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10 Reasons to Hire an Accountant at Year End

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by Mark Smith

over 1 year ago

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Its year end ! and once again you can almost hear the collective cry of pain from CFO’s and Financial Controllers across Australia! Hi there, my name is Mark Smith and I am the Managing Director of people2people one of Australias fastest growing accounting and finance recruiters.

Here are 10 reasons you should considerhiring a contractor during this year end.

  1. Time! Yours is valuable and you are better utilised on the more technical or complex process at year end. NOT reconciliations
  2. You are not expected to know everything. If you need specialist advice buy it in at a considerably lower rate than your Accountants
  3. Use the budget season to get closer to your business and hire in a contractor to do the grunt work
  4. Your family. Although you signed up for some long hours – not midnight for a month solid is not going to go down well with the significant other
  5. Its not just about you. Free up some of your team to get involved with year end for their development and hire in a contractor to sort out their day to day
  6. Hire in some fresh ideas. If you have been doing year end the same way for the last 10 years ask yourself why. Maybe a fresh set of eyes can add real value
  7. The total cost to your business of long hours and inefficient processes are more expensive then the hourly rate of a contractor. Remember its not the rate but the total cost if it takes you twice as long as it would have taken a contractor.
  8. Don’t put the projects on hold because its year end.
  9. Near enough is not good enough at year end. You scrape through with limited resources for the rest of the year saving your company lots of money. Use some of these savings to make sure year end is as clean as it can be
  10. Your health! Don’t suffer through because you think this is what being a CFO is. Its not. The smartest hire a contractor.

If you need help give one of our consultants a call or click on the link below to book your contractor and please make this year end the best you have seen!

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