Why You Should Hire an Accountant for Your Small Business

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Owning and operating a small business takes a great deal of organization and commitment. Managing employees, inventory, clients and finances all take considerable time and energy. While some management tasks come easily to business owners, accounting may not be one of them. When that is the case, it is best to hire a professional for the long-term benefit of you and your company. Find out how Sunrise Tax and Accounting can help your business

Registering Your Business

One of the first things a business accountant can do for you is guide you in setting up and registering your business. If you are not established as a limited liability company already, consider looking at the benefits of doing so. It can make a difference in startup deductions and long-term advantages when you file your state and federal taxes.

For instance, did you know that if your startup and organizational costs are each less than $50,000, you can deduct up to $5,000 of those startup expenses and $5,000 of the organizational costs your first year? Having a business accountant working for you at the beginning of your venture to explain the tax advantages of a Missouri LLC or how to best set up your company will get you started in the right direction.

Filing Taxes

Making sure you stay compliant with state and federal taxation is crucial for a small business. Errors in reporting can be avoided by having a certified public accountant at your side. A CPA keeps up on changing tax laws and correctly prepares your business's financial reports and tax returns. An accountant will also be able to represent you if an audit from the Internal Revenue Service ever occurs.

Managing Payroll

Keeping your employees feeling happy and secure is important to your business and its growth. Never be late paying your staff because you got too busy with other tasks. Late payroll payments have negative impacts on your colleagues' livelihoods and send a bad message about your business practices. An accountant will ensure everyone is paid exactly when expected and with the correct amount of deductions taken to prevent audits. Provide a rewarding environment that leads to efficient and productive work habits to promote continuous expansion.

Saving Time and Money

Every business owner strives to save time and money. Spending unnecessary hours worrying about your bookkeeping will not only waste time and cost you more money in errors but will also increase your stress level. As an entrepreneur, how you manage each hour of the day is critical to your health and well-being and the company's success.

Spend that time being proactive in your physical and mental health management by giving yourself the necessary time away. You will find yourself better able to strategize and grow your client base to increase profits.

Managing the daily operations of a successful business means hiring the right people to accomplish particular tasks. Doing everything yourself causes you undue stress and wastes your time. It can also be costly due to potential errors in your financial recording. Stay true to your real talents in running your business, and let an accounting professional manage the duties you are not qualified to do. In the end, the benefit you and your company receive will outweigh the expenses you incur for those services.