Time, data and growth: Why outsourcing your finance function might be your next best move

Aug 25, 2023 | Fintech Friday

As a business owner in today’s fast-paced business landscape, staying competitive means focusing on core operations and strategic decisions. For many SMEs, however, managing financial tasks can often become a time-consuming and resource-draining distraction.

So, if you’re currently wading in a sea of financial admin or struggling to maintain your books whilst juggling other critical aspects of your business, it may be time to consider changing practice and revolutionising the way you manage your finances.

At Harold Sharp, we understand the challenges that owner-managed businesses face when it comes to maintaining their finance functions effectively. There are a whole host of apps out there which can provide the necessary time-savings and improved accuracies for you. However, the catch-22 is that selecting those apps, implementing them correctly, learning how to use them and training your staff takes even more of your time away from working ‘on’ the business.

Outsourcing your finance function is a proven way to get you back to the high-level stuff. This route enables you to take advantage of all the tech without having to learn it. Allow us to take care of the numbers and provide you with what resonates the most – the insights that will drive your strategy and the reports that give you visibility over your operations. Here’s three reasons why:

Unburden your business: Time is money

Time is arguably your most valuable resource as a business owner. Spending countless hours on manual data entry, reconciliations and administrative tasks can drain your productivity and leave you trying to keep your head above water, rather than focussing on growing your business.

By engaging an outsourced function that can leverage cloud accounting apps like Xero, you no longer have to worry about the majority of your financial tasks (whether that’s invoicing and expense tracking or bank reconciliations). What’s more, our integrations with Dext, Unleashed and A2X further streamline processes, seamlessly synchronising data and reducing the need for duplicated efforts. But you don’t need to get bogged down in the detail – we’ll take care of that so that you can focus on the things that got you into business in the first place.

Accuracy and insights: Data you can trust

Your financial data shouldn’t be seen as a burden – it should be used to drive decision making and quantify results, and for that it needs to be accurate and relevant. The cloud accounting apps that we implement as part of our outsourced function will not only save you time, but they enhance the accuracy of your financial data. When properly set up, these apps minimise the risk of human error that often plagues manual data entry.

Having access to real-time, accurate data will help you look forwards rather than backwards, allow you to make important business decisions quickly and efficiently, and ensure you remain profitable along the way.

The Harold Sharp Difference: Outsourcing for growth

What are the challenges that you are trying to address within your business? What results are you looking to see in the next 12 months / 5 years / 10 years?

At Harold Sharp, we are more than just data processors – we’re your growth partners. Armed with your goals, we can revolutionise your finance function to help you deliver the results you’re after. Our ultimate goal is to free up your time, eliminate any administrative burden and propel your business forward.

Our expertise in cloud accounting apps extends to tailoring tools to meet your specific needs. We don’t use a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. We will sit with you to understand your objectives and maximise the benefits of a tech-led approach to your finance function.

How can we help?

As a trusted partner for businesses like yours, we’re here to help you harness the full potential of cloud accounting apps. The end goal is for you to experience the peace of mind that comes with having streamlined financial processes.

Take your business to the next level – explore our outsourced solutions and run your business smarter today.

Contact our digital advisory team by emailing fintech@haroldsharp.co.uk, call 0161 905 1616 or contact Ryan below.

Ryan Alderson, Lead cloud specialist
T: 0161 905 1616
DD: 0161 926 0512
E: ra@haroldsharp.co.uk