Could Outsourcing work for my business?

Learn how outsourcing can benefit your company and help it to save money, improve efficiencies and grow profitability. In a 2023  Outsourcing study by Deloitte titled “2023 Global Shared Services and Outsourcing Survey”, they examined the main reasons that organisations identified as their objective for outsourcing.

Here are some common reasons for outsourcing and how your business could benefit:

Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR)

Cost Efficiency

It is often more cost-effective to outsource accounting services than to employ a full-time professional. This is especially true when considering the additional costs of employment such as payroll taxes, pension contributions, and other benefits. This in turn will grow your bottom line which is always a plus.

Earnings-Based Valuation (Income Approach)

Improved Efficiency and Technology

Outsourcing firms often use the latest accounting software and technologies, which can streamline your financial processes and provide you with more detailed reports and insights into your business's financial health.

Creditworthiness Assessment

Focus on Core Business Functions

By outsourcing accounting tasks, business owners and managers can focus on core business strategies and growth without being bogged down by the intricacies of financial management. Time spent on bookkeeping and accounting is time not spent on the business. Outsourcing these tasks frees up your time so you can concentrate on your customers and business development.

Segregation of office work Duties

Access to Expertise and Flexibility

Specialist outsourcing firms who specialise in accounting are up-to-date with the latest accounting standards, Irish tax laws, and financial regulations. This means that your financial records will be maintained accurately and in compliance with the relevant legislation. Outsourcing can provide a flexible service that can be tailored to the specific needs of your business, whether it’s day-to-day bookkeeping or annual financial reporting.

Balance Sheet-Based Valuation

Improved Reporting and available support and Advice

Beyond just tracking numbers, outsourcing specialist can offer strategic advice to help you manage your cash flow, budget, and finances more effectively, potentially leading to better business decisions.

To Summarise

For Irish SMEs, staying compliant with local tax codes like the VAT, Vies, Intrastat, RCT and others is crucial, and having expert help can ensure that you remain in good standing with the Revenue Commissioners. Moreover, since your outsource specialists work with a variety of clients, they have a broad view of the business landscape and can provide insights that might not be available from an in-house accountant.


John Carolan ACMA, CEO of Solve Outsource

Contact Email: john@solve.ie