard work, bookkeeping shouldn’t be. 

Let our team of professional bookkeepers take care of your books and receive accurate, detailed reports every month. Our team of experts is laser-focused on the latest trends and premier customer satisfaction, so you can always be sure you’re getting the best care and service. Your personal account manager will focus on handling your books, leaving you to focus on growing your business and leading it forward.

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