As any busy accountant knows, feeling stressed or overwhelmed is just part of the job – right?
That may be the case – but it’s not good for you!
A recent study by the chartered accountants’ wellbeing organisation CABA showed just how much stress can affect the accounting profession. It appears that more than a third of accountants feel stressed every day.
The main cause of the stress? The job itself.
What’s more, around 29% of respondents admitted that they struggle to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Even if you love what you do, the hands-on nature of being an accountant can consume much of your life. Your desk may be at the office, but it’s likely that your work will follow you wherever you go. Many accountants continue to check their email out of office hours in the fear that they’ll miss something important.
Unfortunately, much of an accountant’s workload can be taken up with Hindsight areas: financial statements, tax returns and other business admin. These are the less interesting but necessary parts of the job. Getting bogged down in these tasks can mean they don’t get enough time to work in the areas you enjoy the most, such as advisory and consulting.
But life doesn’t have to be like this. After all – there’s more to life than paperwork!
So why not outsource it?
Connect Outsourcing is the smart way to ease pressure on you and your company. By offloading those Hindsight tasks to Connect and their team of 800 fully-trained accountants, you can focus on what really matters: your clients.
Connect takes care of the ‘bread and butter’ stuff. They provide a huge range of accounting services, from Xero support to helping out with tax returns. They also work with a range of software specialists, including Myob, Solution 6, Quick Books and many more. Most importantly, Connect are there when you need them. There’s no recruitment process: just pay per job.
Connect already works with over 100 top accounting practices in both Australia and New Zealand. Their long-standing professional relationships mean they’ve been taking the pressure off hundreds of stressed-out accountants since 2006.
In fact, Connect have just celebrated their 13th year of business.
Connect provide each of their clients with a dedicated team to manage their needs. This team work with you to understand what challenges you’re facing, and the areas that require attention. Their service desk is your coordination point, keeping your tasks in order and making sure everything is done on time. And by charging only around 25% of the usual compliance fee, it just makes good business sense.
Outsourcing with Connect isn’t just a new way to do business: it’s the solution to a healthier work-life balance and do more of what you love about your job.
If your looking to get back some balance in your life, speak to us about how we can help you with your compliance tasks. In one quick call we can outline the process, the people and the way forward to transform your practice.